I got so excited when I read this post, Tamaboi! I used to have the original Tekuteku Angel until my dad broke it
and I've been trying to replace it for years. A new version that can link up with my DS? I went to YesAsia.com right away.
Con: It's $53 CAD! That's no small investment.
Pro: That $53 covers both the pedometer and the DS game. It's not unheard of to pay $50 just for a DS game.
Con: The character doesn't actually grow the way Tamagotchis do (or like the original Tekuteku Angel, for that matter). It just "loses weight" with you. I can imagine that being more discouraging than anything else. What if the blob loses weight and I don't? I don't want to be jealous of my tamas!
Pro: The DS interface logs caloric information, which would be very interesting. My dad has been trying to push his calorie-logging pedometer gadget on me for a while (living alone + being a bad cook = Elana gained a lot of weight this year, ew).
My conclusion: This new version of the Tekuteku Angel might actually be less fun than the original, since it's missing the cute character changes and stuff (as far as I can tell). On the other hand, it's more useful, because it gives you real, relevant calculations about your activity levels. Maybe it's less of a toy and more of a tool?
I can't wait to read about your experiences with it, Tamaboi! What you write will definitely help me with my decision of whether or not to buy one.