* G-sensor (top of the line tri-axis technology), meaning the pedometer can be worn around the neck or put in a pocket or bag. The orientation does not matter as this pedometer accurately measures steps, time of activity and MVPA.
* 10-step buffer - intentionally built into the pedometer, this feature means that incidental steps (under 10) are excluded pushing the user on to more purposeful, life saving activity. According to a study of 54,000 men and women by Dr. Steven Blair, the number one predictor of premature death ahead of smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes was low cardio-respiratory fitness, which can be mitigated by 30 minutes of brisk walking every day!
* 4 modes - this pedometer measures daily steps; cumulative steps up to 1 million (great for challenges lasting for a week or more as daily steps can be reset while preserving the total step count); time of activity (by the end of the day users can see how long they have been active in hours, minutes and seconds); MVPA (moderate-to-vigorous physical activity) - as a subset of the activity time, users can see what portion of the time was good for their heart (over 110 steps per minute). Example: at the end of the day Bob may have: recorded 8,246 steps; recorded 58 minutes of activity time but only have a MVPA reading of 17 minutes. That means only 17 minutes of his 58 activity minutes were walked at a pace that was over 110 steps per minute and, therefore, good for his heart.
* sleep mode - after 1 minute of no movement the pedometer will go into to sleep mode to preserve battery life. Therefore, there is no on/off switch.
* the pedometer ships from the factory in sleep mode. This, again, preserves battery life should the pedometer not be used right away and is, instead, stored.
* Dimensions: 7. 5 cm x 3.2 cm x 1.2 cm or 3 in x 1.25 in x 3/8 in