Sportline 345 Pedometer with Calorie Counter

Sportline 345 Pedometer
Sportline 345 Pedometer. Courtesy of Amazon

The Sportline 345 pedometer has features for tracking your walking program at a low price. It is an old-school mechanical pedometer with a pendulum mechanism rather than an accelerometer chip. Some walkers will prefer this pedometer because it can be reset to zero whenever you want. If you want to track a specific walking workout, it's easy to do with this pedometer.

Features of the Sportline 345 Pedometer

  • Counts steps, displaying up to 99999
  • Manual reset of step count - it doesn't reset itself to zero each day.
  • Calculates distance based on your stride length. For the best accuracy, you need to measure your stride length.
  • Calculates calories burned walking based on your weight and distance walked.
  • Displays kilometers or miles to 1/100 of a mile or kilometer.
  • Replaceable battery lasts about a year.
  • It is not waterproof, keep it dry.
  • Oval design has a reversible display and time of day clock.
  • The discontinued older rectangular model does not feature time of day.

Expert Review - Sportline 345 Pedometer with Calorie Counter

The Sportline 345 pedometer counts your steps and calculates distance and calories. It displays distance in 1/100 of a mile or kilometer. This pedometer uses an advanced pendulum design mechanism. More on pedometer mechanisms

With this mechanism, it has to be worn on the waistband and cannot be tilted in any way. This can lead to inaccurate step counts. It is an inferior design to a multi-axis accelerometer mechanism that can be worn in any position or carried in a pocket.

But some walkers hate the pedometers that reset themselves to zero at midnight and don't allow you to reset them during the day. If you want to track a specific workout for distance and steps rather than tracking your all-day steps, this is annoying. While some fitness trackers let you also track a specific workout, many don't. The Sportline 345 can be the answer for those people.
Tracking Walking Workouts vs. All-Day Steps with a Pedometer

You might also want to track a week's worth of steps and not reset your pedometer each day. With the Sportline 345, you can make that choice. However, the top number is 99,999 and if you walk more than 12,000 steps per day you may exceed that in a week.

This pedometer has no memory feature. Once you reset it, that data is gone. You'll have to remember to log it for yourself if you want to keep track. That is a drawback, as recording your step history is a good way to motivate yourself with a pedometer.

Sportline redesigned the 345 as of 2012, and you may see both the older rectangular design and the newer oval design being sold by different vendors. On the older design, the front cover shields the buttons from accidental resetting. The newer oval design features a reversible display, so when you flip it up from your waistband to read the numbers, the display flips so you can read it easily. The new oval models also display the time of day.

Bottom Line on the Sportline 345

I am not a fan of such a basic old-school pedometer. It has all of the drawbacks that lead people to not trust a pedometer or to abandon wearing one. But it might work for you if you want a pedometer that doesn't reset itself.

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