What pedometer motivates you best? The finalists are pedometers that are stand-alone and do not upload their data to an app or computer. They were nominated by readers and the finalists were selected by our expert panel of walkers. Voting was open from Feb. 19 through March 19, 2013. Results shown during voting may not reflect the audited final counts used to determine winners. For more information see our FAQ. The prize: bragging rights.
This pedometer uses 3D Sensor technology to record movement in various positions. You can wear it anywhere on your body. It is a great pedometer to use if you are trying to achieve the recommended amount of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MPVA). You set the steps per minute that puts you into the moderate-intensity zone and set how many continuous minutes you need to do before it registers the walking bout as MVPA. In addition to this, you can track total steps and distance since you last reset it. You choose when to reset, using the reset button. The buttons are protected by the clamshell case.
The HJ-112 is Omron's two-axis pocket pedometer with a 7-day memory. It has a loyal following. even as Omron has debuted a line of tri-axis pedometers. Nominators said: "Accurate, simplicity, and priced right." It tracks both total steps and aerobic steps as well as calories and distance. It resets itself automatically at midnight so you don't have to worry about accidentally bumping a reset button and losing your data.
YAMAX, one of the most-trusted pedometer makers for the past 20 years, has stepped it up with 3D accelerometer models that are offered at a fantastic low price. You can carry this pedometer in a pocket anywhere on your body and it comes with a pedometer leash. It tracks total daily steps, with a 7-day memory and weekly total. You can also see the time of day. It resets itself automatically at 2 am each day (I guess they think some of us stay up past midnight!) It edits out junk steps, you have to take 11 steps in a row before it registers them and adds them to the total. If you want a simple but accurate step counter, this is a great one at a great price.