A pedometer is a useful device for tracking fitness. There are various models available with different styles and designs, however accuracy should be the most important factor when it comes to choosing one. Many models can count and track a variety of variables more than just steps, including calories burned, distance and time.
Omron Pocket Pedometer HJ-112
This popular pedometer for walking has proved to be highly accurate in most situations by both clinical and consumer testing. It has multiple placement options and a large easy-to-read display. It can be worn as waist-clipped, on a lanyard or inside a pocket. The Omron Pocket Pedometer HJ-112 uses an accelerometer to precisely count steps both at slow and fast speeds. This model tracks steps, aerobic movement, calories, time and distance.
Sportline 345 Pedometer
Sportline 345 Pedometer is an electronic device that measures steps and distance as well as calories burned while walking. It has a large digital display and is equipped with an advanced pendulum design said to provide accurate readings with a distance measured to 1/100 of a mile and steps up to 10,000. It is fastened to belt or waistband by means of a clip. This product also comes with a 10,000 steps per day program guidebook.
Accusplit Eagle AE120XL
The Accusplit Eagle AE120XL uses a spring and lever mechanism to accurately count steps. This pedometer is an excellent choice for walkers who are looking for a simple, basic and reliable device. This model tracks steps only and has a waist-clip for attachment. It also has a large display for easy reading and a flip cover for protection. Accusplit Eagle counts steps walked or jogged for up to 100,000 steps before it rolls over and comes with a 5-year no-proof-of-purchase warranty.
Article Written By Rona Aquino
Rona Aquino began writing professionally in 2008. As an avid marathon runner and outdoor enthusiast, she writes on topics of running, fitness and outdoor recreation for various publications. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park.