Sheepish asked about how accurate the pedometer is. Honestly, I don't know. To be embarrassingly honest, I've never even calibrated the darn thing. When I say I'm running 8km, maybe I'm actually running a block and a half. I can say it's fairly consistent - Here are the last few distances on my most common run:
8.14 is the shortest and 8.36 is the longest. I'm not doing rocket science here, so factoring in all the changes in the way I run each time, a .24km gap doesn't seem that bad.
I should say that I'm using the Triax Elite, and I'm happy with everything about it except the software, which is pretty pathetic really. For the longest time, I figured that they must be working on a new program, but I guess not. They're just happy with the old sad thing. The watch itself is fine, and nice enough to wear during the day if you don't mind looking like a huge geek (not a problem for me). The little foot pod (I call it my little UFO) is very light - I never even feel it - and very sturdy. I've run through puddles and tall grass and up and down rocky hills and all sorts of places, and it's stayed together.