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4/21/10 12:11 P

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I have an Omron and love it.

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4/21/10 11:35 A

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I have an Omron too & they're very accurate & I do just like FollowingSpark says!

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4/21/10 11:26 A

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How I figured my stride:

I found two walls in my apartment that I could walk in a straight line to, but that were at least 10 feet apart. Put your heel against one wall. Then walk like normal to the other wall counting your steps.

Then you measure the distance from one wall to the other. Take that distance and divide it by how many steps you took. What your result is is that length of your stride. You can do the same thing for figuring your running or jogging stride too.

So for example:
I took 11 steps.
My space was 22.5 feet
22.5 / 11 = 2.05 feet
so my stride is 2 feet and about 1 inch. (25 inches)

I use Omrons because they are most consistently accurate and my equation I just shared I got from the manual with my latest Omron.

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4/21/10 10:32 A

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I don't know which one you have but I have found many of them innacurate. I have the omron hj-112 and have found it accurate. Sometimes you have to move it around more on your waist to find where it is most accurate. I have a pedometer on my watch that is very innacurate unless I am running.

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4/21/10 9:57 A

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Have you taken a distance that you know how many steps you are taking like in about 20 or 30 and test it that way. Using a short distance to measure against will help for the long distances as well. Worth giving it a try, also how do you like the Pedometer, I have been thinking about getting one, and want to know if it is worth buying. Thanks. Good Luck. God Bless.
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4/21/10 9:49 A

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I have a pedometer and thought I programed it correctly. I didn't want to constantly check it but just wanted to forget that I was wearing it to see in my normal routine how many steps I walk in a day. Well the first day was 18,765 steps. I thought that was wrong so I changed my stride the next day and I guess I did too much and it said I only walked 350 steps...That I did just in my morning routine and know I was on my feet more that day then the day before. So now that I have gone into great detail, my question is this....
How to do figure out the stride size, and what do you do about the counts that are added just by a little jolt while sitting at the computer or by hitting it with your arm? I really want a good count but don't want fake steps added.
Is there a rule of thumb to take off a certain amount for the bumps?
Thanks for the help and I promise to try to make my posts shorter next time.

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