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Pedometers - Readers' Choice Awards 2011

Winner and Finalists


Updated January 18, 2012

Readers voted for their favorite pedometer. Meet the winning pedometer and the other four finalists. Pedometers count walking and running steps to help motivate you to be more active. If you have experience with these finalists or want to rate and review your own pedometer, come tell us about your pedometer.

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1. Winner: Walk4Life Elite Pedometer

Walk4Life Elite Pedometer
© Walk4Life

Walkers appreciate the large number display on this multi-function pedometer . It counts steps and walking time, and calculate calories burned and distance. A study found it to be 99% accurate in counting steps on a treadmill, less so for wearing all day.Winner of the 2011 About.com Walking Readers' Choice Awards.

2. Omron HJ-112 Pedometer

Omron HJ-112 Pedometer
© Omron

You can wear the Omron HJ-112 on your waistband or carry it in your pocket. It counts steps, calculates distance and calories burned. It also tracks aerobic steps separately when walking or jogging more than 60 steps per minute or more than 10 minutes continuously. It has a 7-day memory. It is absolutely silent.

3. GeoPalz Pedometer and Activity Tracker

Geopalz Pedometer Activity Tracker
Wendy Bumgardner © 2010

These pedometers have fun designs aimed at the youth market. The GeoPalz pedometers come in fun shapes and have simple operation - steps only. The shapes include sports, rock, fantasy, edgy, cutesy and Skelanimals. Each pedometer has the actual pedometer that clicks into a plastic shell, which has the decorative shape on one side and the belt clip on the other. While the pedometer doesn't upload its data, they come with access codes to join the GeoPalz web site and track their steps online and participate in contests.

4. Oregon Scientific 3D Gaiam Calorie Coach

Oregon Scientific Gaiam Calorie Coach
© Oregon Scientific

he Oregon Scientific 3D can be carried in a pocket or worn on a lanyard around your neck. It has a 7-day memory for steps, distance, and calories burned. It even has a clock with daily alarm and a count up timer.

5. Yamax Digiwalker CW-701 Pedometer

Yamax Digiwalker CW-701 Pedometer
Wendy Bumgardner ©

The CW-701 is the update to the highly-accurate and much-trusted SW-701. Beyond step counting, it displays distance, calories burned, clock and activity time. It's mechanism has been beefed up to be even more accurate. One problem of earlier models was the plastic belt clip, which is now made of metal. It has a 7-day daily memory for steps, distance, calories, and activity time.

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