In memoriam

Friday, March 02, 2012

Don't worry, it's not what you think! I've destroyed another pedometer. I go through these things in a matter of months. Does anyone else have this problem? Maybe because it stays attached to me all day, and I have a tendency to (accidentally) hurt myself at least once a day. I guess that would make all my poor pedometers hapless bystanders? If I don't lose them, I break them. My poor pedometer, you really do mean so much to me. That's why I carry you with me always, until you cheap plastic body breaks! Or I leave you in the bathroom, on top of the toilet paper dispenser...Why would you steal a pedometer?! Nobody ever turns them in! I always check for weeks, but not only do the employees have no idea what the heck a pedometer is, once I describe it, there's never a match. My latest victim apparently couldn't stand up to the pressure of being clipped to my belt. It figures that the smallest plastic piece on it would break, huh? Right where the clip attached to be actual pedometer, dang it! Now, I can't get an accurate count, so it might as well be broke. Wait! emoticon
I just got an idea! The batteries are still good for at least nine more months, so I'll see if they fit in the one I kept that, I think, the batteries died. Glad I kept it! I couldn't bear to throw it out. I think I have at least three non-functioning ones right now. I guess that's the price of fitness. Until I get another pedometer, I'll try my battery donation idea. Who wants to take a guess until the next one is lost or broken? emoticon
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  • JUSTME29
    I have a fantastic one by Omron (HJ112 model). It was just under $20 when I got it, but may be more now. I know that sounds like a lot with the life span yours seem to have, but...

    I too am hard on things like this and I've had this one for about 2 years. I've replaced the batteries a couple times, but otherwise no problems. The thing is small enough and flat enough to fit comfortably in my pocket (it did come with a belt hook thingy like others do, but I know better than to go that route). If I remember right it came with a safety strap or maybe you can buy it separately. It doesn't have to sit perfectly like some others do, the website says you can even clip it to your purse and get an accurate count.

    Here's a little TMI - if I don't have pockets I stick it inside my bra, against my side, under my arm. It was a little awkward at first, but it's small enough that I barely even notice it any more. It keeps a pretty accurate count that way too.
    2571 days ago
    I found one for about $5 at walmart and that's lasting better than ones that costed $20+! It doesn't have all the calorie counting features and such on it, but if you're interested in just knowing steps, it works great. I've had it for several months and the battery still works and the clip (which uses a spring not just plastic) is still holding as strong as ever.
    2579 days ago
    I can definitely relate to this!
    2579 days ago
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