A Beginner’s Guide to Pedometers
Before You Buy a PedometerPedometers are great fitness tools – but they don’t do much of anything if you're not planning on using them. Before you decide to buy a pedometer, make sure that you have an idea of what you'd like to do in terms of fitness. Are you joining a walking plan at work? Are you looking to lose weight? Are you curious about the distances you're walking every day? Knowing what you want out of the exercises you'll be doing can help you find a pedometer that's right for you.
Pedometer FeaturesBasically, a pedometer will offer two important features: a screen with a count of your steps and a reset button to begin the count again, but as you get into more advanced models, you may find additional features that can help you achieve your fitness goals. Some pedometers, like our DMC-03 Pedometer, include stats like steps, distance, present stride, calories, and even an indicator for low batteries. Depending on your needs, you can choose the more basic or more advanced model. It's all up to you. (But in our opinion, if you want an accurate reading or more important fitness information, don't be afraid to upgrade to a slightly more advanced model!)
Choosing PedometersWhen shopping for pedometers, you'll want to consider three basic things:
1.Price 2.Performance 3.Personal preference
Price is pretty obvious; you want to choose something that's going to fit within your budget. Luckily, most pedometers are incredibly affordable. As for performance, you need to choose a pedometer that can keep up with you and your fitness needs. Select a model that has essential features that you know you'll use. Finally, for personal preference, be sure to check out pedometers that come in a variety of colors and choose one that you'll enjoy wearing. It's pretty simple once you get started!