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  • Summary: (Also known as "Walk With Me! Do You Know Your Walking Routine?" in the UK/EU) Take a walk on the fun side with Nintendo’s latest lifestyle game, which comes with two very special Activity Meter pedometers! Walk with me! Do you know your walking routine? helps you work out if your activity rhythm is up to scratch and provides valuable insight on how to set up a regular routine - the healthiest way to live! All you need to do is clip one of the Activity Meters onto your belt, put it in your pocket or even attach it to your dog’s collar and you’re away! The Activity Meter will then keep track of every step you make during the day and transmit the information to your Nintendo DS, which is where the fun starts! Using the Touch Screen and your DS Stylus, you can use the results in all sorts of ways and even make notes for your own records. The first thing to do is to check out your activity rhythm, or walking habits, and see if the duration, timing and number of steps are all the best they can be. You can set yourself a Step Target, aiming for as many or as few steps as you think you can manage. Then have a look at the Records section, where your performance result is presented in several clear and concise graphs. The Activity Meter will provide helpful comments on whether you achieved your target and will even compare your walking performance to an animal! The game will also set you fun Mini Targets after your results have been checked - perhaps to avoid fatty foods for the day, or maybe just to relax and treat yourself. Unlike a regular pedometer, one of the great things about the Activity Meter is that it allows your family, friends and even pets to join in. Up to four different people can use their own Activity Meter in conjunction with a single Game Card, allowing everyone’s results to be compared and promoting a bit of healthy competition. For the first time on Nintendo DS, Walk with me! users can use Miis to represent themselves. These can be transferred from the Mii Channel on your Wii or created in-game - there are even Mii-style dogs for your canine chums. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Although some might turn their nose up at Walk With Me! and what it sets out to do, if you're looking for a useful keep-fit aid or are thrilled by cleverly-presented data, there's no doubt this is a worthy investment.
  2. We must understand this as an utility, not a videogame. It is a software, with its accessory, which aims to reward our efforts with some advice in a nice and friendly style.
  3. 70
    I have to admit that even with its slight limitations, missed opportunities, and shocking price sticker, Personal Trainer: Walking is a decent encouragement to get off the couch since your casual activity is laid out for you to see.
  4. The games aren't terribly deep and it certainly would have been nice to have more of them, but they do offer up just enough of a fun factor to make you want to keep carrying around your Activity Meter in order to reach your daily goals.
  5. While I'm not particularly excited by Personal Trainer: Walking, it does what it's advertised to do. I think that Nintendo could have made the product a bit more interesting given the cartridge space, and asking people to fork over $50 for this seems a little steep, considering what you get out of it.
  6. 60
    Although it is not a title for everyone, fitness enthusiasts will get a kick out of this simple title.
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  1. [Anonymous]
    Jun 25, 2009
    10
    It's GREAT. I also love how you cam compete with a partner. Very motivating.