January 8, 2013 10:01 AM Subscribe
Pedometer recommendation: is there an open source alternative to Fitbit? Or should I go back to a cheap Omron?
posted by kristi to Health & Fitness (4 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I walk 10-25 miles a week, and I like to track my miles.
A few months ago, I lost my trusty Omron pedometer. It worked pretty well for me:
* pretty reliable
* no data download; had to hand-log it
* only stores 7 days of data; anything older is lost
* loses lost when battery runs out
I love the idea of a Fitbit, but I'm not willing to sign up to a website to transfer data, nor do I want to pay to transfer data.
I would love an open source option that would track me reliably, but as far as I know, it doesn't exist yet.
I've tried a few pedometer apps for my iPod Touch, but they've been spectacularly unreliable - they'll work great sometimes, and other times they won't log any steps at all, or stop recording after a few minutes.
What's your current recommendation for reliability plus ease of exporting and archiving data, with no need to use a website or third party to transfer the data?