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Review and Giveaway: Omron GOsmart Pace/Distance Tracker

Omron Pace Distance Tracker

Disclosure: I received a free Omron GOsmart Pace/Distance tracker for this review, as well as a free t-shirt, water bottle and ear buds.

I figured if I walked up the big $&%^-ing hill to the bakery shop, I deserved to have a cupcake at the top, so I set off on my walk. Then I turned around on my front porch, went back inside and grabbed the Omron GOsmart Pace/Distance Tracker I was sent to review because this seemed like the perfect time to see if it could actually measure my pace, distance, steps, calories burned, and all that fancy stuff it claimed to do.

I’ve mentioned in the past that I’m not really a pedometer person, but I was interested in this device because it calculates your pace, which I *am* interested in. Over the past year I haven’t been running, but I’d like to get back into a run/walk routine now that I’ve moved to a walkable neighborhood. (Yes, I know I made up the word “walkable.” I don’t care if Merriam-Webster gets pissed at me. Nevermind! Merriam-Webster says it *is* a word. Microsoft Word is in the wrong here, with its erroneous red squiggly.) It’s always encouraging to get positive feedback, so I wanted to track my pace and hopefully be encouraged when I get better and faster times.

When I turned on the pedometer pace/distance tracker, I had to go through a quick setup where I entered the time, my height, weight and other info which helps the pedometer tracker estimate how many calories I’ve burned. What I loved was that by entering my height, it estimated my stride length for me automatically. I really don’t have the patience to get out a measuring tape and try to calculate the length of my average pace. It makes me have flashbacks to marching band where I had to learn eight-by-ten and six-by-ten stride lengths and no amount of practicing in a marked-off section of my basement could make me get it right. Marching band is hardcore y’all! Don’t be fooled by the silly tassels on the hats!

Once all that info was entered, I had the option of using the device as a straight-up pedometer that would track my steps, distance traveled and calories burned. But, if you hold down the “Mode” button for two seconds, you go into workout mode where it will also track the amount of time you’ve been walking and calculates your pace for you. It’s got a clip so you can attach it to your waist, or you can just put it in your pocket and pull it out occasionally to check your results as you’re walking. There’s a 7-day memory too which saves your previous workouts so you can compare your results.

So, I huffed and puffed and made it to the top of the hill, which my pedometer tracker said was 1.3 miles. I checked later with my car’s odometer and this seems to be a fairly accurate measurement. However, I probably should have paid less attention to my pedometer tracker and more attention to the red exclamation mark that popped up on the weather app on my new smartphone. It started to get dark on my walk up the hill. I heard the crash of thunder in the distance and the winds started whipping up so hard I got smacked with a dry leaf right in the eye. OUCH! All of which meant—horror of horrors—I had to turn around before I made it to the cupcake shop. IT WAS AWFUL!! I walked up this huge $%&^-ing hill thinking I’d get a hit of frosting and moist, velvety cake as a reward, and all I got was a chance to do my pedometer pace/distance tracker review. *sigh* I made it back down the hill safely, and was able to note my pace time increased because going down a hill is much easier than going up it. I was also motivated to walk faster when I feared an imminent lightning strike. Luckily, I made it back to my apartment literally right as the rain began to fall.

Overall, the Omron Pace/Distance Tracker is a handy little device. I had to refer to the manual to complete the setup, but I was able to figure out the device pretty quickly after that. You can also visit TeamGOsmart.com, a site that’s designed to be community for their users. They’re pitching their other new product there too, the Omrom Pocket Pedometer with Activity Tracker. If you buy a device, you get a free 8-week training program too that you can use on the Active Trainer web site. I signed up for one and it sends you e-mail reminders of your scheduled exercise for the day, and also lets you enter your results online. I wasn’t a huge fan of the site’s interface, which could have been cleaner and a bit better organized, but hey, it’s free, so I shouldn’t complain.

Omron prize pack

Ok, now as a reward for reading to the bottom of the review, here’s the information regarding the giveaway. You can win your own pace/distance tracker, which retails for $49.99, as well as an Omron T-shirt, water bottle and earbuds. To enter, leave a comment on this entry telling me where you’d walk with your pace/distance tracker. Contest ends at 11:59pm on Sunday, August 1 July 25, 2010. Winner will be chosen randomly. Only one entry per person.

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250 Comments

Dolores • July 22, 2010 at 11:33 am

I will walk all around Santa Fe looking at Art as well as walking here in my neighborhood, which is also walkable.

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Pam • July 22, 2010 at 11:43 am

Gosh, this is the first time I get to actually try to win a give-away, usually I’m reading the blog posts from a year or two earlier and the things have long since been given away. HOPE I WIN!

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Karen B • July 22, 2010 at 11:43 am

Oh I want this, I want this, I want this!! I will walk in the neighborhood, wherever my dog takes me.

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Christy • July 22, 2010 at 11:45 am

I’m part of a running/training program to get ready for a half marathon in October. I’d use this to run my *hopefully* best at the race.

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BridgetJones • July 22, 2010 at 11:52 am

I would wear my pedometer to Disneyland! I know I walk a hellavalot when I go, but have I truly burned off those churros?

Also, you know if you cut a churro in half, the cross-section shows exactly what arteries look like when you eat churros.

Please enter me to win a great new pedometer. Thanks PastaQueen :)

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Michelle S • July 22, 2010 at 11:54 am

I’m terrible at figuring out pace, so I would love something like this! I like to walk around my neighborhood, we have so many trees and little nooks with ponds that it’s easy to find something new when I get out there.

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Melinda • July 22, 2010 at 11:57 am

I would walk outside of the house (to the park?) rather than in the basement on the treadmill. Imagine what I might actually see and hear out in the “real” world. Is it possible that my walking doesn’t actually sound like gears in motion?

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Kimmi • July 22, 2010 at 11:58 am

Where would I wear it? Hmm….Everywhere! Mileage is never marked around here, in Missouri everything is marked off by how many minutes it takes to get you there. Everything is “Oh that is about 20 minutes away!” never mind the mileage, so it would be great to know how far I’m going and how fast I’m getting there!

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Christine • July 22, 2010 at 11:59 am

I will walk with my 10 month old around my neighborhood (which sometimes might lead me to a frozen yogurt shop?!)

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Amy • July 22, 2010 at 12:02 pm

I will walk around the beautiful parks we have here in the Queen City, Cincinnati, OH. Before the ice and snow come, of course. :)

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Meadow • July 22, 2010 at 12:07 pm

I would walk to the park, and then to the sno-ball truck (like shave ice, but even better).

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Jane • July 22, 2010 at 12:07 pm

WOW! What a great giveaway. I am a new blogger starting a new weight loss and fitness program. This would be a wonderful way to monitor and motivate myself. I would walk on the walking paths, bird sanctuary, around the lakes, and everywhere, anytime I could in lovely Minnesota.

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Brandy E. • July 22, 2010 at 12:08 pm

I would use it to finally determine the distance of the lake trail that I like to walk. It’s my favorite place to go but when I’m training I have to walk somewhere that I know the distance :(

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Naomi • July 22, 2010 at 12:09 pm

I would walk the two and a half miles from home to work. I might even walk the two and a half miles from work to home.

