WW ProPoints Pedometer.

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  1. ineed2slim

    ineed2slim Banned

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    Hi, I am thinking of getting one of the ProPoints Pedometers, but am a little apprehensive as the very 1st WW pedometer I brought was fab, very accurate, the the last one I brought the WW Pedometer Plus, I just didnt get along with it was very in accurate and never really got it to work properly :mad:, So was just wondering if anybody has tried the new Pro Points one and if it is any good?

    Thank you X
     
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    See this thread

    I personally find the pros outweigh the cons and wear it every day
     
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    kagome75 WWer

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    well, after my WW pedometer fell in the toilet for the second time it decided to give up (won't blame it!) so I'm looking for a new one. With the experience I had with the two I bought (the one that fell in the toilet twice was a propoints one, and I've lost the points one I had beforehand) I can honestly say they're not very good. The two I had kept on resetting themselves all the time, and with the second one, this happened even BEFORE it fell in the toilet pot so that's not relevant! Once I went with my boyfriend to a 6 hours walk and when I went to the loo in a pub where we stopped for a quick drink (no, it didn't fall there LOL) the pedometer was showing 3 propoints earned. Went back to sit down with my bf at the pub before continuing and when I went to the toilet again (too much diet coke LOL) it was showing that I still had 8000 steps to do to be healthy! I was SO disappointed :(

    In the end of the walk the pedometer was showing 1 points gained, but because it had earned already 3 points beforehand and it should give you 1 point for every 2710 steps you take at my weight it means that I had earned in reality 7 propoints for the walk! I knew it because I had realised the pedometer had reset itself and I had done my calculations, but what if I hadn't? How disappointed would I have been if I had looked at my pedometer in the end of the day and seen only 1 point gained and less than 6 miles covered when I had walked for over 6 hours? Even with a 30 minutes stop at the pub, that was 5 hours and a half walk! After that I started wearing it on my back rather than on my side, hoping that this would stop it from resetting, but it didn't and I only obtained to have it fall in the toilet twice and break it :(

    I would rather advise you to get a pedometer from Amazon, one of those that have a PC program where you can download data and keep track of what you're doing, and use that to see how much calories you burn. It's money better spent IMHO!
     
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    Thanks for the advice :D I think I will have a look on amazon, for the ones with computer data sounds fab :D I am not too bothered about "earning" points, just want to really try and increase my walking setting little goals.

    Thank you bothx
     
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