Sunday, June 1, 2008

Get fit with Wii Fit

Finally I've got this device (I bought it at Best Buy when it had it in stock, I guess not very long would dissapear again). The package is similar to MacBook Pro package with stylist elegant white color and minimalist (not to much graphics but yet still informative to consumers).

The board is quite large, enough to seat my big feet. It's quite heavy (they put some weight for stability, not because of its electronics). I had to add extension (included in the package) to their pegs because carpet in my house is thick enough to make the balance being inaccurate. There is only a single button with a blue color LED at the back for power on switch. As other Wii remotes, it uses Bluetooth to connect hence require synchronization with Wii Console for the first time before use.

The software (called "Wii Fit") has two parts: "Body Test" and "Training". Body Test is all stuff related to measure our weight, BMI, balance and Wii Age. It's really good. It is able to track our daily weight measures and set target to reach our target BMI.

The training section contains 4 sections: Yoga, Strength, Aerobic, and Balance. For yoga, we are guided by an virtual instructor (with preference is set during setup. We can choose to use male or female instructor). It's very easy to follow, although not that easy to do what it is said (I sometimes fidget or wiggle a little and these all are detected with its very sensitive accelerometer in the Wii surve board).

My favorite game is Hulla-hoop, dance (forgot the exact name) and boxing. Similar to other Wii games, some of the games/activities are locked and can only be unlocked by doing more work-out (collecting more minutes over time).

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