Placement and speed affect accuracy of new pedometers

May 1, 2014 3:36 PM

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some pedometers may be less accurate when they are kept in a pocket or placed in a purse, especially at slower and faster walking speeds, according to a new study.

Pedometers have grown in popularity, in part because of an idea originating in a Japanese industrial standard that adults should walk 10,000 steps each day for good health.

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