There is little doubt that if you’ve heard of a pedometer you’ve also heard of the company name Omron.
Why? Simply because they make some of the best pedometers, with the widest range of features, at some of the industry’s lowest prices.
In a market over-saturated with fitness gadgets, pedometer models and features, Omron has made it’s mark in the industry with the HJ-720ITC, the HJ-122, and the HJ-151 models. While each have a variety of features and a specific ‘look’, once you choose one there is very little chance that you will ever be disappointed with your choice.
Every Omron pedometer reviewed below carries a one year warranty and is estimated to have an accurate step counter to +/- 5%.
The Omron HJ-720ITC
This model is an advanced pedometer with some unique features. First and foremost it offers a dual axis sensor – this feature is also touted in other models as a ‘pocket’ pedometer. You can carry this unit in your pocket or purse and still count your steps.
Omron’s HJ-720ITC has everything you’ll find in the HJ-112 (reviewed below) but you’ll also get the Omron Health Management Software with your purchase. The software allows you to upload a 6 week/42 day, memory of your workout history which the software then assesses and graphs your current progress. You will be presented with systolic and diastolic blood pressure and heart rate stats as well as suggestions to increase your level of fitness in consecutive weeks. It’s all in the box! The HJ-720ITC pedometer, the software, a usb cord, a security strap, a belt holder, a complete instruction manual, 3 VDC battery and a screwdriver. Who loves this unit besides Pedometers.org? Money Magazine – they rated it the number one pedometer available today.
The Omron HJ-112
Out of Omron’s top three pedometers reviewed here, the HJ-112 is the best seller. With a dual axis sensor (similar to the HJ-720ITC) the HJ-112 accurately measures distance traveled, calories burned, time spent in aerobic exercise and steps taken.
This unit allows a quick review on the LCD screen of 7 days of past workouts so you can review your week’s progress and set higher goals from week to week. The pedometer’s internal clock automatically resets every night at midnight.
The HJ-112 comes with a 3 VDC battery, screwdriver, security strap, belt holder and instruction.
The Omron HJ-151
Less expensive than the two Omron pedometers above is the HJ-151 model. This unit comes only with a single axis, as such it must worn on the waist positioned correctly to ensure an accurate count. Created for the budget-conscious and beginner walker, the unit is still capable of decent accuracy, steps taken, calories counted, and distance traveled. A 7 day history allows you to review the week and increase goals for subsequent weeks. Comes with a belt clip and 3 VCD battery.
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