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    Talk to me about Pedometers

    I thought Iíd try using a pedometer just to see how far I stroll along the beach on my hunts.

    The reviews Iíve read on many are not very*complimentary. *It seems the common complaint centers on accuracy and battery life.

    Iíd appreciate your thoughts and recommendations.

    Thanks
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    Bought one years ago. Wore it at work. Wished I'd never done it! Work just wasn't as much fun after I figured out I was walking seven more miles than I thought.

    Do you have a gps? Start a track and it'll tell you how far you went without carrying another piece of equipment. Not to mention the cost of a pedometer. GPS - more useful.
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    Try using your phone with a GPS tracking app.
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    I just use my phone.
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    Dig everything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelDan View Post
    I thought Iíd try using a pedometer just to see how far I stroll along the beach on my hunts.

    The reviews Iíve read on many are not very*complimentary. *It seems the common complaint centers on accuracy and battery life.

    Iíd appreciate your thoughts and recommendations.

    Thanks
    Way back I would take a picture where I started and ended. Import those into google earth and it drops a pin. Then you can measure it. Then i got a smart phone.

    I used the HR app on my Apple phone. Some use the under armor app but i found it unreliable.

    When i needed to track heart rate and calories I got a fitbit. It is pretty accurate using your phone gps. I like seeing how far i walk and if i am walking a mile to a certain point that helps. Also shows when you work your heart so that is good.

    It is very hard to see on a Sunny day. I check it later but would like to be able to see it and the time without removing sunglasses and cupping my hand over it.
    "There is something in a treasure that fastens upon a man's mind. He will pray and blaspheme and still persevere, and will curse the day he ever heard of it, and will let his last hour come upon him unawares, still believing that he missed it only by a foot..." Joseph Conrad

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    I use my Apple Watch. It counts your steps, miles, calories burned, etc.
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    Thanks to all. You gave me some good options.
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    ~The Challenge: Big Beach; Little Coil; Tiny Targets~

    ~"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication"~ Leonardo da Vinci

    ~Pre-determined settings serve only to get you in the ballpark. Itís up to you to pick the best seat~

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    Well, my kids talked me into an Apple Watch...and I'm happy they did. It does all I want it to do and much more. I can track where and how far I've walked on the beach, get weather reports, tide data, I can make calls and it can operate as a walkie talkie too....and finally... It also tells time!

    BTW, on Black Friday, Apple/AT&T had a BOGO on watches so Mary now has one too!
    Last edited by ColonelDan; Dec 22, 2020 at 06:52 AM.
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    ~The Challenge: Big Beach; Little Coil; Tiny Targets~

    ~"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication"~ Leonardo da Vinci

    ~Pre-determined settings serve only to get you in the ballpark. Itís up to you to pick the best seat~

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    ARC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim in MA View Post
    Try using your phone with a GPS tracking app.
    Looks like my tracks after too much Rum.
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    Dig everything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelDan View Post
    it can operate as a walkie talkie too....and finally... It also tells time!
    Thats awesome ColonelDan that has a lot more features than my cheap fitbit. (just reading about a Col Dan in the Reale 8 history)

    Question: does the walkie talkie work between watches? Did not know about that feature.

    Oh and someone posted the Apple watch asks if you are OK if you are digging on your knees too long, haha

    Best regards, Merry Christmas!
    "There is something in a treasure that fastens upon a man's mind. He will pray and blaspheme and still persevere, and will curse the day he ever heard of it, and will let his last hour come upon him unawares, still believing that he missed it only by a foot..." Joseph Conrad

  11. #11
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    Colonel

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    Florida Son; Apple Watch Walkie Talkie feature

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208917
    ~The Challenge: Big Beach; Little Coil; Tiny Targets~

    ~"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication"~ Leonardo da Vinci

    ~Pre-determined settings serve only to get you in the ballpark. Itís up to you to pick the best seat~

  12. #12

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    A good sand scoop would probably be a better idea. Then just observe the tracks that you made on the way back to the car after you have finished. The data of that type of device is somewhat marginal due to the stop shoveling, backing up, and such that a person does during a hunt. Good luck on your next hunt.

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    They're horrible people who should be hung or shot by firing squad. They should be hunted down on the internet and dark web and immediately executed in front of their computers.

    No No, he said Pedometers NOT Pedophiles!

    Oh, never mind....
    Now that Wife is happy with large diamond ring found last year, I search for happiness and find it every time I go metal detecting.

 

 

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