The 4x3 Sport Digital Pedometer by Ozeri
I was given the opportunity to test the 4x3 sport Digital Pedometer by Ozeri, and I jumped at the chance, because it is reported to be almost as accurate as pedometers priced well beyond its price range (at least, that’s what Outdoor Gear Lab says).
Now, I had a video of the setup. I had photos up the wazoo. I had photos of the walk I went on, with the comparison video of the 4x3 sport versus Noom Walk’s pedometer on my phone.
And then something happened with the external SD card on my phone, and, uh. I don’t have them anymore. I don’t even have the packaging anymore, so… I apologise that the review is sorely lacking in photographs.
The 4x3 comes with a few things in the box: it comes with a teeny tiny screwdriver for if you need to replace the battery (a CR2032, which is one of those wee watch batteries), a clip/holster for the pedometer so you can clip it onto your shirt, pocket, backpack handle, or whatever, and a short lanyard with a crocodile clip on the end.
Yeah, it’s about that length.
It’s easy to set up, moreso if you use the USER MANUAL that also comes with it.
4x3 sport Digital Pedometer by Ozeri: Accuracy
As far as I can tell, the 4x3 sport Digital Pedometer by Ozeri is a little overeager. Either that, or my phone is a little undereager. I tried to count how many steps I did (it was a simple walk from the bus stop to the house, both pedometers zeroed out before I started, both in my pocket) but obviously my head goes off in a different direction when I walk, so my count’s useless. My phone came up with something like 450 steps, while the 4x3 sport Digital Pedometer by Ozeri came up with over 600 steps.
Unless I had someone else with another pedometer, I couldn’t say exactly, or unless I did the walk again and again, or if I actually counted my own steps to the letter, but Google Maps clocks it in at 0.2 miles. According to this Yahoo! Answers question, an “average” adult male should make 0.2 miles in 350 steps. But as I’m not an “average adult male”, the Ozeri might be the more correct answer.
TMI? The chub rub between my thighs means I need to take smaller steps than I’d take if I had thinner thighs. It probably shortens my stride by about 5 or 6 inches. I’m not being scientific about this, because I don’t know what my stride is when I’m healthy. I’m guessing.
Overall, I quite like the 4x3 sport Digital Pedometer by Ozeri. The design is sleek, like a 21st Century pager. It’s easy to set up, easy to use, and has an easy-to-reference user manual on its 5 modes (steps, steps to target, calories burned, distance walked, and time spent exercising). The two clips (lanyard and holster clip) mean that you’re not likely to lose it if you clip it on, but they’re also easily removed if you just want to slip it into your pocket, unnoticed, for a day at work. It shouldn’t make too much of VPL (visible pedometer line), given its slim build.
However, the fact that I’m not entirely sure about its accuracy means I can’t award the full amount of stars. The fact that it has a complete array of modes, though, means that it gets:
The 4x3 sport Digital Pedometer by Ozeri is available at Amazon.co.uk. It retails for £39.99, but is currently on sale at £19.99 as of time of publishing (Oct 21 2014).
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