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WALKINGGRANDMA's Photo WALKINGGRANDMA Posts: 18,421
6/30/12 4:22 P

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I looked into the watch. The reviews were mixed, so I am sticking with my Omron. It does track "aerobic steps" and time which is 10 minutes or more continuous walking. There are other GPS type devices that I think might work better, but they are a bit pricier.



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MARGOMCP's Photo MARGOMCP Posts: 8,670
6/28/12 7:41 A

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I stopped by the drugstore yesterday to get a time keeper but failed. I guess I could use my cell phone but that seems too difficult to carry. I'll wander out again today for a watch. I'm only walking but have no clue how long it takes me to walk anywhere. I had pedometers but they're all lost and broken.


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JUSTJENNN's Photo JUSTJENNN SparkPoints: (14,692)
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6/25/12 11:16 A

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I actually love my cheap-o Sportline watch...it takes your gender, age, height, and weight, takes the length of your stride, and calculates everything out to let you know your speed, distance (in steps and miles), how many cals you've burned, etc.

Found mine at Walmart and have used it with great results! :)

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BELLYDOG's Photo BELLYDOG Posts: 979
6/24/12 6:51 P

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I like my Garmin too. Mom-in-law bought one for my hubby and then it stopped working. He bought a new one. I sent the old one back to Garmin and got a repaired one for $75 plus postage.

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6/23/12 10:42 P

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I love the Garmin watch. It is pretty accurate. I also like the watches with the heart monitor and pedometer together. The Garmin watches are a little expensive but very worth while having.

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RELLIMTENAJ's Photo RELLIMTENAJ Posts: 3,272
6/23/12 6:17 P

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I haven't heard of the Tech4o, but I checked it out online. It looks likes most of their models are based on pedometer functions with the exception of the GPS model. Many use pedometers to track mileage and it works just fine. So it depends on how accurate you want you readings to be and if you want anything else like an HRM included in the functions. If you want a GPS version, checkout the Garmin watches on Amazon.

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TDWANDD2MYK9's Photo TDWANDD2MYK9 Posts: 54,345
6/22/12 4:59 A

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I am looking for a reasonably priced watch that is simple to use and measures the distance I have walked, so far the best I have seen is the Tech4o has any one used one of these? Thanks Susie.

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