Want some ideas of what to buy for Christmas for the person in your life who is into following a healthy lifestyle? Then read on to find out about two gadgets, I received free from Ozeri to review.
Firstly the pedometer. Currently retailing on Amazon for £39.99 direct from Ozeri or cheaper deals from alternative stockists and available in black or yellow.
I’m well acquainted with wearing a pedometer as every two years we take part in the GCC at work for 100 days. It is a fun challenge aiming at a daily target of 10,000 steps and you track your steps across the world. This year I was our team captain.
However I’ve only had basic pedometers previously. This one had a lot more functionality. Firstly I had to program it with my weight and stride. I had no idea regarding my stride length, but the instructions gave a top tip of measuring the distance over 10 steps. From this I estimated my stride to be about 70 cm. You also program it with the date and time, since it has the memory to retain the last 7 days data. And to choose between measuring in km or miles.
For the 7 days of historical data, you can view the following options:- steps, kcal, distance, time spent walking and average speed. I found this very interesting.
There is also a split mode, but I didn’t make use of this functionality. However the instructions indicate that this can be used to count the steps for an event or the number of steps between 2 points, by resetting the interval.
The pedometer also has a back light if you wish to view your steps in the dark.
The one thing it didn’t have that I would have liked was a belt clip. However the instructions did indicate that it would still accurately measure your steps from in a bag or pocket. It was provided with a lanyard but I found this too fiddly to attach.
However all said, I love this pedometer. So much better than the basic ones that I’ve used previously.
Secondly the blood pressure monitor. Currently available on Amazon for £24.95, reduced from £69.99.
I was thinking this would be great for all the family but the instructions advise it is only suitable for adults. It is important to read all the guidelines in the instruction booklet before use. So just like when your blood pressure is taken at the doctor’s, it has a cuff to wear, but this one goes round your wrist. Once you’re wearing it, press the power button to switch on, ensure your arm is in the correct relaxed position, then press the start button.
The cuff then automatically inflates and on completion your blood pressure will be displayed on a colour coded screen. As you can see mine is green, indicating normal blood pressure. The results are stored in memory and you can scan back through upto 1197 previous measurements. These can be shared between upto 3 different users. It is also able to detect an irregular heartbeat.
It has a convenient storage box and is battery powered. The unit comes with a 5 year warranty.
A nifty little gadget in my opinion.
I’d love to hear what gadgets are on your Christmas wish list.
Disclosure. This post is a review of products I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.