What is the ‘five step filter’ feature on the New Gen 3 pedometers – Nano, Et-dsm and Slimline?
This feature eliminates incidental movements from being registered on the pedometer. For example most spring levered pedometers will record a step with movements such as bending down, sitting down, sneezing, crossing legs and even driving over bumps in your car. This can be frustrating when you are trying to identify exercise movements through your day. The ‘five step filter’ feature in the Gen 3 pedometers (Nano, Et-dsm and Slimline) is a 5 step delay in display and adding in of steps. This means the Gen 3 pedometers do not start registering steps until the 5th continuous step has been taken and then it starts counting from 5 onwards which provides better accuracy for exercise movement.