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Great Bang for the Buck, Accurate Performance. Pocket Rocket.
18 May 2016
Those looking for an activity monitor need to keep a few things in mind:
1. A wrist band will not count the steps taken on a treadmill, because your hand shall be stationary on the rails. A pocket device will count these steps.
2. A wrist based device is likely to count any hand movements (pounding out emails, cooking, signing documents, Texting and calling on phone etc) as steps taken. A pocket monitor eliminates those "steps" and thus appears to be "less flattering" in terms of steps counted. It will also show a lesser count than phone based Pedometer Apps. Don't be demoralised. It is a MORE real count.
3. The activity monitors are thus best worn close to the body or on the shoe to get accurate results.
4. Ideal location for this or any other monitor are :
a. Men : Shirt pocket, trouser pocket, clipped onto suit/shirt collar or belt
b. Women : Clipped inside the bra with lanyard worn in neck.
This device may appear to be a simple Pedometer but is extremely accurate due to its tri-axis sensor.
It also gives you something that the other devices do not give you:
1. A separate Aerobic Steps counter. These are those steps that have been taken at more than 60 steps a minute for a minimum of 10 minutes with less than a 1 minute break in between. Anybody into fitness training know the value of this as being the steps that effectively help burn fat, and the ones that you should be actually concerned with. Casually taken steps (to the loo, wash-basin, kitchen, elevator, car etc) have no MAJOR health benefits.
2. A separate activity counter is included that has to be manually activated. This activity will not be added to the main step counter.
3. It has all the standard counters - Kms travelled, KCals Burnt,Grams of weight lost etc.
4. You have to input your height, weight, step length and gender as is standard.
The other major advantage is that you are spared the ordeal of charging one more device. Simply replace the button cell every 6 months and you shall be ready to run.
One less device to sync to your phone and drain its battery. One more plus. Has its own display with large digits. Easy for the 40+ generation.
What I miss in this device : It does not show the period that you have been active for. A minimum of 60 minutes of active time is necessary per day. Time that is not spent sleeping or sitting. Thankfully my time is easily calculated by dividing the number of steps by 100. (Steps taken divided by Step frequency per minute) That gives me a minimum target of 6000 steps per day.
This device is also NOT water resistant. It also tends to scratch / scuff easily. I keep it in a soft protective pouch in my pocket.
Hope this consolidated data is of help to you folks. Keep walking. Stay Fit