A pedometer is a device, usually portable and electronic or electromechanical, that counts each step a person takes by detecting the motion of the person’s hands or hips. Because the distance of each person’s step varies, an informal calibration, performed by the user, is required if presentation of the distance covered in a unit of length (such as in kilometres or miles) is desired, though there are now pedometers that use electronics and software to automatically determine how a person’s step varies. Distance travelled (by walking or any other means) can be measured directly by a GPS tracker.
Used originally by sports and physical fitness enthusiasts, pedometers are now becoming popular as an everyday exercise measurer and motivator. Often worn on the belt and kept on all day, it can record how many steps the wearer has walked that day, and thus the kilometres or miles (distance = number of steps × step length). Some pedometers will also erroneously record movements other than walking, such as bending to tie one’s shoes, or road bumps incurred while riding a vehicle, though the most advanced devices record fewer of these ‘false steps’.
Step counters can give encouragement to compete with oneself in getting fit and losing weight. A total of 10,000 steps per day, equivalent to 8 kilometres (5.0 mi), is recommended by some to be the benchmark for an active lifestyle, although this point is debated among experts. Thirty minutes of moderate walking are equivalent to 3,000-4,000 steps as determined by a pedometer. Step counters are being integrated into an increasing number of portable consumer electronic devices such as music players, smartphones, and m
How to get fit and healthy, stay motivated and reach your fitness goals by taking more steps each day
The Walking Pedometer helps you to track your activity throughout the day and achieve your fitness goals. You will soon see how your steps add up while also encouraging you to do more, walk further each day and set bigger goals.
Track Your Activity Accurately Everywhere You Go
Features advanced tri-axis silent walk sensor technology so that you can attach the pedometer to anywhere comfortable – clip to your hip, inside a pocket, bag or purse using the detachable strong clip and strap so you can forget about it while it accurately monitors your daily activity.
Walk Sensor technology – to avoid counting sudden movements as steps, the counter will not count any movement less than 10 consecutive steps.
Measure the daily steps taken, count calories burned, track distance walked in miles or kilometres. Plus Activity Time shows your daily active time while walking. Includes an automatic 7 day memory so you can keep motivated and track your progress. The pedometer also automatically resets at midnight so you can easily track your daily
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