Omron HJ-720ITC Pocket Pedometer and Software Review

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Are you on the lookout for the perfect gizmo that would jazz up your exercise routine? The Omron HJ-720ITC Pocket Pedometer is the friend - albeit a mechanical one - that will stick with you through thick and thin, motivating you to stay on the path to a healthier you.

The Omron HJ-720ITC Pocket Pedometer, weighing just eight ounces, packs a mean punch. It is a great motivator for those who want to lose weight. Pocket pedometers like the Omron HJ-720ITC measure the distance walked in a day by counting the number of steps.

How Does The Omron HJ-720ITC Pocket Pedometer Work?

The Omron HJ-720ITC sports a unique dual sensor technology. Now you can carry it in your pocket or in your bag. Either way, you will be able to find out how much exercise you get in a typical day.

Its LCD display displays aerobic steps and minutes walked more than ten minutes at a time, separately. If you want to check on past data, you can use its seven-day history feature to review exercise data. You can even upload workouts for the last 42 days to your computer. This device resets automatically every night. There is no need for you to fiddle with buttons the next day. Accessories include detachable belt holder and security strap, ensuring that it is always close to you.

This pedometer is powered by a lithium battery with a lifespan of six months.

Blood Pressure and Heart Rate - Omron Health Management Software

The pedometer is accompanied by the Omron Health Management Software. After you transfer your data to a computer the software analyzes vital parameters, including morning and evening systolic and diastolic blood pressure and heart rate. The frequency distribution graph shows the most common values and identifies variations by time frame. You can download data from the Omron HJ-720ITC Pocket Pedometer to your computer and use the graphical interface provided by this software to see trends in specific parameters like  steps, heart pulse, blood pressure and heart rate.

What Users of Omron HJ-720ITC Pocket Pedometer Say

According to Dan, the pedometer scores over other products because of its compactness and accuracy. There are others who were equally impressed with the product. D. Couse, a user, says “It’s really sweet that it resets itself at midnight every day and stores your previous data for you to download at your convenience.” He was also pleased with the software, as it allowed him to track his progress and goals.

T. Wilson was so impressed with the product that he bought a second one, giving the first one to a friend. He found the product very user-friendly, saying, “It is so easy to use - just slip it into your pocket. It is also easy to keep track of your progress using your computer. I have used an Omron pedometer before and this is the best one.”

Tell Me More About The Omron Health Management Software

Many users like the Omron Health Management Software because it allows them to print out reports, output data to spreadsheets and so on. Dan said that he was willing to pay extra for the software. Leah seconded Dan, saying:

“It is the software that makes this a ‘must have’ - even if you are happy with your current pedometer. The software is easy to download - just pop the disk in your drive and follow the instructions. Enter your goals (daily steps, aerobic steps, and distances) and then start walking and get ready to download your info.”


How Much Weight Will I Lose?

Bleuparrot calls the pedometer her “best purchase from Amazon – ever!” She dropped from a size 14 to a size 10 and lost 12 inches and 18 pounds in two years. J.P. Tufo “released” 22 pounds in seven months using the Omron Pocket Pedometer. T. Oliva says, “I feel great, lost 40 pounds and 5 inches…. I tell everyone who is trying to lose weight that they need to buy this.”

Pros And Cons


  • The unit is compact and fits in a pocket without feeling bulky.

  • Allows you to keep track of your progress for seven days, or even longer with the software.
  • Easy to use and set up.


  • The price is a little high.
  • Data cannot be reset midday.
  • Software only works with Windows operating system. 

How To Use The Omron HJ-720ITC Pocket Pedometer


Problems And Complaints

In very few cases, users faced problems with data transfer. Nina used the pedometer for 2 months after which the data wouldn’t transfer to her computer.

Niri Egeberg is a big fan of the seven-day history feature; however, he is not too happy with the design. His major concern is the clip design. According to him, the clip is worthless, as it fails to keep the pedometer secured to the belt. He complains that the battery is power hungry. Also, the pedometer resets when the battery is removed. This is a major problem as he has to enter all the settings again.

The Omron HJ-720ITC Pocket Pedometer with Advanced Omron Health Management Software is a customer favorite among pedometers. Its tracking feature is a popular addition, and the software expands the pedometer’s usefulness into a full-fledged fitness utility. More than 90% of the users have rated this product 4 stars out of 5.


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Thanks for the highlight

I'm flattered that you chose to highlight my review of the Omron pedometer. I am however most definitely not a "she". :)

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Sorry for the Mistake

Hi Niri,

thank you for stopping by. Sorry for the mistake. It is now corrected.

Pedometer Works For Me!

I use a pedometer when i train and i couldn't imagine going back to running without one. For one i actually thought i was doing more than i actually was! It definitely improved my output.

It does all depend on how serious about your exercise you are!

I have one of these and it is

I have one of these and it is fantastic! You really see your progress and how often you get cardio. You also get to see which normal day to day activities provide good exercise, such as walking to the coffee shop instead of getting coffee at the office. Buy it!

This review is working well

This review is working well in every field and gives spontaneous justification on the use of variety of software which is a nice condition.


Do I need pedometer?

I always exercise or jog a lot. Matter of fact, everyday, morning and afternoon and I don't have a pedometer with me. Do I really need one? I mean, I was thinking that pedometer are for professionals only like they want to monitor everything. I'm just an ordinary and regular jogger who just want to sweat it out like 40 to 45 minutes everytime I jog. But if I can see that I need this one, I might invest on it.

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You Don't!

A pedometer can help you make sure that you are meeting your walking goals. Many users find that it is a great motivation. However, if you are a motivated and determined individual and "regular jogger who just want to sweat it out like 40 to 45 minutes everytime", as you said, I don't think you need a pedometer to motivate you.

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