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Caro • July 22, 2010 at 12:10 pm

oooh! Cupcakes! There is a cupcake shop that is about 2.5 miles from my house. *sigh* But I would probably walk along the walking trails near my house. I would be interested in seeing how far that actually is.

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Kim • July 22, 2010 at 12:10 pm

I’d walk on the Katy Trail in Columbia, MO. What instrument did you play in band?

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Amy • July 22, 2010 at 12:13 pm

I have been wanting to buy pedometer! I love walking in my neighborhood and looking at all the houses. I get jealous of all the “unused” porches that seemed to be everywhere….

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Happy Fun Pants • July 22, 2010 at 12:15 pm

I just moved too – although I stayed in the same city. I live downtown and find it next to impossible to check my pace or distance because I have to stop all the time at lights and for random pedestrians. THIS would be perfect for me! :)

I also run at lunch (although not in the last month or so – it’s too hot and I’m a wuss) around an industiral part of town where I work. I would love something like this to help me track my pace, distance, and calories…what a great way to break up the day!

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Star • July 22, 2010 at 12:16 pm

I would just walk all over my town to see how far I could go before I get tired and have to call my hubby to come get me

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Shana • July 22, 2010 at 12:28 pm

I would love this! We have a walking track in town and it bugs me that I don’t know how far I walked!

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PastaQueen • July 22, 2010 at 12:33 pm

@Kim – I played flute. Or rather, I pretended to play flute as I huffed and puffed across the field. No one can hear the flutes anyway.

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omgifatty • July 22, 2010 at 12:33 pm

The pedometer would be perfect here in San Francisco, because the hills make distance meaningless? I climb and I climb, but where do I go?

Ha! Thanks!

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Christine • July 22, 2010 at 12:34 pm

I live in Denver and I usually walk in Washington Park (about 2 miles around the park). I would also use it when I go hiking in the mountains.

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Charlene • July 22, 2010 at 12:37 pm

I’d walk up the Rocky steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Jenn • July 22, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Fun! I’d probably walk at the local riverwalk. I’ve tried walking in the neighborhoods around my apartment and the people creep me out.

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Rachael • July 22, 2010 at 12:38 pm

I would walk off the baby weight with my 4-month-old–when it is less hot in AZ (so maybe that makes him the future 8 month-old before this theoretical walking begins!).

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Betsy • July 22, 2010 at 12:38 pm

I’d take it with me on my walks around the neighborhood.

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Lisa • July 22, 2010 at 12:41 pm

I’d walk to the market, then walk to the coffeeshop, then the farmer’s market, then on home.

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Suzie • July 22, 2010 at 12:41 pm

I will be walking up and down the darn stairs at Pepperdine University where I work, I’d love to see how far it really is around campus!

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Mareena • July 22, 2010 at 12:45 pm

I will walk down a jumbo hill to the water and then back up, even if there isn’t a cupcake waiting at the top!

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maxie • July 22, 2010 at 12:47 pm

We have gorgeous botanical gardens just a couple miles from home with mostly hilly paths. That’s where I’d go. I’m always planning to pace out each of “my” loops, but then I start looking at stuff and forget.

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Tammy • July 22, 2010 at 12:47 pm

I would walk the perimeter of my big backyard about 20 times, just to make the neighbors scratch their heads at my ever-present weirdness.

P.S. Just needed to say I LOVE the little Pastaqueenette peeking over her commentary….that is all.

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Soraya • July 22, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Just started the couch to 5k plan yesterday. I guess I’d only walk/run to the local elementary school. It’s not a very scenic path…

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Kristen • July 22, 2010 at 12:54 pm

I will be walking on my town’s new walking trail, the Susquehanna Riverwalk! It’ll be a great stress reliever this fall as I return to school full time for the first time in a few years.

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Dora • July 22, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Oh my goodness I would just LOVE to win this!!!

I would walk/run all around my new neighborhood- Logan Square in Chicago–up and down the boulevards with beautiful old stone buildings covered in Ivy.

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sandy • July 22, 2010 at 12:56 pm

I will be walking from Nebraska to Iowa across the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge in Omaha.

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Tish • July 22, 2010 at 12:59 pm

I’d use it while pushing the double stroller around the neighborhood with my youngest grandkids.

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Julia • July 22, 2010 at 12:59 pm

My walking is usually to a park where my 2 year old enjoys climbing, swinging and sliding :)

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David • July 22, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Kinsale, Ireland! Running in my Vibram Five Fingers (KSOs & Bikilas) – another great product for you to review!

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sarah • July 22, 2010 at 1:01 pm

I would wear it around the Iowa State Fair eating various items on a stick.

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Susan C. • July 22, 2010 at 1:09 pm

I live right near a park with a walking track. I’d love to have an easy way to track my pace when I use it (which isn’t as often as it should be, truth be told).

Congrats on your move, and thanks for your giveaway!

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Kelly • July 22, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Oo, neat! We just moved and I’ve been itching to get out and about and explore the new neighborhood. I would love to have a little toy to track my progress (because I love numbers too).

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Jes • July 22, 2010 at 1:15 pm

I would use it to calculate how much of a workout I am getting as I slog around my neighborhood, gasping for air. Which is more or less what equals a “workout” these days.

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tony • July 22, 2010 at 1:19 pm

I would use it to walk in the forest, on my backcountry road, and on our town’s walking trail. I am getting in shape for firefighting, and this would help out a lot.

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Suzanne H • July 22, 2010 at 1:22 pm

This looks cool and may just purchase it myself if I don’t win. I have a heart rate monitor which tracks time, but I am also more interested in pace and distance and I don’t want to buy a gps.

I would use this all the time for walking/running. I try to go out on the bike paths around my neighborhood 4-5 nights a week. It certainly helps that a Gyro shop just opened up near my house. I would DEFINITELY use this while walking there.

Thanks for the giveaway! -Suzanne

P.S. – I also played flute in band but then switched to orchestra where flutes are more appreciated. In my opinion, the only time the flute makes a breakout in band music is for Independence Day on the Stars and Stripes Forever – and really only if you bust out some piccolo action.

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Amy • July 22, 2010 at 1:29 pm

I love the idea of using it to walk somewhere to get a treat. Unfortunately there are no cupcake shops anywhere near where I live….so I would use it to walk to Starbucks

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Suzy • July 22, 2010 at 1:35 pm

I would walk from my house to the nearby park with my dogs, instead of driving there and then getting out and walking. I think it is doable, or at least goal-worthy and the dogs would be exhausted – win, win.

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Lisa • July 22, 2010 at 1:38 pm

I would wear it when I walk anywhere walkable! There must be a cupcake shop somewhere in Madison…

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Kris • July 22, 2010 at 1:44 pm

I will wear it around my neighborhood, and occasionally to the park.

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Rhonda • July 22, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Well, I would walk anywhere for frosting! I usually walk outside on our gravel road. Lately getting ate by mosquitos really keeps the pace up!

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Lesley W • July 22, 2010 at 1:52 pm

I would love to use this walking around Jacksonville, FL!

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Eternal Lizdom • July 22, 2010 at 1:58 pm

I’d use it around my neighborhood, around a neighborhood near work, and on various adventures to kid-fun places like the Zoo!

