I know that this (or something similar) will soon be on the U.S. Weight Watchers site. But, here are some links to more information from the Australian site (remember, plans can differ somewhat from country to country):
SmartPoints FAQ – This confirms that your daily SmartPoints allowance is based on age, gender, height and weight. What is interesting to me is that it doesn’t say what the weekly allowance is based upon. And, it is clear, that it does vary from person to person. I know mine will be 28 and my husband’s (also lifetime at goal) will be 42. The other thing is that it says you will get a personalized weekly SmartPoints allowance each week. It is unclear whether that number ever changes. I’ll have to inquire about that.
FitPoints Introduction – These really do sound like Activity Points with a new name. You will get a personalized FitPoints goal for the week. As you get more fit, the goal will change.
FitPoints FAQ – The most interesting thing is that the FAQ pretty strongly discourages you from swapping FitPoints for food unless you are doing a lot of high-intensity workouts. I think you still can do it, but you shouldn’t.
Special Considerations – This deals with special situations such as nursing mothers, young members, and so on. It does note that the daily SmartPoints allowance for men is higher than that for a woman of the same height, weight, and age due to the larger muscle mass of men.
This does generally confirm the information gleaned from setting your computer clock forward and going to the U.S. site.