Product Type: Nintendo game controllers
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Wii Fit Board!
Nintendo Wii Fit Balance Board
Member Name: -becky-
Nintendo Wii Fit Balance Board
Advantages: Doing exercise at home, no gym, doesn't break easily, does what it's supposed to!
Disadvantages: I can't really think of one!
Quite a while back now, I think it was last Christmas or the Christmas before (not that it matters!) I got the Wii Fit game along with the Wii Fit Board as a present, and have used it at least twice a week probably even more ever since!
It came in a big box neatly packed to contain the board without breaking it. The board is white.. as you've probably guessed by the picture! Through the middle is a line separating the board in half. On each half is like a rounded rectangle shape that indicates where you should put your feet when playing the games. On average the board is 511mm wide, 316mm long, 53.2mm thick and weighs 3.5kg.
On the bottom of the board is where you can put the batteries in, it requires 4 AA batteries for use. I use rechargeable batteries because if you play often then you will find the need to change the batteries quite a bit and they are expensive. Also inside the battery compartment is the small red sync button that allows you to link the board to the Nintendo Wii when you press it and the button on the Wii together; without doing this means that it won't connect to the Wii!
To turn the board on, at the back (or side) is a rectangular shaped button, when you press it, it lights up blue which shows its turned on and connected to the Nintendo Wii Console.
I think the board was originally made to be used with the Wii Fit games but it can also be used with other games. You can probably get best use out of the games Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus though.
I think when I got the board with the Wii Fit game it cost around £70, but it can be found for about £40 without the game which would be a cheaper option as you can pick the game up for about £15-£20!
The maximum weight for the Wii Fit Board is 23 stones 8 pounds, 330lb or 150kg, so you shouldn't use the balance board if you are over this weight. You should also use the balance board on a flat surface and with bare feet, although I've occasionally left my socks on.. oops! You also can't jump on the board in case you break it, which I've done accidentally when ski jumping on Wii Fit - luckily mine still works!
I use my board quite often and have had it over a year and it still works as well as when I first bought it. It seems to pick up on all the movements you do quite well and can measure my weight accurately (yes I was a bit obsessive and tried out some other weighing scales. It also gives me the excuse that I don't need the gym because I absolutely hate the place haha!
Summary: If you hate the gym like me.. you should get one! It's good fun too!;)
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