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Julie T. • July 22, 2010 at 1:59 pm

I’m a cubicle drone, so to try and burn a few more calories over the course of the day, in addition to taking the stairs at work (my cubicle is on the third floor), I set my Outlook calendar to send me reminders twice a day to get up and walk around. Once in the morning and once in the afternoon, I leave my desk, take the stairs up to the sixth floor, then take the stairs back down, walking across each floor as I go. Then I take the stairs back up to my desk. The whole thing takes about ten minutes, and I’ve been very curious to know how far a walk that actuallly is each day. I’d love to keep a tally of my steps over the course of a week.

Also, I am lucky enough to live near a railroad track that was converted to a trail, which leads to a lake. I’d also use the pedometer for walking there.

P.S. Just out of curiosity, did your final “calories burned” tally actually balance out the calories in the cupcake you would have eaten, or was that storm an act of divine intervention?

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Michelle • July 22, 2010 at 2:04 pm

I’d walk with it around the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis reservoir in Central Park.

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Jen • July 22, 2010 at 2:05 pm

I’d use it to trek around the neighborhood with my daughter in the jogging stroller. It’s time to lose the baby weight!

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Lisa • July 22, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Walkable is most definitely a word! I’m an urban planner and “walkable” is one of those newer, hip catch words that is HUGE in planning right now. A walkable neighbourhood/town/city is a very trendy goal of urban planning. It’s right up there with “sustainable” and “green”. So not only are you grammatically correct, you are trendy too!

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Julia • July 22, 2010 at 2:07 pm

I walk at work on our upper lobby level and we have no clue how many miles (if even that) we walk. I have tried the WW pedometer but it gives a different reading every time – this is a topic of discussion every few days so winning this would be great and I would use it often.

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Lisa • July 22, 2010 at 2:09 pm

FYI – I’m Canadian and therefore pretty sure that it excludes me from your contest. Hence why I didn’t post “where I would walk” – but just for kicks, I would walk to the U.S. so I could participate in more than 1 out of every 100,000,000 contests online. :)

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Carol • July 22, 2010 at 2:09 pm

I have decided that just because our neighborhood has sidewalks, that doesn’t mean that it’s a great place to walk. I am improving my muscle tone but killing my lungs breathing in all the car exhaust! So I will use the tracker when I begin going to walk at a nice, little park about a mile away!

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Jennifer S • July 22, 2010 at 2:09 pm

I’d walk the dog around the neighborhood and myself to the Farmers Market.

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Gretchen • July 22, 2010 at 2:14 pm

I would walk to the gym and back, which I do anyway but I think I’m fooling myself about how fast I’m going. Then I’d give this gadget to my husband, because I’m not a gadget person but he is, and he runs.

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Jird • July 22, 2010 at 2:15 pm

I would walk on the Prairie Path in suburban Chicago, free of my three small children for an hour, several days a week.

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Linda • July 22, 2010 at 2:19 pm

I would use it to to walk around several state and county parks that we have nearby.

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Lauren • July 22, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Wow! Looks like I have finished reading through all of the archives at the right time! I would use the tracker to track my walks around NYC. I started my healthy living life change about 8 weeks ago – you have truly been an inspiration for me. For me the healthy eating is way easier then the exercise – but I’m doin’ it! Day by day…Even if I don’t win – Thank you for being YOU, PQ – you are amazing!

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Kelly • July 22, 2010 at 2:33 pm

I will wear it to explore the Windy City!

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Beverly • July 22, 2010 at 3:08 pm

This would be a huge motivator for me to get back on track and start walking again! I tend to just walk around my own neighborhood…so I don’t get lost. HA!

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Maureen • July 22, 2010 at 3:13 pm

I would use it to hike on the nearby mountain trails. I would love to have all that data after a long hike.

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Lisa F. • July 22, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Hmm…I would probably walk around the blocks in my area. They are hilly and we always take a different route, so it would be nice to know how far we’ve gone.

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Coyote • July 22, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Congaree National Park!

And class, and work, and the gym, and the Statehouse, and the State Museum, and, and…everywhere!

On a completely unrelated note – marching band rocks!

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Sarah • July 22, 2010 at 3:22 pm

I’ll use it to walk around NYC!

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Brandi • July 22, 2010 at 3:26 pm

I walk around where I live. Since it is in the middle of nowheres and not a lot of traffic, it’s the perfect place to walk.

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cf • July 22, 2010 at 3:31 pm

i run by the river near where i live, so it’d be handy to have something to track my progress.

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heather • July 22, 2010 at 3:32 pm

I would walk to Bidwell park with my kids in tow, run 3 miles and then head to the playground for a picnic. After that I would head home, it would be nice to see how many calories are burned chasing after my kids around on the playground.

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Sarah • July 22, 2010 at 3:41 pm

I would walk around the park near my house. It has a beautiful sculptural garden to look at, and many interesting people to look at while you’re walking too!

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Sarah P. • July 22, 2010 at 3:42 pm

I would love to win this! We’re moving to a new house this weekend. I can’t wait to walk around our new neighborhood!

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LC • July 22, 2010 at 3:43 pm

I’d walk to the beach and back! About 5 miles, I think!

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RG • July 22, 2010 at 3:46 pm

I’d use it to measure my walk in Shenandoah Park in the fall. Also near my house right now, I run a lot.

By the way, does everyone know about gmaps pedometer? it works well on roads to see how far a walk is. Not so well for random dirt trails.
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/

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Miranda • July 22, 2010 at 4:01 pm

I would take it on all my runs and walks, I tend to always be taking new routes and try to count blocks to figure out how far I’ve gone, but always loss track (and sometimes the blocks are not of uniform length.

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Laura • July 22, 2010 at 4:02 pm

If I won the pace/distance tracker I would walk to work and wear it all day as I walked around my job ( I work on a college campus and trudge around buildings all day). I would also “loan” it to my husband to see what his stride is and show him how it really HAS to be 2 1/2 times longer than mine. I feel as if I walk anywhere with him I have to break into a trot, or is it a canter, I am not sure I am not a “horse friendly” person.
The device would help me continue on my path to find and spend time with ME. I lost me, I have buried her under an extra 50 pounds, I don’t think I minded that much because a lot of those pounds were either home made meals of deliciousness or Robaire’s donuts, which are the best donuts I have ever had. A small disclaimer to that statement is I have never had Zombie donuts, which I really want to try. In fact I would like to try Zombie donuts and have a chance to tell Laurie Notaro how much I enjoy her books because she lives by a Zombie donuts, but I would do it in a non-stalker fashion by contacting her on FB and asking her if she would like to come out for a donut with me.
Anyhow, back to finding and spending time with ME. I had a good 5 year period where I concentrated on ME and I loved how I felt/looked/laughed/cried, I was in touch with everything. Then I left ME and became stupidly busy and now I realize I need to get back to ME, this time I won’t ever leave her.
So I hope I win, it would be a great gift to ME. :)

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Mary Kate • July 22, 2010 at 4:03 pm

I’d walk new places in town. I’m bored with the usual 2.75 miles that I walk, but like knowing the distance covered when I walk.

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MaryFran Stotler • July 22, 2010 at 4:05 pm

I would use this handy dandy gadget while I walked on our national parks. I just happen to live within a mile of two great ones!

