Setting and achieving goals is an important part of losing weight, getting fit, and maintaining fitness levels. It is proven that those that set goals tend to stick to exercise plans longer and achieve better results. One simple goal people can make is to take a minimum amount of steps each day. A pedometer will help you keep track of those steps and allow you to monitor your progress toward your goals. The Omron GoSmart Pocket Pedometer with Activity Tracker is a small accurate pedometer that measures steps, distance, and calories and fat burned. It’s a handy little tool to keep track of all of the above.
First, let’s look at what comes in the box. There’s the unit itself, which is pretty small. Then there is a short strap that you need to hook to the bottom of the unit, and a clip that you connect to the other end of the short strap. It sort of a funny little clip, but seems to work fine. There is also a small screwdriver included in the box. The screwdriver is for when you have to change the battery, but it will not work to help you set the unit’s setting when you begin. You need to find something else to press the Set button.
You need to set the time and then program your weight and height. The unit will determine your stride length from these settings, but you can program a more accurate stride length if you actually measure your own stride measurements. The instruction booklet tells you how to do this if you wish.
You can carry the unit in your pocket or attach the small strap to a longer lanyard around your neck. It can also be carried in a bag. You do want to ensure it is carried in the proper position. Follow the instructions and you should have no trouble.
The unit then displays steps, distance, calories, fat burned, and the time. You need to press through the mode button to get to each of these setting. If you press the memo button, you can go back through the last seven day’s worth of whichever category you are in. The unit also has an Action button in the center. Pressing this for two seconds starts the activity measurement mode and keeps a separate count for your exercise period. (You need to press it again when you stop to go back to counting for the day)
Calories and fat burned are going to be based on your weight, and while the amounts might not be completely accurate, they are close enough to help with your goals. Steps per day is probably the goal most people will strive for, and if you make 10,000 steps in a day a little stick man cheers for you.
This is a nice little unit to keep track of how far you are walking each day. This is great for keeping you on track to achieve your goals. The best thing is that it is small and easy to carry in different places and is still accurate. It’s easy to set up and use. If you are looking for a small unit to track your activity to help achieve your goals, the Omron GoSmart Pocket Pedometer with Activity Tracker is a good investment.
Alain Burrese, J.D. is a writer, speaker, and mediator who teaches how to live, take action, and get things done through the Warrior’s Edge. He also mediates and teaches conflict resolution and negotiation. Alain combines his military, martial art, and Asian experiences with his business, law, and conflict resolution education into a powerful way of living with balance, honor, and integrity. He teaches how to use the Warrior’s Edge to Take Action and Achieve Remarkable Results, as well as resolve conflict and negotiate.