Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Fitness & Exercise

Pedometers Directory

Pedometers are devices that are worn on the body or clipped onto a piece of clothing. They calculate the number of steps you've taken in a certain period of time. Many pedometers also calculate heart rate and calories burned. Pedometers can be an effective tool for motivating you to exercise. Whether you're a runner or walker, pedometers can help you reach your fitness goals. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how pedometers work, the benefits of using one, and much more.

Basic Information

More About Pedometers

How to use a fitness tracker, like BodyMedia FIT, FitBit Flex, Jawbone UP, or Nike+ FuelBand, or Withings Pulse, to help you lose weight and keep it off.

Read Full Article

Slideshows & Images

Quizzes and Tools

Expert Commentary

Pedometers News Archive

Healthy Living Tools

Ditch Those Inches

Set goals, tally calorie intake, track workouts and more, all via WebMD’s free Food & Fitness Planner.

Get Started

Today on WebMD

Wet feet on shower floor tile
Flat Abs
Build a Better Butt Slideshow
woman using ice pack

man exercising
7 most effective exercises
Man looking at watch before workout
Overweight man sitting on park bench
6-Week Challenges
Want to know more?
Chill Out and Charge Up Challenge – How to help your tribe de-stress and energize.
Spark Change Challenge - Ready for a healthy change? Get some major motivation.
I have read and agreed to WebMD's Privacy Policy.
Enter cell phone number
- -
Entering your cell phone number and pressing submit indicates you agree to receive text messages from WebMD related to this challenge. WebMD is utilizing a 3rd party vendor, CellTrust, to provide the messages. You can opt out at any time.
Standard text rates apply

pilates instructor
jogger running among flowering plants
Teen girl jogging
Taylor Lautner