An activity monitor (or pedometer) is a small device that fits in the palm of your hand and tracks your physical activity progress throughout the day. An activity monitor can record how many steps have you made a day, how far have you gone, and how many calories have you burnt, and can detect the difference between going for a walk and going for a run.
The perfect way on how to use OMRON pedometer is to set it up correctly, in this way you will have an accurate count on your steps, take it everywhere with you, and keep in mind to connect it to your laptop or computer so you can track your steps for longer time.
OMRON activity trackers are equipped with a 3D sensor assuring its accuracy so the pedometer can count your steps during the day, and thanks to their 7-day memory, you can track your progress over the week. Some of the trackers come with a belt stripe so you can fix it to your clothes instead of putting it in your pocket.
Actually sensitivity and accuracy are linked. For a Step Counter to accurately count steps it needs to know your stride (distance between steps). As you can imagine, this figure becomes the basis for counting. This is why it is critical to follow the Instruction Manual when entering your stride.
1. Click on ‘add new device’ on the Bi-LINK gateway and select the Walking Style Pro 2.0 from the list of devices
2. Remove top cover of the device. The USB port is an integrated part of the device. Connect the device to the USB port on your computer. When placed correctly a connection-symbol appears.
3. When the USB device is connected to your computer for the first time, it may take a few minutes for the device driver to fully install. Please wait until installation is complete before attempting to upload data
4. Go to Bi-LINK Gateway, select your device and press ‘start upload’ button. During transferring process you see an animation on the device display and ‘ok‘ symbol when the transfer is completed.
5. After a successful upload, continue reading your measurements by clicking ‘review data’.
Correct positioning includes placing in your pocket, attaching the unit to your belt or the top of your shorts or pants. Most models have a clip or a strap, it is important to also secure the strap or clip on your clothing to avoid losing the device.
The initial stride length value that blinks on the display is an estimated stride length calculated from the height setting.
Set the actual stride length to use based on the type of walking you will do and your own physique. To measure the correct average stride length, divide the total length of ten steps you walked by the number of steps (e.g.7.8 meter divided by 10 steps = 78 cm).
The Walking style Pro 2.0 comes with a USB connection. Please visit www.bi-link.omron.com for downloading the software. Bi-LINK Online Health Management Platform will allow you to download, view, track and print your Step Counter data. If you own one of the PC Compatible OMRON Blood Pressure Monitors, the same software can be used to capture your blood pressure readings.