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I have never been to a weight watchers meeting but a girl I used to work with was a member and she always had this pedometer on. I have recently (4 months ago) changed jobs and I am on my feet for 8 - 12 hours at a time.
The price of this is very cheap, roughly £8, so I thought it would be interesting to see how many steps I do each day at work. This was more for fun rather than calorie burning / weightloss etc.
The pedometer is incredibly easy to set up and use and the instructions provided are very helpful.
It is lightweight and compact so you forget you are wearing it completely.
There are 2 settings; 'per activity' or 'all day.' I only ever use the 'all day' setting as this is perfect for what I want. I don't follow the points / calorie control of weight watchers, I purely want to see the steps taken. This pedometer gives you the distance travelled, time of use and calories burned and also allows you to pause whenever you like.
As a weight loss tool, however, I am not sure how effective it would be. All it is doing is telling you what you have done, I guess therefore it can only be used as a motivating tool to push you to keep doing more.
It is well worth the price, but it really depends what you wish to get out of this product.
I wanted a pedometer for ages but the cheapo ones don't work all that well, and no way was I spending mega money on one in case I ended up not using it much. My mates mum gave me this Weight Watchers branded one last month because she'd bought an updated version, it's actually a pretty accurate pedometer with a few extra functions to keep me on the straight and narrow.
The pedometer cost about £9.00 when she first bought it, you can buy them in Weight Watchers meetings or online. This pedometer isn't available in the shops because it's one of them products that Weight Watchers want to keep as exclusive as possible to members. It comes with a 12 month guarantee and remember that in that 12 months even if something dead minor happens like the battery going then you can get it replaced or put right again.
The pedometer is very easy to set up, you just use the MENU and UP/DOWN arrows to input your age, weight, stride length etc and then it's ready to go. You attach it to your waistband by the strong clip that is on the back of the pedometer and there's also a safety cord thingy which also clips to your waistband, this part will save your pedometer from landing on the floor if the main clips fails for whatever reason.
The screen on the pedometer is quite big and very easy to read, it shows you how far you've walked with a little graph thing that fills in a cube each time you walk so many steps. If you want a more accurate reading then you need to go into the menus but the information is very easy to find that way and it's just a case of going through different screens of information until you get to the part you want to find.
As well as counting your steps and working out how far you've walked, this pedometer is also brill for people who are on Weight Watchers because it will calculate how much walking you need to do to get extra points for food. Weight Watchers is all about points so if you walk for longer the pedometer will tell you that you've burned up enough calories to have an extra 1 or 2 or whatever points. I do quite a bit of walking but am not very good at remembering to put the pedometer on so don't know if I ever work up enough miles to get some bonus food points, it's not like I actually count points anyway so who cares??? lol
The pedometer is quite comfortable to wear because it's made out of chunky rounded plastic that doesn't dig in or anything like that, the only thing I have problems with sometimes is the little plastic safety clip because that will dig in when I sit down because of it being pointed at the edges.
I'd recommend this pedometer but if you can get a cheaper accurate one then go for that. I reckon this one is most useful if you're on the Weight Watchers diet because of how it will work out your points for you, for me though I'm happy that it's counting my steps and since I started wearing it I'm shocked at how much walking I do even when it's just the days that I'm taking care of my little sister in the house. On average you need to do 10000 steps a day to be healthy and even when I'm dossing I do about 8000, on shopping and playgroup days I can easy walk 25000 steps and more so it just shows I'm not as lazy as I think!
Recommended.... accurate and easy to use!
I am always trying a new diet or something to lose a little bit of weight but I absolutely hate dieting. Show me a Weight Watchers meal or a Krispy Kreme doughnut and you can guarantee I won't be going anywhere near the Weight Watchers meal! I purchased the Weight Watchers pedometer for a bit of fun and also to help me do a little bit of exercise when I couldn't do a proper work out. I purchased mine for £3.00 from eBay plus a vouple of quid for postage which was quite a bargain as a Weight Watchers pedometer retails for £12.95 though I do believe this is an older version and there is now a new model out.
