The Best Step Trackers For Seniors Of 2020 (Review)

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3DFitBud Simple Step Counter Walking 3D Pedometer with Clip and Lanyard

Top Pick
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If you don’t need all the bells and whistles found in some fitness trackers, the 3DFitBud may be for you. The FitBud simply tracks your steps until you hit reset. The device has a large, easy-to-read, print display of the accumulating steps, and comes in a reasonably sized shape with just one “reset” button on the back. The device also comes with a lanyard or removable clip to wear around your neck or clip onto clothing.

The device is simple to operate and comes with a battery included. Because you accumulate steps until you hit reset, you may find it helpful to set your own goal and keep track of your numbers in a spreadsheet or hand-written journal.

Key Features

  • Multiple wearing options, clip, lanyard or keep in a pocket (clip and lanyard included)
  • Large digit display
  • 1 Lithium Metal batteries required (included)
  • 18 Month Warranty
  • Steps counter

Specifications

  • Brand: 3DActive
  • Item Dimensions: Pedometer size- 6cm x 4cm x 1cm, Screen Text Size – Up to 2cm high
  • Weight: 24g (less than 1 ounce)

Pros

  • Lightweight, battery operated
  • Simple, large digit display
  • Multiple ways to wear– lanyard and clip included

Cons

  • Push to reset– does not store data
  • Does not track calories or mileage
  • Not recommended for use with walking aids

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Akasma Fitness Tracker HR, S5 Activity Tracker Watch with Heart Rate Monitor

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The Akasma Fitness Tracker is loaded with features, including an activity tracker, heart rate monitor, and watch. Not only does this device track steps for you, but it also calculates distance and calories burned– which is a helpful feature if you have specific fitness goals.

The tracker is lightweight and designed to be worn around your wrist. SMS and call notifications are shown on the display and you can even set an alarm for yourself. The watch face easily plugs into a USB port– but the device does not come with a plug.

Key Features

  • Wrist band
  • IP68 Waterproof — (protection in water 1.5 m deep for 30 minutes)
  • Steps counter
  • HR monitor
  • SMS and call notifications
  • Sleep tracker
  • Alarm
  • Mobile App compatible with IOS 9 and above or Android 4.4 and above
  • 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required (included)
  • Built-in USB plug

Specifications

  • Brand: Akasma
  • Package Dimensions: 4.1 x 3.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Fits Wrist Sizes: 4.7 inch – 7.8 inch
  • Weight: 1.6 Ounces

Pros

  • Lots of features for the price
  • Easily plugs into any USB port
  • Small and lightweight

Cons

  • The display can be hard to see in direct sunlight
  • Sleep tracker has to be set when going to sleep
  • The mobile app may be invasive for some folks

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LETSCOM Smart Watch Fitness Tracker

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For the price, you’re getting quite a bit with the LETSCOM Smart Watch Fitness Tracker. The screen is decently responsive and readable outdoors in bright sunlight. The device is stylish, looking similar to an apple watch, and is comfortable to wear.

LETSCOM offers a 1-year warranty with the tracker, and an additional extension if you register the product with them.

Key Features

  • Wrist band
  • Large digital display
  • Displays time
  • HR monitor
  • Sleep tracking
  • Distance and calorie tracking
  • Music control
  • Incoming call alerts
  • Sedentary alerts
  • Breathing guides
  • Alarm clock and timer
  • Touch screen
  • Offers tracking for 14 different activities– including walking, running, yoga and sports
  • 1-year warranty plus extension if you register the product

Specifications

  • Brand: LETSCOM
  • Item Dimensions: 10.83 x 3.74 x 7.1 inches
  • Package Weight: 5.6 Ounces

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Stylish
  • Syncs with other external apps
  • Great value for the number of features
  • Easy to read display

Cons

  • Not waterproof
  • Automatic heart rate monitor can drain the battery (though this feature can be turned off)
  • Limited watch faces

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Lintelek Fitness Tracker

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Lintelek offers a sleek and lightweight fitness tracker. The device is available in multiple color options and fits comfortably around your wrist. There are multiple tracking features that come with this watch, including sleep tracking, heart rate monitoring and call, text and social media notifications.

The watch face is a bit smaller than some of the other smartwatches in our review, and the display may be hard to read. However, all of the tracking data can be accessed in their app for you to review.

