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Tips On Buying Pedometers For Sale

By Expert Author: Keith Colladow

There are lots of various models of digital pedometers for sale. Some are excellent and represent great value for money while others cost more than they should and will not add much to your workouts.

Basically, a pedometer is a device that will count the number of steps you take. This is generally done using a vibration sensor. Some digital pedometers for sale provide a variety of additional features that may or may not be useful depending on the measurements you are interested in and want to record.

Depending on the model, digital pedometers will certainly ...

-- Measure and record just how far you have walked in either miles or kilometres. This figure if often more meaningful than, say, 5,000 steps. To compute this, your pedometer has to know the length of your stride-- something that is often inputted during preliminary set up.
-- Compute the number of calories you have burnt. This is a rough estimate normally based upon your weight however is a fascinating and beneficial feature for those wanting to lose pounds or inches. For the rest of us, it can be extremely fascinating to see just how much walking is needed to burn off a bag of crisps!
-- Time Length of workout. The American College of Sports Medicine, ACSM for short, recommends 150-minutes of physically demanding workouts every week. Knowing just how long your workouts are can help you work toward hitting that target.
-- Allow you to set goals. Setting goals can be a powerful motivator. Some digital pedometers for sale allow you to set daily activity targets which can help you maintain your new physical exercise routine.
-- Average speed. Walking speed is directly linked to fitness so some digital pedometers will display this measurement during or at the end of your workout. Walking speed in the elderly is also considered a good indicator of functional fitness and longevity potential so this could be a valuable feature especially for older exercisers.

Other things to consider when perusing the range of digital pedometers for sale include...

-Ease of use -- you should be able to access the features swiftly and simply. If you need a degree in electrical engineering to utilize a pedometer you will probably soon discard it.
- Dependability-- a good pedometer needs to be your constant walking buddy so it should keep on working every day. Dependability can be examined by checking out client reviews of the digital pedometers for sale.
--Long battery life-- the last thing you need is your battery running out mid-walk so look for digital pedometers with a long battery life and ideally with a low battery alarm.
-- Compact and sturdy-- a good pedometer will slide easily into your pocket or clip to your waist band and be discreet enough that you can almost forget you are wearing it. Big, heavy, cumbersome digital pedometers are not perfect. The pedometer needs to also be sturdy enough to endure a couple of bumps and scrapes without breaking.

While there are lots of digital pedometers for sale, by looking for the features you want and the specifications you need, you should be able to narrow down your choice to a handful of models. As soon as you have your pedometer, all you have to do is turn it on, get up off your sofa and begin walking your way to fitness and health.

Keith Colladow is a regular walker, personal trainer, fitness and health speaker, and writes for a number of online magazines on different topics. Check out this steps pedometer, a great workout partner.

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