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Sarah • July 22, 2010 at 4:07 pm

I would wear the pedometer while walking around my new town Pittsburgh that I just moved to recently. I would like to start training for a race later this year and the pedometer would be super helpful.

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Jenna Z • July 22, 2010 at 4:23 pm

I would LOVE to be able to keep track of my pace on my runs! My question though, does it keep track of splits? And how does it calculate distance? Is it movement-based like most pedometers?

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Leigh Ann • July 22, 2010 at 4:27 pm

I would walk around my neighborhood, but keeping track of the distance would be nice. One summer, my cousin and I kept track of the miles we walked. She was in Ohio and I am in Texas, and at the end of every week we marked the distance off the map, so we could meet in the middle. We didn’t quite meet up, but by the end of the summer we had over 400 miles each.

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Karen • July 22, 2010 at 4:35 pm

I’d walk to my local bakery, but get a German Chocolate Cup instead of a cupcake.

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Nicole • July 22, 2010 at 4:40 pm

I would walk to my local park, walk around it 7 times, then walk home, because that is my usual route….. but now I would know how far and how fast I am going which would thrill me because I am such a numbers person that I am constantly trying to estimate and do math in my head as I walk so I can guess my rate! Now I’d know for sure!

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Sarah • July 22, 2010 at 4:41 pm

I would love to win this. My pace is awful and I think being able to measure it would make increasing it a bit easier.

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lee • July 22, 2010 at 4:41 pm

i would track how much energy i expend walking down my LONG driveway to check the mail. i can’t see it from my porch and i’m continually up and down my own mini-mountain all day long.

i’m also curious about grocery shopping- that store is huge!

good giveaway, great hostess!

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Melinda • July 22, 2010 at 4:56 pm

I’d use it to track how far I’ve walked following my son around the golf course as he plays. Sounds like you’re settling in!

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Mary Jo Berman • July 22, 2010 at 5:05 pm

this cupcake theme is driving me mad.

I’d use it to measure my walk to Antonio’s bakery here in Warwick, RI. His desserts and breads are sinfully good. I’m guessing its 2.5 miles from my house.

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lg • July 22, 2010 at 5:23 pm

I love walking. There is a great trail closeby which is safe, lots of surrounding water, no dog poop. I like to walk first thing in the early morning, it makes my day better.

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Mindy • July 22, 2010 at 5:27 pm

I hate that my first comment is on a giveaway.. I feel like a sleazy ambulance chasing lawyer. “So sorry about your accident, of course I care about you! Here’s my card. Call me!”

Been following your blog for awhile now. I actually found it while researching the bodybugg and trying to find more personal reviews. Thanks for doing these by the way, I trust your judgment and it’s helped me make a few decisions. :)

Sorry about the rain – weather should never come between a girl and her cupcakes (or her burritos for that matter.)

Personally, I’d use that bright yellow device to score a hot guy. Who could resist something so sexy? I’d wear it while waddling up and down the street in my neighborhood in an attempt to lose these stubborn 50 pounds that have taken over my life. I’d also use it to walk to mcdonalds except there isn’t one close by (thank goodness.)

Thanks again for blogging! We all enjoy reading.

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Brenna • July 22, 2010 at 5:29 pm

I would love to win this! I am on week 1 of c25k and would love to see my stats.

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anniegirl • July 22, 2010 at 5:30 pm

I will walk all around the campus where I go to school and at the park near my house. This will help me keep accurate count of my distance, and will hold me accountable (rather than my current situation: “oh, I think I walked about 4 miles in this hour”). What a great give-away!

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SC • July 22, 2010 at 5:33 pm

I’m entering this contest for my friend Bill, who has lost 71 pounds this year through dieting and exercise. I walk with him occasionally, but he is much more diligent about it than I am. Anyway, he’s lost so much weight that he burns fewer calories per mile than a year ago, so he’d appreciate the immediate feedback this pedometer would give him. So I hope we win!

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Jo Martin • July 22, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Nice review – I use a different kind of Omron pedometer that is so basic I have tired of it. This would be great to use when I walk around Denver.

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Jenna H. • July 22, 2010 at 5:49 pm

I would do more walking around my neighborhood. I seem to see something new every time I get a chance to explore it. Thanks for the giveaway!
jmhamlin826 AT yahoo DOT com

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kat • July 22, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Walk around the pond near my Boston neighborhood. I’m hoping you are enjoying NC.

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runnin4fun • July 22, 2010 at 5:57 pm

I would run anywhere and everywhere! My Nike + broke and I need something new to track my pace and distance very badly!

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Jessica • July 22, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Looks like a handy device!

I am from Vancouver, BC so I would either walk the seawall around Stanley Park..

http://pixdaus.com/pics/12469643461PV2ZHV.jpg

.. Or do the Grouse Grind with it..

http://hapa-ning.com/wp-content/uploads/grouse_grind_06_640.jpg

Thanks for the opportunity!

Jess

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Jessica • July 22, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Darn link.. If you copy and paste it into the browser you will see the beautiful pic.. If you click directly on it, it might say expired for some reason.. :)

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Kristy • July 22, 2010 at 6:18 pm

I’ll walk all around my neighborhood in Nashville!

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Dottie • July 22, 2010 at 6:21 pm

I will walk on my lunch hour around the lake and river near my work.

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AfterGirl • July 22, 2010 at 6:26 pm

I would walk our new river trail. I really will walk the trail soon anyway.

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Dana Lynn • July 22, 2010 at 6:29 pm

I would walk all around my Arizona neighborhood with my dog. We have a little park by us that we go every night. Luckily the area is well lit. Walking around AZ in the middle of the day is crazy. I always dash around while the sun is going down.

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Jacqueline Wentling • July 22, 2010 at 6:34 pm

I would walk to each of your homes to give you big hugs for helping me w/ hints, ideas and support
in getting rid of lbs. and inches!!! Or—walk my grandkids around Disneyland!!!! Thank you !!!
Jacqueline

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Lindsey • July 22, 2010 at 6:43 pm

I live very near to UCLA and learned only yesterday that that means that I live quite near the Playboy Mansion, so I would walk by there to check it out (from the outside only!) along with all the other fancy houses in the tree-lined neighborhoods that aren’t too common in the urban desert that is LA.

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Andree • July 22, 2010 at 6:55 pm

A pace-o-meter would maybe get my butt out on the track after work. I would use it to walk the track during exercise, but also to see how I do on some local hiking trails.

Thanks for the inspiration!

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Adrienne • July 22, 2010 at 7:10 pm

I would wear it all day at work, where we have very, very long hallways and my boss’s office is not close to mine. I’m very curious about how many steps I get in on an average day.

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Heather • July 22, 2010 at 7:13 pm

I walk my dog in the neighborhood regularly. I would love to have an accurate track of how far we go and how fast so we could work on improving that.

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Bethama • July 22, 2010 at 7:34 pm

I’d use it as an excuse to finally start easing into outdoor jogging. Doing everything on the treadmill just screws around with my feet.

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Lydia C • July 22, 2010 at 7:41 pm

I’d walk around the neighborhood with my dog. Boring, I know.