The Weight Watchers pedometer is not just for those on the Weight Watchers diet regime, it can be used by anyone.
A pedometer is basically a little machine which you can attach to the waistband of your trousers, shorts or whatever you are wearing. It counts the amount of steps you take each day. The pedometer also has a built in stop watch. It allows you to count the amount of steps you have taken and the distance. If you are following the Weight Watchers diet then it also allows you to keep track of Activity Points which I assume is to do with the diet.
If you enter your height and weight the pedometer will give more accurate readings. The pedometer also acts as a challenge whether your are on Weight Watchers or not. In order to access the "Activity Points" you have to reach a certain level of health first which is based on your weight and height. Your weight and height will generate a certain amount of steps you have to do before you are deemed "healthy". This is a great challenge as I found my self becoming a little bit obsessive with it and trying to beat it! You can also do more than the amount of steps which are generated for you.
The pedometer is made of hard, durable black plastic. I assume that it is so hard just in case you drop it. It has a little screen and buttons to set it up and reset it. I found it very easy to wear and it is alot smaller than the picture would have you believe. I found the pedometer to be really sturdy when wearing it and it has never fallen off.
Overall, a good product which gives you a bit of a challenge and is great for losing weight too. One week where I didn't get chance to properly exercise, I used the pedometer and managed to lose 5lbs so it definately works!
It was nice seeing that quite a few people think that the weightwatcher pedometer is good .I cant get on with it at all .Each time I go out for a walk I have to check it every few minutes because it goes into sleep mode . I have to press M button for it to start again .Have given up on it and bought a cheapo one one third of the price and works like a dream .
The WeightWatchers pedometer is a fantastic little gadget for all those following the WW plan, it acts as a great motivational tool, and makes you feel like you are actually achieving something just by walking in your normal daily routine.
The pedometer costs £12.95 and can be bought at most meetings (if they have stock) and it is also available for purchase via the WW website, although you do have to phone, or fax your order in as they have no online payment facility.
The pedometer comes with simply instructions which show you how to set it up before it is ready for use, you can adjust the following settings:
- Time (12 or 24 hour clock)
- Imperial or metric settings
- Stride length
Alongside these settings, the pedometer also gives you the number of stops you have done, the number of bonus points you have earned, and the distance you have walked. You can use it as a stop watch and you can also review the last 7 days bonus points on the screen.
The stride length setting ensures that the pedometer is accurately measuring the steps you have made and the distance. You can set it to 'average' and then tell it your height and it calculates the distance at an average rate, however for the best results, I would use the actual setting, just take 10 steps and then measure the distance covered, divide by 10 and you have your stride length.
My stride length is 24 inches, however, the average made it 25.5 inches, whilst its not a massive difference, it all adds up if you are doing lots of steps a day.
The pedometer clips onto your waistband and also has a second clip (on the end of a 'rope') to ensure that it does not easily fall away from your clothes and get lost. I would say that one of the downsides is that the pedometer is quite bulky and if you are wearing tight clothes it can easily be seen on your waist band.
The main advantage of the pedometer is that it tells you how many bonus points you have earned, an essential thing for those of us who are following the WW plan. It doesn't start counting bonus points until you have got into the healthy range, which depends on your height and weight, for me it is between 5,000 and 6,000 steps. Once you are 'healthy' it starts counting points, I have earnt 1 point today for just over 7,000 steps.
This acts as a great motivational tool, they say you should do 10,000 steps a day, and I am always keen to hit that so will walk around more, take the steps instead of the lift, walk the longer way round etc. I love seeing the number go up!
What I also like about the pedometer is that it lets you reset individual items, such as weight. My old pedometer (a cheap one from Argos which cost about £2) would only let you reset the whole of the system, so if you lost a couple of pounds one week, you would have to reset all the data, whilst with the WW one, you can just reset your weight after your weekly weigh in and everything else stays intact.
