Omron HJ-112 Pocket Pedometer


No matter where you’re going, make every step count with the HJ-112 Pedometer. Using Omron 2D smart sensor technology, this dual-axis pedometer tracks steps accurately, whether it’s in your pocket, on your belt, or clipped to your bag.

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3,461 of 3,493 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best of Breed: The Gold Standard Among Pedometers, September 4, 2004
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Samuel Chell (Kenosha,, WI United States) – See all my reviews
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Since getting attached to pedometers a couple of years ago, I’ve gone through at least a dozen–Digiwalkers, Oregon Scientifics, Omrons. Sometimes the clips would break (Digiwalkers have no spring clip), or the cover would snap off, or they would prove highly inaccurate, or they would be bulky, or they would be too “versatile” and intricate to be practical for someone who was simply looking to get in 10,000 steps for the day. For this reason, I recommended the Sportline 330 as a comparatively rugged, accurate, and inexpensive step counter that, if need be, could be replaced with minimal financial damage.

But recently I saw this “high end” Omron at Walgreen’s and thought I’d give it a spin. Its primary allure: it claims to be so sensitive that you don’t need to wear it on a belt or some other outer wear. Just drop it in your shirt pocket or purse and forget about it.

Guess what? The Omron people aren’t pulling your leg. This is indeed a very sensitive little machine that does what it says it will do, in addition to being fast, easy, convenient, and extremely durable. I decided to test it by walking 30-40 minutes with the Omron in my shirt pocket and the Sportline clipped to my belt. At the end of my walk the Omron and Sportline were within 80 steps of each other. Moreover, it was the Omron that gave me the extra steps (a bonus if you consider the amount of time it takes–practically 2 hours–to log the full 10,000 steps).

The only advanced feature I occasionally use is the memory bank. The device automatically resets to 0 steps while saving the previous day’s count in memory (for up to a week). Although I set the clock, I rarely use the other extra features–calorie counter, aerobic read-out, or even distance covered. I don’t even bother with things like entering stride length and attaching clips or necklaces. This particular Omron model rises above the field because of one thing: quality. It’s accurate, it’s easy and fast, and it’s dependable if not indestructible (I’ve sat on it, inadvertently sent it through the wash, dropped it into a bath-tub). It keeps going, as long as you do. If you have a shirt pocket and know how to read from one to 10,000, you’re on your way.

You can never have too many good pedometers, but this Omron makes it unlikely you’ll need another one any time soon. There’s no question in my mind that this is best of breed, the one that Tiger Woods would use even if he had to pay for it and realized no rewards other than the practical and motivational benefits of the device itself. At its current price, it’s probably the best buy on Amazon.

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279 of 296 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best of the lot, December 8, 2004
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Dale D. Hancock (Pullman, WA, USA) – See all my reviews
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I’ve previously tried 4 different pedometer models–all were inconsistent and inaccurate (+/- 25%) and became moreso over the course of a couple of months. I’ve had the Omron HJ112 about 6 months now. I’ve checked it’s accuracy periodcially at metered track. On a 1 mile walking course, I consistently get numbers within 0.05 mile or around 60 steps. This seems well within the variability of the actual number of steps one would take over a mile track on multiple replications.

I also like the fact that it zeroes itself at midnight and keeps a 7-day history of number of steps and distance.

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1,226 of 1,328 people found the following review helpful
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Keep Track to Succeed!, January 23, 2008
This is pedometer is Consumer Reports #1 rated digital pedometer- and I can see why. It’s extremely light weight and really easy to use with just four big buttons on the front. Here’s a few of its best features:

-it can accurately senses steps in your belt, pocket, OR purse!
-it has a large display for the visually impaired
-it has a 7 day history so you can see progress (or lack of)
-it calculates calories and distance in addition to steps

I’d recommend this little device to anyone who wants to lose weight- just begin one day, and the next day, see if you can maintain or beat your previous step record. Now how easy is that?

So what DIDN’T I like about it? Not much. Perhaps the ONLY sort of negative thing I can say is that you will need a tiny screwdriver to open the back of it to put in the battery. Other than that, if you’re looking to increase your activity a little to improve your health, look no further. Also recommend The 5-Minute Plantar Fasciitis Solution and Treat Your Own Achilles Tendinitis for walkers and runners with these problems.

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