Fitness Benefits of Using a Pedometer Watch

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Have you ever achieved something that you consider  to be quite extraordinary, but you are not sure how you did it? If you are trying to get into shape, that "eureka" moment might suddenly arrive unexpectedly, perhaps on a day when you complete a walk or run and feel that you have so much energy and stamina you could do it all over again. If you use a pedometer watch or pedometer to track you distances and other workout statistics, that success wont come as such a surprise. Pedometer watches and pedometers are available with a huge variety of functions that will help you to accurately track and improve your level of fitness. Using these devices can help you to manage and record  a range of statistics related to your walking or running routine, thereby providing you with a tangible record of your achievements. This information is much more useful than just "feeling good" and is something that can provide a basis for you to build and improve upon.  The fitness benefits of using a running watch are numerous and include increased consistency, improved fitness and even weight loss! A distance tracking device can play an integral part in your quest to stay fit.

 Tracking Distance

The only way to get fit is to exercise in some form or another, and if you want to lose weight in a healthy way exercise is essential. If you are a walker or a runner it stands to reason that the further you are able to go the fitter you are. The really great advantage of a model with an accelerometer or GPS is that you are able to accurately determine the distance you have travelled over a particular period of time.

If you always walk or run the same route when you exercise you may be able to measure the distance by driving around in a vehicle and using the car's odometer. If, on the other hand you want to vary your route and still want to know how far you have travelled then some sort of pedometer or distance tracking device is essential. Even though you you may have a general idea of how fast you walk or run in terms of miles per hour, terrain, weather and even the way you feel can cause your speed to vary considerably from day to day.

The only really accurate way to gauge your distance is with a device specifically made for the purpose. If you are away from home on vacation or business and wish to maintain your walking or running regimen, then you really should have some sort of pedometer watch. It will help you to easily keep track of your distance over unfamiliar routes.

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Polar 99039726 RS-300XG1BK Heart Rate Monitor With G1 GPS For Cross Sport Training, Black with MP3 A

This is the Polar RS-300xG1. Another great watch that allows you to combine the benefits of heart rate monitoring with speed and distance. This Polar is equippedwith the G1 GPS sensor, choose with MP3 armband, cinch bag or water bottle.

Be Consistent About Your Walking and Running

Often it can be difficult to remain consistent about one’s exercise routine. As i am sure we have all experienced there are numerous things which happen day to day which can distract us from exercising. I am sure that i am no exception when I say that there are many times when I feel a distinct lack of motivation when it comes to going out for a run. Factors such as the weather, the time of day, just feeling lazy or tired, or making other excuses are just a few examples. In order to try mad maintain your level of motivation and consistency I think you will find that using a pedometer or pedometer watch and recording your workouts will help you to stay on the “straight and narrow”. If you record the frequency and distance you have walked or run each time you exercise you will hopefully find that you do  not want to get behind in your routine or let your level of fitness drop off. 

Polar RS-200SD Heart Rate Monitor with S1 Foot Pod, Black


The Polar RS200SD Heart Rate Minitor and Black Foot Pod. This is a great device for runners. With the S1 foot pod you can utilize the speed and distance functions. Manage your exercise goals and calorie counting with polar's OwnZone.

Pedometer Watches Help with Weight Loss

Using these devices to help with  weight loss is a great idea and actually quite easy to accomplish.  As you begin to use one of these devices you can begin to create links between how far you travel and at what pace, to the weight loss you experience.  Additionally as I discuss throughout the site using distance tracking with a heart rate monitor included you will know if your body is in the fat burning zone. By keeping your body in and out of the fat burning zone and counting calories you can take control of the fat loss you experience.


Overall Fitness

Pedometer watches are jacks of all trades because they help contribute to your overall fitness levels.  By keeping fit and healthy you can reap the many varied rewards of this lifestyle.  Simply using your device consistently throughout your fitness regimen will provide many benefits.