How to Set Omron Pedometers

Updated April 17, 2017

Omron pedometers measure the number of steps taken in a daily routine to help create an effective fitness routine. Omron pedometers also take into account body weight to calculate estimated calories burnt while walking. In order to ensure proper functioning and calculation, a new Omron pedometer must be correctly configured for time, body weight and stride distance. Once the pedometer is correctly set, a fitness routine can monitored for weight-management goals.

Stand in a large area, allowing ample room for movement. Mark the floor where the tips of your feet rest.

Walk 10 steps, using your normal stride. Mark the ground where the tip of your forward foot rests on the 10th step.

Measure the distance between the two marks on the floor and divide by 10 to calculate your stride. For example, if you walk 360 inches in 10 steps, dividing by 10 will give you a stride of 36 inches, or three feet.

Press and hold the "SET" button on the pedometer for about 1.5 seconds. The time on the pedometer will begin to blink.

Press the "MEMORY" button on the pedometer to advance the time by an hour with each button press. Once the hour is correct, press the "SET" button change to minutes. Press the "MEMORY" button to advance the time forward by one minute with each press. Press "SET" on the pedometer to advance to the weight setting. The weight will blink on the pedometer screen.

Press the "MEMORY" button to advance the weight by one pound with each press. Once the weight is correctly entered, press the "SET" button to proceed to the stride distance setting. The stride setting will blink on the screen.

Press the "MEMORY" button to advance the stride by one unit with each press, either centimetre or inch, depending on the pedometer model. Once the stride has been accurately set, press the "SET" button to save all changes and return to the screen displaying steps taken and time of day.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • Accurate clock or watch
  • Scale
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Ross Lane began writing in 2009 with work published on the website GameObserver. He is a communication instructor at Boise State University and he received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in communication and journalism from Boise State.