|The Ozeri 4x3razor Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer tracks steps, distance, exercise time, estimates calorie and fat burn and it is as thin as four American quarter coins to fit discreetly in your pocket.|
Activity trackers are all the rage these days and people commonly talk about their step count for the day. Many people strive for 10,000 steps a day. Those of you who have been reading my blog know that I am a keen activity tracker. I typically use a more expensive activity tracker, I previously tried an old-school pedometer and it was a miserable fail for me. However, pedometers have come a long way.
Disclosure: Ozeri sent me a complimentary 4x3razor Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer for testing and review. I have used it for the past couple weeks and compared the results to my other tracking devices.
I was excited to have the opportunity to try the Ozeri 4x3razor Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer. I know people who express an interest in improving their activity who cannot afford to spend money on an expensive brand name activity tracker. Will the Ozeri 4x3razor Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer work just as well? Trying to set aside my own biases and preferences, I will share my evaluation in this post.
My Experience Using Ozeri 4x3razor Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer:
Back to the question, Will the Ozeri 4x3razor Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer work just as well as an expensive activity tracker?
My answer: Yes and no. The Ozeri is different than the old school pedometer I had bad experiences with. It contains a 3D Tri-Axis Bosch Sensor. The more expensive devices typically include a tri-axis accelerometer. This type of device tracks movement forward and back, side to side and up and down. It is much more accurate than an old-school pedometer (which uses a different mechanism). I believe this type of motion tracker is more accurate than an older pedometer.
The Ozeri is also very small and sleek. I can put it in a pocket in my skinny jeans and it barely shows. I have a preference for trackers that are small and discreet and this one meets that criteria.
The next question is how does it track? It is difficult to judge accuracy throughout the day. In the short term it seems to track similar to my torso worn Fitbit. However, by the end of the day the Ozeri 3D Tri-Axis Bosch Sensor counts more steps than the Fitbit. That may just be a difference in how they are worn–I wear my Fitbit on my torso (usually clipped to my bra) and the Ozeri in my pocket as it is a pocket pedometer. Accounting for that, they are reasonably similar. Both give me low steps on inactive days and high steps on active days.
|A small pocket pedometer|
Where does it fall short? In my opinion the Ozeri 3D Tri-Axis Bosch Sensor falls short when it comes to features. It is not able to sync to the Internet, it doesn’t have as many features as more expensive activity trackers. However, it retails for $28.95 (last I checked). The cheapest Fitbit retails for $48.33 (same time on Amazon).
I have thought about getting a pedometer for a non-tech savvy relative to encourage her to be more active. I think this would be a better investment for her as she would never use the online synching ability or the other features. I think the display is visible enough for her eyes as well, though she may have a hard time pushing the buttons to toggle among features.
In conclusion… I recommend the Ozeri for people who want a reasonably accurate pedometer but don’t need a lot of features, don’t care to log their daily steps online (or don’t mind doing their own record keeping), and want something sleek and discreet.
Product Specs Ozeri 4x3razor Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer
|What comes in the box: Ozeri 4x3razor Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer, lanyard, and belt clip|
Features and Benefits According to Ozeri:
- New 3D Tri-Axis Bosch Sensor from Germany (with X, Y, Z vector detection) provides superior accuracy in any position.
- Designed for high-performance athletes, the 4x3razor is the world’s thinnest and lightest pedometer — 0.5cm (less than 0.2″) thick and weighs just half an ounce.
- Records steps, distance, calories, fat burned and exercise time with the most advanced Tri-Axis technology.
- Counts up to 1 million steps with 7-Day Memory, and includes a built-in Clock and Sports
- Timer with Auto Sleep technology.
- Razor thin design that fits in any pocket. Ships with a belt clip, extra battery, and detachable lanyard included.
- 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Here is a video commercial by Ozeri:
Where to Purchase Ozeri 4x3razor Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer:
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