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Jeanne • July 22, 2010 at 7:46 pm

I would walk all the great rail trails in Bloomington, plus hit all the trails in Brown County State Park. All of this gear would be awesome to kick off Fall and those cool morning walks in south central Indiana!

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Wendy • July 22, 2010 at 8:02 pm

I bet I would use it everyday and have often thought of buying one. I love gadgets and I love walking and running… but hate spending money on such things. Good shoes are expensive enough!

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Janice • July 22, 2010 at 8:06 pm

I would walk around my neighborhood and the nearby college town. I love gadgets and gizmos, esp the kind that measure things. Anything worth doing is worth measuring–that’s my motto!

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cindy • July 22, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Punkatasset, definitely.

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Lindsay • July 22, 2010 at 8:18 pm

I have been looking for a good pedometer, and the tracking/pace functions are bonus! I would walk in my “neighborhood”, with several hills and fun roads that would be fun to track!

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Ruth • July 22, 2010 at 8:23 pm

I would walk on the par course in my town.

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Whitney • July 22, 2010 at 8:38 pm

I’d use it when I walk my dogs every morning and every night!

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Stacey • July 22, 2010 at 8:42 pm

I’d walk around my Pittsburgh neighborhood as soon as the temperature drops below a billion.

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amy • July 22, 2010 at 8:48 pm

I would walk during lunch at work. LOVE your blog and glad you are getting settled in.

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Kimberly • July 22, 2010 at 8:48 pm

I would walk around the park right down the street with my son very early in the morning so we aren’t burned alive by the hot Texas sun!

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Sara • July 22, 2010 at 8:55 pm

I’d walk it up and down the Jersey Shore AFTER the kids go back to school and it’s easier to walk.

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Lily Fluffbottom • July 22, 2010 at 8:55 pm

Where would I walk? All over my town of course! I’m lucky to live so close to a very extensive trail system in Anchorage.

I’m preparing to walk a half marathon in the middle of august, and it has to be completed in under 6 hours. I’ll probably be able to do it, but I think this kind of tracker, especially separate from my itouch would be very beneficial.

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Stephanie baker • July 22, 2010 at 8:58 pm

I would all over the country side by my house! All the hills and scenery help keep you going!

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Sara • July 22, 2010 at 9:00 pm

I will walk/jog on trails around Raleigh, NC.

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Nancy • July 22, 2010 at 9:12 pm

first- thanks for posting 3 days after your last post. I hope you don’t go down to less than one or two a week….and trust me your whipped off stuff is better written than so much of what is out there.

The great thing about it is I could walk anywhere in the area and could figure the distances without “map my run” which on my old computer takes a really long time to make happen. I could try new walks and would know right away what the distance is! It sounds great.

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Joanie • July 22, 2010 at 9:21 pm

I’ll walk to the other side of town where wild blackberry vines grow, and pick some!

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Kazoo • July 22, 2010 at 9:31 pm

I’d walk all over my neighborhood while pushing my seven month old son in his stroller, trying like hell to lose the rest of this baby weight…

…and then hitting the cupcake shop.

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Talulah • July 22, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Oooh, I want, I want! I’d wear this to the forest preserve and to the little track at the park near my house when I walk/run the dog.

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Merry • July 22, 2010 at 9:46 pm

Oooh, a giveaway! That’s a sure sign you love me.
Well, a sign that you love us, but I’m feeling self-centered today. Yes, more so than usual.

Where would I walk with this?
a)hither
b)yon
c)thither
d)with a zither
e)no, I don’t actually own a zither yet, but I’d get one even if I did play clarinet in the band which is clearly a far, far superior instrument that a friggin’ flute which I never could get the hang over plus it made my neck hurt to keep it fixed in that position trying to make tuneful noises out of the dang thing, seriously the clarinet is far more ergonomic, neck-wise.

um… why yes, I did have a few cups of coffee today. Why do you ask?

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lauramich • July 22, 2010 at 9:53 pm

I work on a university campus, and it would be super-handy to have such a gadget for measuring my meandering lunchtime walks—especially when I’m zigging, zagging, taking shortcuts, and getting off of paths that can be easily mapped on Gmaps.

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Michelle • July 22, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Hi Jennette. I would walk in one of three places. )1) my neighborhood, which is very pretty. (2) My friend’s neighborhood, with my friend, which is also very pretty. Plus we’d have some good conversation. (3) Deerfield Beach, which has a really nice walking path along the beach with the quarter miles detailed in brass within the pavers.

As an aside, my office building is huge, and I’m always going from one end of it to the other, so I’d be interested how much exercise (or how little) I get during the average working day.

Thanks!

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Michelle • July 22, 2010 at 10:01 pm

By the way, although my friend is pretty, I was referring to my friend’s neighborhood…

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Shauna • July 22, 2010 at 10:04 pm

I would walk around my neighborhood, the Riverwalk downtown, and my workplace.

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Brittney • July 22, 2010 at 10:14 pm

I would walk up the 8 trillion stairs at my college campus to get to class. My campus is not very walkable.

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shanna • July 22, 2010 at 10:28 pm

I live in St Louis area and we have beautiful walking/bike paths. I would walk with tracker to find a good 10 mile path to bike and eventually find 114 miles for ironman distance “practice” If practicing that distance would even help…

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Juanita • July 22, 2010 at 10:52 pm

I would walk 500 miles and I would walk 500 more. Ok, I’m just Pretending. Hahahaha. I’m old school so everyone might not get that.

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Aine • July 22, 2010 at 10:52 pm

I’d walk all over my neighborhood, and perhaps to work and back. I might even work up to a run at some point!

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jancd • July 22, 2010 at 10:58 pm

I’d walk in my very walkable neighborhood or the equally walkable park nearby.

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Rachel • July 22, 2010 at 11:01 pm

OK, it’s not very interesting, but I would use it to walk around my neighborhood! That’s where I do all my walking/running – it’s very hilly and gives a good workout!

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Forrest • July 22, 2010 at 11:06 pm

I’d LOVE to win!!! I’d walk at the “Riverwalk” a beautiful walkway on the Detroit river. Do I get extra points for today being my 54th Birthday : )

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Jackie • July 22, 2010 at 11:27 pm

I’d walk along Cocoa Beach.

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Stacy • July 22, 2010 at 11:32 pm

My daughter was in marching band, drum corps and indoor percussion competition…and yes it is all HARDCORE. She was in the best shape ever. I had an idea that someone should start a band camp for adults…I think it would be the best workout ever!
I walk the neighborhood and would love to have the Omron GOsmart Pace/Distance Tracker I

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Sara • July 22, 2010 at 11:42 pm

I’d clip on that tracker and hoof it to the bakery up the street for the world’s finest chocolate whoopie pie.

But I’d check the tracker first, and if my stats were super impressive it might inspire me to forgo the confection in favor of an iced green tea to fuel the walk back…

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Fiona • July 22, 2010 at 11:47 pm

I would walk around my semi-rural Texan neighborhood, in the company of a motley assortment of neighborhood dogs.