Whilst this costs more than most pedometers I would recommend it to all, it is accurate and contains loads of useful data for those trying to lose weight!
You have bought a weight watchers pedometer which lets face it is a lot more expensive than your average pedometer! However it is worth it if you are a weight watchers nut as I am. First you enter your height, weight and stride details to help your pedometer accurately work out your points earned in the day. Place it on your hip every morning (it does get addictive and Idon't usually forget either!!) and it tracks your steps encouraging you to do the recommended 10,000 steps per day. However this little gem beeps when you have earned an extra bonus point calculated in half points. For any WW fanactic you know that this is a celebration in itself - half a point earned by just walking means you can lose weight quicker or eat a bit more that week!! hurrah!! This pedometer has kept me motivated and encouraged my mindset to keep active as I constantly want to beat yeaterdays total.
This pedometer tracks the number of steps you walk in a day, and the distance that you have covered. It also features a stop watch, and for those doing weight watchers, it will calculate the number of activity points that you earn in a day. You can adjust the settings for your height and weight, and even stride length, to allow for more accurate results.
I must admit, since wearing this every day, I have become much more active! Before you can earn "activity points" you have to walk enough steps to get to a healthy level. This varies for everyone, as it depends on your height and weight, but for me it is around 5,000-6,000 steps. I find that wearing it on my waist encourages me to walk around more, as I'm horrified to see that by 2pm I'm not "healthy" yet!
It is relatively small and straps to your waistband easily, and I have never had problems with it falling off (even when jumping up and down). It has made me so much more active. The batteries last absolutely ages as well, I've had mine almost a year and they've still not run out once!
The only real negative I can think of is that it is a little expensive, I think it is priced around £12.95 at the moment, and I know there are cheaper pedometers out there.
What is it?
The Weight Watchers pedometer counts your steps and the distance which you have walked. It also calculates the amount of points you have earned during your exercise session. It allows you to customise the information by entering your height and weight to give a better level of accuracy. It also features a stop watch.
Whats it like?
The pedometer is good as it makes it easy to measure how far you have walked on a daily basis and keep a track of this over a week. The pedometer will store all your walking information over a week. The pedometer makes you walk a certain distance to reach a "healthy level" before it lets you start to earn points. This is a bit of a pain if you are just wearing it for a walking session and not all day. It is easy to use and has big letters on the screen making it easy to read. The pedometer cost me £12.95 from my weight watchers meeting. I thought that this was a bit expensive for a pedometer but this one has a few more features than a normal one.
Having purchased this from my meeting last week and using it daily since I wanted to write a review to say how good it is for those on the weight watchers plan. At the meeting it was £12.95 boxed with full instructions on how to get started.
This pedometer allows you to set your weight, height and your stride (can be set manually or automatically) you can chose this to be in imperial or metric. You set the clock with either 12 or 24 hour clock. Attach it to your waist band and it comes with an additional clip to make sure you don't loose it.
Once you have set your personal details it will then tell you the number of steps you have done, the distance travelled and the activity points you have earned. It resets the count for the next day automatically. It also goes on standby after 3 or 5 minutes but still counts everything. It also has a stopwatch feature.
I wanted to buy this pedometer for a few months but I have had other ones in the past which I didn't find that good so was a bit unsure about buying this one or not, particularly as you can pick one up from your supermarket for a few pounds and this one comes in at nearly £13. However, I am really happy I bought it and it is nice to know how many points you have earned and I aim for at least 3 a day and hopefully saving those points will aid my weight loss or allow me to save a few points for special occasions!
This pedometer is a great motivational aid to help boost your activity levels, and you can personalise it to keep track of your activity POINTS values as well as your steps and distance walked. Counting your steps, distance and activity POINTS values has never been easier - so get ready, get set ... and off you go!