We’ve been road-testing – or perhaps pavement-testing would be more accurate – a few pedometers over the first few days of January2014 on our London Walks. And our London Walkers have been joining in…
Last Sunday on the Hampstead walk, two London Walkers – both from the United States – swore by the Fit Bit.
Small and discreet, it’s worn on the wrist and measures steps, heart-rate and calories. Some models even chart sleep patterns as part of charting an overall health picture.
It alerts the wearer when targets have been met – presumably with a buzz or vibration because one of our Walkers says she always announces her target alert with the words “There’s a party on my wrist!”
At the end of the walk, one of the walkers informed me: "I've burned off my breakfast."
The Fit Bit website is HERE.
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Soho Step Count
LW Guide Kim on Step Counters
Stepping Out In Kensington
Post updated 23/2/16
To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.