PokéWalker More Accurate then Other Pedometers

Evaluated against two other dedicated pedometers, the Pokéwalker - an add-on device for the HeartGold and SoulSilver Pokémon titles - is the most accurate device for counting steps, according to researchers at Iowa State University.

The results were presented recently at an experimental biology conference by Lorraine Lanningham-Foster, an Iowa State professor who has been studying the Pokéwalker's usefulness since its release. This study, which found the Pokéwalker most accurate counting steps taken

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La PokéWalker

I’ve had a couple non-Pokemon people always ask me what I am wearing on my pants. A quick smile jumps to my face when I tell them it’s my PokéWalker. They generally ask a little bit more, but I usually simplify it by saying it’s a Pokémon Pedometer that counts my steps every day. Excited, I tweet every time someone comments on mine. 

So that short story, that probably got all of you emotional, will lead into this week’s Rare Article... hopefully with little to no grammar errors. 

The PokéWalker debuted with Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver earlier this year. The Pokéball shaped accessory was designed for Trainers to take their Pokémon with them when they weren’t playing the handheld game. Pokemon can be transferred to the PokéWalker to gain experience points every time the Trainer takes a step. Trainers can also “earn” watts, which help unlock items and gives the Trainers a chance to catch wild Pokémon. Pretty cool, right?

Curious about how this Pokémon themed pedometer relates to real life?
Let’s break it down into
3 real life facts!

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