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Wii Fit Fit Review

Reviewing: Wii Fit  |  Rating:
wendywr By wendywr on
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I pre-ordered the Wii Fit, and was really excited to finally get it via my friendly UPS man.

As soon as my kids were down for naps, I set it up. I will admit the setup process wasn't nearly as painless as I expected. The instructions for the board made it sound really easy, but they forgot to mention the game itself must be running for the board to be synced. I had to re-sync my wiimotes as a result of this. Yeah, that's not a big deal, but I found it irritating. It took several tries to get the board synced even when I was in the game screen.

Once the board was set up, it was really easy. You get into the game, and select your "Mii" to set up your profile. It asks your age, gender, and height. It then asks you the weight of your clothes, and then "evaluates" you. It then somewhat pointedly tells you the results. If you are overweight, it makes your Mii overweight. This is really funny when you see your husband's Mii suddenly get fat, not so funny when it's your turn. It also tells you your BMI, and then helps you establish a goal, and a time frame for the goal.

Next comes your agility test. Although I consider myself to be a fairly agile person, I didn't do so well with my first test. Once the test is done, it comes up with your Mii Age, which you would hopefully decrease with practice.

You can choose between a male or female trainer, who helps you in the yoga and weight training sections. The aerobics games are a lot of fun, but they're not nearly as fun as the balance games. The games seems to unlock a new exercise quite frequently, and is pretty encouraging, fat Mii notwithstanding. My other big complaint is that when I step on the board on the game's instructions, the board makes a "oh!" sound. Maybe I'm sensitive about my weight, but I don't like that exclamation. I am not obese or anything, so who knows if that's for everyone or not. I'll probably experiment with my kids and see if it makes the same sound with them.

The price tag is a bit steep, but comparable to other games where you get the game and a peripheral piece. I think the value will go up as more games that use the balance board come out.

I am definitely happy I bought the game; so far it has been a lot of fun and I've really enjoyed it. Time will tell whether or not it causes me to lose weight.