One can use a pedometer for running to chart distance and calories burned. A pedometer for running is a great tool and motivator for individuals who want to assess the effectiveness of their exercise. Different from step counter that is used for walking, most pedometer for running are calibrated for speed and distance. They measure oneâ€™s aerobic output, aerobic steps, calories burned, distance covered and some have so that progress can be charted, or results compared.
A running pedometer is mostly in a form of a wrist watch so that runners can easily and quickly view the data without stopping in their tracks. Today, there are even shoes out there that have a virtual pedometer in them. One simply logs onto a website, enters information and sets the in-shoe pedometer. The small device is put in the shoe under the insole, and it tracks every step. These shoes have a companion wrist piece that allows the runner to pause when stopped at intersections or when taking a break, and the wrist piece also shows the length of the run. When the runner returns home, they log on and track their progress online.
When shopping for a pedometer for running, one should look for a pedometer that calibrates for speed and distance such as the Casio SGW200-1VCF.
This pedometer watch is a great choice for runners as it is very accurate and sporty. It is a digital pedometer that is worn as a sport wrist watch, as it also tells time. It is highly durable and designed for runners. The strap is made of resin and it tracks distance, calorie burn, the runnerâ€™s average pace and number of steps run. It has a stop watch, a countdown timer, five daily alarms and a calendar. It also features a backlit display with afterglow technology so that runners who run at night can easily track their progress.
The Casio Menâ€™s SGW200-1VCF is not just for athletic use, because it is a very sporty watch, so one can wear it all day. It has a brushed silver-tone metal bezel, a black resin case, and raised resin buttons, Japanese quartz movement, a black resin band with a traditional buckle clasp. It is also water resistant up to 330 feet.
When looking at a pedometer for running, one should look at more than just price. Look to make sure the running pedometer has features that will come in handyand make sure the pedometer is accurate. Some can be off by 20-60% so make sure to read various reviews of pedometer before choosing.