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.
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.
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!
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:
Fitbits are great pedometers that let you share and compete with your friends throughout the day. It's a lot of fun for someone who likes that extra motivation.
They also let you set goals, see your progress and earn badges.
They track your steps, calories and distance burned. You can sync this information to your smartphone, tablet or computer.
Using the fitbit technology (once you create an account), you can log your water and caloric intake, and track your sleep cycles as well.
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:
Best Pedometer – Best Price. Yamax pedometers can be hard to come by,
but they license their technology to Accusplit, which are easier to
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:
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
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.