It is not secret that I am a fan of wearable fitness trackers. The big question is, would I get the same benefit from a non-connected pedometer? I have been using OZO Fitness’ pedometer to see. The most important consideration for any fitness device is whether it motivates you to move. A pedometer is an excellent option for a lot of people.
I am pleased to write this sponsored post in partnership with OZO Fitness. I am impressed with the affordability, ease of use and accuracy of this pedometer.
I am not ready to give up Fitbit or other trackers yet, but I plan to pass this pedometer on to my mom. She prefers a less connected life, and I think the simplicity, bright color, and attractive style will appeal to her. Her vision is slightly impaired, and I think she will appreciate the clean display and large display screen numbers.
Benefits of Using a Pedometer:
- Pedometers are typically less expensive than higher end wearable fitness tracking devices, so they offer a budget-friendly way to track walking or other activity.
- Some people are concerned about radiation or signals from cell phones, Bluetooth signals, and other devices might appreciate a non-connected pedometer.
- People who are not into tech or who want to minimize their reliance on tech may love a pedometer.
- Pedometers work well for tracking walking.
- Pedometers are fun for children since they are inexpensive to replace if they get lost
- The large screen on the OZO Fitness pedometer is perfect for people who have difficulty reading a small display.
Setting Up The OZO Fitness Pedometer:
The OZO Fitness pedometer is easy to set up and use. It took me about two minutes to set the clock, enter my weight and my stride length setting. I already calculated my average stride length using the method in this post I previously published.
A Note About Accuracy:
My methods are not scientific, but I do like to test any wearable fitness tracker before I share my opinion. One test I do is a 100 step test. I count out 100 steps then check the device. The OZO Fitness pedometer showed 103 steps. The margin of error is actually pretty similar to my Fitbit devices when counting walking steps. My Fitbit One typically counts 96 steps as does my wrist-worn Fitbit device. The Fitbit tends to estimate low and the OZO slightly high.
Of course, in both cases, the margin of error adds up over thousands of steps. However, I am of the opinion that the actual error is not that important in this type of device as long as it is close and as long as it is consistent.
I set the stride length settings and found my walking distance was pretty consistent with my Fitbit (using the same stride length setting). I did not test the OZO Pedometer running or doing other activities. However, I am pleased with it for walking.
A pedometer is a great option for someone who wants to track steps and activity, but doesn’t want a more expensive, connected wearable tracker. This Ozo Fitness pedometer is surprisingly accurate. After I entered my stride length, the steps and distance reported were similar to my Fitbit One. #ozofitness #pedometer #fitfam #sponsored #fitfluential #sweatpink #10000steps #happystepping
About OZO Fitness Pedometer:
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Contents of the OZO Fitness Pedometer Box:
- OZO Fitness SC2 Digital Walking Pedometer with built-in spring coil action belt clip
- Miniature screwdriver
- Battery 1x CR-2032
- User manual + Access to our Help Desk should you have a question