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Silva Pedometer / Step counter Instruction Setup

For those that are like me and can never find instruction manuals. Here is the setup sheet for the Silva Step Counter (56012) , Pedometer (56013) and Pedometer Plus (56014). Click on the image to get the full size.

I’m now on my third one. The internal pendulum seems to only last a million steps, which for me is about a years walking or a stroll down The Camino from SJPP to Santiago de Compostella.

Other than that they are very reliable and good value. Important usage information :-

  • Always attach to your belt with a lanyard (latest models have a small hole to thread a cord through).
  • If they get wet, the displays stops working. However, they still count OK – just put near a radiator and the display will start up again.

Happy walking – they are surprisingly accurate when compared to a GPS typically to better than 1%

Reader Comments

  1. How expensive is this model?

    I have a pedometer, but it measures 3 miles for every 3.75 miles on a treadmill, inexplicably. It’s a little odd.

  2. After breaking my pedometer…I got one of these at the week-end… £15 Ruthie

  3. Hey

    I thought I cracked it and found the long lost instructions for my pedometer plus (which I agree if very good) – but I cant open it!!!! Cant read it and cant increase size. If you could e mail it too me I would be very grateful

    Many thanks

    Keen walker Staffordshire (doing Nepal in October)

  4. Thanks to Geoff for this. His tip about the lanyard is especially good! I lost mine in dense jungle once, and only found it by getting the dog to locate with his nose which must have taken some luck as I had no way of telling him what I was looking for. I guess he is used to finding things with my scent on them!!
    I found instructions for various Silva units at this site in pdf form:-

    or you can get a pdf file of the instructions for the older Silva pedometer from this site:,d.bmk

  5. You’re a star putting the manuals here, my mum’s really pleased she could reprogramme hers now after losing the manual.

  6. Pleased that it has helped you 🙂 I have given up using them now as the Fitbit is a lot more powerful etc. Its a pedometer on steroids.

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