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The best pedometers for accurate step-counting

From simple step-counters with easy-to-read screens to advanced wearable fitness trackers, we’ve compiled a list of the best pedometers to buy this year

A selection of pedometers on a green background

Whether you’re a fitness fanatic or just want to track your daily step count, a pedometer is a useful bit of kit.


Wearable fitness trackers have boomed in popularity over the past few years, but there’s still a market for simpler devices making it easy to see your steps at a glance.

Not only can a pedometer give you an idea of how much exercise you’re getting day to day, it can also spur you on to beat the previous day’s total, set goals and track your progress as you go.

So, whether you’ve got a passing interest or actively want to boost your fitness, a pedometer is a good way to go.

We’ve rounded up some of the best pedometers we can find online, including simple, clip-on step counters and more advanced options to monitor your health in finer detail.

Of course, if you want a device with activity tracking and all manner of other fitness features, check out our list of the best triathlon watches.

Otherwise, here’s our selection of pedometers, picked based on in-depth research and analysis of user reviews.

The best pedometers to buy today

Fitbit Versa 2

Fitbit Versa 2 on a grey background

Possibly the most iconic fitness tracker brand out there, Fitbit is a popular choice for those looking to boost their fitness.

Far from your average step counter, the Versa 2 monitors everything from your calories burned and floors climbed to your heart rhythms, blood oxygen and sleep quality. It even gives you a stress management score.

As a smartwatch, it also comes with all the clever extras you’d expect, like Spotify Connect, Alexa and Fitbit Pay. Plus, you get call and text notifications.

You can wear the Versa 2 in the rain or in the swimming pool as it’s water resistant to a depth of 50m, and it has a claimed six-day battery life, so you won’t be recharging it all the time.

Omron Walking Style 2.0 Pedometer

Omron Walking Style 2.0 Pedometer on a blue background

If you want to keep things simple and go for a standard pedometer over a wearable fitness tracker, this Omron design could be for you.

It gives you the choice of two modes; one to count your steps and one to measure your distance covered.

The pedometer also has an in-built memory to store up to seven days of your data at a time.

Plus, there’s a useful holder to help you keep it in place while you’re walking or running.

Winomo Portable Walking Digital Pedometer

WINOMO Portable Walking Digital Pedometer on a green background

Priced at under £15, this could be one of the best pedometers to buy if you’re on a budget. It’s designed to be simple and easy to use, and has a single reset button to return your step count to zero. Meanwhile, a digital screen is included to clearly display your total.

Like all the best pedometers, this one comes with a removable waist clip and lanyard, so you can choose how you wear it during exercise.

Aquarius Fitness Tracker

Aquarius Fitness Tracker on a blue background

Ideal for anyone on a budget, this fitness tracker from Aquarius has the features and look of a high-end option without the large price tag.

As well as recording your steps, it’s said to monitor your heart rate, distance travelled and calories burned.

There are 14 different exercise modes, so you can select the right one for your workout, whether you’re hiking, climbing, playing basketball or completing a yoga session.

Plus, you can get phone notifications and calendar reminders on the screen.

The makers say this watch is splash-proof, so it’s best not to wear it swimming.

3DFitBud Simple Step Counter

3DFitBud Simple Step Counter on a blue background

With its large display screen and simple set-up, this pedometer is a great choice for anyone after an easy-to-use, no-frills step counter.

There aren’t any other modes; you just press the reset button on the back to start tracking your steps.

The pedometer comes in several bright colours and has a removable clip and lanyard, so you can wear it in various ways.

It arrives with a disposable battery, which is said to last up to a year thanks to the pedometer’s automatic sleep and wake function, which kicks in when you stop and start moving.

Omron Pedometer

OMRON pedometer on a pink background

If you’re after a compact pedometer with a few key functions, this could be a good choice for you.

It tracks your steps and aerobic steps (steps taken while walking at least 60 paces per minute), as well as your distance travelled and calories burned.

You can switch between the different modes using the buttons below the screen.

Included in the package are a clip and a strap to give you different wearing options, as well as a CR2032 battery to get you started.

Gzvxuny 3D Walking Pedometer

Gzvxuny 3D Walking Pedometer on a blue background

You might be wondering whether the USB connection on this pedometer is for uploading your fitness stats onto a computer, but it actually allows for easy charging.

Just plug it into any device or plug with a USB port to top up the battery. Thanks to the power-saving automatic sleep and wake function, you should only need to charge it once every five months.

Like many pedometers, this tracker has one mode to count steps, so there are no other features to complicate things. It’ll measure your activity up to 99,999 steps.

Attach it to your body with the clip or hang it round your neck using the included strap.


Interested in other wearable tech? See our guides to the best running watches and triathlon watches, and the best running watches for anyone on a budget.