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Does what it says it will do,
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This review is from: Walk With Me! Do You Know Your Walking Routine? - Includes Two Activity Meters (Nintendo DS) (Video Game)
I already had an Omron pedometer (Omron Walking Style II Pedometer), which is one of the best you can get but it only stores your walking history for a week and I liked the idea of having a record over a much longer period. So when I got Walk with Me I was able to compare the Nintendo pedometer with the Omron one. I didn't expect the Nintendo pedometer to be all that accurate, but actually both pedometers gave similar readings on a day when I went on a really big walk. Both the Omron and the Nintendo versions ignore the first ten seconds of walking to avoid counting coughing etc, but the Omron adds those first steps back into the count if you carry on walking, so it consistently awarded me more steps than the Walk with Me one, especially on days when I was at my desk a lot and there were many trips to make coffee etc... I quite like the fact that the Nintendo is a hard taskmaster - it makes you walk more.
So, here is my list of pros and cons, based mainly on the comparison with a more traditional pedometer:
Really small, light and neat - about half the size of my Omron Walking Style II - and no one will notice you wearing it under a sweater, eg.
Said to be waterproof (though I didn't try this).
Keeps records for months on end so you can really chart your progress.
Gives you a chart showing when you walked actively so you can see your rhythm.
Compares you with an animal, which is fun and inspiring.
Is pretty accurate and, if anything, underestimates your steps, making you walk more.
Doesn't count the calories (unlike the Omron Walking Style II) so you can't tell how many snacks you can freely eat!
Doesn't measure the distance covered (unlike the Omron Walking Style II), which would be a nice feature.
Doesn't have a safety line, unlike the Omron Walking Style II which does. In fact, sad to say, I lost my Nintendo pedometer just two months after purchase.