ULTRAK 275 CALORIE
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Mileage that you can count on

ULTRAK 275 CALORIE
When every step counts — from hiking trail to speed-walking course — turn to a pedometer.

ULTRAK 275 CALORIE
Tied for second-most accurate of five units tested, largest display of group, readings visible at a glance (like HighGear product), counts steps, calculates calories consumed, has built-in stopwatch, runs on lithium battery — all good. Distance covered shown in miles only (all others offer miles and kilometers), lacks features found on pricier models. $26. (800) 735-0871, www.cei-ultrak.com

Text by Scott Doggett
Photos by Eric Boyd / LAT ()
OREGON SCIENTIFIC PE316FM
OREGON SCIENTIFIC PE316FM
Tied with Ultrak product in accuracy, contains built-in FM radio (earphones included), counts steps, has backlight for night use, features stopwatch and real-time clock, permits sensitivity adjustments — all good. But need to open flip case to see readings, expends batteries fastest of units tested. $30. (800) 853-8883, www2.oregonscientific.com

Note: All units require stride measurement and about 30 minutes’ initial input time for proper use. ()
HIGHGEAR FITWARE PR
HIGHGEAR FITWARE PR
Features pulse reader (only unit of group to do so) and alarm, displays real time, counts steps and calories expended, can view readings at a glance, has backlight for night use, runs on lithium battery — all good. But consistently overcounted number of steps taken, belt clip most apt to break of models tested. $40. (888) 295-4949, www.highgear.com ()
SPORTLINE FITNESS 360
SPORTLINE FITNESS 360
Most accurate and sophisticated of pedometers tested; displays steps taken, calories spent, speed (in steps per minute and miles/kilometers per hour); features seven-day memory, comes with two-year warranty (others are limited to one year) — all good. But automatic on-off feature is annoying, readings not visible without opening flip case. $40. (800) 338-6337, www.sportline.com ()
FREESTYLE PACER PRO
FREESTYLE PACER PRO
Displays average speed and steps per minute (like Sportline product), features lap timer with interval time on each walk/run, available in gray and blue as well as black. But least accurate of five units tested (typically showing 136 steps for every 100 actually taken), need to open flip case to see readings. $20. (800) 776-6449, www.fsfitness.com ()
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