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Sportline 340 Pedometer

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Updated April 10, 2012

Sportline 340 Pedometer

Sportline 340 Pedometer

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The Bottom Line

For a simple, inexpensive step counting pedometer, this is a good choice. It counts steps and estimates distance in miles or kilometers. It has been redesigned from the original and now has an oblong shape to fit better on your waistband. It also has an improved advanced pendulum mechanism. But it doesn't edit out junk steps or have a sensitivity adjustment. Because of this, it may register more steps than more advanced designs. That said, it compared almost identically with a more advanced pedometer worn at the same time.
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Pros

  • Counts steps, distance
  • Inexpensive
  • Large number display

Cons

  • No sensitivity adjustment, so may overcount steps

Description

  • Counts steps, calculates distance
  • Single button reset.
  • Clips to belt.

Guide Review - Sportline 340 Pedometer

The Sportline 340 pedometer counts your steps and calculates distance. You set your stride length in order for it to calculate the distance. How to measure stride length

The Sportline 340 doesn't have a cover to protect the buttons from accidental reset, but they are recessed and it isn't easy to push them unintentionally. It has a plastic belt clip and doesn't come with a safety leash. I highly recommend adding a safety leash or making your own from some string and a safety pin, as I have lost too many unsecured pedometers. The sample I tried of the 340 was more likely to pop off of my waistband than the other three pedometers I wore at the same time.

The operation is simple. First, find your stride length in inches or centimeters and use the Set button to change it from the default (30 inches).

Now, just start walking. You can reset the step total using the reset button. You toggle between viewing steps and distance with the mode button. It counts up to 99,999 steps and 1000 miles.

This pedometer uses a pendulum mechanism and you can hear it rattle a bit with each step. The mechanism has been upgraded to Sportline's advanced pedometer mechanism.

I like the big number display, which is greatly appreciated by those of us with aging eyes.

The battery is replaceable.

It has a 1-year warranty.

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