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How do I get the most out of my pedometer?

The more accurate a pedometer is, the more you will benefit from it. All pedometers count steps, although they may use different methods to do so. These include (in general order of accuracy): piezo-electric accelerometers, a coiled spring mechanism, and a hairspring mechanism. Calibrating your step and/or stride length inputs in the device or using a GPS system will increase the accuracy of the device.

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