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Old 10-02-2008, 21:27   #1
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Loco [Wii] Wii Fit / Wii Fitness

Finally managed to try this out briefly tonight (had to fight for goes with the Missus and kids).

First of all, the balance board is great. It's meaty and feels very solid. I would say that the board itself is close to 3kgs or so in weight and doesn't feel light or tacky.

Calibrating the board (wireless in case you didn't know) is easy. Just press the red buttons on Wii and board and it gets assigned (to P4 on my Wii).

The structure of the game itself is pretty similar to Brain Training in that you have to input details etc so that it can calculate your BMI and there is the ubiquitous calender complete with rubber stamp for each day.

The game is split into about 4 sections. 2 of which are serious Yoga / workout type excercises and the other 2 being Mini games. I tried a few of each - the yoga ones being stretch and bend whilst keeping a balanced pressure on the board. These were pretty tough on the body and you certainly know you have stretched some areas never touched before I was pretty knackered after about 20 mins of these.

The 2 mini games sections use your Miis. I tried the hula hoop game which has you gyrating, the jogging (whiich does not require the board) and also the step aeorobics (more confusing than strenuous). All are excellent fun. You unlock more mini games and excercises as you go along.

Had to stop as the missus wanted to watch Lost but if our family gets as competitive on this as we did on Brain Training (there are scores for each game) it's going to do us a world of good (especially after the KFC dinner tonight )

(For those who are wondering about the Japanese text - they are a pain but we managed to navigate easily enough after a few minutes)

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Old 11-02-2008, 15:16   #2
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Sounds good - depends on price for me to get in UK.
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Old 11-02-2008, 15:20   #3
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any idea when it comes to uk, nowhere seems to have pre-orders for it.
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Old 11-02-2008, 18:41   #4
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Provisional eta for UK is May 2008 with an RRP estimated at £40-50.
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Old 12-02-2008, 22:14   #5
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Hmmm...how many games will support it? So far, it's probably only Wii Fit and maybe one or two skiing games. Will probably wait and see if there are any other interesting uses for it.
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Old 12-02-2008, 22:39   #7
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Pretty sure one of the future Tony Hawks games will use it.
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Old 12-02-2008, 23:11   #8
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Imagine the next SSX game will too.
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Old 13-02-2008, 19:53   #9
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Ono is the board too short to do proper press ups on it ?? does one of the mini games include you to do press ups ??
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Old 13-02-2008, 20:00   #10
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How can it be too short for press ups? You mean is it wide enough? I think so.

Yes, there are pressup excercises (rather than mini-games).
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Any mention of a maximum weight?

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Old 13-02-2008, 20:59   #12
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136 kgs on the Japanese board so tough luck Chris
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Any idea how loud the board is itself? I live in a flat with elderly neighbours below, am i likely to bother them?

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Not loud at all as there is actually no "jumping" as such and virtually no travel in the board.
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Think i'll pre order from Argos when they start taking orders, they got me my Wii on Time
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Set to launch across Europe on 25 April 2008.

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Kick-start a healthier lifestyle with Wii Fit!

20 February 2008 – Wii Fit; Nintendo’s new, unique and innovative application for Wii, is set to launch across Europe on 25 April 2008. Designed to get people all across Europe moving their bodies, Wii Fit has already sold in excess of 1.4 million units since its Japanese launch on 1 December 2007 - making it one of the fastest selling Wii titles in Japan!

Wii Fit has been designed to be enjoyed by the whole family. In Japan it has been encouraging family members as a whole to discuss the topic of fitness and take an active interest in understanding their own fitness in a fun and entertaining way, all in the comfort of their own home. Now this unique and dynamic new title is making its way across the water and is aiming to get people across Europe up on their feet and moving their bodies as they experience daily exercises that combine fitness with fun.

How is this possible? It's simple, with the introduction of the intuitive Wii Balance Board!

Wii Fit comes bundled with the Wii Balance Board, an accessory developed exclusively for the Wii console that will have a far-reaching impact for all who use it. It’s innovative, exciting and - most of all - fun and simple for everyone to use. It is a pressure sensitive, wireless balance board that is placed on the floor – so someone can stand on it in front of the TV. It senses weight and shift in balance in any direction and gives players full control over on-screen activities as they follow instructions and make the correct movements. This allows personal improvement goals to be set to effectively help you and your family to train and stay fit...

Increasing your awareness of the importance that fitness has on everyday life and keeping yourself and family motivated should be easier with Wii Fit. The programme allows up to 8 people to track progress and monitor performance. Once you insert the Wii Fit Disk into a Wii console, the new Wii Fit Channel can be added to your Wii Menu. After the Wii Fit Channel is added, you don't have to insert the Wii Fit Disk into a Wii console in order for the Wii Balance Board to scale your weight, calculate your BMI, measure your centre of bodily balance and conduct a balance test that calculates your Wii Fit Age. It also allows you to monitor how long you did which category of exercise for in one day, all in the comfort of your own home and without the need to keep inserting the Wii Fit Disk into your Wii console each time.

There are 4 training categories including Aerobic Exercises, Muscle Workouts, Yoga and Balance Games that will help you and your family to develop bodily balance control, burn fat in the body, tone and condition muscles, and help increase aerobic stamina. Discover over 40 different activities within these training categories such as Hula Hoop™, Ski Jump, Press-up Challenge, Rhythm Boxing, Rowing Squat, Lunge and classic Yoga poses such as Half Moon, Tree and Crocodile Twist. With all this on offer and much more, Wii Fit, along with the Wii Balance Board, introduces an accessible and intuitive programme for all the family to enjoy

Through Wii Fit’s training programme, helpful tutorials and encouragements from your on-screen fitness trainer, who will change his or her verbal instructions depending on how you actually perform, and the included Wii Fit Channel, you will continue to have endless fun whilst having the satisfaction of knowing you are aiding yourself, and your family, on the path to a healthier lifestyle.

Wii Fit comes bundled with the Wii Balance Board and launches across Europe on 25 April 2008.
What with this and Mario Kart, I think our Wii is going to go into melt down in April

Ive had mine on pre-order from Amazon for £49 since 2nd Nov 2007 (cant order it from them at the moment), so hopefully Ill get one.

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What with this and Mario Kart, I think our Wii is going to go into melt down in April
Not to mention PES 2008 at the end of March.
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I wish they would announce the price of it.
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I wish they would announce the price of it.

wii fit 35.49 pounds at
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