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    Pedometers - random topic, any info?

    Bit of a strange one, but can anyone shed any light on how they work? do they work on step movement or distance traveled etc? To cut a long a long story short im going to Bulgaria in the new year skiing and id love to see how many miles i do skiing.

    Im guessing these pedometers wouldnt work as theres no step movement?

    I have seen a purpose built skiing version but cant seem to find any online.

    Any help appreciated.
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    Be better off with something GPS based I would have thought

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NAVMAN-W300-GP...item439c17c46c

    Or a watch version
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Garmin-Forerun...item3ca56a1abc

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    I was thinking that as im sure pedometers work onstep movement? i dont want to spend that sort of moneyt hough as it will only be used for a week, pedometes you can pick up for £5

    Thanks for the links though Buckle.
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    Most pedometers work on hip movement - they have a little pendulum inside that rocks back and forth as you walk/jog/run

    GPS is the way to go in your case

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    Pretty sure they work like you have said so would be no good for skiing.

    What phone have you got? Can normally get some free apps to measure distance etc using GPS.

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    Thanks geoff, cleared that up for me
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    I have a samsung genio... could look into that route i guess.

    Shouldn't imagine id have much luck with this phone though.
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    a map and a piece of cotton is bloody accurate and cheap too

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