1) A follow-along setup video for your Pedometer (under 4 minutes)
2) A how to get the most accurate results on your Pedometer video
There are a number of things you can try to make sure you are getting the most accurate step counts.
1) Your SC1 Pedometer has a false start monitor built-in which means it won’t start counting steps until at least 10 in a row are taken. This is to avoid counting shuffling around as steps. For example, if you are walking around your house, it won’t likely count too many steps while you are inside as you are likely to have frequent stops and not always arrive at 10+ steps.
2) The user’s weight is an important setting to getting the most accurate step counts. Make sure that you have the correct unit of measurement selected and the user’s weight is entered correctly. When setting your weight, you can cycle up through the numbers, if you are looking for a lower value than the default, just cycle up past 300 lbs (which is the max for this unit) and then it will restart at 60 lbs (the min. for this unit). A trick to check you have indeed selected pounds to click through to the distance screen and make sure it shows miles and not kilometers.
3) The Pedometer’s placement is also very important. Try and place it mid-waist on your belt line just by your hip bone. If the Pedometer isn’t sitting vertical while clipped and is titled upwards so you can see it, it won’t track accurately. There is a pendulum inside that needs to swing freely from side to side as you walk.
4) The built-in clock can play a part in erasing steps. The pedometer is programmed to reset all step counts at midnight so you wake up the next morning and start at zero again. However if the clock on your pedometer is setup with AM/PM reversed, this resetting function could be triggered at noon instead. Your Pedometer only shows PM, so if you don’t see PM beside the clock it is displaying AM.