Question about pedometer

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by ahds, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. ahds
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    If you use the pedometer to unlock Game Coins, does the 3DS have to be on sleep mode or can it be powered off?
     
  2. bigpaws

    bigpaws Cat with da Big Paws!

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    it has to be on sleep mode
    no power equals nothing on
    just leave it on sleep for street pass etc
     
  3. Dylan

    Dylan 100 MILES AND RUNNIN'

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    I'm willing to bet it won't work if the system is actually off dude
     
  4. Nollog

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    sleepmode.
    Just close the clamshell. It doesn't work if you have the system open(and not asleep), or off.
    It registers a step when you shake it in your hand too, too easy to fake. [​IMG]
     
  5. DarkWay

    DarkWay tsubasa hiroge

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    Most likely and probably sleep mode.

    slightly off-topic:

    Did anyone else randomly read the title as pedo-meter? (measuring pedos? WHAT?)
     
  6. mr deez

    mr deez GBAtemp Fan

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    Are you referring to the word Paedo?.
     
  7. funem

    funem Retro Powered..

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    out of nowhere....
    If you travel in a car the step count meter goes up real quick. One trip to the shop and back ( which isnt that far away ) and I had done the 1000 steps already.
     
  8. bigpaws

    bigpaws Cat with da Big Paws!

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    wow that means i wont have to try to get my coins
     
  9. DeadlyFoez

    DeadlyFoez GBAtemp Guru

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    5 minutes in a paint mixer will give you over 1 million steps [​IMG]
     
  10. L-Lawliet

    L-Lawliet GBAtemp Regular

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    Does anyone else get a rattling when they shake their 3DS?
     
  11. funem

    funem Retro Powered..

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    out of nowhere....
    Yes, if its like mine, its the wireless switch
     
  12. L-Lawliet

    L-Lawliet GBAtemp Regular

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    That's what I thought but it's not, I held the switch and shook the console but there was still shaking. I managed to locate it to around about the bottom screen.
     
  13. Nollog

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    Yeah that's the gyro probably.
     
  14. L-Lawliet

    L-Lawliet GBAtemp Regular

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    Could it be broken by vigorous shaking?
     
  15. mysticwaterfall

    mysticwaterfall Streamforce Supreme Commander

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    Right behind you
    There's a limit to the number of steps you can get per day, I believe it's 1000. Beyond the safety of your 3DS in aid paint mixer, of course...

    There's this guy who made an automatic playcoin generator, skip to like 2 mins in to see it in action:

    [youtube]GKriJKIFxCE[/youtube]
     
  16. Nollog

    Nollog GBAtemp Addict

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    If it did, it would not be fit for purpose.
     
  17. Gengar

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    I think it's really stupid to cheat on the pedometer.
    Where's the fun in that? Also: It's designed so people will use street pass and actually meet somebody else.
    I found 2 people in the city yesterday.
     
  18. Ravenius

    Ravenius Advanced Member

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    I got 600 steps when walking 500 meters - I don't know, it could be correct. Anyway, there is no maxium steps per day, but there's maxium coins per day: 10.
     
  19. aiRWaLKRe

    aiRWaLKRe GBAtemp Regular

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    Just like the pokewalker ppl are gonna come up with numerous ways to cheat walking
     
  20. unnkown95

    unnkown95 GBAtemp Regular

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    if the ds is powered off how would the pedometer work? Your question disappoints me A.H , i though you would know better...
     
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