In today's issue, we'll talk about why it is most convenient to use your smartphone as a pedometer.
You know, I myself really love wearable electronics, although for the mass audience it is still not clear why you need to spend 10,000 rubles on smart watches, and to be honest, for me, too, I wrote about it here. But, despite this, I like the ability to quickly access notifications and the music remote from the bracelet, as well as other functions of such gadgets, including the pedometer. Of course, I am aware that counting your steps has little effect on physical activity, it is rather just curious information, especially if you look at it from the point of view of statistics.
I tried a lot of different gadgets for counting steps, there were bracelets, and smartwatches, and much more. But, as I already wrote three months ago, it makes me uncomfortable to find a foreign object on my hand, so I couldn't wear them for a long time. Plus, such devices need to be charged once every couple of weeks, and if we are talking about smart watches, then this procedure becomes almost daily.
Then I tried pedometers that fit in my pocket. A very cool thing, but from time to time you forget to take them with you, then you completely lose, by the way, I heard that such things are lost quite often.
In the end, the problem was solved quite simply. When I changed iPhone 5s to iPhone 6, in the latter, the built-in pedometer was enabled by default. I was surprised to find that its activity has practically no effect on the battery life, and the calculations are quite accurate, in the end I decided to stop at just this option. And now, using HTC One M9 with the same scenario, once again I am convinced that I am right. Judge for yourself: you always have your smartphone with you, you will definitely not forget it, you are unlikely to lose it, you charge it every day without reminders, while it is not a foreign object on your wrist.
P.S. Or you can spend 1,300 rubles and buy a Xiaomi Mi Band, which is also a good option on a limited budget.