"Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're a lion or gazelle - when the sun comes up, you'd better be running."
- Anonymous

Friday, January 22, 2010

FF-Omron Gosmart Pocket Pedometer Review & GiveAway

I received a nifty pedometer like the one pictured above from the amazing people at Omron to use and review last week, and I must say it has been a humbling experience. I wore it for 4 days last week (the days I didn't actually workout to see how much activity I get on my down days. I read somewhere that you should try to get in at least 10,000 steps a day and I just knew being a mother of 4 young children I must be getting that or somewhere close no problem ( in my mind I feel like I am always moving) nope, not even close for all four days that I wore it I got 14982 steps yep that's it. The closest I got was 6392 on the 2nd day. I am really glad I had the opportunity to review this product it has given me just one more way to challenge myself and work on increasing my activity. I has some really great features like:

From the Website:

* Tri-axis acceleration sensor counts steps when used flat, horizontally and vertically
* Counts every step quietly and accurately
* Measures steps, moderate steps and minutes, distance
* Calculates calories burned
* Stores 7 days of information in memory
* Resets automatically at midnight so it's ready to go every morning

"The GOsmart™ Tri-Axis Pocket Pedometer (HJ-303) is simple to use and easy to set-up. Best of all, it works in any position. It’s the first GOsmart™ pedometer that accurately measures straight up and down, at an angle, on its side, and even completely flat."


When your trying to life a healthier and more active lifestyle great little gadgets like this add another way to broaden your range of information about yourself to help you achieve that. I am super impressed with the GoSmart HJ-303 Pedometer, I really like the amount of information it keeps and gives it is good to be able to see how many calories and miles I get in just going through my normal daily routine and adds some extra motivation to do a little more.

Buy It: You can purchase a GoSmart HJ-303 Pedometer online at omronwebstore.com or amazon.com

WIN IT!!!!
Thanks to the wonderful people at Omron one lucky reader will be able to win their own Gosmart HJ-303 pedometer of their own

Mandatory Entry: ( Must be done to be entered in contest)

~ Leave me a comment letting me know why you would like to win this contest, its that simple.

Extra Entries: (Please Leave a separate comment for each)

~Follow Omron on twitter
~ Become a fan of Omron on Facebook
~Become a follower of this blog, or let me know you already are
~Link back to this contest

Contest open to U.S residents only. Ends 01/29/10. Winner will be chosen using random.org and will be announced in my Sunday Weekend Report post and emailed.


I received a GoSmart Pedometer to review, the opinions expressed are my own.




44 comments:

weimerbill said...

Hey Erica,

would love to win the Gosmart HJ-303 pedometer..!!!

I always need extra motivation to keep fit as I lose my extra 25 pounds. and I'm a numbers guy!

Thanks,

Bill

eaternotarunner said...

Wow I love gadgets and would love to win, any extra motivation is always a plus!

eaternotarunner said...

And I'm already a follower!

MOMMY-MOMO said...

I want to win because I've always wanted one!!! hehe

mommy-momo@live.com

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I want to win this for my bestfriend. she is trying to lose weight and I know this would be great for her.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I linked you on High five Friday. Great giveaway!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I Follow you :)

Blonde Mom Runs said...

I want to win this for my mom-she is trying hard to lose weight and has been looking for a pedometer that is accurate and not noisey! Sounds like this one fits the bill.

Blonde Mom Runs said...

Oh and I'm already a follower. :)

Carly said...

Well you see, I had a pedometer and it died. I have failed to invest in a new one so this would be great to win!

Carly said...

And I'm a follower!

madeline said...

I have been looking to get a pedometer because I'd like to increase my steps as well, it's especially hard on rainy days when I'm at the computer all day!

madeline said...

And I'm a follower on my Google Reader :)

Katey said...

I would love to win a pedometer! My dad's company ran a contest where they all got one to track how much they move at work and he can't stop raving about it! And his isn't nearly as fancy as this one!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

1. I'd love to win this because I need to know on my rest days (that I really take because of this!) I feel like I am doing nothing!!! I would be great to see what I am actually doing and set goals to do more!!

Great giveaway!! Lucky you!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

2. I am a faithful follower!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

3. Omron fan on facebook. Going to do...Omron Electronics?? done.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

4. Linking you in my post today!

marathonmaiden said...

were those steps in addition to any running you did? i always thought the 10,000 steps were for ppl who were otherwise inactive but i could be completely wrong.

in any case i want it because i just love winning hahah. or maybe because i am a numbers crunching nerd and this would fuel my compulsion :)

marathonmaiden said...

i'm already a follower :)

marathonmaiden said...

i linked: http://marathonmaiden.wordpress.com/2010/01/22/usual-friday-routine-but-better/

marathonmaiden said...

and a facebook fan :)

Teamarcia said...

I'm already a follower!

Teamarcia said...

I'd love to win this for my dad, who suffers from heart disease, Type diabetes, all the things I am running away from hopefully.
I think this would help him get out and walk more.

Teamarcia said...

And I linked you on my blog!

Sarah said...

I would love to have a pedometer! Now you have me really curious if my down days are even close to 10,000 steps. I need to win it so I can find out. :)

Jenna Z said...

I would LOVE to win! My pedometer is kind of noisy, the click-clack irritates me sometimes, especially at work!

Jenna Z said...

I follow your blog!

Libby said...

I would love to see how many steps I get. It would probably be a really small number haha

Libby said...

I am a follower of you :)

Christina said...

Why would I like to win it? Because I love winning! It would be good to use during work to see how many steps I could take. Or I may give it to my mom as a motivator for her to lose some weight and adapt a healthier lifestyle.

Christina said...

I'm a follower

Shelley said...

I would love to win this pedometer as I'm a new runner and need to keep track of how far I'm going!

susan said...

I would love the win because I am really curious to how many steps a day I actually do take!
susanerios at hotmail.com

susan said...

I follow this blog
susanerios at hotmail.com

Trish said...

I am trying to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. This pedometer would be a tool I could use to see how I'm doing!

Trish said...

I am a follower!!

Megan said...

I follow you

Brenda said...

hope it's not too late to enter. I think this pedometer is just what I need to keep track of how I'm doing or a tool to push myself more.
This is my first time visiting your blog...Love it :)

Tricia said...

I want to win so I can give it to my mother. She is working hard on living a healthier life and I think this would help. :)

Lauren said...

I'd love to win because I can't wear my Garmin constantly!

Janet said...

I'd love to win so I can try the Omron Pedometer in person. I've seen lots but I've only tried the el-cheapo versions.

Janet said...

I just became a follower of your blog. Found you via Tall Mom on the Run!

Janet said...

I'm a fan of Omron on Facebook!