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Where to get a Pedometer & How to Choose One?

Pedometers can be purchased online and in-stores. It is important to get a pedometer that matches your needs. 

There are various types of pedometers and making sure you are purchasing the right kind for your needs, will make your use of one a lot more enjoyable. 

Knowing what type you require will depend on your goals, what you want to track and how you want to track it. For example, if you want to track every step you take you will likely be better off with a very low cost pedometer that doesn't have any technology in place to deliver increased accuracy in the counts. 

Whereas, if your goal is to lose weight, get fit or have an accurate count of your steps during the day, you will likely want to spend a few extra dollars and pick up a Pedometer that has some sort of False Start mechanism to avoid counting excessive phantom steps when you aren't actually walking.

Once you have established what level of accuracy you want, then you need to decide on what you want tracked. Meaning do you only want to track steps or perhaps you want to also know:

  1. How many miles you walked each day?
  2. Provide you an estimate of the number of calories burned while exercising?
  3. Do you want to know how fast you were going?
  4. Do you want to know how long you exercised for?
  5. Do you want to look at past day's performances?

Other Pedometer Technology considerations:

  1. Is it important to have your Pedometer connect to your computer?
  2. Should it have a Bluetooth connection?


  1. Does the brand have a good reputation for delivering quality products?
  2. Do they offer customer support?

Once you have determined the features you want, then you can start to narrow down where you might acquire it. 

The SC2 Pedometer is a simple stand-alone pedometer. Check it out if Bluetooth connected isn't an important element for you.

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