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Omron HJ-105 Pedometer

Omron HJ-105 pedometerThe Omron HJ-105 pedometer is about half the price of the hugely popular HJ-112. Though it lacks some of the features of the latter, it is also one of the most popular pedometers on the market.

The Australian Consumers’ Association’s Choice magazine carried a review (no longer online):

While it was one of the more difficult to use (it has more features than most), it comes with more substantial instructions. It features a seven-day memory, which appealed to some. It also counts ‘aerobic’ steps and records the duration of aerobic stepping.

Aerobic steps are based on two criteria: walking more than 60 steps per minute, and walking for more than 10 minutes continuously (with less than a minute of rest). So with this pedometer you can see if you meet both the ‘10,000 steps a day’ and 30 minutes’ moderate-intensity exercise targets…Trialist comment: “I liked the clock and the spring clip to attach; comprehensive manual gave good background info.”

Here is an excerpt from a review at the Weight Loss website:

This pedometer is relatively easy-to-use and is appropriate for the first time pedometer user. The instructions are easy to understand, even for someone who isn't normally adept at handling or programming electronic devices (like yours truly). It is perfect (and very accurate) for measuring walking workouts, but may cause some concern when tracking daily activity steps.

And here is one of more than 100 reviews - most of them favorable - from :

After using the Oregon Scientific pedometer with pulse meter (disaster - clip broke in 90 days, unit rendered useless) - I decided to go for a more utilitarian unit. Other than the batteries' demise, this unit has been quite usefull. The clip is stronger than my previous model; and testing with a 1 mile tracks shows the unit is off about 2.5%, which is not bad.

While a little sparse on features, it gives you what you basically need; # of steps; distance; # of calories expended. If you are looking for basic, good value, this could be your winner.

* Get the Latest Price on the Omron HJ-105 Pedometer.

See also my report Guide to Buying the Best Pedometer. And check out the pedometer bestseller rankings at, 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:

Accusplit Pedometer
Freestyle Tracer Pedometer
Nokia 5500 Sport Cell Phone with Pedometer
Omron HJ-105 Pedometer
Omron HJ-112 Premium Pedometer
Omron HJ-720ITC Pocket Pedometer
Omron Pedometers
Oregon Scientific MP121 Waterproof MP3 Player and Pedometer
Oregon Scientific PE316CA Pedometer
Oregon Scientific Pedometer
Sony Ericsson W710 Walkman Cell Phone with Pedometer
Sony Network Walkman with Pedometer
Sportline Pedometer
Yamax Pedometer

Updated: December 12th, 2009



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