Step-by-step fitness with pedometers
Pedometers in any price range help you track progress, achieve goals
Taking 10,000 steps a day (about 4 miles or so) is often touted as the ideal fitness goal. But even 7,000 steps can have health benefits, the American College of Sports Medicine says. Pedometers can help you get motivated, plus track your progress. Consumer Reports found that you don’t have to spend much to get an accurate model. The magazine tested 10 regular pedometers, three GPS watches, and three cell phone apps that claim to measure steps and distance through your phone’s movement.