Mio Pacer PC Ultra Slim Pedometer Watch


The MIO Pacer PC+ is a sleek, credit card sized (only 5mm thick!) Activity Monitor. Upload your progress to Facebook and Twitter to track and share your progress. It uses advanced 3D Accelerometer Technology to accurately count and record daily steps, distance, speed, and even calories burned. The MIO Pacer PC+ and its supporting software can actually determine if you’re walking or running, ensuring accuracy The MIO Pacer PC+ uses your personal stats to provide you with the instant data you need to achieve your health and fitness goals.

$ 4.00

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars
Almost Perfect — Edit: Not as Good as I Thought, November 20, 2011
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Just My Op (Southwest USA) – See all my reviews
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This review is from: Mio Pacer PC Ultra Slim Pedometer Watch (Sports)
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I’ve gone through several pedometers over the years and this is the best one I’ve used. With a few minor changes, it could be five-star terrific.

What I love about it:

I can set different types of goals and is easy to set and read.

It doesn’t have to be on my waistband or clipped to a pocket to work.

It’s accurate (such a basic thing, but many are not).

Information can be uploaded onto an online site with a private account, and linked to Twitter and Facebook, if desired.

Connecting and creating an online account was quick and easy.

It has a lock so that it isn’t accidentally reset, very important to me because I’ve reset my pedometer by accident more than once.

It has a power saver setting so that the pedometer can go into sleep mode and wake mode at designated times.

It is thin and light, not nearly as bulky as some others I’ve used.

Like many others, it has date, time, timers, and that routine good stuff.

Although it comes with a battery, it tells exactly what replacement battery is needed, very helpful.

What I don’t like:

This is something that could be easily rectified but was frustrating for me. The pedometer comes with a little plastic sleeve, clear on one side so that you can read it, and a clip that attaches so that you can attach it to a waistband, pocket, etc. I had a really hard time getting the pedometer into the sleeve, and couldn’t get it in completely. The sleeve is just too small, and I even tore a corner a bit trying to fit it in. Once in, it is next to impossible to get out again, but it has to be taken out in order to reach the USB port. I’m not going to be using the sleeve again, which is too bad because I like the extra “not gonna fall out of my pocket” protection it adds. For such a nice pedometer, the sleeve doesn’t seem high quality. Even that wouldn’t matter so much if it fit!

Things to be aware of:

If you want to sync through a Mac, you are out of luck.

It has too much packaging, one of those sealed plastic cases that have to be opened with scissors. This doesn’t affect my review, but I really hate those things.

The instruction booklet is in a little sealed envelope, and the inside of the envelope has information on heart rate readings. This product doesn’t monitor heart rate so I wondered why it referred to that.

When I first established an account, the process seemed stuck at verifying the user. I eventually unplugged the pedometer, and my information had been successfully loaded.

There is a light/clear button that I haven’t tried because the instruction booklet says that it “resets values, turns light on.” I’d like to see if the light works, but I don’t want to reset my values and it isn’t clear if it does both with just one push.

Unlike many others, I don’t have to measure my stride, so how does it know distance? Is it based on a typical stride for my height, which I entered? I’m afraid I don’t know. It seems accurate to me, at least to the best of my ability to measure, but I’m more interested in how many steps I take and how long I walk each day.

Aside from the sleeve issue, I really like this little device. I especially love being able to upload my information and use the online tools. But to get the most of it, be sure to read the instruction booklet and establish an online account.

Edit: After using this pedometer for a few days, I decided I needed to modify my review. While it does seem to count steps accurately as I am walking for exercise, it isn’t so great for just working around the house. It doesn’t count for the first few steps to avoid miscounting when steps aren’t really being taken, but then is supposed to catch up. It didn’t seem very accurate when I would expect 25 or so steps to be added. Perhaps it depends on its position, but since the plastic sleeve doesn’t work for it, I had in inconsistent positions, not always in the same pocket, not always at the same angle. Since I was counting on this to be a great step counter, I am disappointed now. It still gives me a good idea of how many steps I walk a day, but I expected more accuracy.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love it!, November 29, 2011
This review is from: Mio Pacer PC Ultra Slim Pedometer Watch (Sports)
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This is a great pedometer for people who want to track their steps in order to see how many miles they have walked. Due to trying to lose weight and an instructor telling me that I should aim to walk at least 3 miles a day I thought this would be a great way for me to track my progress.

So many pedometers in the market either don’t accurately track steps, or end up restarting themselves to zero because a button is pushed due to many pedometers having to be worn clipped to your waist. It is also very light and shows date, time, etc. on the pedometer.

What many tech savvy enthusiasts will love is that this pedometer connects to a website that will track your steps for you and also upload to Facebook (if you so choose to let your friends’ know how many steps you walked that day). I used the website but chose not to connect to Facebook since for me I didn’t think it was necessary.

All of the instructions on how to use the pedometer were very easy to understand.

I have tested this particular product for the past week and have absolutely no complaints.

Overall grade: A+

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Device and Very Convenient, December 12, 2011
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Stephen W. Templar “rexGun” (Winchester, Virginia – United States of America) – See all my reviews
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What a great pedometer. This little device is so light and compact that you can wear it on your ID badge, it even has a clip for just that purpose. Several people have commented on the convenience of that particular feature and asked me where to get one.

As pedometers go it is very easy to use and as for accuracy, it waits until you have taken about ten steps before it accepts that you are actually walking, but then it gives you credit for all ten steps. I like that.

A great pedometer and I highly recommend it.

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