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Sook Fri 11-Oct-13 08:44:53

Can anyone recommend one, that is reasonably priced and most important, easy to programme?

shysal Fri 11-Oct-13 08:55:54

I have one of these. It costs a little more than the basic ones worn on the waistband, which I always found unreliable. This one works in a pocket, bag or around the neck, and is easy to programme. It can even zero itself at 3am every night. On special offer at the moment.

simtib Fri 11-Oct-13 09:06:16

I have tried a couple that were being given away free, and they were more like random number generators than pedometers. One game of badminton was over 60,000 steps. So yes you probably do need to pay a bit more for one that really works.

Sook Fri 11-Oct-13 15:16:48

I bought one for £8.99 yesterday and I am returning it later as it is impossible to programme. It was the only one available. Thank you for your suggestions. I will definitely look up the one you suggested shysal

Iam64 Fri 11-Oct-13 17:20:03

Shysal - I've just ordered one from the link you posted. Thanks. It's the same as one I bought years ago, easy to work, and reliable. I bought one after meeting a friend who'd dropped two dress sizes by making sure she did 5000 steps a day, and gave up having seconds at meal times.

shysal Fri 11-Oct-13 19:55:46

Hope you get on all right with the pedometer, sook and Iam64. I used to aim to do 10,000 steps a day, achieved in about 1.5 hours. I have let it slide a bit recently since taking up Body Attack and Legs, Bums & Tums classes 3-4 times a week. I still put it in my pocket at the start of each day. It also has a personal alarm on it which thankfully I have never used.

Iam64 Fri 11-Oct-13 21:45:11

shysal, you don't need a pedometer if you're doing so much exercise, as well as walking during the day! I started aiming for 5,000 but very quickly found that I could do 10 or even 12,000 if I did an hour's walk in the morning and half an hour later in the day. Though I haven't had a pedometer for a couple of years, I have an internal one these days.

Aka Fri 11-Oct-13 21:57:07

If you have a mobile you may be able to download a GPS app for free. I use Map My Walk. This tells me how many miles to the nearest ten metres I've walked. 10,000 steps for me is 5 miles.

glassortwo Fri 11-Oct-13 22:25:02

I use an app on my phone, only problem is when I am deep in the woods with the dog I can lose reception, but it does catch up.

simtib Fri 11-Oct-13 22:36:19

I deliver 1500 magazines every month. Tried using the free pedometers but as I said they were useless, then tried using GPS, but as I was doing a lot of walking up and down paths it missed a lot of the distance I walked. I then tried counting the steps between letter boxes to work out an average. Worked out to be about 40 steps, so 60,000 spread over 3 days, plus the normal walking about.