Tuesday 1 April 2014

Step...Step...Step...Step With The Ozeri Pedometer

There's never a day goes by that I don't get home on an evening, waiting for it to eventually be "sofa time" - after the house is clean, the tea is made and the son is bathed and in bed of course - that I don't throw myself down and give a huge sigh of relief that my worn out, aching legs are finally able to rest.

And that's before any form of added exercise is thrown into the mix.


But it got me to thinking a little bit, if I'm in such a need of a rest at the end of a day, then I must be putting in a lot of activity throughout the day, but just how much exactly do I class as "the norm" without even thinking about it?

Just how many steps do I manage to fit into a general, run of the mill kind of a day?

Especially during a work day when I tend to be on the go all of the time, chasing up students or running from classroom to classroom.

So when I was sent this Ozeri Pedometer to test out, I couldn't wait to find out what this little yellow box of step-counting technology could tell me.

I've fancied a pedometer for ages and I seem to remember owning one a long time ago in the far distant past, and seem to remember it not being very accurate or convenient in where it could be placed.

This little Ozeri contraption puts all of those issues to one side as it can be held in any position - it can even be left in a bag - and it will still accurately count steps, calories, distance covered, speed and time taken.

Clever little thing!

I found using the neck strap included suited me best as wearing it around my neck and under my clothing was discreet enough for me to use it at work and it still told me exactly what I needed to know.

This pedometer has a split option mode too, which I loved.

It meant that I was able to calculate all of my steps in total for the full day, but could also calculate how many of these steps were actually done at work, just with the press of a button.

There's a detailed instruction booklet included, which I only had to look at the once before I knew what I was doing, and the bright LED back-light meant that I could check what I needed to on the go, no matter the time of day or night.

The yellow colour was really bright and the pedometer is designed so that it is really lightweight but still very sturdy.

I totally forgot I had it on.

I liked that by wearing it, I was able to justify (mainly to myself) that even on my laziest of days I am actually still doing something exercise-wise...even if I don't really realise it.

However, I suppose that this does have a flip side too.
Despite my constant "on the go" job, it's safe to say that I now know I either:

1. Don't walk/run around as much as I thought I did during the day
2. I very much underestimated just how many steps a 1,000 actually is!

I thought I would have put in way more steps during a day than I actually managed to!!

Slightly disappointed, but there is always tomorrow I suppose...

Happy Stepping All

*product sent for an honest review

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