Product Type: Nintendo game controllers
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A video game that keeps you healthy
Nintendo Wii Fit Balance Board
Member Name: susan42
Nintendo Wii Fit Balance Board
Advantages: Healty, fun for 1 or all
I purchased this for my daughter with the hope she`d actually move about.
On arriving home from the shop with the white no frills packaging, I opened the box, worrying about having to move the Nintendo Wii console if the cables dont reach. I was pleasantly surprised to find there wasnt any, the balance board is completely wireless, great. It takes 4 x AA batteries and then you switch it on and by pressing a small reset button sync it to your console. "To sync the Wii Balance Board to the Wii, insert your Wii Fit disc and start the software. After the title screen appears, open the battery compartment cover located on the bottom side of the Wii Balance board and open the Wii's SD Card slot cover. You will find a red SYNC button in each of these compartments. Push the red SYNC button inside the battery compartment and then the red SYNC button next to the SD Card slot. The light on the board's Power Button will flash. When it stops flashing and remains lit, the sync is completed. Please keep in mind that you don't need to hold down the SYNC buttons - simply press and release. " Courtsey of Nintendo Instruction book. Easy
To set up your game you must use a controller, and when your standing on the board, it can un balance you, but once you get the hang of the sensitivity your away.
Choose the screen Wii fit and off you go. From here you put in some personal answers to questions, like height, age and then it calculates and stores your BMI and Wii age.
When I stood on my board, it made a funny "oooh" sound and I thought wait for it. But it told me that I was overweight and it would start some gentle exercises.
The first one was posture and my posture left something to be desired.
I went to the first task which was heading a ball, I found it was extremely difficult and my balance was awful, once I worked out the weight to put on each foot, it wasn`t so bad. But when it threw a football boot at me, "on the screen", i dissolved into fit of giggles and couldnt stop. I had to get off the board and sit down.
I have not laughed so much in ages and it resulted in the children coming out of their rooms and fighting over whose turn next.
The game I`m describing comes with the wii fit balance board and its called wii fit.
I think the board could be a little bit wider, my son has size 13 feet and it seemed a little small for them with his clumpy trainers on.
The board is very sensitive to touch which is a good thing.
It retails at £69.99 but I have seen it being sold for more, and if you think this is expensive, think of a gym membership, this would repay it self in no time, and keep a personal tally of your minutes and weight.
Its very addictive and I like the fun element to it from when your doing a one person workout where it keeps you company and talks to you as well as random acts of funnies. (How would I know it would throm a football boot at me?)
To having a room full of people who laugh with you, its a great party tool.
And finally, I like the way you pick up the board, it turns itself off and can be put away without unplugging all the wires
Thumbs up for Nintendo for designing a fit game / video that actually becomes addictive and loses weight into the bargain
Suitable for all ages and all level of fitnesses
Summary: A great brainstorm by Nintendo, suitable for every age
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