SETTING INFORMATION for the SW200 Digi-walker

If you have a SW200 Digi-walker, this step counter requires NO setting.

Open your SW200 Digi-walker by gently pushing on the tab at the top. FYI, the yellow button in the inside of the SW200 Digi-walker is the "RESET" button. Simply pressing this button will reset your step count to zero. If you reset each morning, you will be reminded of your prior day's amount of steps. Leading physical activity experts suggest all able persons should strive toward taking a minimum of 10,000 steps per day. We strongly urge you to have your doctor's approval prior to beginning a walking program.

In addition, should you wish to calculate the number of steps you must take to equal a mile, you will need to measure your stride. Here are three (3) different step-by-step methods of measuring your stride:

  1. "Walk a 440 Yard Track" Method:
    * At your starting point, reset your Digi-walker to zero then walk once around a 440 yard track.
    * Divide the number of steps you take into 1,320 feet (440 yards x 3 feet in a yard). The answer will be your stride length in feet (example only = 1,320' divided by 506 steps = 2.6' stride).
    * Convert the decimal to inches (i.e., 2.6 x 12 = 31.2) & round to the closet whole number (31")
  2. "10' of Steps" Method:
    * Mark (tape, chalk, yarn, etc.) two parallel lines, 10 feet apart.
    * Stand with both heels touching one line.
    * Walk to and over the second line, counting the number of steps (to the closest quarter of a step) taken to cover the 10 feet. Best to have another person count & watch the person walking.
    * Divide 10' by the number of steps taken (example only: 10' divided by 4.5 steps = 2.2' stride)
    * Convert the decimal into inches as in "Walk the Track Method." (i.e., 2.2' stride x 12 = 26")
  3. "Stop in Stride" Method:
    * Have a helper/observer and a measuring tape.
    * The person being measured walks their normal walk and stops IN STRIDE. This stride position will quite possibly feel long and off balance once you stop.
    * The observer then measures TOE to TOE or HEEL to HEEL, but not toe to heel. Then, use the chart below:
    15" stride must take 4,224 steps to equal a mile
    16" stride must take 3,960 steps to equal a mile
    17" stride must take 3,727 steps to equal a mile
    18" stride must take 3,520 steps to equal a mile
    19" stride must take 3,335 steps to equal a mile
    20" stride must take 3,168 steps to equal a mile
    21" stride must take 3,017 steps to equal a mile
    22" stride must take 2,880 steps to equal a mile
    23" stride must take 2,755 steps to equal a mile
    24" stride must take 2,640 steps to equal a mile
    25" stride must take 2,534 steps to equal a mile
    26" stride must take 2,437 steps to equal a mile
    27" stride must take 2,347 steps to equal a mile
    28" stride must take 2,263 steps to equal a mile
    29" stride must take 2,185 steps to equal a mile
    30" stride must take 2,112 steps to equal a mile
    31" stride must take 2,044 steps to equal a mile
    32" stride must take 1,980 steps to equal a mile
    33" stride must take 1,920 steps to equal a mile
    34" stride must take 1,864 steps to equal a mile
    35" stride must take 1,810 steps to equal a mile
    36" stride must take 1,760 steps to equal a mile

SETTING INFORMATION for the SW701 Digi-walker

  1. Open your SW701 Digi-walker by gently pushing on the tab at the top. You will see the display, including the 3 buttons, as follows:
    * Yellow button = "RESET" button-EVERY morning, push this button so the step count resets to 0.
    * Middle button = "SET" button-ONLY use this when you want to set or re-set your stride or weight.
    * Right button = "MODE" button-Use this button to move the "cursor" (the little black line at the top of the display). This cursor will move under the headings "STEPS," "DIS/miles," &
    "CALORIES/kcal" letting you know what function the pedometer is displaying. When reading your display, always note the cursor's position first, so you know what mode you are
    in.....steps, miles, or calories burned through activity.
  2. Setting the SW701 Digi-walker for "DIS/miles" (measuring your stride):
    * If possible, have a helper/someone to watch you walk & measure your stride.
    * Walk normally and stop IN STRIDE. Note: Having someone watch you walk ensures you won't shorten your stride as you approach your stop OR accidentally slide a foot toward the other foot when you do stop.
    * After stopping in stride, plant your back heel down. Stopping in the stride position may feel long and slightly off balance. You may need your observer close by in case you need assistance with your balance.
    * Using a measuring tape, your observer now measures your stride from TOE to TOE OR HEEL to HEEL, but NOT toe to heel.
    * Round your stride, in inches, to the closest quarter of a foot (this means your stride in inches must be rounded to either 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36, etc. inches).
    * Now use the following conversion chart, as the Digi-walker is programmed in decimals:
    12" stride = 1.00
    15" stride = 1.25
    18" stride = 1.50
    21" stride = 1.75
    24" stride = 2.00
    27" stride = 2.25
    30" stride = 2.50
    33" stride = 2.75
    36" stride = 3.00
    * Use your "MODE" button and move the cursor so it's under "DIS/miles."
    * Press the "SET" button until the number is your stride length in decimals. The stride range is 1.0 to 6.0. The stride number will only stay on the screen for about 3 seconds. When it disappears, this means it is set.
  3. Setting the SW701 Digi-walker for "CALORIES/kcal" expenditure (activity calories you burn):
    * Use the "MODE" button and move the cursor under the word "CALORIE/kcal."
    * Press the "SET" button until the displayed number matches your weight in pounds. The highest number is 300 pounds and the lowest is 70 pounds. Should you change your weight, the numbers only ascend, meaning you will have to hold the "SET" button while the numbers run through 300, back to 70, then to your desired number.
    * Your weight is set after the desired number disappears from the screen (about 3 seconds).
  4. Your SW701 DIGI-WALKER IS SET! Remember......
    * You will (most likely) use the "RESET" (yellow) button only once a day.
    * You won't need to use the "SET" button unless you are changing your stride or weight numbers.
    * You will use the "MODE" button the most. Upon reading the display, ALWAYS see what mode you are in by looking to see the position of the cursor FIRST. Then, read the numbers.
    * Keeping the cursor in "STEP" is best for a beginner, however your Digi will count in any mode.


    Steps: 10K A Day! It Pays!