Olumia operates at a 10,000 daily step goal, but that isn't always right for everyone! Along the way towards a daily goal, you gain Olumia Fitness points at 2,500, 5,000, 7,500, and 10,000 steps to ensure you are getting recognized for any step progress you have made in a given day!
To understand steps, it’s worth first discussing pedometers and their history. Modern pedometers initially became popular in Japan during the 60s. These were marketed as, literally translated, “10,000 step meters.” The number stems originally from scientific research conducted by their inventor. Since then, 10,000 steps has become something of an industry standard among pedometers; either they set a default goal of 10,000 steps, or they make a conscious decision to do otherwise.
As with pretty much all current medical understanding, numbers are approximate and vary from person to person in terms of what is truly optimal. One of the reasons why 10,000 has stuck around so well is that it’s an easily remembered, round number.
Medical professionals gauge success in what actually works rather than what might be some sort of “magic” number. Besides, there are so many variables to consider (including terrain, size of gait, intensity, and fitness level) when trying to make a reasonable step number recommendation that the number itself is more of a ballpark figure than you might think.