Yoshiwalker More Accurate than Other
Pedometers in University Study
Evaluated against two other dedicated Pedometers, the Pokewalker - an aeddon device for the
Heartgold and Soulsilver Pokeamon 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
Foster, an Iowa State professor who has been studying the
usefulness since its release. This study, which found the Pokewalker most accurate counting
steps taken on a treadmill at four different speeds, is a first step in ongoing research on the
device, and how it encourages physical activity among kids.
Pokeamon is a big toy for kids," - Foster said. "And that' s why I was so interested in
it is the idea that we have yet another active gaming format for kids."
If yeu' re thinking this research is being funded by Nintendo, nope; it' s funded by Iowa State' s
Nutrition and Wellness Research Center.
Pokewalker beats ether Pedometers in Iowa State study [The Cedar Rapids Gazette, thanks
Patrick H. Image via]