Pedometer Field Test by Money Magazine

Sorry, I have not blogged in a while.  I have come to the conclusion that blogging is more difficult than it looks.  It is difficult to write consistent good content when one has other daily tasks. Consequently, I plan on blogging when I have good content. I am not going to blog just to blog. I will try to build a habit to have good content every week. It will take a while to build that habit.

I am a big pedometer user.  For a while, I wore a pedometer everywhere I went to track how many steps.  My goal was to walk 10,000 steps a day as that’s what some experts believe keep a healthy heart. 

After consistent use of a pedometer, I came to the conclusion, that the only way I could achieve 10,000 steps was to walk at least 30 to 45 minutes a day. This gives me about 6,000 steps from the walking and 4,000 steps from my day-to-day movement. 

I would not have known that had I not measured and tracked my progress. I have mentioned a few times: It is imperative to track your progress and watch trends. With your information, you can make smarter decisions with your activity. 

Here’s the abstract of Money Magazine’s Pedometer Field Test

  1. Money Magazine field test winner
    Grade: A- Omron Pocket HJ-720ITC – $50
  2. Grade: B  Oregon Scientific PE823 – $20
  3. Grade: B- New Balance VIA Wrist Pedometer by Highgear – $60
  4. Grade: C  Walk4Life WFL Elite – $29
  5. Grade: C- New Lifestyles NL-2000 Activity Monitor – $60

What’s my Favorite pedometer?

Thank you for asking. my favorite pedometer is the: Omron HJ-112 Digital Pedometer. You can find it at Amazon for about $20. The pedometer is light, accurate, and easy to use. It’d say it’s the little brother of the Money Magazine’s field test winner.

An excellent way to track your exercise activity is to combine a good pedometer with Simpleweight’s exercise tracking.