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Advanced accelerometer technology provides highly accurate readings of a user?s speed, distance, and caloric expenditure via a simple wrist watch sensor, eliminating the need for funny looking foot pods or belt clip sensors. Accelerometer technology is 95+% accurate, and much more dependable than traditional pendulum type (ball bearing) pedometers. Features Pedometer: Highly accurate step counter with adjustable sensitivity. Personal Profile: This feature allows users to customize their watch to their specific body type and walking/running style. Chronograph The accelerator series? powerful stopwatch features allow users to record exact results to within 1/100th of a second for up to 50 laps and a total time of 24 hours. Countdown Timer Alternative Time Zone Daily Alarm Mode
Whether you're a hardcore adventure hiker, an avid runner, or simply looking to count your doctor's recommended 10k steps a day, an Accelerator Series watch fits the bill. Advanced accelerometer technology provides highly accurate readings of a user's speed, distance, and caloric expenditure via a simple wrist watch sensor, eliminating the need for funny looking foot pods or belt clips. Accelerometer technology is 95+% accurate, and much more dependable than traditional pendulum based pedometers. GPS-based running products are very expensive, complicated, and aren't reliable for indoor training or under heavy tree cover. The Accelerator Series is the perfect combination of accurate readings, simplicity of use, and stylish design.
Speed & Distance Pedometer
- Highly accurate step counter with adjustable sensitivity allows users to tune the sensors to their individual walking style. Doctors everywhere are now recommending 10k steps a day to maintain a healthier lifestyle.
- All sensors are contained in a simple wrist watch. That means no funny looking mechanical belt clips our funky shoe pods.
- Get off the beaten path! Free yourself from mileage markers at the track or trail! Pick a new route every day! The Accelerator can automatically distinguish between running and walking, and can calculate your average speed, distance, caloric expenditure, and total exercise time.
- The Accelerator has a delayed step counter feature that differentiates between ancillary movements and actual steps. This feature provides users with the most accurate results by delaying calculation until it has registered 10 steps in a row to eliminate false step counting.
- The smart scheduling features allows users to set the pedometer to automatically start/stop counting steps at a predetermined time every day, so you'll never forget to turn it on.
- This feature allows users to customize their watch to their specific body type and walking/running style. No matter how fast or slow, tall or short, each user can personally enter their weight, average walking stride, and average running stride in order to ensure accurate results.
- Hikers can easily account for loaded pack weights.
- Runners can dial in the stride length to account for varying terrain and/or speed workouts.
- Quickly adjust weight and stride lengths as conditioning improves.
- The accelerator series' powerful stopwatch features allow users to record exact results to within 1/100th of a second for up to 50 laps and a total time of 24 hours.
- Although the watch has several advanced ways of calculating speed and distance, the old-school chronograph still has a place and purpose.
- A simple countdown timer can come in real handy at times. Set it for 10 minutes as a quick reminder. Use it to monitor your running/walking pace and set speed goals. Alternative Time Zone
- Great for those that travel! Allows users to set and display an alternative time zone along with the current home time display. Never lose track of time no matter where you are.
Daily Alarm Mode
- We are all creatures of habit in our daily routines. The daily alarm is a great way to set a daily reminder or morning wake up alarm.
How the Technology Works
The underlying technology in the Accelerator Series Watches is an accelerometer sensor. Accelerometers are used to measure acceleration. Originally developed during the Space Race to replace outdated gyroscopes, accelerometers can be found in a diverse range of today's products such as automobile air bags and tilt meters. In the Accelerator watch, a user's movement (acceleration) produces varying degrees of electric current within the sensor, allowing the watch to detect different levels of acceleration, and therefore measure speed and distance.
Another way to explain how an accelerometer sensor works is to envision a marble in a bowl. When the bowl is moved, or accelerated, the marble inside will roll (accelerate) along the bottom and sides of the bowl. When the bowl is accelerated faster, the marble will move a greater distance up the sides. The accelerometer sensor in the Accelerator Series watch acts like an electronic marble in a bowl. With every step forward, the wearer of the watch (bowl) is accelerating forward. By measuring the acceleration of the "marble", the software inside the watch can then calculate the wearer's speed and distance.
There are really only a few different ways to calculate the speed and distance of human-powered, on-foot travel. The first was basic math, next came the mechanical pedometer, followed by satellite tracking GPS years later. Mechanical pedometers are cheap and abundant, but also highly unreliable. They operate on a simply pendulum clicker that relies on the walker's hip movement to count steps. Unfortunately, mechanical pedometers end up counting a lot of non-walking movements and assume that walkers are making consistent and repetitive steps.
GPS technology is impressive, but also expensive, complex, and not always ideal for outdoor activities or indoor training. Satellite signals can be lost in heavily forested areas, indoors, or behind large buildings and receiving signals eats up batteries. When a good signal can be found, often the device does not receive info often enough to account for twisty backcountry trails.
The Tech 4 O Accelerator Series fills the void between old mechanical pedometers and the overkill of GPS. A simple, yet versatile, wrist-watch design can provide extremely accurate speed and distance data in all conditions.
- Nice pedometer watch!
I bought this for my mom and she loves it. She uses it for walking and hiking. ...more info
- Not Accurate
I have tried to calibrate this watch several different ways and have finally given up and purchased Nike + Ipod, which I love. This watch is too complicated to set up. I had to have the instruction manual right next to me to figure which of the four buttons to press next and how many times to get to where I wanted to go. The web site provided is not much more helpful.
The Nike + ipod was soooo simple and much more accurate. If you have a nano and $30 dollars I would definately go that route instead. ...more info
- Marathon Man's Wife
I bought this watch for my wife (I have the men's one), and we've never ran harder or faster in our lives. This watch keeps us motivated and moving for miles and miles. A must have in the marathon world! ...more info
- I'M NOT A GENIUS!
This is an extremely complicated piece of machinery. I have not gotten it to work the way it is supposed to yet. The instructions are "Yeh" long, with sub-function instructions that are not clear. I even called the company and their technitions had to look up the instructions and they were not sure how to set it up. I'm a senior citizen, but not a dummy. I want to use the watch predominately as a pedomiter, but it cuts off after a minute. I have tried to set it up like the instructions say but it is frustrating. Too much of a good thing. Sorry. Not satisfied, but I'll keep trying....more info
This watch is comfortable & loaded with functionality. A couple of the indicators are hard to read; You need a magnifier to see that the dot the right side reads AM or PM. It is also quite complicated to use. The directions sent with the watch are almost useless. The on-line tutorial is much better. ...more info
- Decent Watch
Overall this watch has been okay. The whole reason I purchased it was for calculating distance when I ran. This was the least pricey out of the watches I was looking at. It seemed to be accurate for the first month I had it but I have noticed that it has been giving me .2 more miles than I actually ran. I am not sure if this addition will only begin to get greater but only time will tell. The other features like the pedometer, and the calorie counter are very good though....more info
- Better than I expected!
I'm not very tech-y, so I was a bit nervous ordering this watch/pedometer after reading reviews about how hard it was to set up. I followed a reviewer's advice & skipped the written instructions, going straight for the online tutorial. Piece of cake! I love my watch & love counting my steps. Some advice for the next set of buyers: If you like to bike, it won't register your "steps" while biking, so attach it to your shoelaces. Worked accurately & like a charm!...more info