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Penny Armitage has her hands full while out on a walk with three companions on Van Buren St. in this 2010 file photo. Armitage said at the time that she spent about 45 minutes walking with her pet lab Oakley everyday and her roommate's ridgeback, Ell, and golden retriever Molly. As walking because more popular for Americans pursuing better health, keeping track of how far they're walking each time depends on the pedometer they select and where they wear it. (Albany Herald file photo)

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Placement, speed affect accuracy of new pedometers

Some are less accurate if placed in a pocket or a purse

People trying to walk their way to good health assume newer are accurate and that they can be placed anywhere, but the accuracy of the newer devices hasn't been established.


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