Meritline Pedometer

Inexpensive but not indestructible.

In a fast finish of my fast-paced walk the other day, I decided to run at a fast pace. Apparently, I knocked my clip-on pedometer off in the street where I found it the next day… right outside my house… but it had been run over by a car.

Really, you can expect only so much from any device under such conditions. So I am happily buying another one. One that hasn’t been run over.

I recently bought this $5 step counter from Meritline. That’s $5 including free shipping. Also called a pedometer, it does one thing: attach it to your hip and it counts the number of times you step forward or backward. It’s a digital counter that electronically measures movement using a simple internal mechanism. And yes, the battery is included.

In case you haven’t caught it yet, there’s a fitness fad going around dubbed 10,000 steps a day. This was (and will be again) my timid entry into the “race.”