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Seiko DM51 Digital Metronome Review

We take a look at the latest update to the popular Seiko digital metronome called the Seiko DM51. Similar to the previous generation, the DM51 is a clip-on digital metronome that allows users to improve their running technique and form.

The Seiko DM51 allows runners to run longer and further while reducing the risk of running injuries. The DM51 has undergone a little facelift but has it lost any of its appeal? Read on for the Seiko DM51 digital metronome review.

What is a Digital Metronome?
Before we review the Seiko DM51, let’s explain what a digital metronome is. A digital metronome is a little device that can help amateur or professional runners improve their form, technique and help reduce the risk of running related injuries.

Running with an increased cadence is a great way to improve running form and to maintain an efficient cadence for any given pace. That’s where a Seiko DM51 can help.

Seiko DM51 Digital Metronome Review

Seiko DM51 Overview
Like the previous model, the Seiko DM51 is quite compact and continues to keep the clip-on design, which allows runners to attach to practically anything. For example, an armband or shorts.

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Seiko DM51 Digital Metronome in Black/Silver

The Seiko DM51 features a clear LCD screen; tempo LED and adjustable metronome beat buttons that makes viewing and adjusting the device while running simple and convenient.

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Seiko DM51 Digital Metronome Review in Black

The Seiko DM51 provides clear and loud adjustable beats, which can be easily adjusted by the 4-level volume control. And with an adjustable tempo range of between 30-250 beats per minute, users can be sure to find a suitable tempo to run in sync with.

The Seiko DM51 is available in either silver or black colours and is priced from approx. $22, which makes the gadget very affordable to most amateur runners.

Positives

  1. Clip-on design makes it easy and convenient to attach onto clothing
  2. Easy to set up and use straight out-of-the box
  3. We think the Seiko DM51 is more stylish than the previous DM50 model
  4. Lightweight enough to carry everywhere
  5. Impressive battery life provides up to 100 hours
  6. Adjustable 4-level volume control ensures you find the best sound level for your run.
  7. Easier to replace the battery than the previous DM50 model
  8. The construction is reasonably tough and sturdy
  9. Relatively inexpensive running accessory from approx. $22.
  10. Available in black or silver colour combos
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Negatives

  1. No 3.5mm input for headphones
  2. Not water-resistant enough for runners to love to run in the rain

Specifications
Dimensions: 37 (W) x 57 (H) x 34 (D) mm
Weight: Approx. 35g
Tempo range: 30 – 250 beats/min
Beat/rhythm: 0-7
Volume control: 4 levels
Power supply: Lithium battery (CR2032)
Battery life: Approx. up to 100 hours

What’s in the Box?
1 x Seiko DM51
1 x Battery
1 x Manual

What Other People Say About the Seiko DM51
I use it for running – “My running class recommended this product to keep the correct running pace. It’s easy to carry while running. It works great.” By Jennifer

Great for Running Cadence Training – “Small and light. clips on to my running belt. Loud (with volume control). Multiple tone types. Easy to set and adjust. The only negative I can think of is that it is a little heavy to clip on a singlet, but works great on the running belt or possibly running short waist band.” By James Childress

Works exactly as described“This metronome is absolutely great. It’s loud and keeps time just as you would expect it would. The clock function is also very useful. This is perfect for runners and musicians alike. Personally I use it as both.” By Jacob M.

Video – How To Run With Seiko DM51 Digital Metronome
The following is a useful video from ChiRunning.com that shows how to use and run with a metronome:

Conclusion
The Seiko DM51 is a nice facelift to the previous generation but doesn’t contain any new features over the DM50 model. Runners can reduce the risk of running injuries and improve their running form and technique by learning to adopt the correct stride length and stride rate, which the DM51 can help users do. For this reason, the Seiko DM51 is highly recommended for any new or existing runners.

Where to Buy the Seiko DM51?
Available from approx. $22, runners can buy the Seiko DM51 directly from Amazon.com or if you’re from the UK, Amazon UK.