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Pedometer watch

Postby firemonkey » Fri May 11, 2018 4:22 pm

Well that was a ******* waste of £11. Just got a pedometer watch from Amazon and tried it out by walking up and down the kitchen and hallway . Half the time or more it doesn't record any steps. I thought it might be due to arm movement but that makes no difference. It's ******* pointless if it won't count all my steps.


Checked instructions. Under 'margin of error' it says "When you are walking /running, the hands should swing in the same frequency as the feet, otherwise the accuracy of the steps recorded will not be correct."

Like how am I ******* supposed to be able to ensure that?

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Re: Pedometer watch

Postby Tom fod » Fri May 11, 2018 6:37 pm

Strap it round your ankle? Or complain and return ìt
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Re: Pedometer watch

Postby firemonkey » Fri May 11, 2018 6:57 pm

I tried attaching it to my trousers and also putting it in my pocket as some have suggested. It was still off and on in counting steps. As for sending it back- too difficult for me to do.

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Re: Pedometer watch

Postby Tom fod » Sat May 12, 2018 5:30 am

This demonstrates importance of research //reading reviews before committing to expenditure.
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Re: Pedometer watch

Postby firemonkey » Sat May 12, 2018 10:16 pm

Tom fod wrote:This demonstrates importance of research //reading reviews before committing to expenditure.


The Amazon reviews were all exemplary. Got it to work a bit better but you have to have your arms positioned just right. Get it even slightly wrong and nothing gets recorded. I would think you have to add 5-10% to the step score.

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Re: Pedometer watch

Postby Tom fod » Sat May 12, 2018 10:38 pm

Is it a popular or well known brand? I always thought pedometers were attached to a belt and 'rode' on the hip. Can you calibrate it?

Part of me is curious about how many steps I do and part of me is so what.
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Re: Pedometer watch

Postby SwervingCentaur » Sat May 12, 2018 11:36 pm

I use my phone.

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Re: Pedometer watch

Postby firemonkey » Sun May 13, 2018 10:49 am

Tom fod wrote:Is it a popular or well known brand? I always thought pedometers were attached to a belt and 'rode' on the hip. Can you calibrate it?

Part of me is curious about how many steps I do and part of me is so what.


You can adjust for height, weight and step distance .

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Re: Pedometer watch

Postby Tom fod » Sun May 13, 2018 11:37 am

I was thinking more along lines of could you adjust sensitivity of how it measures movement.
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Re: Pedometer watch

Postby firemonkey » Sun May 13, 2018 3:16 pm

It allows for low,medium and high sensitivity.

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Re: Pedometer watch

Postby Tom fod » Sun May 13, 2018 3:44 pm

I wd feel dubious about any device that was meant to measure steps taken guaged/reliant upon swinging your arms in time to your walking or running
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Re: Pedometer watch

Postby SwervingCentaur » Sun May 13, 2018 6:43 pm

Using the phone will be the best way. As it's in your pocket, so there no chance of the steps increasing due to any arms swinging. You can also measure your heart rate, add what you've eaten that day for the calorie intake, how many healthy steps you've done.


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