Best pedometer recommendations

best pedometer

The best pedometer, also known as a step counter, is one that meets your needs and will help you achieve your fitness and weight loss goals.

One of the most important features to consider is accuracy. According to the American College of Sports Medicine and Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, the most accurate digital pedometers are made by Yamax, Kenz, and New Lifestyles. A Kenz pedometer is not included in this recommendations list because they are very hard to find.

Some pedometers do lose accuracy for obese individuals. If your BMI is greater than 25, the New-Lifestyles pedometer was found to be the most accurate. Please consider purchasing the New Lifestyles NL series. It’s a little pricier than the rest, but the others clearly state that they don’t hold their accuracy for those with a BMI over 25.

There are many other features that you may find helpful. Pedometers can do a variety of things in addition to counting steps. They can measure distance walked for the day, week or year and calories burned.

You may enjoy some of these extra features, but if you just want the basics, buy a pedometer that just counts steps. Research has shown that although pedometers can be very accurate in measuring steps, they are not as accurate in tracking distance and calories.

One piece of advice – use the safety leash that comes with the pedometers. I read several reviews of people whose pedometers fell into the toilet and were therefore no longer usable!

best rated digital pedometers

You probably already know that a pedometer is a great way to keep track of how many steps you take each day. It provides a visual cue of how active you’ve been and can motivate you to keep moving.

But pedometers have come a long way in recent years! Here are some of the great features:

  • They are now digital, which means they can sync up with your computer or smart phone using blue tooth technology.
  • They track your steps, distance and calories burned.
  • You can keep track of how many steps your friends and family are taking and take part in friendly competitions.
  • They can sync up to a lot of great weight loss apps. This allows you to not only track your activity but also track the food you are eating and how many calories you consume.
  • You no longer have to wear them clipped to your pants. You can put them in your pocket or wear one of the new and popular wrist pedometers.

As you can see from the styles shown above, there is a large price difference. The more basic the pedometer, the better the price. And if you just need it to count your steps, then the cheaper model is fine.

The best pedometer is going to depend on your needs. If you want a simple step counter, have a look at the affordable models listed below that aren't bluetooth capable.

But, if you're looking for some additional features, here's what you can get:

  • Tracks how many steps you take and how many calories you burn. Also tracks your active time throughout the day as well as how much distance you’ve covered.
  • Using the device’s app or other weight loss apps, you can log the food you eat and how many calories you consume every day.
  • You can set step goals and view your progress.
  • You can share your data with your friends and compete with them on your activity level.
  • Syncs with your computer and Bluetooth devices, such as a tablet or smartphone (check first to make sure it will sync with your particular device).
  • Automatic heart rate monitoring throughout the day.

Best Pedometer - step counter

Best Pedometer – Best Price. Yamax pedometers can be hard to come by, but they license their technology to Accusplit, which are easier to find.

This is a basic model, but if you’re looking for simplicity and are only interested in a model that counts your steps, this is the one for you.

This pedometer is accurate and easy to use. You don't have to sync it your phone or computer. Some of its features include:

  • Records steps, calories burned and exercise time.
  • You can wear it in different positions - clipped to your waistband, around your neck, or in your pocket.
  • Easy to use. You don't have to sync it to a phone or computer. You can set it up quickly and you're ready to go.
  • A large display that makes it easy-to-read.

I also recommend the New-Lifestyles SW Series and the  New-Lifestyles NL Series  (for those with a BMI over 25), because they are highly recommended by the experts for accuracy and value.

To find your best pedometer, first consider the features you would like to have. The price tag does increase with additional features, but it is handy to have one device that counts steps, calories burned and more.

If you choose one of the options described in this article, you are sure to be pleased with a high-quality, accurate pedometer that will help you achieve your fitness and weight loss goals.

It is possible to find a free pedometer in your community. Click here for my tips on how to find one for yourself.

Have you heard of the 10,000 steps a day challenge? Walking 10,000 steps a day can help you lose weight and improve your physical health. A pedometer is the only tool you need to begin this challenge. Start stepping your way to better health today.

Return From Best Pedometer to Pedometer Walking

Return From Best Pedometers to The-Fitness-Walking-Guide Home Page

Search The Fitness Walking Guide using the Google search box below:

Follow me on Facebook for the latest news on fitness walking, walking shoes, health and weight loss. Become a part of our supportive walking community.