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Sara • July 23, 2010 at 12:34 am

If I win, I’d totally use the pace/distance tracker on the trail that I walk my dogs on. It would be good to know our pace difference between normal walking speed and those times when I am nearly yanked off my feet when they see a deer. :P

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Kate • July 23, 2010 at 12:47 am

OH, I would TOTALLY walk to the cupcake trailer – yes I said trailer. One thing you missed out on by not moving to Austin is the awesome phenomenon of the best food ever coming from trailers. There’s a bakery called Hey Cupcake! that is so delicious, but I have no idea how far away from my house it is. :( I need this device to tell me!

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Beth W. • July 23, 2010 at 12:57 am

I would walk my golden retriever on the Olentangy Bike Trail–it’s shady and beautiful!

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Alli • July 23, 2010 at 1:00 am

Just like you, I’m working on relocating! I would definitely be taking many walks throughout downtown Chicago–the Mag Mile, Navy Pier, alllll over!

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Melissa • July 23, 2010 at 1:27 am

Hello Pasta Queen! If I win the tracker, I’d use it to walk around the lake near my house! I’ve always wondered if my times get better each day I walk it, but I’m not very good at tracking it. This would be helpful!

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Julie • July 23, 2010 at 1:34 am

I would use this to walk/run at the track while reaching my weight loss goal.

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Kimberly • July 23, 2010 at 1:51 am

I’d use the Omron pace/distance tracker while walking on the American River Parkway, a beautiful 23-mile parkway that runs along the (you guessed it) American River here in Sacramento. I’ve trained for, and walked, a half-marathon on this trail, and I think this little tool could come in handy when I begin training for next year’s race.

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Sinead • July 23, 2010 at 2:18 am

I would walk to flames restaurant where they have really good chicken soulvaki. Yep it’s 1130 at night and I’m
thinking of chicken. I would also use it to see my pace to the fridge. That’s where I’m headed now

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sheryl • July 23, 2010 at 6:53 am

I would love to win this – i would use it when walking in my neighborhood. and in your honor – i would even use it to walk to Mr. Cupcake in the next town over!

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ToyLady • July 23, 2010 at 7:16 am

A pace/distance tracker would be Just The Thing for my morning dog walks around the neighborhood – I could track not just my own pace and distance, but the baby’s too!

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*Whitney* • July 23, 2010 at 7:40 am

I run in my neighborhood and this would be a great tool to accurately tell me just how far I’ve run. It’s such a pain to look up a route online where if I could just run until whenever I’d still know how far I’ve gone.

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Jennifer G • July 23, 2010 at 7:45 am

I will be walking on the walking paths in The Woodlands, Texas. Thanks for the great review. Sorry about the cupcake :-)

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Hunter • July 23, 2010 at 7:53 am

You know…I haven’t been shopping lately. I’d walk around my mall in Nashville. I’ve seen others do it. Maybe after every 2 miles down, I’d treat myself to being able to enter a shop and buy a present for myself. Or my cats. =^..^=

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Melissa • July 23, 2010 at 8:17 am

I typically walk on the treadmill because I really like numbers that I can’t get if I walk outside. If I had a pace tracker that would give me the numbers I adore plus fresh air and the freedom to have a change of scenery that isn’t just a different televsion show.

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PJ • July 23, 2010 at 8:27 am

I would wear this while I’m walking through the ritzy section of my city, dreaming about the houses I want to live in some day.

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Lurker • July 23, 2010 at 8:39 am

Sorry if this has been posted above…Not only is “walkable” a word, you can get your new neighborhood’s “walkability” score here:

http://www.walkscore.com/

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Dawn • July 23, 2010 at 8:40 am

I would walk to the coffee shop where I will caffeinate myself for more walking before going home….plus it will help motivate me to take my 2 rescue dogs (who I like to call Beavis and Butthead) out for longer walks

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Michelle • July 23, 2010 at 8:42 am

I would walk around my neighborhood–we have quite a few hills and twists and turns–so it would be very helpful to measure distance and calorie burn. Thanks for the chance to win!

Michelle

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Andrea • July 23, 2010 at 8:54 am

I would love to wear this around my downtown area – lots of trails to walk!

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Lisa • July 23, 2010 at 9:01 am

Would love to find out if I’m making fitness progress on the park trails I jog. I always go by amount of time, but would love to see if I’ve been able to increase my mileage! Jennette, did the calories burned on your thwarted cupcake run add up to what the cupcake would have been? ;-)

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Cathryn • July 23, 2010 at 9:08 am

My office is starting a walk-a-thon contest thingy at the beginning of August and this gadget would be perfect! :)

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Clare • July 23, 2010 at 9:22 am

I’ll use it every day on my walk with the dogs. But my SPECIAL use will be on my visit to San Francisco this summer … our apartment will be a block outside Golden Gate Park and we’ll be walking everywhere and taking the Muni.

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Karen • July 23, 2010 at 9:28 am

I’d use it to explore my neighborhood and the trail nearby. I’ve lived there for almost 3 years but somehow the lure of watching trash reality TV on a treadmill at the gym always wins out over nature!

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Shelley • July 23, 2010 at 9:30 am

I’d love to have this! I’ll use this for when I go jogging around the neighborhood.

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Jeanne • July 23, 2010 at 9:45 am

I’m getting married in a couple months, so I’d use this tracker to walk around the neighbor my husband-to-be and I will be living in soon… and also to lose those last few pre-wedding pounds!

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Ibu • July 23, 2010 at 9:53 am

I walk a lot and that is my only form of exercise right now. I would love to win this to know how far I walk.

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Irina • July 23, 2010 at 9:55 am

I am a mom to 3 very young kids and while we live in NJ, I work in Manhattan. So, the only exercise I can possibly get is my walk from Penn Station to the office. I never know if it really gets me “anything” but i guess we take what we can get.
Good luck, everyone!!!

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Jenny • July 23, 2010 at 10:17 am

Where wouldn’t I wear this? My dog and I walk a lot…except I have no idea how far “a lot” is. I’ve gone through pedometers before, but like you, have not been enthralled with them. This sounds much more comprehensive and I would LOVE to try it. Thanks for the opportunity!

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Sam_in_Cleveland • July 23, 2010 at 10:23 am

Through my neighborhood in Cleveland, with my neighbor and her two young daughters!

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emjay • July 23, 2010 at 10:28 am

I would hike the prairie where we like to walk when we aren’t getting chased by horse flies (one good reason to wear a hat). I’d also like to see just how many steps I get in – in the course of a day. We have alot of nature trails in the area and it sounds like the best place to check out the tracker. Thanks!

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Jen • July 23, 2010 at 10:33 am

I would use it to track my progress as I am training for my first 5k!! :) Usually I run around my neighborhood here in upstate NY, but I will also go to a beautiful state park near my house if I need a change!

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Penny Broome • July 23, 2010 at 10:58 am

Where would I walk? Hmmm, let’s see. Here in my tiny town in Michigan, we have a wonderful ice cream place called “The Spotted Cow”, or, in my house with small children who go nuts at the very mention of ‘cow’ because they have already learned that ‘cow’ means ‘ice cream’, the speckled bovine. I’d walk there. It’s about 2.5 miles away, but worth every step of the trip in order to get their banana soft serve with hot caramel sauce with salty pecans and thick whipped cream. Oops, I gained 5lbs just thinking about it. Guess I’ll go walk somewhere else right now. ;)

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MaryH • July 23, 2010 at 11:00 am

I would love this – I would walk all around my neightborhood. I used to and need some motivation to start again. This would certainly help!

