I also put the remote in my pants, near my hip but it doesn't seem that accurate. Some times it changes pace for no apparent reason, and when I'm on my treadmill it usually shows my distance as about half the amount registering on the Wii.
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I had a tough time last night with it. My son has deep pockets though and it fits in his pocket. I was holding mine and it was not working so well..... but another idea that I got from reading the other posts is.. tie it on with an exercise band, they are stretchy and tie tight and I think most of us have a few around. Just an idea.
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Fitness Minutes: (61,665) Posts: 12,183 9/25/08 11:42 A
Some people have a lot of luck holding the wii-mote in their hands. I don't, but I think it's mostly down to technique. I can't work it out :D lol
But here's some tips I've heard around the forums. :D Put the wii-mote into a pocket of your pants/jacket so it hangs near your hips. Shove the wii-mote down your pants if you don't have pockets and your pants are fairly tight - bike shorts/tight yoga pants/etc - it should rest on your thigh and shouldn't move around much. Tuck the wii-mote into your bra (at the back is a good place).
Or my personal favourite, wear a belt over your exercise gear, and but the wii-mote into your belt. It should be tight enough so the wii-mote doesn't fall out, but shouldn't be uncomfortable. I like putting it at the small of my back so my stomach/hips aren't constricted at all. It works fine, and I like to pretend it's like a weight-lifting belt. lol. If you have a chubby stomach that wobbles a little when you job, a belt is also a great way of keeping that in check and it makes running a lot more comfortable.
Hope that helps some. :)
Edited by: VAXWELL at: 9/25/2008 (11:01)
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Fitness Minutes: (4,364) Posts: 466 9/25/08 10:59 A
It seems complicated, but I actually change into shorts with a back pocket and tuck the wiimote in the back pocket when I run. That's been the only way I get semi-consistant results. I would love to hear if there is a better way!!
Fitness Minutes: (3,035) Posts: 1,020 9/25/08 10:51 A
I tuck mine into the back of the waist on my workout pants and then tie my drawstring of my pants tight enought to hold it in and that seems to be the most accurate for me!! I would luv to hear some more ideas too!!! :o)
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I have to hold the Wiimote in my hand because my workout clothes don't have any pockets, but even when I have a steady pace it still gets me running faster than normal at times. I was thinking that maybe, somehow attaching the Wiimote to one of my legs would give a more accurate reading. But how can I do that? Any creative ideas?
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