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Damn Nike Plus software... I guess it is only good for giving you calories based on running. It is useless to me for anything else.

I got this Omron pedometer that had the best reviews everywhere. Its got an accelerometer and all so if you don't want to clip it on your pants, you can put it in your purse! As long as you wear your purse normally, not like with your hand, all swinging around.

Anyway, so I walked Cupid for 50 minutes, and my pedometer says I burned 170 calories, but my Nike Plus thing said I burned 244! The Nike Plus thing says it hopes I enjoyed my run, so I was like this bastard is giving me calories based on like jogging at this pace, not walking fast.

Plus, the Nike Plus thing... if you leave it on like while you go shopping for an hour, you'll see it only caught 5 minutes of walking because as soon as you stopped to look at something, it kept counting the time spent, but didn't register anymore steps after you've stopped for a minute.

The pedometer thing just keeps track all day long, and if you take like 200 steps and keep going, it'll count the amount past that as "aerobic steps" because its not like you just took 1000 steps over an hour while shopping, but you took 1000 steps in just a few minutes so it knows you burned more calories since you took them all in a row and your heart rate was up more than if you had walked them slowly in increments of 200.

So now I feel like my Nike Plus thing is useless, because even when I do go for a run, I end up walking for a couple of minutes every once in a while when my knee feels like it is getting strained.

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chuckvideo
Sep. 5th, 2010 05:59 am (UTC)
I just bought a Nike + on Friday, and I can't get it to sync up with my iPhone 4. Hmm, wonder if I'm going to like it after all after your review.
coffeebean
Sep. 5th, 2010 03:14 pm (UTC)
Well it's cool for time and distance if you start it counting at a time when you're purposely going out to exercise and won't be stopping at all before you hit the finish workout button!!

If you want it for anything else then get the Omron HJ 720 ITC!!
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000MN92WM
happyapathy
Sep. 6th, 2010 03:40 am (UTC)
uuuughhhhh running bites!
coffeebean
Sep. 6th, 2010 06:04 am (UTC)
haha! That's all you got!
reginaanna217
Sep. 6th, 2010 11:23 am (UTC)
I'm not really into pedometer's although it wouldn't hurt to try one. How much are they anyways?

just fuck the pedometer.. and excerise when you want to.. estimations are fine when it comes to calories burned.
coffeebean
Sep. 6th, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
I'm mostly curious how many calories I burn when I walk all day on a vacation. haha

So I got it to take to Spain, I'd probably only wear it a day or two, to get an average...

Since my biggest problem is gaining weight on vacations, I just have to know about how much I burn.
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