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Eva • July 23, 2010 at 11:03 am

I have been running 1 mile everyday on the elliptical ( i know it sucks) but one day soon i will run a 5K – wait and watch! So thats why i want this tracker so i can run outside than the elliptical machine which gets me nowhere despite my running..:-(

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Carrie G • July 23, 2010 at 11:05 am

I would walk around my neighborhood with my dog. Not in the afternoon though! Our heat index is 105 this weekend.

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Lori • July 23, 2010 at 11:24 am

I would walk everywhere, partly because I already do (I don’t have a car and I walk to work and take the bus to the grocery store). I also want to increase my mileage and rather than go to the track I would love a pedometer that I could use to walk around the lake and trails and keep up with the distance – the cheap pedometers always break!

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Colleen • July 23, 2010 at 11:33 am

I’d walk everywhere because my car is currently under construction. Dang car.

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Lynne • July 23, 2010 at 11:44 am

I would walk back and forth to work in Boston

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Ruby Leigh • July 23, 2010 at 11:47 am

I think this device would be super helpful with my training for the TC 10 Mile. Thanks for the chance to win!

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Evie • July 23, 2010 at 12:05 pm

I’d walk around my neighborhood and some of the local forest preserves!

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psychsarah • July 23, 2010 at 12:10 pm

I walk with friends on trails/in forests all summer, so its tough to figure out how far we’ve gone most of the time. I like to know how far we go-it satisifies the data-geek within me.

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Kate • July 23, 2010 at 12:20 pm

OK…how I would love to say that I will be walking on the beach with waves crashing as my feet my footprints in the wet sand….however….the reality is that I walk on a very busy route with massive logging trucks spewing exhaust in my face….but….hey….i walk.

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Darleen • July 23, 2010 at 12:55 pm

I’d walk along the cottonwoods bosque along the Rio Garande in the morning with my dog George – enjoying the cool, crisp morning air, eagles, snowy egrets, pheasants and escaped Easter bunnies.

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Bridget • July 23, 2010 at 1:21 pm

I would walk on the River Trail in North Little Rock. It’s a very lovely trail!

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Rose • July 23, 2010 at 1:32 pm

cupcake run sounds good to me too

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Rebecca • July 23, 2010 at 1:53 pm

This is a neat give-away. If I won this I would walk around the downtown area where I live. I think it would make a nice walk. Thanks for the chance to win this!

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Claudia • July 23, 2010 at 3:14 pm

I would walk around my neighborhood, because that’s all I can currently walk. My legs hurt so badly and I am only 3 months pregnant. But I would really like to measure my distance, I have short legs and can never keep up with anyone.

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Kathryn • July 23, 2010 at 3:21 pm

This is awesome, as I am always on the lookout for a good pedometer! I would use it to walk around the Charles River, here in Boston. Great way to get in exercise, increase the step-count for the day, and people-watch!

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Eva G. • July 23, 2010 at 3:36 pm

I’d walk around my neighborhood which is also very “walkable”…it is time to get my butt into shape and winning this would surely be the kick that i need!

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Pamela • July 23, 2010 at 3:42 pm

I’d use it to walk on the trails at Umstead Park.

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BB • July 23, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Considering the triple digit weather…I’d walk in my house to a Leslie Sansone tape!

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MC McCarthy • July 23, 2010 at 3:53 pm

I would use the gizmo as tool to help me walk across the state of Iowa. Thousands will be riding bikes acress the state beginning on July 25 for the RAGBRAI – Register’s great bike ride across Iowa. I think the gizmo could help me keep track of the 442 miles.

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Christy • July 23, 2010 at 4:40 pm

I’d head to Door County, WI and hike the cherry orchards, munching on fruit and spitting pits as I go merrily on my way.

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Gina • July 23, 2010 at 5:13 pm

I would actually start walking outside in my country neighborhood……I have not walked regularly in years and really need to start some type of exercise program to get my heart healthier :)

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Lesley • July 23, 2010 at 5:29 pm

I will walk EVERYWHERE!

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Nell E. • July 23, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Neat giveaway! This tracker sounds like a lot of fun (and very useful, especially since I’d love to know my slowest and fastest pace)!

Where would I walk? Nowhere at the moment, I guess, since all I’m doing is running from the awful thunderstorms that threaten my state of being in dry clothing on the way home from my bus stop.

Once the weather calms down? I’ll probably be back to walking/running the trails along the Eilbek canal down to the Alster Lake in beautiful Hamburg, Germany ;)

Just thought I’d finally leave a comment here ~.^

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Jen • July 23, 2010 at 5:45 pm

I am moving to my first house in less than a week, which sets in the middle of a steep hill. I’ll be walking to the mailbox (in itself a workout) as well as up the hill to the snowmobile paths through the woods. Sounds like a great little tool!

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Valarie • July 23, 2010 at 5:58 pm

I would walk the roads near my house. I’m going to Europe for Christmas this year and am so excited because, although I’ve been there before, this time I’ll be 100 pounds lighter and able to climb the bell towers that I couldn’t do last trip. Loving life!!!

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Faith O'Hara • July 23, 2010 at 6:36 pm

I’d walk the waterfront in SF along the Embarcadero.

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Kim Kaufman • July 23, 2010 at 7:08 pm

I am walking to DQ to try the new Pecan Pie Blizzard…there are so many things right about a Blizzard of Pecan Pie….

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julie yeshnowski • July 23, 2010 at 7:17 pm

I’d walk to hell and back.

With my obesity, weight loss, relapse and recovery I feel like I’m doing it anyway.

Might as well know all the stats about the walk, I know all about the feelings, shame, embarrassment at regaining 100 pounds and the empowerment of losing it the right way this time.

Total lost: 170 pounds

Total gained: the courage to start, the strength to endure and the resolve to finish! Finish 6 5K races in 2010.

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Jennifier • July 23, 2010 at 7:23 pm

I am having a baby in mid-August. I would the Omron tracker while walking with her in her stroller. It would be a great way to get back into walking/jogging after almost 2 months of bedrest!

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Sarah • July 23, 2010 at 8:33 pm

I’d use this on the treadmill. I’m currently doing the Couch to 5k program.

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Maggie • July 23, 2010 at 8:35 pm

I would use it to walk around my neighborhood and do the five minute daily walks that have been recommended for my fibromyalgia and arthritis.

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Jaime Mesich • July 23, 2010 at 9:36 pm

I would walk 500 miles, then I would walk 500 more to be the wo-man who walked a 1000 miles to be winning the tracker at your dooooooor! Dadada dah!

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frances • July 23, 2010 at 10:19 pm

i walk w/gabe,my cutedog,i walk in my garden pulling weeds,spreading mulch and i walk in my art classroom,cleaning up after middleschool hooligans. whew! I’M TIRED……..

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Heather Hobbs-Thompson • July 23, 2010 at 10:49 pm

I have been trying to start a walking routine to help my weight loss. My goal is to start out walking and work up to running so that I could do a 5k. My ultimate goal would be to rack up enough miles to have effectively walked around the world in 90 days.

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Dixie • July 23, 2010 at 11:27 pm

I would use it to walk at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge which is just outside town.

