If you're walking your way toward personal fitness, you have probably looked at and even used pedometers in the past. You may have noticed that many pedometers aren't exactly accurate in counting your steps, and they can easily be thrown off by movement away from the suggested axis. Several advanced pedometers use innovative methods of getting around these problems and providing a higher degree of accuracy.
The Accusplit Step Digi-Walker, for instance, must remain in the horizontal position, but it uses the Digi Walker engine for a high degree of accuracy. The Yamax Step Digi-Walker goes further by working in any position with at least 98 percent accuracy while walking, hiking, jogging or running.
Simple pedometers count off paces, up to 99,999 in most situations, and reset to zero. If you want to track progress, you'll need to use a logbook. More advanced pedometers simplify things by allowing you to plug the pedometer into a USB port on any PC. Step counts and any other metrics are downloaded into PC software or software hosted on the company's website. You'll be able to track all metrics for any specified time period, so long as you remember to download the data regularly, which is much easier than manual entry.
Multifunction Advanced Pedometers
Athletes need as much information on their workout progress as possible, and all workout programs benefit from better data. Some pedometers now track a number of metrics, including time, distance and calories burned, and data is stored in on-site memory. The Pedusa CR-786 is a great example of such advanced pedometers. Whether you want to build breathing capacity or optimize athletic performance, investigate the tools to help make it happen!