As discussed in Hiking 101: Pedometers, there are several types of pedometers: ones that can be worn clipped to your waist, others that can be attached to a backpack, and the relatively new shoe pedometer devices.
A pedometer watch is convenient. Glance down at your wrist, and find out how many miles you’ve traveled and how many calories you’ve burned. Some watches are also are heart rate monitor pedometer devices!
There’s no need to unclip a pedometer from your belt! And of course, you don’t have to worry about a clipped pedometer from falling off while you’re jogging or running.
What to Look for in a Pedometer Watch
- Water Resistant? I have yet to find one that isn’t water resistant, but double check the specs before you buy.
- Features. All of the tips from Hiking 101: Pedometers apply!
- Advanced Features. Almost every pedometer watch on the market does far more than a basic pedometer…many track calories burned, your heart rate, tell the time, and have chronograph functionality.
- Cost. A decent pedometer watch will generally cost more than a basic pedometer, but they are far less expensive than outdoor GPS units.
What is the Best Pedometer Watch?:
|Tech 4 O 2010 Accelerator: This is a great women’s pedometer watch because it has good functionality: it measures distance, calories burned, speed, and actual exercise time. It is water resistant, and is one of the more accurate pedometer watches on the market. The men’s version has a back lit display feature, and is slightly larger with a bigger face.|
Check out this article on the features of a Heart Rate Monitor Pedometer. Many of the pedometers that can measure your heart rate are all in the pedometer watch style.