Date : 2015-06-01
Brand : Omron
Model : HJ-203
Omron HJ-203 Pedometer – Activity Tracker lives up to its promise as a lightweight pedometer weighing only 19grm.That is the same weight as a small sized chocolate bar. The pedometer can also fit comfortably in your pants pocket. The powerful machine is barely noticeable and is considerably lighter and smaller than the previous version Omron HJ113.Although it is small in size, it can be won around the neck with a lanyard without interfering with its accuracy .Its versatility is also one of the main reasons cravings for the Omron HJ-203 Pedometer Tracker continue to skyrocket and reign as the ideal choice for focused 10,000 steppers. One noticeable drawback about this pedometer is that it does not have cradle for wearing it around the waist. So if you are one of those who fancy a waistband pedometer ,it might not be the ideal choice for you. But you can check out the Gsensor (waist only pedometer 2026 or the Omron HJ304 walking style x(It is a pocket pedometer and has a detachable cradle).
One amazing feature about the Omron HJ-203 the “Action button.” This feature gives steppers the ability to come up with a walking event. For example if you decide to take a 30-minute walk, every evening ,press the action button for it to start recording your steps when walking and when you return home, press the action button to end that particular event. The steps that you take at that time will be added to the total number of steps you take and displayed as your activity steps for the entire day differently. This is very important for those who are striving to improve their steps or fitness for weight loss with a pedometer. The button also allows you to quickly stop or start a walking event everyday as it keeps track of every step you take.
-Updates from the previous version
The previous Omron HJ113 pedometer had a dual display showing the current time and your daily steps. This is not the case with the Omron HJ-203. However this should not get you worked up as you can access both your daily steps and current time by pressing the mode button. It has a more customized interface. That notwithstanding most 10,000 steppers who do not fancy wearing watches would still prefer the dual interface.
The Omron HJ-203 still the number one pedometer when it comes to accuracy .If you are a newbie to pedometers that use piezoelectric or accelerometer technology, then you will find internal mechanisms of this pedometer very interesting. You will never want to wear a pendulum pedometer ever again when making your steps. Its ability to count running/walking steps accurately is just stunning.
There is no change on the one-week memory function. The machine automatically resets to zero at 12.am, so that when look at it the next morning, it is ready for day. You do not have to reset it manually. Moreover, the mode function allows a user to display distance (in km) calories and total steps taken for the last one week. This makes comparing or recording your daily activities hassle-free.
- Tracks your steps in detail
- Records the total distance
- The activity tracker feature enables it record the amount of fat and calories burned
- Has an accurate smart sensor
- Has a security strap
- Includes a clip-on clamp
- Up to 6 months battery lifespan
Why you should buy it
Many 10,000 steppers prefer this Pedometer due to its 2D smart sensor-technology. You can put it in your pants pocket discreetly and record the number of steps you make every day. This acts as motivation factor and will encourage you to set even bigger goals. The technology also allows you to record steps you make accurately and track the distance you travelled. The pedometer can also record the amount of calories that you have burned.
It is very easy to set up. Even technophobes will find this device a walk in the park. All you need to do is enter your weight and height. The auto stride technology will then determine your approximate stride length.
Comes with a battery that can last up to about 12 months even with heavy use.
The Go-Smart pocket feature will allow you to keep an review of the steps you have taken.
It can operate even in the most extreme temperatures.
It is lightweight and small.
The Omron HJ-203-Pedometer with Activity Tracker has a wide temperature range about 10 to around 104 degrees.
Why you should not buy it
Even though this pedometer has more advanced capabilities than it predecessor, it lacks the ability to integrate with smart phones. These is a highly sought after feature by most individuals today and hence this should be considered before you buy the product
Although it uses a tri-axis technology, it still requires a user to re-position it when using it. This might be an inconvenience to users looking for a pedometer that works without adding any additional efforts.
Has no cradle for the holding it around the waist. These might be an inconvenience to those fancy putting it on the belt as they make their steps.
This product offers a number of colors to meet different tastes. The model is sleek, slim and well respected in the fitness world. There is absolutely no doubt that this dual axis accelerometer outsmarts any other pedometer available out there in the market today.
Talk about quality, accuracy, overall design, you name it, you cannot go past the Omron HJ-203-Pedometer with Activity Tracker. Its size and flexibility around the neck or in the pocket combined with a seven-day memory makes it a big winner for most 10,000 steppers. It is ideal for individuals who are looking for a basic activity tracking device, with no need for synchronizing with a smart device or computer.