Omron HJ-112 Digital Pocket Pedometer

Let the 10,000 steps a day begin!

I bought myself a present last night, an Omron Pedometer! I got it all set up and have tried it out a bit.

I clipped it to my pants this morning before I left for work. I even went for a 45 min walk during my lunch break.

7,000 – Not bad for day 1.

I am interested to see what it says at the end of the day. Will I make 10k?

So far it is pretty neat and I am enjoying it. Although, I do admit setting it up was a bit frustrating. I live in Canada. So I bought a Canadian version of the Omron Pedometer (HJ-112CAN) – there seems to be a few differences:

#1 24 hour time (very frustrating)
#2 CM – how big are my strides in cm? but the instructions tells me to measure in inches and then gave me a formula for cm – I was super confused at this point
#3 KG – how much do I weigh? I only know my weight in pounds! One plus, I weigh less in KGs then I do in pounds. 😉

Really my biggest beef is the 24 hour time. I suppose maybe now I will learn to tell 24 hour time. I wonder though, how does 24 hour time make it a more Canada friendly version?

Anyway, it is cute – pretty small. I joined a group of ladies on a website I visit; for eight weeks – starting labour day – our goal is to walk 10,000 steps a day. Can we do it? Better yet, can I do it? Omron, WalkerTracker.com and I are going to find out!

And where did this 10,000 steps a day thing come from? Off to google.

2 thoughts on “Omron HJ-112 Digital Pocket Pedometer

  1. Thanks for the wonderful review :)

    I feel ya on the 24 hour time. I hate it :) .

    I do have a Q, does this measure distance travelled? I see that it measures your steps based on your stride length which is great. Based on reading information online I’d narrowed down my choices to either Omron or Walk4Life Elite pedometer. Both received good reviews. I haven’t reached my decision yet as I got side tracked with other stuff and didn’t complete my research :D. I don’t know what I’m waiting for?
    Thanks.

  2. Hey!

    I am pretty sure that only the Canadian version has the 24 hour time, so don’t let that put you off!

    As far as distance travelled, it does show you that! When you hit the ‘mode” button you can view other data, including aerobic steps – if you do a lot of walking at once, it counts as aerobic; calories burned; and distance.

    The 7 day memory even keeps track of that all that information for you as well. If you hit the “mode” button and view today’s distance, and then hit the memory button it shows the memory for distance, if you hit the mode button and view today’s steps and then hit the memory button is shows days of memory for steps, etc. Hope that made sense.

    I dunno how accurate the calories burned information is, but it’s there none the less!

    Hope this helps :)

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