Key Features

  • Wrist band
  • Time display
  • Pedometer
  • Calorie counter
  • HR monitor
  • Alarm
  • Connected GPS
  • Mobile app
  • Call, SMS (text messages) and SNS (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc) notifications
  • IP67 Waterproof—you can wear in the rain or when washing hands, but not when swimming
  • 1 Lithium-ion batteries required (included)
  • Adjustable band and suitable for 5.4 to 7.6-inch wrists

Specifications

  • Brand: Lintelek
  • Package Dimensions: 6.8 x 3.4 x 0.7
  • Package Weight: 2.4 Ounces

Pros

  • Stylish
  • Lightweight
  • Multi-sport tracking

Cons

  • Does not have a color screen
  • Pulsating green light can be distracting in the dark
  • Sleep tracking is only available in the app, not stored on the device
  • Display numbers can be hard to read

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YAMAY Fitness Tracker

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The YAMAY fitness tracker offers a lot of the same tracking options as some of the other trackers on this list– but is also IP68 waterproof. This means that while you should not take the device swimming, you can get it wet without worry.

The device comes in five color options and has dual color bands. It is sleek, lightweight and comfortable to wear all day long.

Key Features

  • Color screen
  • Dual-color bands
  • IP68 waterproof– protection in water 1.5 meters deep for half an hour
  • Step counter
  • Calorie counter
  • Distance counter
  • Heart rate monitor
  • Sleep tracker
  • 14 modes activity tracker
  • Call and SMS notification

Specifications

  • Brand: YAMAY
  • Package Dimensions: 5.6 x 3.2 x 1.3
  • Package Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Wrist Strap Size: 5.5 to 8.3 inch

Pros

  • Charge by directly plugging into USB port, no cable needed
  • Slim and lightweight
  • Color icons

Cons

  • Does not come with USB charging port
  • Screen is hard to read in direct sunlight
  • No choice of time display options.
  • Does not link to Myfitnesspal

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OZO Fitness CS1 Easy Pedometer for Walking

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The OZO Fitness tracker is ready to use right out of the box, and comes with an extra-large and easy to read screen. The device comes with a battery and a lanyard cord so you can easily wear it around your neck.

This step counter can be used for walking or running, but will not track anything else, such as calories burned, distance or heart rate.

Key Features

  • Step counter – walking or running
  • Lanyard cord included
  • Multiple color options available
  • Single-button reset back to zero
  • 1 Lithium Metal batteries required (included)

Specifications

  • Brand: OZO Fitness
  • Dimensions: 2.6 x 0.5 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: .704 ounces

Pros

  • Slim, comfortable to wear in your pocket
  • No programming, ready to go out of the box
  • Large display for easy viewing

Cons

  • Only records steps
  • Needs to be manually reset every day
  • Step counter may not be as accurate as some other devices in this review

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Realalt 3DTriSport Walking 3D Pedometer with Clip and Strap

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The Realalt tracker has a large and easy to read display. The device tracks steps, distance, and calories burned– and stores the data for up to 30 days. This can be helpful if you want to track daily or even weekly goals.

Key Features

  • Large, easy to read display
  • 3D motion sensor
  • Tracks steps, distance and calories burned
  • 30 days memory
  • Timer and clock
  • Comes with lanyard and removable clip
  • 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)

Specifications

  • Brand: Realalt
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 1.2 x 1.6 inches
  • Product Weight: 1.44 ounces

Pros

  • Can be worn around your neck, placed in pocket or bag
  • Lightweight
  • Battery included, no need to charge
  • Easy to set up

Cons

  • Calorie counter may not be as accurate as other devices in this review
  • The clip-on accessory may look bulgy with some outfits

Measuring and keeping track of your fitness goals can be an encouraging and insightful way to take control of your health. Below are a few things to keep in mind before purchasing a step tracker.

How Will You Wear Your Pedometer

All step counters and pedometers count steps, but each uses different sensors to do so. App-linked trackers use sophisticated programming to detect motion as steps whereas pedometers that you wear around your neck or in your pocket typically use accelerometer chips, coiled spring mechanisms, or hairspring mechanisms. The app-linked trackers are typically more accurate– however, they can also be more invasive.

While wearing a pedometer lanyard around your neck may not be the most accurate, it does give you a good benchmark from which you can work.

Features

The number of features available with these step trackers runs the gamut from a whole bunch to just a few. Consider what is most important to you– as well as how you plan on accessing the information. For the app-linked trackers, data is not stored on the device, and you will need to download the app to access the data.

Many of the devices boast a waterproof rating– however pay attention to the type of rating. IP68 is suitable for water protection for 30 minutes up to 3.5 meters deep. IP67 is suitable for splashes or in the rain. Neither ratings are suitable to wear swimming.

Data

What data do you want to keep track of, what data do you want to store? For some of the simpler pedometers, data is not stored, and you may have to reset the device each morning. You will need to write your data down in a diary or on a spreadsheet to track daily and weekly progress. Most of the app-linked trackers will store data for you in the app.

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