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google "10000 steps".
Am I the only one reminded of this meme?
propoxyphene12 wrote:so what lucky woot employee got to shake it and how many tries did it take before they stopped on 31337 instead of 31338?
I mean, I'm sure some lucky woot employee COULD have taken that many steps. But I'm also sure that woot employees are pretty good at photoshopping pretty much every item that they sell with a screen on it.
So you know, I'm going to let you decide which you think is more likely.
Shiftlock wrote:Do these make any noise, like a "click" when they count a step? I don't want to annoy people in the office or sound like I'm signaling to turn as I'm walking around.
I have had a few pedometers (not this model unfortunately) but have never had one with a 'click' when counting. The Man (government) says to take about 10k steps a day to be really healthy (around 3 1/2 miles for me), and I would probably be locked up if I had to hear 10k clicks every day!
They gave these out at my workplace a few years ago as part of a health initiative. They are obviously very cheap, but they are accurate enough for you to use to see if counting steps is something you're into.
Steps are just one way to measure your activity. Obviously heart rate, miles, calories burned, whatever are other options, and everybody's going to choose what works for them. But step counters are a simple way to measure one of the simplest activities for getting more exercise. It's great that someone can make a minimal investment for something that can make a big difference in their attention and motivation.
By the way, these DO convert your steps into distance, but it's based on your own measurement of your stride. I used one for several months and I thought it was pretty cool. It gave consistent feedback about how much moving around I was doing. I think they are useful for anyone with a desk job who wants to get more exercise. They are not perfect--most days they gave step counts that were proportional to my activity, but a couple of times they were obviously way off. I'd recommend getting this and seeing how you like it, then investing in a more expensive, more accurate one if it works for you.
The biggest problem for me is that these kept falling off and I'd lose them. I had them on all day, wherever I went. I had to ask for replacements twice before I gave up. I kept them clipped on my pants waist since I never wore a belt much. You're not supposed to hold them or put them in your pocket to count steps. These cheap ones have to be just so to work right.
I think I'm in for a pair, since I'm gonna start walking around the lake now that it's daylight savings time. It'll also be cool to see how many steps are in my typical commute these days.
I'd like to buy enough to strap one onto each finger to see how many characters I type in a day.
And think how cool I'd look.
Come to think of it, there are a host of daily personal action metrics one could quantify with these babies.
31337. I see what you did there.
I have one and it does not work
I can no longer pronounce "Pedometer" correctly. THANKS ALOT, INTERNET.
It's so funny to see this up here at Woot!
About 2 weeks ago, I was asking my wife about getting one - well finding one since I knew we had some around the house.
She found a "free" one she got at some womans expo, but it was not working - so fast forward a couple of days, buy a new battery - and Nope, still not working.
OK, fast forward to Sunday - my son got the new Pokemon game... so Monday, I took his pokemon out for a 3 1/2 hour walk.
For the first 1 1/2 hours - it registered 2824 steps.
The next 2 hours, it registered LESS steps at 2424 steps.
So the Pokemon Pedometer is not very accurate either since it should have had more steps in the longer time period (of course being a "game", it probable registers less since kids can play games for more steps - and stops them from just "shaking" them to rack up steps.)
lol @ 31337
jn082105 wrote:On the bottom left corner of this, there is a little slide button with a - and a + sign. Next to it it says ADJ (Adjustment).
Adjust what? HELP!
accuracy rate can be adjusted easily
This is for adjusting your stride length
Did anyone notice that the State that has the highest percentage of Obese Americans has 0 woots? Poor things - I think they really just don't understand even HOW to be healthy!!
How hard is it to look at the picture and read the description before commenting?
Eh, I got one online for free + about $5 shipping. That was before I happened to be in a dollar store and saw them there, less 'free' and sans shipping, for $1 total. Alas, I think I'll pass on this one.
NoSup4U wrote:I mean, I'm sure some lucky woot employee COULD have taken that many steps. But I'm also sure that woot employees are pretty good at photoshopping pretty much every item that they sell with a screen on it.
So you know, I'm going to let you decide which you think is more likely.
...way to suck the funny out of a joke. :D
Judy321 wrote:You drop 30 pounds every few years? So, in the last 15 years you've lost maybe 180 pounds and now weigh nothing?
Sorry, your post shows exactly why dieting DOESN'T work. You lower your intake, your body lowers its metabolic rate, and the weight comes back.
Your claim that people would "never become overweight" if they didn't eat more than needed to satisfy hunger is not true. (And your claim that overweight people eat until they feel bloated after every meal is outright libel.I suppose you also believe that people NEVER get lung cancer if they don't smoke.)
I was born fat. Do you think I overate in the womb? I don't eat more than the minimum to satisfy hunger (and I eat LOTS of veggies -- I've been a vegetarian for 30 years), yet I'm morbidly obese. If I starve myself, my body temperature drops way down and I get infections, but I don't lose much weight.
I'm sick of people telling me that being fat is my fault when my lifestyle is WAY healthier than theirs. I'm also sick of the fact that every time I read reviews for exercise equipment (which I buy AND USE regularly), I have to wade through a barrage of insults about how my obesity HAS to be my fault.
I have to agree with the poster you quoted....eat less (to a healthy point) and exercise more and you WILL lose weight. That is, UNLESS you have a medical condition that is causing your obesity and making it next to impossible for you to lose weight. It makes zero sense that you are obese even though you, in your own words, eat healthy foods and not in excess and exercise regulary. It takes a certain number of calories each day for your body to perform its base functions. If, say, you weigh 300 pounds and are of average height, you would require a minimum of 2500 calories per day to maintain your current weight. To lose weight, you simply eat less calories. And it's really not that difficult to eat less than 2500 calories per day. In fact, I find it very difficult to imagine eating that many calories without overeating.
Bubsnubsly wrote:How hard is it to look at the picture and read the description before commenting?
That's too easy.
It is used to adjust stride length to get an accurate step count.
Likes how many steps have been recorded.
10,000 steps is the magic number for a person to do in about a day, if you don't hit that, that is not good.
Americans are obese (I can say this since i am from america) These things should be attached to all fat people for they can learn to move!
Deathshot wrote:This vs the Pokewalker I got with HeartGold.... Pokewalker...
Definatley Pokewalker! You can gain levels!!!
Got mine today, a couple days early too, after 500 steps, it registered 497. Switched to the + and redid the 500 steps. This time it registered 502.
Good enough for me
Barzydlo wrote:I'm curious if this can be easily hacked into a simple electronic event counter. The accelerometer-based ones probably aren't practical, but if this just uses a cheap switch-closure type of mechanism it should be easy. Then its just a matter of how fast it will count. Anyone ever cut this model open to see how it works? How fast it counts?
I haven't cut one open. Yet. That's why I bought four. One to use(Good Intentions?), and the rest for... we'll see after I open it up and see what it's got.
Mine came late last week - So far I'm 2 for 2 for not working - probably dead batteries but have not taken them apart yet to fiddle.
mcarolchap wrote:Mine came late last week - So far I'm 2 for 2 for not working - probably dead batteries but have not taken them apart yet to fiddle.
Have you checked them all? You may want to email into us if you can't get them working: firstname.lastname@example.org, please let us know!
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