What is a good inexpensive pedometer?

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Posted: 07 Aug 2014, 20:18
I have bought 3, attached them according to the directions and have lost them the first day. Don't remember which ones they were, one was from Walmart. Would love some suggestions.
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Posted: 07 Aug 2014, 21:15
If you have a smart phone with access to apps, there are several free ones you can download right to your phone.
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Posted: 08 Aug 2014, 02:03
I'm a huge FitBit fan. They aren't insanely cheap, but it's cheaper to buy one that you will not lose rather than several that you will. The bracelet version might work well for you.

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Posted: 08 Aug 2014, 05:04
Mrsbonnyjohn, thanks for your reply. I downloaded one, I think I have to keep turning it on and I don't carry my phone all the time as I don't have pockets in everything. Doesn't work well.

Hoser, I keep looking at those as people talk about them. Just hate to spend that much right now. Might have to start watching amazon. I definitely don't want to get another that is just going to fall off somewhere.
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Posted: 08 Aug 2014, 07:47
I use the Omron HJ-321 (about $17), and I like it a lot. It isn't exactly cheap, but it's still considerably less than most of the activity trackers. It is the most accurate pedometer I've ever had, unlike some cheapo ones I've had in the past that tended to overcount like crazy, interpreting every movement, every shift in weight as a step. You can either clip it to your waistband or carry it in a pants pocket or purse, but it seems to work best on my waistband. On Amazon, you can get a pedometer leash with a metal clip that is much more secure as an add-on item for a couple of bucks, and I recommend one since mine has kept me from losing my pedometer several times.

It provides a count of calories burned based on algorithms that use user weight and walking or running speed. Honestly, I'm not sure I see the advantage of the fancy activity trackers since I don't have a smartphone to sync with so my $17 pedometer suits me just fine. It keeps a 7 day record of all the data it tracks, and I tend to record the relevant info in my journal here.

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