Tech 4 O Accelerator Men's Fitness Watch
Tech 4 O Accelerator Men's Fitness Watch

 
List Price: $84.99

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Product Description

Whether you are 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 users 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. GPS based running products are super-expensive, super-complicated, and arent very 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.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 overly sensitive 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 youll never forget to turn it on
    Personal Profile
  • This feature allows users to customize their watch to their spec

    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.

    Personal Profile

    • 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.

    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.
    • Although the watch has several advanced ways of calculating speed and distance, the old-school chronograph still has a place and purpose.

    Countdown Timer

    • 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.

    The Competition
    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 Future
    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.

  • Features:
    • Stylish men's fitness wristwatch with built-in accelerometer for gauging distance
    • Produces highly accurate readings of user's speed, distance, and caloric expenditure
    • Adjustable step counter accounts for walking style, stride, terrain, and pack weight
    • Built-in stopwatch and countdown timer; powerful 7-day, 10-week memory
    • Clock with 12/24-hour time, date, and daily alarm; 1-year warranty

    Customer Reviews:

    • Watch
      It is a very nice, comfortable watch. It is easy to read and stays clean after workouts unlike cloth bands. I would recommend this watch for any runners or other athletes.
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    • Very Happy with this watch
      I really feel this is a quality product. I like almost everything. I have found the Pedometer to be very effective. Slight drawbacks only include the complexity of setup regarding the pedometer. It took me a few patient moments to understand what I needed to do. I went to a local track and counted my steps over 100 meters already marked on the track. Other aspect that I find kind of odd is the dual time. I wish you could toggle between which time was more prominent. But that is just a style issue. I would absolutely buy this watch again. - F...more info
    • Inaccurate data
      I bought this product for tracking running distance and averages.
      The watch is easy to operate with o.k. instructions, however the data is most inaccurate. The distance shows always more than it actually was. (I have verified it via car and bike.) I basically use it as watch and chronometer now.
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    • Decent watch, great pedometer
      The pedometer is very accurate. I wish it was a little more stylish but i guess im not to picky. Overall an awesome product....more info
    • Great watch for the beginning runner
      I have really enjoyed using this watch for my running. The features are very easy to navigate through and easy to use. I was looking for a watch that would measure how far I ran and not spend a arm and a leg for it. This watch was what I was looking for. The only draw back was getting the perfect stride distances for my walk and run. It took a few days but it is as close as it going to get. I would recommend this product to all if you are looking for a watch to tell your distance and speed....more info
    • Just Press the Button!
      Form follows function...at last! This Tech4-O watch has performed flawlessly since I got it. I especially like the fact that the many modes are easy to navigate and program. Major modes such as Home Time, Pedometer, and Timer are not 'buried' under other functions. They are easily accessible with the touch of a single button. Secondary functions (within each main mode) are also easy to find. When I recieved the watch, I spent about a half hour one evening and had enough understanding of it to program all my settings. And after just a couple days of use, the use of the sub-functions became second nature. The buttons are easy to find and press although heavy shirt cuffs or gloves sometimes push a button when I don't intend. However, this doesn't change my settings and it is preferable to having buttons that are too small for me to manipulate so I still give it my 5 star rating!

      I am currently making good use of the pedometer and alarm modes. Daily walks with my dog, hiking and a lot walking at work really add up (over 30,000 steps on a some days!) The alarms (up to five) are great for appointment and meeting reminders and are easy to change when my schedule flexes.

      I haven't put this watch through the rigors of canoeing or kayaking but the stainless case and rubber strap lead me to think that the watch will do just fine. I may be posting another review once the season arrives.

      Lastly...this display is easy to read. No clutter of icons like other electronic watches I have tried and a nice, bright electro-luminescent backlight. In fact, I have already used it to fiddle with my car keys in the dark...I don't think T4-O had this in mind...then again, maybe they DID!?

      I highly recommend this watch. In fact, it's beeping at me right now...gotta go!
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