Pros Amazing Technology. Promotes Health & Balance. Tracks Progress. Relatively Inexpensive. Most importantly...FUN!
Cons Wish you could pair more than 1 Fit to a Wii system and have multiplayer Fit activities. Cannot be used by individuals >330 lbs
Summary With the mega-hype that is surrounding the upcoming 5/19/08 U.S. release of the Nintendo Wii Fit...You can probably imagine how excited I was to get my hands (& feet) on an advanced copy of this technical marvel.
When you open up the box, you get the Wii Balance board, the Wii Fit game disc, board foot extensions (for thick carpets) and a set of 4 AA batteries. For those who don't already know, the Wii Balance Board is an amazing little piece of technology. When you stand on this rectangular white board, it senses real-time shifts in balance and center of gravity based on its pressure & tilt sensors. The board is completely wireless and setup is an absolute breeze. Within minutes, I had the Wii Fit loaded up and paired to my Wii. After selecting my personal Mii character, I was prompted to calculate my BMI (Body Mass Index) which is based on weight & height...The Fit doubles as a virtual scale so if you are one of those who likes hiding your weight like it's your ATM pin #....then you might want to setup the Fit when you are in an environment of solitary confinement. Once setup, you can actually password protect your BMI data & profile if you are so inclined.
The Fit setup also prompts you to calculate your Wii Fit Age...A calculation the program makes based on your actual age, BMI and some initial balance exercises. Since my balance is actually a lot worse than I thought, I screwed up pretty badly on the balance tests and my Wii Fit Age turned out to be 15 years older than my actual age...Kinda sad...but motivating at least.
Since this review is already getting too novel-like for my taste, let's cut to the chase. The Wii Fit essentially offers 4 separate types of activity that you personally can choose to participate in: Yoga, Aerobics, Strength Training and Balance Games.
I have spent my fair share of time testing each category out. I am already addicted to the Aerobics Training and Balance Games. Hula hooping, Ski/Snowboard Slalom, Ski Jumping, Boxing, Soccer Heading and Tilt Board Puzzles are tremendously fun. Besides being an absolute blast, these activities really do work on honing your balance and body control.
After just 30 minutes of using the Wii Fit in my living room, I seriously broke a major sweat. I think that's one of the coolest things about the Fit....You can get a decent amount of physical activity without leaving the comforts of home. I'm not saying it can or should replace traditional gym exercise, but it's definitely great for those times where you just don't have the time or energy to drive to the gym.
I also really like the fact that the Fit has a personalized training program that tracks & saves your BMI and progress over time...Very cool, handy feature.
Wii Fit....If you've got a Wii, weigh less than 330 lbs, and got $90 to spare...It's the perfectly fun tool to help fight couchpotato-itis....Check it out!...Your mind, body, and balance will thank you.
Pros game play looks fun and seems to actually work your muscle
Cons graphics aren't amazing.
Summary I think this could be the best wii game ever. It's game play looks fun, it introduces a new Wii peripheral that has a lot of potential. I like the talk about being able to coompare and track your own progress and compare it with others. I think it will be a great Wii game, i cant wait to buy it!
Pros The variety of games is interesting. The balance exercises are more difficult than they first appear and "snowball fight" is a fun diversion.
Cons For slalom skiing the balance works the OPPOSITE of real skiing. In real skiing you put pressure on the opposite ski to turn (i.e. pressure on left ski results in right turn). Maybe I'll try turning the board around! Navigation is a pain!
Summary Explore the games and workouts. Use 1 Mii so that you get stuff unlocked ASAP. Roll with the annoyances of changing games and Mii's and just have some fun.
Most surprising: Flapping your arms like a bird is more of a workout than you'd think!
Pros fun and exercise together!
Cons maybe the games we need more of them!
Summary love that I can play and exercise at the same time! it's easy to follow and easy to store! :D
Pros It is great for toning and for keeping in shape, plus it saves you money and time from having to go to a gym. as long as you are not looking into getting totally ripped, this is a great program.
Cons You can't build a whole lot of muscle mass if that is what you are trying to do.
Summary I first tried this from a video I found at http://wiifitplusyogaexercises.ource.net and I was impressed so I bought it and I have not regretted it. Before I purchased the Wii fit I never did any kind of working out because I wasn't motivated enough, now I actually really enjoy working out and it is easy and fun.