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Personal Trainer Walking review

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I am loving this Nintendo DS game. I have been using it for about 3 weeks. It is perfect for summer. I haven't been doing as much on the Wii because we are walking outside daily. The game has a pedometer type thing that tracks your steps and daily rhythms. I love the records that it keeps...it will store your step information for a month, I think. Also, if you have a great day walking, you can lock in that day so that it won't rotate out.

In the record section it tracks minutes walked, your highest total steps in a day, total steps since starting the game and a few other things. I just went back and added all my steps to my spark fitness minutes. A lot of days I don't track them here because the Wii and the DS track them for me. It is nice to have these records to look back on and be able to transfer my minutes over to the SP if I want. Our internet isn't super fast, so it is usually easier for me to track things on paper or through the games.

One thing I don't like about the pedometer is that it just turns green when you hit your target steps for the day. It doesn't show your step count. I guess there is another game, Weight Loss Coach that has a pedometer with the steps on it. But, it doesn't record time/minutes. Maybe with the next game they can combine the two.

I have found that by wearing the pedometer 24/7, I am more aware of how active I am all day long...not just when I am exercising. Also, I have exercised every single day for 10 days straight. :D
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FITBITFAN 8/12/2009 5:02PM

    LOL, XNANNY. I got a pedometer from Walmart that was really inaccurate. We live in the country, so it is pretty easy to tell from the road signs (1 mile apart) how far we walk. We could walk the exact same amount and one day it would say 6,000 steps and the next day it would say 12,000!! Neither were right. I think four miles is usually about 10,000 steps for us. I took that one back to WM, LOL.

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XNANNY 8/12/2009 3:03PM

    I tried a pedometer and it counted as a steps when I was only beating eggs in the kitchen. I didn't find that at all helpful. emoticon

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