Now, I’m not one for going to the gym, though I enjoyed it for a while back in my pre-kids days. And of an evening, after they’ve gone to bed, well, that’s when you’ll find me here blogging and all that that entails, or flopping on the sofa watching TV. But that’s not to say that I feel unfit, as the kids keep me very busy all day, running around after them. I was curious to find out exactly how much running about I do do each day, so I got myself an Ozeri pedometer…
I remember someone telling me that we should walk 10,000 steps per day. I did check that this wasn’t just a random and inaccurate recollection, and it turns out that there is indeed an NHS challenge to walk 10,000 steps per day, as it’s suggested that level will improve your health. Apparently, the average person walks 3000-4000 per day.
It’s a handy sized thing, and easy to get going with. As you can see it’s small so it’s not cumbersome in any way to carry about, but it’s also not tiny, so you won’t lose it!
It tells me both my steps and calories burned. It actually does make a difference to my behaviour and has nudged me into moving more on the days where I haven’t stepped enough! At the weekends, I walk a lot, as we tend to be off out on day trips that have us doing a lot of walking, so I reach my 10,000 then. Week days vary so much, so this has me conscious of those days, and if I’ve done very few steps, I find myself strolling round the garden, and going up and down the stairs a few extra times! I do worry that I may become obsessed!
It’s small, lightweight, and easy to carry around (it does also come with a cord to hang it round your neck, though I just pop mine in my pocket).
It’s simple to set up, with very clear instructions on how to do so.
It has a one year warranty.
It contains a lot of information – steps, distance, average speed, calories burned, and it records this over 7 days for you to look back on.
It made me move more!
It gains time daily. Not loads, and it doesn’t cause me a problem, as I’m using it out of curiosity really, but it could do with being addressed, I think.
The first day that I used it, I put it in my pocket, as it suggested. However, my jeans front pocket is obviously too snug a place for it to be, as when I came to look at it on the evening, eager to see how my first day had gone!, it had stopped itself as the buttons were obviously being pressed in my pocket. Perhaps a lock button?
Overall, from my point of view, the product does as I want it to do – prompt me into being more conscious about my fitness levels and it has had me moving more. Have you tried one of these?
Disclosure: I received this product FOC for the purposes of this review, though all words and opinions remain my own