I have had my fitbit one for a little over two years now. I love it and have never had a problem with it. It's ranked in the top 3 for being the most accurate on calorie output as well. With the app you can also input exercise that the tracker won't easily pick up, like a Pilates session. I have lost 50lbs and maintained it over the time I've had my fitbit.
6/19/2014 1:27:58 PM
I am a total fail on pedometers. I will walk and count 40 steps and then open it up and it only has 3. I will get in my car and drive 5 miles and it will say I've taken 300 steps. I have tried wearing them in different positions and the only one that really works is on my shoe. But I don't like the look of that at work. I've had multiple free ones from work and they just don't work for me at all. I bought one for about $20 and it worked for a while and then stopped. I thought the baqttery was dead and took it to the battery store. They replaced it and it still didn't work. They were nice and took the battery back and didn't charge me. I wanted to get a fitbit but I'm scared to pay all that money and then have it not work.
I'd like to support SparkPeople by buying some of their merchandise. I looked at the SP pedometer. I like that it has a cover so it won't accidentally reset, but suggest a picture of it with the cover open and more info about what it tracks.
I recently bought a Sportline pedometer. It's not entirely accurate, but it still gets me motivated to move, and for me that's the point. Not knowing much about them, I didn't think about the reset button being on the front. If I lean against something for more than 3 seconds or bend over, it wipes out the day's data. Going to try attaching it to a lanyard or devise some kind of protective cover. However, I'd consider an SP ped if I knew more about it and could see what's under the hood.
The pedometer has changed my life. I have lost over 60lbs thanks to moving my body more. I have an Omron and a Fitbit Zip. The Fitbit shows how sedentary or active I am on a daily basis. This spurs me to be more active.
I have an Omron Pedometer that I bought in 2007. It is still working perfectly today and the only time it's not working is when the battery is low. It has memory, big letter on front and the time. I no longer have the alligator clip, but just use the clip that holds it and it clips onto anything like my pants, pocket, etc. I put it on in the morning and take it off at night and it has become a part of my lifestyle. I don't need anyone to tell me if there are better, this one suits me fine. If anything ever happens to it, I hope to buy another Omron. What I'm worried about is reaching that 10,000 + steps!
OK Sparkpeople LISTEN UP! The majority of the posters say they want a comparative sample of pedometers written by a member of your staff... If your staff is too busy to test a decent sample I am sure several sparkteam members would be more than willing to assist, providing the cost for said pedometers is reimbursed. I know I would and I would write a far more informative article than this.
I geuss from all the problems people have had with their pedomiters I lucked out by getting and Omron with no prior knowledge of pedomiters. I love mine. I picked it because it had big enough letters to be able to read it without glasses. Mine has a clip and then a small strap with a aligator clip as well. When I first used it I wondered why the second clip. Now I know why, you easily bump it on things and move it through out your day and they come off you, but that aligator clip holds fast and has saved my bacon many times. I love mine and it is accurate as I have counted along with it a few times. I wear it on the waist of my shorts or pants and it works great. I like that it has the current time on the main screen as well. Hope you all find one you like. Susan
Cheap pedometers with the pendulum (they make a little clicking sound) are worthless. I wasted my money. Curves is now using Omron as their preferred pedometer. It has some sort of electronic counting device rather than the little clicking pendulum.
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