Product Type: Nintendo game controllers
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Nintendo Wii Fit Balance Board
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Nintendo Wii Fit Balance Board
When the Wii console first came out it wasn't long before it became the newest craze and there were new accessories coming out for them. One of them was the Wii Fit Balance board. It comes with the Wii Fit game which is designed to get you active in your own home.
But more about the board rather than the game. It's a white oblong device that you place in front of your TV in order for it to work. You face it with the on button facing your feet (this makes it easy to switch on with your toes!) You still need to use the Wii Nintendo Consoles if you're using the board.
The board is easy enough to lift as it's not too heavy and can be stored easily, we have ours in the corner of the living room as it fits there easily and is close to the console.
You can use the board for a number of activities on the Wii, it can become anything from a yoga mat, to a balance beam to a skateboard! By having the Balance Board we're able to have a lot more fun with our console than we could have with just the two paddles. There's a whole selection of games that can only be played using the board and while it's intended purpose is to help you get fit it can also help you with your agility and balance.
The board itself responds very well to motions. It moves as you do without any delays or interruptions, it also doesn't crash either like a lot of computer games can do. It also works as a set of scales and tells you your BMI and how much weight you've lost or gained since you last weighed yourself. I've used scales on the board and in my bathroom and there does seem to be some difference so I don't know if this is down to the board, my scales or the game but for the most part it's a good way to have mechanical scales if you're used to using the standard dial scales.
These boards are priced at a variety of prices, standard price comes in at around 60GBP, and places such as Game and Argos usually have them in stock.
This accessory is a great addition to any Wii console, there's a lot of fun games that can be played for it. As for it helping you loose weight, I guess it can help if you're a good dieter as well but it won't completely make transformations on its own!
It's definitely worth your while to invest in a board, it has a long life and you don't need to change the four AA batteries too many times for hours of gaming fun!
Summary: Great addition to any Wii
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