Product Type: Weight Watchers health products
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WeightWatchers best motivational product!
Weight Watchers Points Pedometer
Member Name: roversjenny
Weight Watchers Points Pedometer
Advantages: Great for showing how many bonus points you have earnt
Disadvantages: Size and price
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!
Summary: A must buy for all those on WeightWatchers
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