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Count Your Steps with a Pedometer

Updated on July 9, 2014


Losing weight? How did you lose it? Chances are you were careful about how much food you consumed. You more than likely started an exercise routine. I would guess that after losing the first few pounds you became obsessed about how many calories you burned on a daily basis. A pedometer such as the Sportline 350 will help you track your activity during the day.

Sure you could count each step you take for the next mile. Oops, that bike whipping past just made you lose your count. Using a pedometer is much easier and much more accurate.

What does a Pedometer Track?

Your stride determines how many steps you take per mile so walking will measure differently than jogging. After calibrating a pedometer to your particular stride it will accurately tell you the distance traveled, how many steps you took and the number of calories that you burned. The Sportline 350 pedometer has a memory so your totals can be saved on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Your exercise information will be displayed on the electronic display.

How Does a Pedometer Read Movement?

A pedometer is typically worn on the waistband of your garment. The pedometer should have a strong clip on the back for a secure fit. As you walk, jog or run the pedometer measures the movement of your hips. Both the sway of your hips and the bounce of your body help to calibrate the pedometer to your personal settings.


Are Pedometers Hard to Use?

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the most difficult – a pedometer would probably rate about a 3. The more features involved the higher the learning curve. Once you have a good reading on your own stride (calibrated) the pedometer produces and stores your workout information for you. Retrieving the information may be the most difficult part of the process.

Often there will be a scan of information moving across the display – giving you a glimpse of your overall workout. Wondering how far you have traveled? Watch the display and you will know. Have you burned enough calories yet? If not – just keep moving.

Are Pedometers Only for Exercise Use?

Absolutely not – surely you have wondered from time to time how many steps you take during an entire day. The Sportline 350 pedometer continues to record for up to 1000 miles before needing to be reset.

Each session is saved and can be recalled. It is always exciting when you exceed your personal best from previous days. It is also exciting when you have burned enough calories before the next dinner to have a small dessert.  


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      Hmrjmr1 8 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Great Hub Thanks for the info