The fitbit sounds amazing but a bit pricey for me. I've had several pedometers and have discovered that it's definitely not worth buying a cheap one. I now have a Yamax which I bought on line for about £18. It's very accurate, I've had it several years and it hasn't even needed a new battery. I put it on as soon as I get up and it is a good motivator. For those who don't want to spalsh out on a fitbit I'd recommend Yamax.
Fitness Minutes: (318,047)
13,071 2/5/13 8:05 P
I love my pedometer. It keeps me on track with steps, miles, and calories burned.
It is a estimate at least it is better than guessing. It depends on how you walk so it could vary. They are good to have especially it you have a medical problem. It can keep you motivated and do better.
I love the fitbit. I have had numerous pedometers through the years. The fitbit has been the best.
2/5/13 5:39 P
Thanks for the info, I've been considering this purchase myself.
2/5/13 5:20 P
I did BodyMedia for about 6 months and it recorded my activity in yellow bars that I brought up on the computer and you can actually see how hard you are working.
Fitness Minutes: (24,637)
2/5/13 2:35 P
I have a fitbit One. Was doing some research and I feel that the BODYMEDIA One is probably more advanced.
Fitness Minutes: (137,864)
6,685 2/4/13 3:56 P
Have had a couple, one from Target and another from a sporting goods store - I put them on when on my treadmill, but they never were in sync. Treadmill would say one mile and pedometers were always under..... Might invest in fitbit - have heard good things......
2/4/13 3:20 P
I don't think they are very reliable but I did have a body bugg once and it was amazing. It really makes a difference if you have quality equipment.
I love my fitbit... the techie part of it (synchronizing with my computer, etc.) is something that helps keep me motivated. I've had mine since October and have not missed a single planned walk... five days a week without fail. And I find I am competitive with myself. I did not do well with a traditional pedometer and had less faith that it was as consistent.
I just bought one at Walmart - cheap version - not sure if it is accurate or not - but it gets me out and about - Motivation to walk the 10,000 steps - I hope it is true - but regardless I am out walking to reach the 10,000 marker on the thing - so I guess it is helping me to be activate - that even if it is not correct I am moving.
1/28/13 11:55 A
We love the dual pack at Academy Sports and Outdoors. I think it is by Sportsline but it is a dual pack for $20 or $25. We have bought about a dozen over the years but these have lasted the longest and have been the most accurate. If you can go with something more pricey then I would suggest Fitbit. That is what I use now and I love it
Fitness Minutes: (277,048)
1/28/13 11:51 A
Well, there are lots of different options out there depending on how much you're willing to pay. If you're looking for a no frills pedometer, OMROM makes a good one. This is an example of a no frills pedometer.
Now, if you're looking for something with more bells and whistles, then you might consider a Fitbit. A Fitbit will track your steps as well as distance, calories burned, stairs climbed, etc. It costs more money, but if you're looking for a fitness gadget to keep you motivated, you might try the Fitbit. And there are different models of Fitbit.
Read the customer reviews (the good and bad) to see which model of pedometer would be right for you. And you do have to decide what features you'd like. If you just want to track steps, then an OMROM will do. but if you want to find out calories burned, etc... then you'll need to pay a bit more.
Hi everyone, I am planning on getting myself a pedometer. I had some experiences before - but none really helpful. So I'm wondering - it there something I should know about pedometers and what I should and should not look for? Thankful for all your suggestions and comments.
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