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Best Pedometer Watches

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author image Sarka-Jonae Miller
Sarka-Jonae Miller has been a freelance writer and editor since 2003. She was a personal trainer for four years with certifications from AFAA and NASM. Miller also worked at 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness and as a mobile trainer. Her career in the fitness industry begin in 2000 as a martial arts, yoga and group exercise instructor. She graduated cum laude from Syracuse University.
Best Pedometer Watches
Pedometers come in watches or units you can clip to your waist or slip in your pocket. Photo Credit pedometer image by Andrew Brown from <a href='http://www.fotolia.com'>Fotolia.com</a>

A pedometer watch is a tool you wear on your wrist that counts your steps throughout the day. With more than two-thirds of adults in the U.S. being overweight and the majority of Americans not getting at least 30 minutes a day of exercise, a pedometer may act as a motivational tool to increase your chances of being one of the few Americans who are in shape.

Sportline Pedometer Heart Rate Watch 960

The Sportline Pedometer Heart Rate Watch 960 is a popular pedometer watch, according to iHealth. It is rated the top pick of pedometer watches by The Pedometer Watch. It was also chosen as one of the best three watches by PedometerWatches.org. The Sportline pedometer doesn't just tell you how many steps you've walked; it also lets you know what your heart rate is at. You need only touch the sensor with the index finger of the hand not wearing the watch for it to calculate your heart rate. This watch will also tell your how far you've traveled, how many calories you burned, how fast you went, and how long you exercised. The watch is accurate no matter if you are exercising or stationary, according to SNews.

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Silva Tech 4.0 Accelerator

The Silva Tech 4.0 Accelerator watch was rated one of the best watches by both The Pedometer Watch and PedometerWatches.org. iHealth calls it the ideal pedometer watch. The Silva Tech 4.0 estimates your calories burned, distance and speed. It keeps track of one week's worth of data from your workouts, though it can record up to 10 days. It has an alarm function and countdown timer. The Silva Tech watch is sold in several colors to appeal to men and women. It has an automatic shut off function as well.

Timex Ironman Fitness Tracker

The Timex Ironman Fitness Tracker pedometer watch was rated the best pedometer with wrist monitor by ConsumerSearch. The Timex Ironman comes with two pieces including the watch and a unit that clips to your waist. The watch is water resistant, comes with a backlight, has alarms and interval times, and is made in black, pink and light blue. You can set goals with the Timex to motivate to hit your targets. it also can calculate your steps per minute. SNews says the Timex is a "great multi-tasking tool" that records your steps accurately. Like with any pedometer, the calories burned is only an estimation. But this is true for cardio machines as well that display calories burned on the console.

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