July 7, 2017
Kinesiology postdoctoral researcher Elroy Aguiar commented in a recent Reader’s Digest article comparing Pedometers to Fitness Trackers. Aguiar explained that pedometer and fitness trackers don’t measure how fast you are moving but that exercise intensity can be determined with a simple talk-sing test. “If you can talk, but not sing, your activity is moderate intensity, but if you can’t say more than a few words without pausing for breath, then your activity is vigorous,” said Aguiar. The story says a simple, inexpensive pedometer is better for tracking fitness than other forms of activity monitors.