I have a Fit bit I wear every day. I used to average 12000 steps a day but then pregnancy fatigue set in and I barely hit 3000 most days. Sometimes I think I should just chuck it in the bin until after the baby is born but since I paid nearly 100$ for it, I don't.
I have a pedometer, but I don't use it regularly. My tool of choice is a digital eggtimer, found at Dollar Tree for $1. Sometimes I use it to run a minute/ walk a minute. Or two. Or time lunges and crunches. (My crunch goal is 100 in 2 minutes. Not quite there yet.) It's been really great for my workouts, and "long" run/ walks. I could probably just use my phone, but this is much lighter (and some clip to my clothes) and I'm not worried about destroying it if I fall or get caught in the rain.
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Fitness Minutes: (8,089) Posts: 2,291 9/20/14 5:51 A
I have a Fitbit. I really like the functionality, though lately I haven't been hitting the high amount of steps I used to. It also tracks my sleep, which is interesting. Not sure how accurate it is for that, but it's pretty accurate for steps. As said by PP, it doesn't seem to pick up fictitious steps.
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Fitness Minutes: (31,374) Posts: 1,111 1/19/13 12:38 P
I got an Omron HJ-113 (actually my second Omron) from Walgreens, and have found it to be incredibly accurate and easy to use. The only "hard" part was figuring out my stride length so that the pedometer could calculate mileage.
I actually tested it out on a local walking trail that is 1 mile long. It logged the mileage correctly and the steps were very accurate. I wear mine daily, and I have noticed that it does an excellent job of not picking up "fictitious" steps. It doesn't seem to pick up random movements like standing up or sitting down either.
I have been curious about the Fitbits and how well they work since they also do step tracking. Maybe somebody will be able to share their experience.
Yes but I only really use it to measure "new walks" I have a several walks that I choose from every day so i know how far they are but if I'm doing a new route I always wear it then add it to my favourites!
Fitness Minutes: (31,374) Posts: 1,111 6/13/12 7:59 P
I hope it helps! Mine has a clip on the end that helps make sure that it doesn't get lost when it slips out of my pocket. I love seeing how the steps add up throughout the day, and a daily goal helps me out.
I just got one of the Omron ones and am finding it helpful. I had one years ago but it fell off one day at work and vanished. This one will hopefully stay with me longer. I like the idea of having a goal number of steps each day and working to get there.
Fitness Minutes: (31,374) Posts: 1,111 1/31/12 12:31 P
I do use one. I just started again. I'd used one in the past and it really helped, but then I "fell off the wagon". I' clipped it on again this morning and it really does make you conscious of how LITTLE we move ever day!
Fitness Minutes: (81,467) Posts: 2,326 1/31/11 8:42 P
I have an inexpensive one from Walmart, it works. I like it. There are probably better ones, but it is adequate.
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Fitness Minutes: (31,374) Posts: 1,111 1/31/11 10:47 A
One of the things that has been very helpful in my journey towards a healthier lifestyle has been using a pedometer daily and tracking the number of steps I take. It was really eye-opening when I first started using my pedometer to discover just how little walking I really did. So I'm curious, does anyone else use a pedometer?
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