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pedometer evolution

To Track or Not to Track?

The idea of walking 10,000 steps per day dates back to 1965 in Japan with the release of the manpo-kei pedometer (or “10,000 steps meter”). This step goal is still considered the “goal standard” with the fitness trackers we have downloaded…
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Essentials for When You Want to Do More Than Just Walk in the Park

Like many kids, I always looked forward to a trip to the local park. I have a distinct memory of sitting atop one of those dome-shaped jungle gyms with my cousins, eating peaches and scouting the grassy areas for our next game of tag. Even…
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GDPR, Privacy and Walker Tracker

Hello - It's May 25th, the date that the groundbreaking European privacy act known as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) goes into place. If you use any online software at all, you've been receiving a zillion privacy policy updates and…

Is your pedometer keeping up with you?

Wireless devices like Fitbit and Garmin claim to accurately measure a person's activity levels throughout the day. As the devices continue to gain popularity, researchers at University of Florida's Department of Health Policy and Outcomes have…
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Where our data comes from - the marketshare of various connected devices

What happened this year in the land of connected activity devices? It has been a disruptive few years for a lot of 'internet of things' companies.  Fitlinxx, the maker of Pebbles, went out of business, Withings was acquired by Nokia, Misfit…
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Devices and Apps galore! Link and send data to Walker Tracker directly

Walker Tracker pairs with the all major brands of wireless devices and apps to make it easy to transfer your data. Clip on your pedometer or band or drop your phone in your  pocket and get movin'! Wireless wearable Devices: Fitbit …
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Taking the long way home, or The pedometer incentive

"The garage next to mine is empty," volunteered my apartment manager the other day. "If you want to switch to it, it's a lot closer to your back door. It'd be easier with the kids." It's true. It is closer. About 25 (I just ran out and checked)…