The Weight Watchers pedometer will count your steps, calculate the miles you’ve traveled and keep track of the time you have spent walking. The unit also has a sensitive stride adjustment feature. Simple to use instructions are included. The handy belt clip has been built right into the pedometer.
This is Weight Watchers’ most accurate pedometer of all time. This new model is now powered by an electronic motion sensor and includes step filter technology. The unit will count your points values and steps, giving you a chance to keep an eye on your progress. As the points bar fills up you can effortlessly walk you way to your next activity POINTS value and reward.
Even better? Get this complete set, especially if you don’t live in a major city or a town where you can always find a Weight Watchers meeting.
UPDATE: See the new 2010 Weight Watchers Pedometer here.
In the March/April (2006) issue of Weight Watchers magazine a lot of new and vital information on the importance of walking with a pedometer to help burn more calories, get fit, and lose weight.
Within the Weight Watchers’ issue on Walking with a pedometer you’ll find: “Walk Where You Live”. This article contained valuable tips for walking programs that vary dependant upon your area type, e.g. rural, suburban, or urban areas.
An earlier aticle in the magazine, titled “Every Step Counts” shared some excellent insights:
- Walking 10,000 steps per day helps you stay healthy while 15,000 will help you lose weight.
- Walking assists in combatting high blood pressure, heard disease, and stroke.
Walking 10,000-15,000 steps per day is not really as hard as it sounds. Those ‘steps’ include the ones you take around the house, at the office, in your school’s hallways, shopping for groceries, browsing in the mall, and so on. If you need more ideas to increase your daily steps why not start with a pedometer to gauge your average, then try the tips below:
Step 1: Wear your new pedometer for a week and go about your normal routine to obtain an average daily step rate.
Step 2: Assess and make a firm commitment to increase your steps weekly by adding another 10% of your average to the next week’s daily step rate.
That same issue of Weight Watchers offered reviews on specific Pedometer Models. As this article is being editing in 2010 and most of the models have changed I won’t repeat the reviews here but create more updated pedometer model reviews in the coming weeks. Honorable mentions do go to Yamax (Japan), Freestyle (award winning), Accusplit (Taiwan), and Omron.