Diet and Weight Loss News

The Pokéwalker, a pedometer for kids

Written By Betty van der Mark on Thursday, January 14, 2010 | 2:35 AM

The Pokéwalker comes as the latest attempt to encourage off-the-couch activity while still being engaged in a gaming experience, which parents of aspiring couch potatoes will appreciate. The Pokéwalker counts the number of steps you take in the real world as you walk with it, using these to earn vital experience points while strengthening the bond between you and your Pokémon. The more steps you take in the real world, the more Watts are gained. Watts are used within the Pokéwalker to encounter and catch wild Pokémon using the Poké Radar or to search for hidden items using the Dowsing Machine, which can then be transferred into Pokémon HeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version. The next evolution is a game that comes with some bathroom scales, you cannot access level two until you lose 10 pounds.