It looks like using the belt clip thing was the way to go. It seems pretty accurate while in my pocket when I'm walking but isn't really a good option for desk sitting. So I'll be able to stow it somewhere less obvious when not working. Thanks everyone for your help! Of course now I have to figure out how to walk more, because even with my 35 minutes of elliptical, I only made it to 8000(ish) steps. But this is why I started the challenge, so I could get more in!
Do you have your pedometer set to high, it so it will count everything from bumps in the road or your leg tapping. I have a mio watch and when it was set to high I would be sitting knitting and within an hour I was up to 5000 steps, so I set mind to low and now it counts the right amount. Check you instruction to see if you a such a setting. Good luck.
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I wear mine on my waistband also. The pocket location can pick up fidgeting. The pedometer will also pick up movement so people can "get steps" in a car or on a bus or train without any movement but this is one of the drawbacks of a pedometer. I don't know how you would turn it off and on for such activities.
I think I get better step counting when I have the pedometer on my waistband anyway.
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I just joined this team because I decided that having a pedometer would encourage me to get in little bits of activity. And, really, I'm a sucker for numbers. But I do have a question for you all. I have a Omron HJ-113 (it doesn't download to your computer, but is otherwise pretty typical for the line). I had been putting it in my pocket and I noticed that my numbers were getting really high during the day.
Well, it turns out that I'm cheating! (Not deliberately) I'm sort of a fidgety person and when I'm sitting I often bounce my leg. I know how annoying that can be, so I don't let myself do it when I'm sitting with someone, but I do it ALL the time at work where I sit alone. Well, apparently in one hour I racked up 3000+ steps just sitting at my desk.
Does anyone else do this? Is there a way to wear the pedometer so that it doesn't record my fidgety leg? Maybe a different brand that is better for someone crazy like me?
I keep taking it out of my pocket and putting it on my desk when I'm just sitting, but I forget often and then rack up another 1000 feet.
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