Where is the best place to wear a pedometer? This is the question that is asked often. Considerable debate on this subject, but while the investigation was carried out to find the answer to this question, the best place was to wear a pedometer to figure out.
The latest pedometers called "Pocket Pedometer" and manufacturers claim that you can drop them into a pants pocket, and it performs very well. They can also be worn on the hips, around his neck and his shirt pocket.
The research team designed experiments to determine the accuracy of the new "pocket" pedometers. This article attempts stated, "The purpose of this study was to examine the validity of the measure step counts Omron HJ-112 pedometer pedometer and assess the impact of placement."
published results of the experiment in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise : April 2009 – Volume 41 – Issue 4 – pp 805-809. The article under the title of validity Omron HJ-112 Pedometer treadmill .
The study of ninety-two subjects (44 men and 48 women); 71 is a changing body mass index [BMI].
The placement of the pedometer made a difference, as follows:
- Hip assembly produced the smallest error (1.2%)
- shirt pocket was next (1.7%)
- hanging around the neck (2.2%)
- The pants pocket (5.8%).
The conclusion was, "The Omron HJ-112 pedometer valid values the steps in different BMI groups fixed and variable- speed walking, other than pants pocket, where the pedometer has little effect on the validity of . "
So the next time you're ready to head out to walk, keep in mind that the pedometer records the most accurate results, when connected to a waistband or belt in the hip. The study showed that the "pocket" pedometer does not measure accurately in the pocket.
For more information on the best pedometer, read the resource information at the end of this article.