device, usually portable and electronic or electromechanical, that counts each step a person takes by detecting the motion of the person's hands or hips

A pedometer is an electronic device for counting the steps of its user.


History change

Leonardo da Vinci thought that the pedometer would intend for military purposes.[1]

References change

  1. Leonardo da Vinci (1938). Edward MacCurdy (ed.). The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci. New York: Reynal & Hitchcock. p. 166.