For the past few weeks I have had the opportunity to test out the new Omron Alvita Wireless Activity Tracker. It records the steps you’ve taken throughout the day, the distance you have gone and the calories you burned, so that you can get moving towards your goals.
Here’s what I liked about the Alvita Wireless Activity Tracker:
The price. It is less pricy than other pedometers on the market. At just $59.99, this inexpensive activity tracker a great solution for those who are curious about your steps, but don’t want to break the bank on a fancy tracker.
The size. It does not need to be worn on the wrist, making it somewhat more versatile than other step trackers.
The clip. It comes with a sturdy but lightweight clip, making it easy to attach to clothes. It can even be clipped to a purse, so that it is not as obvious to those around you that you are tracking your steps during the day.
The Bluetooth Connectivity. It allows you to transfer your fitness data wirelessly to your smartphone with their (free) Omron Fitness app, so you can keep track of your progress from day to day.
After using this pedometer for a little while, I do feel like this product is best suited for walkers and runners, whether casual or competitive, rather than those who participate in other types of activities. I wore it for several spin classes and observed that it registered significantly fewer “steps” than I expected, yet it was very accurate when taking a power walk or casually walking throughout the day.
Omron’s new campaign, “Walk Out on Wednesdays“, is all about inspiring people to keep motivated and moving throughout the day. Being the busy folks we are, many of us assume that we must easily get in 10,000 or more steps during the day. After all, we are running errands, and running after kids. We are running to work, and equally busy once the work day is done. It seems like we are running around all day long.
But are we walking?
The one thing I learned by using my Omron Activity Tracker is that I don’t take as many steps throughout the course of the day as I thought I did! Busy as I think I am, it was not translating to steps taken. This made me wonder just how many other busy people are not taking as many steps as they may assume throughout the course of the day. An inexpensive activity monitor may be helpful for those busy people as well.
If you would like a few pointers for getting in a few more steps, here are 8 easy ways to walk more during the day. I will be taking them to heart even more now.
How do you get in your 10,000+ steps?
By the way, you can learn more about the Omron Alvita Wireless Activity Tracker here: https://youtu.be/_fa2WhtbnAo, as well as via the Omron website at OmronHealthcare.com/, on Twitter @OmronHealthUS, or on Facebook at OmronHealthcareUSA. You can also follow the conversation using #walkoutwednesdays on social media.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Omron. The opinions and text are all mine.