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6/24/12 3:22 P

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Great! Thanks so much to everyone for the information. I'll take my walk this evening and try to find my "sweet spot" Thanks again for the help.

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WALKINGGRANDMA's Photo WALKINGGRANDMA Posts: 19,019
6/24/12 2:51 P

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In a perfect world, directly over the knee would be halfway between middle and hip. I would vote for more middle,but put it on and walk 200-300 steps and see what your count is. Then move it a bit and do this again. When you get the position that is most accurate for you, you have found your own "sweet spot" and although that will change a bit as your body changes.

The important thing is to enjoy walking and increase your movement.

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MEME102's Photo MEME102 Posts: 11,988
6/24/12 10:50 A

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Ahhhh....I see so it would go on the INSIDE of your waistband?? Duhhh, never thought of that - thank you!!! But still does it go more toward your hip or the center of your body?

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WALKINGGRANDMA's Photo WALKINGGRANDMA Posts: 19,019
6/24/12 10:35 A

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I face mine inside, toward my body and have less difficulty with it falling off. I also got a leash which clips to my waistband and fastens to the pedometer. I lost a few good ones before doing this and have saved mine many times from falling off in the toilet since.

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MEME102's Photo MEME102 Posts: 11,988
6/24/12 9:15 A

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ok -so I have a question -- you said the INSIDE of your left leg -- so more toward your navel?? I thought it would go on the outside like toward your hip? I am rounder and it tends to pop off when I put it toward the center of my body (but that's when I'm getting up and down) I'm just trying to take an estimate of how many steps I do take in a day and so was wearing it all day - not just on walks.....and it kept falling off...darned apple shape that I am!!!

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WITHERBEELINDA Posts: 1,127
6/24/12 8:11 A

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yep, that where I have mine. Its on the waist ban by he inside of my left leg.

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6/23/12 10:29 P

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I think the recommended placement for a pedometer is on the waistband over the knee and parallel to the leg. This means if you are rounder, you may have to work with the placement a bit to find a good spot to pick up your steps. I find that even the best pedometers work ideally when placed in the traditional spot.

Good luck and good walking.

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
Oscar Wilde

You will never "find" time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
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MZDOOR's Photo MZDOOR SparkPoints: (26,611)
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6/23/12 9:19 P

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Hello all! I've got a pedometer, but I can't figure out the best place to attach it to myself so that it accurately counts my steps. Or rather counts them accurately. It's a cheap pedometer, but i still think it will work right once i figure out wear to strategically place the thing. All help is appreciated.

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