Increasing your daily exercise by walking more is a great idea and a pedometer can really help you to do this. One very well liked pedometer that has a host of features not present in less expensive models is the Omron HJ-720ITC Pocket Pedometer which sells for around $33. One of the features that makes it so popular is the ability to just put it in a pocket or purse rather than having to attach it to a belt.
The large LED screen is ideal for easily seeing your progress and the two screens allow you to view both steps taken and minutes walked at the same time. The display also gives you a seven day history but it also keep the history for 42 days which can be uploaded to your computer using the software supplied by the manufacturer. The lithium battery lasts for around six months but you’ll want to turn the unit off at night as it doesn’t automatically switch itself off when not in use.
Over 1000 customers have left a review at Amazon of the Omron HJ-720ITC Pocket Pedometer and over 70% gave it a five star rating. The majority of people who bought this pedometer were clearly happy with their purchase and found it accurate even when dropped into a pocket or placed in a purse that they carried. Everyone found the software easy to use and the automatic feature of zeroing the daily steps at midnight was also well liked.
The software (Windows 7, XP, Vista,2000) is very easy to use as you just need to plug the unit into a USB port and the data is automatically uploaded. Many of Omron’s blood pressure monitors can also be used with the software.
The Omron HJ-7 20ITC Pocket Pedometer, although slightly more expensive than some pedometers has a lot of features that make it well worth the price. With it’s ability to be placed into a pocket or purse and still keep an accurate record of your steps and the interface with your PC, it is good value and will definitely help you to become fitter.
Find out more at this in depth Omron HJ-720ITC Pocket Pedometer Review.