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9/12/12 2:15 P

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I have 2 pedos, one is by Sportsline , it records steps, miles/kilometres, calories and cost about 12 dollars. I also use Fitbit which records more and links directly to my computer.

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9/8/12 6:15 P

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~~~~~~~Unlike everyone else I have a digiwalker, works for me. It counts steps. give time, claories burned and it has a memory. I wear it on my hip, it's pretty good.~~~~~~~~~

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9/8/12 6:13 P

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~~~~~(I can't for the life of me remember who) posted once that she clips the pedometer on her bra between her boobies. That's where I have been wearing mine and it works great. You don't have to worry about it falling off when you go to the restroom. It does track accurately (I wore 2 pedometers for a day to check). And as long as you have on a thicker shirt or a dark color shirt...no one will know!~~~~~

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6/23/12 10:56 A

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I agree Omron is the best one I have used, I have tried many.

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6/4/12 4:48 P

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i use a pedometer by SPORTLINE, it tracks steps, kilometres or miles, calories, time, and can do so for 7 days. highly recommended. Cost is approximately $ 15 to $ 19

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4/16/12 9:48 P

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I like my Omron because it slips in your pockets or has a clip to clip on your shirt. I found the ones that slip onto your waistband or belt always fell off it was quite annoying.

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4/11/12 6:01 P

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Unlike everyone else I have a digiwalker, works for me. It counts steps. give time, claories burned and it has a memory. I wear it on my hip, it's pretty good.



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4/11/12 4:37 P

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Great info!! I'd like to add that the OMRON pocket pedometers work great when clipped on the bra - other brands, not so much. I've also tried a bazillion pedometers from super-cheap to more expensive - the one I use now is the Omron HJ-720ITC and I got it on Amazon for a somewhat reasonable price, esp considering all the features - it does track 40 days, which is great for me because I don't always have time to download the info to my computer.

My research into pedometers has revealed that Omron is one of the most accurate but many other brands vary by person. The accuracy is actually impacted by our shape, how we walk and just where we clip it. I was quite surprised to learn that some of them are thrown off by 'big bellies' [sorry, no other way to put it!] and if the person's walking is somewhat 'shuffling,' it also throws off the count. The pedometers need the 'jolt' of a regular step to trigger the count. Unfortunately, some of the cheaper brands I've used tend to record 'extra steps' whenever I lean over or something bumps me [like my dog snuggling up] and the biggest shock was seeing how many of them, including the most expensive one I had purchased, would record 'steps' when riding in the car! Others have seriously undercounted steps, sometimes losing as much as 10%.

One annoyance I have for all of them is that they don't seem to register well on the elliptical and I've also discovered that one pair of pants that has a pocket half-way down my thigh [sort-of like cargo pants] won't register right if the pedometer is there. In that pocket, it only registered about 1/4 of the steps so it's obviously not getting the 'jolt' needed to count steps. The two best places for me are either clipped to my bra or in my right front pocket.

Bottom line - I love my Omron!

Lynda in Orange County, So Calif

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4/11/12 3:05 P

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Here's my pedometer opinions!

I wouldn't get one of the super cheap pedometers. I went through 3-4 of the $10 or less ones in less than 6 months. Spend a bit more and you'll be glad you did!

The first "nice" one I bought was an Omron HJ-720ITC. Here's the link: www.omronhealthcare.com/products/hj-
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The pedometer I'm currently using was given to me by my health insurance company. It's also an Omron (seeing a theme?!). It's the Omron HJ-150. Here's the link for that one: www.omronhealthcare.com/products/hj-
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TIP for FEMALES - Most information will tell you to clip the pedometer on your waste band on the side of your body. Another Sparkmember (I can't for the life of me remember who) posted once that she clips the pedometer on her bra between her boobies. That's where I have been wearing mine and it works great. You don't have to worry about it falling off when you go to the restroom. It does track accurately (I wore 2 pedometers for a day to check). And as long as you have on a thicker shirt or a dark color shirt...no one will know!

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4/8/12 11:16 P

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I love my Omron [gee, is there an echo in here?? So many of us like Omron!]
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4/8/12 10:21 A

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I have the Omron walking style one, and I love it. I love that it automatically re-sets at midnight - but then I don't work nights! When I purchased it, I didn't think I cared about the auto-reset feature, but turns out it is one of the best features of the device for me. Of course, the very best feature is the reality check it gives me as to my actual activity level each day, lol. Oh - and I wear it on a chain around my neck and tuck it into my bra - works great.

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4/8/12 4:08 A

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I also use the Omron pedometer but the one that can go in your pocket or handbag, it is a lot easier than the clip on type. I had one of those and it kept falling off a real pain.

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4/7/12 11:49 P

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I have the Omron that counts steps, aerobic steps, calories, and miles. It really works for me. Hope you find one that works for you.

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I also use and love an Omron. (SUNNYARIZONA...you could fool it by setting the time off by six hours or something). It tracks steps, aerobic steps, calories and miles. Needs just a bit of adjustment to get your steps right in the beginning. But after that is quite accurate, for me.

The Omron also survives getting left in your pocket and going through the wash !

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I had an Omrom....doesn't work for me, in that I wear it to work....working nights, it would turn over to "0" at midnight which was so aggravating. If you are ONLY monitoring steps, the OMROM will be fine for you.

I have used SPORTLIINE 360 now for the last 3 years, and LOVE it BEST. It monitors MILES, steps, M/H, Calories, and TIME.....

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4/7/12 9:20 P

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Thank you much!

Determination,dedication and will power are the keys to my success!! I can totally do this if I just want it bad enough ;)


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Omron.

"We will be known forever by the tracks we leave."

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4/7/12 7:51 P

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The one I have used the most and like the best is by Omron. I got it at Amazon for about $30. You do a walking sample to determine your normal stride length, program that into the device, and you're good to go. It has a belt clip and a safety clip, which gives some flexibility about putting it into a pocket. Only, caveat, with any of these, the step count is always more accurate than the distance because variation in speed and stride length affect distance.

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I have the Omron walking style, it is easy to read and easy to upload on my PC.

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Can anyone recommend a good pedometer to use? Mine is totally unreliable.It seems to be a little too sensitive to put on in the morning and take off at night as I have been doing..

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