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Sportline Talking Pedometer

Sportline talking pedometerSportline is a prominent manufacturer of fitness equipment, particularly heart rate monitors and the Sportline pedometer. It is a subsidiary of the EB Brands group, which also manufactures products such as Samsonite and American Tourister travel accessories.

It sells a large range of popular and generally low-cost pedometers, including the Sportline talking pedometer series. You can find more details at the company website.

Models include:

* Sportline Walking Advantage 343 Talking Calorie Pedometer (picture)

* Sportline 353 Talking Pedometer with FM Radio

* Sportline 343 Talking Calorie Counter Pedometer

* Sportline 343 Talking Calorie Counter and Pedometer

* Sportline Talking Safety Alarm Pedometer

It is difficult to find objective and independent pedometer reviews online.

Here is About.com: Walking on the Sportline 343:

Pros
* Tells you steps and distance
* Clock and alarm
* Seven pace melodies

Cons
* No volume adjustment

Description
* Counts steps, calculates distance in miles or kilometers
* Calculates calories burned
* On demand voice reads steps and distance
* On demand tempo music and clock/alarm

Guide Review
You can leave your reading glasses at home and still use this pedometer. The on-demand voice readings tell you your steps and distance, but the volume is not adjustable. It also can play music to match your walking tempo, but you can't set the tempo - speeding up speeds it up. That can help you aim for a faster tempo. The clock and alarm feature can be handy.

You can find customer reviews at Amazon.com. Here is a four-star review:

Once the parameters are set it's fine. You have to frequently monitor the steps while walking so that it is in fact recording. The belt grip is not adequate if one is not wearing a belt but just has an elastic or drawstring waistband. I've attached a reel belt clip that really grabs the waist band so it doesn't fall off and break. The talking mode is motivating and cute.

And a one-star review:

I was very disappointed in this product. The very first time I wore this it broke. I clipped it to my waistband and during my walk it worked it's way off of my waistband and fell to the ground. It hasn't worked since. It will not talk or display any information. I would not recommend this pedometer to anyone.

* Get the Latest Prices on the Sportline Talking Pedometer.

See also my report Guide to Buying the Best Pedometer. And check out the pedometer bestseller rankings at Amazon.com, updated hourly, to see what people are currently buying.

Here are links to reports I've written, summarizing reviews of the most popular pedometers for sale:

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Omron HJ-112 Premium Pedometer
Omron HJ-720ITC Pocket Pedometer
Omron Pedometers
Oregon Scientific MP121 Waterproof MP3 Player and Pedometer
Oregon Scientific PE316CA Pedometer
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Sony Ericsson W710 Walkman Cell Phone with Pedometer
Sony Network Walkman with Pedometer
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Yamax Pedometer

December 12th, 2009

 

 

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