Omron Healthcare, a developer of healthcare and wellness products, has launched two new pedometers. The devices employ Tri-accelerometer (Tri-Axis) technology that provides an accurate measurement of steps taken irrespective of the step being positioned horizontally, vertically or flat.
The devices are convenient to handle and can be kept in the pocket or worn at the waist and can even be carried in a bag.
Oprah Winfrey’s personal trainer, Bob Greene, advocates walking 10,000 steps a day to stay fit and healthy. Greene believes that keeping track of the number of steps we take every day as it would aid in working towards our fitness goals. He recommends Omron’s latest pedometers for this purpose. Research also claims that pedometer usage can be motivational for physical activity.
Of the two pedometers launched by Omron, one is a no-frills, easy-to-use device labeled as HJ-320. The tracking modes offered in this device are steps taken and distance. There is also an automatic reset feature that enables walkers to commence each day with a fresh record. The second pedometer is labeled HJ-321 and caters to power walkers. It features four tracking modes, namely, basic steps, brisk steps, distance and calories. The device is equipped with a seven-day data storage facility. This model also incorporates an automatic reset feature.
Omron Marketing Manager, Jill Person stated that the Tri-Axis technology and sleek design allows for the pedometer to be worn anywhere and at all times, whether it is an evening out or a business meeting. The pedometers are available at select drugstores and sporting goods retail outlets in the U.S. They can also be ordered online.