are they any good?
The pedometer I had was no good to me because even though it was quite a pricey one, I wanted to wear it all day to do the 10,000 steps thing. But if you got in a car on on bus or whatever, it counted every tiny bump in the road as a step. There seemed to be no way of temporarily "pausing" it either.
Do the Omron ones with the new technology overcome this, or are there at least ones I can temporarily disable when I know I'm not walking but might register "false" steps?
There are a couple of ways that pedometers filter out 'false' steps.
One is time related, so that after say 4 or 6 seconds of movement the pedometer starts to count. Therefore if going over a long stretch bumpy road (for example) it could lead to accumulating a lot of false steps.
Other pedometers however use a different filter technology that requires you to do a certain number of steps in a row before it starts to record your step count. This would get over your car/bus journey problem. The other good news is that it can be lower cost pedometers that have this type of filter.
advice with pedometers and step counters
Ken, even when it's "on topic" it's still SPAM!
Read the T&Cs http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/members/termsandcond.asp?sp=&v=6
Pedometers are really helping us to maintain our fitness; with that we can count our daily steps, heart beat rate, running speed etc. here it is one company which provides MOVBands, it is a wrist watch pedometer, you can use it like watch as well as a pedometer.
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