Visit the New Technabob Shop!Get Technabob in Your Mailbox! Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

Bandai’S Samurai Pedometer: How Warriors Kept Their Healthy Physiques

by Paul Strauss

Here’s an odd little gadget fresh from Japan. It’s a digital pedometer with a twist. Instead of just measuring how many steps you’ve walked, it has you play a little Samurai game as you amble along.

samurai_pedometer_yuuhoke_1i

From what I can tell, Bandai’s YUU HO KEI pedometer game involves ordering your foot soldiers out to battle with you – by making them walk – and then walk some more. The more distance you cover, the closer your army gets to the battlefield, and the closer you get to becoming a Samurai master.

bandai_samurai_pedometer_2

But this pocket-sized gadget isn’t just for fun. It actually seems like a pretty nice pedometer, capturing data from your activity, and letting you upload it to Bandai’s website so you can keep track of your progress – a la Apple’s Nike + iPod kit. And it doesn’t just use a cheap motion sensor to figure out your footsteps – there’s a true 3-D accelerometer under the hood. Those Samurai warriors were sure crafty buggers.

web_bandai_pedometer

No word on if or when you’ll be able to find this thing outside of Japan, but if you happen to live there, you’ll be able to grab one from the Bandai online shop for ¥4725 (appx. $49 USD) when it’s released later this month.

[via CoolThings via TOKYOMANGO]




Comments (1):

  1. Luke Jackson says:

    my pedometer is made by general electric and this is a long lasting pedometer;”

Post a Comment:

Want a personal avatar on your comments? Sign up for a free Gravatar now!

Note: All comments with links in them will be held for moderation in order to prevent spam, so you may not see your post appear immediately.

Our Latest & Greatest Posts...

This Asgardian Iron Man Armor Is Marvel-ous

This Asgardian Iron Man Armor Is Marvel-ous

Woof Washer 360 Makes Washing the Dog Easy

Woof Washer 360 Makes Washing the Dog Easy

Thomas Was Alone Action Figures: Friendship is Blocky

Thomas Was Alone Action Figures: Friendship is Blocky

Space Capsule Tea Infuser: T-Minus Tea Time

Space Capsule Tea Infuser: T-Minus Tea Time

Videogames World Map: Smash Kingdom Project X Taisen of the Storm vs. Capcom

Videogames World Map: Smash Kingdom Project X Taisen of the Storm vs. Capcom

Win Prizes in the Technabob Shop

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo
discussion by