Summary: After reading the reviews here I purchased the metric version of this through a local retailer. This pedometer is great! It is accurate (I checked!) and gives me all the info I want without lots of extras. My one criticism is the clip design (the clip attaches to your waistband, etc). I find this unit is always popping off. I almost lost it on more than one occasion. It is also quite large so just slipping it in my pocket is not a good alternative to using the clip.
Summary: I have had a number of pedometers in the past, including the Weight Watchers pedometer (I recently had to replace this one twice and the third one was still inaccurate - I finally gave up). I spent some time researching a new replacement and found that most of the comments about the Omron HJ 112 were favourable. I have found the Omron very easy to set up and change setting when necessary. I have sight issues and have some difficulty reading some of the display.
Summary: Excellent appliance. I followed Consumer Report's warm recommendation and am not sorry. This pedometer can be carried either loose in your pocket or clipped to a belt. There is an additional safety clip so that you don't lose it if it jumps off your belt. The consciousness raising a pedometer creates is quite extraordinary.
Summary: The unit works as promised. It works in USA measurements and can,t be changed to metric. I,m surprised I got a unit that couldn,t be used in either. If you aren,t comfortable using USA units, I would suggest not buying this one.
Why no measurements in kilogrammes and kilometres?
23 September 2012
Summary: Excellent technically and as good as its earlier version. But how could Amazon Canada sell this to Canadians without disclosing that it does not measure in kilogrammes and kilometres but only in the US pounds and miles. (neither of which has been taught in Canada for the last 40 years). Also note that it still uses the old-fashioned am/pm system for time and cannot be adjusted to the more practical 24 clock.