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Pedometers for Sale - Guide to Resources

pedometers for salePedometers are everywhere. Your local supermarket possibly even sells several varieties. Amazon.com lists many hundreds of pedometers for sale. (In fact, of more than two million healthcare products being sold by Amazon.com, a pedometer - the Omron HJ-112 - is one of the most popular.) How do you choose?

Price, accuracy and special features will be the keys for most people. The following is a guide to finding on the internet the information that you need.

Consumer Reports published fitness equipment test results in its February 2009 issue (available to subscribers only). The Omron HJ-112 was rated the best buy, followed by the Accusplit AE190XLG.

The Prevention website has a report on tests of 38 pedometers.

Pedometer Fitness Fad Takes Off – a report from National Public Radio, with a guide to the most accurate models.

Mayo Clinic - some introductory material, including advice on choosing a pedometer.

Pedometer Buyer’s Guide – an excellent introductory article by David Mendosa, originally from the January 2004 "Diabetes Wellness Letter."

Wikipedia - an introduction to pedometers, including details of how they are increasingly being integrated into personal electronic devices.

Pedometer Site - resources - aimed particularly at teachers - from PE Central.

Pedometer readings 'not accurate' - a BBC report on a university study.

The About.com website has a series of articles in its Health and Fitness section. They include the following:

Before You Buy a Pedometer – a basic introduction to the different types of pedometer, and usage tips.
The Most Accurate Pedometers – a report based on research done by the University of Tennessee.
Pedometer Mechanisms - What Makes Your Pedometer Tick?
How to Set Your Pedometer
Top 10 Best Pedometers
Cheap Inaccurate Pedometers Could Hurt Fitness Efforts

Reviews

A lengthy set of reviews is at The Anatomy of a Pedometer, from the JSC Engineering consulting group. Amazon.com and Epinions include many user reviews at their websites, and as these are written by actual purchasers, they are often very useful.

Here are links to reports I've written, summarizing reviews of the most popular pedometers for sale:

Accusplit Pedometer
Freestyle Tracer Pedometer
Nokia 5500 Sport Cell Phone with Pedometer
Omron HJ-105 Pedometer
Omron HJ-112 Premium Pedometer
Omron HJ-720ITC Pocket Pedometer
Omron Pedometers
Oregon Scientific MP121 Waterproof MP3 Player and Pedometer
Oregon Scientific PE316CA Pedometer
Oregon Scientific Pedometer
Sony Ericsson W710 Walkman Cell Phone with Pedometer
Sony Network Walkman with Pedometer
Sportline Pedometer
Strollometer
Yamax Pedometer

The About.com website has many reviews of pedometers for sale.

December 10th, 2009

 

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