OMRON makes a variety of different pedometers that are good quality. You might check out this one to see if it suits your budget. www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individ
If the OMRON is too much, you might swing by Walmart and Target to see what they have in stock. The problem with cheap pedometers is that they're just that, cheaply made. Consider spending a little more for a better quality pedometer that will last.