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Denise • July 24, 2010 at 12:09 am

OOhh! I would walk around the mall and look at all the great outfits I would buy when I finally make goal, but only in the winter when there’s two feet of snow on the ground. The rest of the time I would walk on all the gorgeous nature trails that make this area worth staying in, even though we have two feet of snow in the winter.

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Kate • July 24, 2010 at 12:39 am

This is exactly what I need to IMPROVE my current walk/jog routine (or is it a rut?) Pretty please, send it to Idaho!

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Noor • July 24, 2010 at 12:55 am

I’d take it on my runs at Rancho San Antonio County Park in Northern California.

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Jen @ The Short Years • July 24, 2010 at 2:34 am

I’m afraid I wouldn’t take it anywhere very interesting. Just around my neighborhood and the country roads outside of town I like to run on. But I live in Oregon, and it’s very pretty here, so at least my boring runs and walks would be scenic. For the electronic device that doesn’t have the ability to appreciate scenery.

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Megan • July 24, 2010 at 9:03 am

I would walk all around Black Hills Lake in Germantown, MD

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Sheila O • July 24, 2010 at 10:32 am

If it would inspire me to walk anywhere it would be a miracle device. The fact that I’m so lazy, combined with the fact that it does get a tad warm in Florida in the summer equals me on the couch or on a float in the pool. If I win I’ll be guilted into walking around the island waving to people and spreading good cheer. Winning seems a very heavy responsibility. I’d better take a nap. Thanks.

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Cathy Bailey • July 24, 2010 at 10:52 am

I would gladly walk on the Blue Heron trail in my hometown of Franklin, Indiana. The tracker sounds great. Thanks for the review and introduction to the product.

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Kristen • July 24, 2010 at 11:03 am

I would use it to help me start the ‘Couch to 5K’ program that I am going to try out so I can do a 5K run in Silver Dollar City.

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Joan • July 24, 2010 at 11:28 am

I would walk where ever I am. Last week I was on a 9 day business trip and walked 9 times (3 days I walked 2 times in a day and 3 days I did not walk at all). I walking in Ogden, UT, Champlin, MN, Rochester, MN and Byron, MN (As well as where I live which is in NW Minnesota).

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Kelli • July 24, 2010 at 1:08 pm

I would love to walk on the beaches with my dogs.

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Theresa • July 24, 2010 at 2:13 pm

I would use it with my C25K program ( currently on week 3), along with other new adventures that I am using to get myself moving more, like geocaching ( nerd alert). I would rock that little yellow pace/distance tracker!

Thanks for writing such a great blog, PastaQueen! You are amazing!

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Stacy • July 24, 2010 at 3:48 pm

I would walk at the nearby park. Would love to win!

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Peggy • July 24, 2010 at 4:08 pm

I’d wear this everywhere! Even at the office- I’m intrigued just how much walking I do (I am constantly up/down 3 flights of stairs). I’d also wear this to walk in my neighborhood since there’s so many walking trails.

Thank you!

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lynM • July 24, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Up a 14er!

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Minda • July 24, 2010 at 5:06 pm

I’d walk around the university campus where I work. No cupcakes but you do occasionally see some hotties. And then you instantly feel old (sigh).

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Katy • July 24, 2010 at 10:11 pm

I recently relocated from Winston-Salem, NC (which BTW Linda’s on Franklin Street was my fav Chapel Hill hangout) to a remote ranch in Westcliffe, CO. I love to run and in the past I would track my distance by using my little Saturn to re-trace the route. Well now I’m at 9000 feet with dirt roads and I have two problems. 1) most of the running routes (aka elk trails) are not accessible by car, and 2)my Saturn can’t handle the rocky dirt roads anyway so I don’t drive it if possible. So, I would so use the tracker to trace my runs here in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains!

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Panda Q • July 24, 2010 at 11:32 pm

I would walk 5000 miles and I would walk 5000 more. But I’m not a stalker or anything.

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Sue Lewis • July 24, 2010 at 11:56 pm

I’d walk the route I’ll be taking n my mini-tri.

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sandy • July 25, 2010 at 10:29 am

I would use it to track my walk in my neighborhood

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MargieK • July 25, 2010 at 11:27 am

I’d wear it walking the trails near my office, around the neighborhood, pretty much everywhere, since I wear a pedometer constantly anyway. :)

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Melissa @ Anxious for Nothing • July 25, 2010 at 11:35 am

I would mainly walk around my neighborhood. I just (a week ago) had my 3rd baby in 4 years, and I need to lose some (a lot) of weight!

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Snort • July 25, 2010 at 12:30 pm

I’m just excited to think I’ll be able to walk again soon. I’m saving up for my co-pay for foot surgery (on BOTH feet – are you KIDDING me?) so that I can someday return to being the runner I used to be rather than the hobbling gimp I am now. This would totally help me get back in shape!!!

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tess • July 25, 2010 at 1:42 pm

I’d walk to my local farmers market which oddly & deliciously features pizza & pastries as well as peaches.

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Melissa Drenkhahn • July 25, 2010 at 3:05 pm

I would walk up and all around Mount Trashmore. Yes, here in Virginia Beach we have a lovely park with a mountain in the middle made of trash covered in grass!!! Gotta love the name. Obviously a genius came up wih it . Mount Trashmore. Has a nice ring doesn’t it?

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Jen • July 25, 2010 at 4:11 pm

I would walk the new trail that was just completed surrounding the perimeter of my teeny, tiny town in Iowa.

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Amber Gifford • July 25, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Would walk around The hill I live on!

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Colleen • July 25, 2010 at 6:07 pm

To and fro amongst the foggy hills of SF!

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Louise in Alaska • July 25, 2010 at 6:08 pm

oops, I hope this doesn’t post twice! I had a technical glitch and don’t think my other try made it through.

I would like to walk (maybe run!) around my neighborhood. So far, I’ve only ventured onto my treadmill in the living room. It would be nice to get outside & still have a way to track my pace. :o)

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VCK • July 25, 2010 at 7:57 pm

I would use this on my runs! I have always wanted a Garmin, but they’re too damned expensive. This would work too!

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Debbi Does Dinner Healthy • July 25, 2010 at 8:56 pm

I like to walk around a park that is nearby. I’ve been tempted to get a device like this but just haven’t shelled out the dough as of yet. Great giveaway, thanks!

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Jen • July 25, 2010 at 9:03 pm

I live near the beach and I love walking up and down the beaches nearby. There are also some river walks that I would love to set a pace at.

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Sarah Arnold • July 25, 2010 at 9:40 pm

I walk to the entire 26 miles of my neighborhoods conservation area. Then I’d jog it.

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Sarah • July 25, 2010 at 10:37 pm

I would walk along all the lovely trails in my adopted hometown of Northampton, MA… and all of the surrounding towns! It is wonderful walking everywhere, as long as it is shady!

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Julia • July 25, 2010 at 10:47 pm

I would walk on my lunch hour around downtown St. Louis.

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caseykay • July 26, 2010 at 12:17 am

I would walk in my neighborhood, I’ve been doing aerobics but want to mix it up with running and would be great to track my pace

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sandii • July 26, 2010 at 3:13 am

so who won?? i’m with you, i don’t like trackers – i don’t find them accurate or reliable!

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