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grumblebuzzz

@Malkeor Me too. I never took any portable with me as much as I've taken this one. And stay diligent and you'll get that Streetpass hit. I took mine to campus with me and got 3 my first week. And I live in rural Tennessee, so when Nintendo was talking about that feature of the 3DS, I was like, "Well, that's cool but it'll never apply to me."

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FluttershyGuy

Eventually, I'm going to get a fanny pack and have the 3DS on me when I use the treadmill. Curious to see just how many steps I get out of a session, and want coinage. Don't want to do it now because I'm afraid it repeatedly slapping against my leg as fast as I walk would damage it.

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komicturtle

I took 1000 steps today. If I were to take it to the gym like I did with my Pokewalker, it'd be at least 10,000+ steps but too bad it's only 10 coins a day (right?).

komicturtle

Peznaze

The 3DS sure gives me a workout... every time I have to get the stylus out.

Peznaze

komicturtle

Peznaze wrote:

The 3DS sure gives me a workout... every time I have to get the stylus out.

Yeah, that's a real pain. I don't like the placement of the stylus at all.

komicturtle

grumblebuzzz

Peznaze wrote:

The 3DS sure gives me a workout... every time I have to get the stylus out.

Me too! That stylus on the back is a pain, right?

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FluttershyGuy

badmouthsadmouth wrote:

Peznaze wrote:

The 3DS sure gives me a workout... every time I have to get the stylus out.

Me too! That stylus on the back is a pain, right?

No pain, no gain!!! Gotta feel the burn!!!

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Tylr

My biceps always feel exercised after an intense Super Street Fighter 4 3D Edition, er, streetfight. and that pedometer + streetpass. Nintendo has just re-invented Wii Fit. XD

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FluttershyGuy

Tylr wrote:

My biceps always feel exercised after an intense Super Street Fighter 4 3D Edition, er, streetfight. and that pedometer + streetpass. Nintendo has just re-invented Wii Fit. XD

Oorah!!!

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Stine

Nintendo found the number one reason for me to walk more; game rewards. I wish we got a coin for every 1000 steps instead, because that would make it an actual challenge. Nintendogs helps a lot, though.

R-L-A-George

pixelman wrote:

No, because I'm afraid it'll drop out of my pocket (my bro's DS lite did) or bust the shoulder buttons (my DS lite did). :/

You can still carry around in a bag/backpack and you'll get steps on the pedometer the same.

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geek-master

well just about everything has a pedometer these days.. i find the most motivation with nike + i have it on my ipod touch which can fit in my pocket unlike the 3DS

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JRL186

Malkeor wrote:

As crazy as this sounds, this is the first time i've taken my portable to almost everywhere. I even took it to work one day.
I'm really looking forward to my (first) streetpass, and I enjoy building a steady supply of coins.

badmouthsadmouth wrote:

@Malkeor Me too. I never took any portable with me as much as I've taken this one. And stay diligent and you'll get that Streetpass hit. I took mine to campus with me and got 3 my first week. And I live in rural Tennessee, so when Nintendo was talking about that feature of the 3DS, I was like, "Well, that's cool but it'll never apply to me."

This is the first I've ever really taken a handheld with me to work everyday. I put my 3DS in my glovebox because I drive a lot during work and it seems to count the bumps sometimes. And I want to street pass fellow people in vehicles, but that hasn't happened yet.

komicturtle92 wrote:

I took 1000 steps today. If I were to take it to the gym like I did with my Pokewalker, it'd be at least 10,000+ steps but too bad it's only 10 coins a day (right?).

Yesterday, I went into Meijer's with 195 steps taken. I came out of the store with 1567 steps taken. It's not hard to get high step counts. But... I park, like, 350 steps away from the door anyway because I don't want anyone near my truck.

Peznaze wrote:

The 3DS sure gives me a workout... every time I have to get the stylus out.

Why, oh why couldn't they of kept the stylus on the side?!?!?!

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Superducky

Hey, did you know that if you set the date back a day, you can re-earn the play cons for that day, and when you change back to the real time, earn ply coins yet again? I found this on accident after mistakenly setting my 3DS clock twelve hours ahead. I don't intend to "Cheat" in this way, but some of you might like to know that.

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HolyMackerel

WaltzElf wrote:

Yeah, the 1000 steps it takes to earn the maximum 10 coins is a joke. That's not exercise.

Seems like you people are missing the point of the pedometer + coin system. The primary purpose of the system isn't to give you a workout by enforcing walking. It's to get people carrying the 3DS with them wherever they go so that StreetPass is quickly and widely adopted. It's pretty clever to tie the pedometer, Play Coin rewards and StreetPass together.

As you can see from this thread, it's working. People who never carried handhelds around with them before are now carrying the 3DS with them. Smart move, Nintendo.

The resulting exercise, while pretty minimal, is just a peripheral bonus for your health and for their public image.

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