Omron HJ-720ITC Pocket Pedometer with Advanced Omron Health Management Software: More than Just Walking


image“Let’s take a walk.” How often do you say or hear those words? Whether it’s a walk for leisure or for exercise, wouldn’t it be great to know just how far you walked? How hard you worked? Whether you reached aerobic levels? The Omron HJ-720ITC Pocket Pedometer with Advanced Omron Health Management Software can answer those questions… and a whole lot more.

Easier than You Think

How many of you remember those pedometers that you had to hook onto your waistband or belt? If you didn’t wear a belt, you were stuck hooking them onto your waistband – and some of the heavier ones would pull and shift and generally cause discomfort – not to mention bending over… This Omron HJ-720ITC Pedometer is so adaptable; you don’t even have to attach it to your body. Drop the unit in your pocket, your purse, or go ahead and clip it on. It can be vertical or horizontal and it will still work reliably.

Awesome Features

The Omron HJ-720ITC Pedometer has some amazing features:

  • Large display – really important when you want to see information at a glance
  • Maintains a seven day history of workouts for comparison
  • Displays both regular steps and aerobic steps
  • Measures distance
  • Measures calories burned
  • Displays aerobic steps of more than ten continuous minutes
  • Clock
  • Belt clip
  • Security Strap
  • Frustration Free Packaging from Amazon

Let’s Talk Frustration Free

I’ll have to admit, that one had me curious. What is Frustration Free Packaging and why should I care? Well, remember that last kiddie birthday party you went to? The one where someone said, “Frankie can get the new toy out of the box for you,” and handed you some toy with approximately ten million pieces all attached with kryptonite wire to cardboard that was concrete reinforced? That was NOT Frustration Free.

imageThis packaging system is plain, recyclable, and doesn’t use any hard plastic unbreakable fasteners that require a superhero toolbelt to destroy. Everything INSIDE the package is the same, but the package itself it streamlined and uses less packing materials.

For this particular item, the Omron HJ-720ITC Pedometer, the Advanced Omron Health Management Software is included as a download from Amazon, presumably so the CD does no5t arrive damaged.

So, What’s in the Box?

  • Omron HJ-720ITC Pedometer
  • USB connector
  • Detachable belt holder
  • Security strap
  • Clip
  • Battery
  • CD (if Regular Shipping is chosen)

Let’s Talk Omron HJ-720ITC Pedometer

The Omron HJ-720ITC Pedometer takes your walking workout to the next level. You don’t have to wear it. You can carry it in a pocket or purse or bag. Horizontal or vertical orientation is irrelevant in the technology. The replaceable lithium battery is one of those big button cell-types (CR2032) and will last for about six months if the user walks about 10,000 steps per day. If you aren’t aware, that is GREAT battery life. The pedometer tracks steps (it’s interesting to know how much you walk on an average day) as well as aerobic steps walked more than ten continuous minutes so that you know how much of a cardio workout you had.

Omron Health Management Software

The software that accompanies this particular Omron model provides an easy to view Walking Report of your step record. Users may view daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, or total steps, aerobic steps, aerobic walking time, calories, distance, and fat burned. Total steps and aerobic steps are also offered in graph form. Data may be downloaded, printed, or saved in a CSV or PDF file. The other amazing feature is that the Omron HJ-720ITC Pedometer Software also graphs blood pressure in the morning, daytime, and evening if desired. The software supports multiple users, so family members can all use the device and record data.

What’s the Scoop?

The real test of a product is what people are saying about it. It has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Some of the folks who have used the Omron HJ-720ITC Pedometer had these experiences to share:

Reviewers unanimously loved the flexibility of using the Omron HJ-720ITC clipped onto a belt or tossed in a pocket. They say it isn’t bulky at all and that no matter how you use it, it reads very accurately.

Negatives

You can’t please everyone. Those who did not like the unit complained about some issues with customer service and shipping the units back for repair. These complaints were from over 3 years ago, so hopefully this issue has been resolved. Other issues were related to battery replacement which requires the use of the included small screwdriver.

Availability

This product, the Go Smart By Omron HJ-720ITFFP Pocket Pedometer with Advanced Omron Health Management Software , is available at Amazon.com. It qualifies for free super saver shipping and buyers can save over $6 and a ton of frustration if they choose the Frustration Free Packaging option.


About Andy

Andy writes for a number of health related sites but has always been fascinated by alternative medicine and home remedies. His deep interests in nature and the body's innate ability to heal itself (given the right condition) have lead him to a pivotal time in his life - and so, Holistic Home Fitness was born. While it's relatively new at the moment, Andy wants to build this site into a huge reference site for a more holistic approach to health and fitness.