Omron's latest addition to its pedometer family is the HJA-312 Activity Monitor. It's a highly accurate tri-axis accelerometer (as are their other new models) so you can carry it in a pocket or wear it on your waistband. How does it compare to the other recent models?
Omron HJA-312 Activity Monitor:
- You can track individual workouts -- distance, time, and pace (but not steps), and review 14 in memory.
- Set a weight loss goal and track your calorie-burning progress throughout the week, with 8-week memory.
- The calories-burned total is the all-day total rather than just activity calories, making the number easier to balance against the calories you eat.
- All-day steps, distance, total calories burned, and review 7 days in memory.
- Doesn't track aerobic steps. Aerobic minutes are totaled for the current day only.
- Optional Communications Tray coming soon to upload your data to the OmronFitness.com personal dashboard.
- Full review: Omron HJA-312 Activity Monitor
Omron HJ-323U Downloadable Pedometer
- Automatically tracks aerobic steps throughout the day for those who want to reach a goal for moderate-intensity exercise.
- Daily totals for steps, distance, active calories burned, aerobic steps, pitch (steps per minute for your aerobic steps), review 7 days in memory, store 22 days.
- No workout tracking feature.
- Upload via built-in USB stick to OmronFitness.com personal dashboard.
- Full Review: Omron HJ-323U Downloadable Pedometer
Omron HJ-321 Pedometer
- Same data and features as the HJ-323U but without the built-in USB stick to upload data. You can still manually enter data on the OmronFitness.com dashboard, it is a free service.
- Great price, under $25, I put it at the top of my Top Picks for Pedometers.
- Full Review: Omron HJ-321 Pedometer
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