Wii Fit U w/Wii Balance Board accessory and Fit Meter – Wii U
Wii Fit U w/Wii Balance Board clothing and Fit Meter – Wii U
- Platform: Nintendo Wii U
- Features: The Wii U GamePad offers both concealment and flexibility. By providing a ordinal screen, it lets you action activities patch others check TV, analyse individualized advancement on your possess clannish screen, or modify check and change your modify using the built-in camera.
- Activities: Yoga, Strength exercises, Balance Games, Dance, Aerobic activities, and more!
- Other: Data from Wii Fit or Wii Fit Plus crapper be easily transferred into a Wii Fit U profile.
- Players: 1-9 players
Wii Fit U reinvents shape recreation again with the Wii U GamePad controller, Wii Balance Board accessory, and the newborn Fit Meter. Carry the Fit Meter clothing to road regular activity, then sync it to your Wii U to study accomplishments online. With over 70 activities, Wii Fit U makes shape so recreation it motivates you to intend astir and meet active! The Wii Fit program makes shape recreation for everyone. And today with Wii Fit U, you crapper workout at bag or on the go with the Fit Meter, a accessible figure that tracks your state (i.e. calories burned, steps taken, rising changes). Then sync the Fit Meter accumulation to your in-game strikingness with digit fix press. Wii Fit U code lets you create routines, analyse progress, and study with friends in on
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December 26, 2014 at 6:54 pm
Review of the contents of this box set.,
A Wii Balance board. This comes with 4AA batteries, and 4 foot extensions that slip on top of the foot sensors. If you buy the board used, be sure it comes with the extensions; necessary if you’re using this on carpet. The instructions are actually for the original Wii; just follow the on screen instructions instead to set up.
A cardboard GamePad stand. Its flimsy, but it gets the job done. I personally bought the official stand/cradle set as it has rubber pads on the bottom to prevent it from slipping. They go for about $5 now.
A Wii Fit U Meter. This one is actually green/white. Much nicer looking than the stand alone black/grey. There is a red/white version, not yet sold in the states. Its a very accurate pedometer, measuring your steps, calories burned, altitude changes, time/date, and even temperature. The meter is highly integrated into the main game, as it will let you know all you can do with your meter and how to sync up.
The game itself. If you are buying this before February 2014, I recommend using the download version instead. It is free when you sync up your included meter, and has the added convenience of always being ready to go on your Wii U. No disk swapping needed.
Two Wii Remotes and Nunchuks are not included, but are needed for some games. The remotes have to have Motion Plus.
As of the time of writing, the bundle is going for $65, a great deal since you’re basically paying $15 more for a new board. As for the disk version, Im probably going to either sell, or trade it in, since the downloaded version is better, in my opinion.
December 26, 2014 at 6:20 pm
Best Workout Tool Ever Invented,
I never workout. I did the P90X for a month but I got bored with it and gave up. That’s why I always give up- I get bored. So when they announced Wii Fit U, I thought I’d give it a try and see what it’s all about, and I’m SO glad I did! Wii Fit U’s greatest strength is the fact Nintendo uses their elite game-making skills to keep you enjoying what you’re doing. My first day with the game I jumped right into some balance exercises- fun enough. But afterward I decided to just roll with the flow and choose whatever exercise the game recommended next. I followed with a 30 minute free run, and tallied over 4.1 miles before it was all said and done. You put the Wiimote in your pocket, and the game knows when you’re running by movement, and how fast you’re running in place. No balance board needed. I ran through parks, over bridges, through towns, even through a light snow. I was sweating and took my shirt off halfway through the run. But you know what? I finished it. I would have NEVER stuck it out running in place for half an hour without Wii Fit U to make it fun and entertaining.
Next I jumped into the luge racing, where you sit on the balance board with your feet extended above the floor, legs parallel to the ground, with your back leaned back slightly. You shift your upper body left and right to shift weight and turn the luge sled, working muscles in your core you never even knew you had lol. After that I jumped into some yoga, which was what I probably should have started out with.
The following day I took my Fit Meter with me to work, came home, and synced my METS with the Gamepad, which revealed all kinds of data about my calories burned, elevation changes, etc… It even recommended activities to help me reach my personal goal of calories burned/target weight.
Wii Fit U also has online Gym Communities, which allow players to see others’ workouts and routines. There are elevation challenges like climb Mount Everest, Eiffel Tower, etc, with progress being tracked through elevation changes noted by the Fit Meter every day.
I feel like a creaky old board. This game did a number on me, and I love it for that! I’m telling you, BUY THIS GAME. It’s by far the finest and most ingeniously crafted workout experience you will ever encounter in your life. Nuff said.
December 26, 2014 at 6:13 pm
An excellent upgrade to the original Wii Fit that adds Wii U-specific enhancements and offline activity tracking,
I wrote a rather detailed review about Wii Fit U under this product page: Wii Fit U w/Fit Meter – Wii U. The bundle you see here is identical to that one, except that it includes a Wii Balance Board.
In case you’re wondering, the Balance Board included in this bundle is identical to the one bundled with the original Wii Fit in 2007–unlike the Wii Remote Plus and the Wii U itself, there haven’t been any upgrades to the Balance Board’s technology since then. So if you already have a Balance Board, you’ll be better off buying just the Wii Fit U w/Fit Meter – Wii U.
You might want to consider whether to get this bundle or to purchase a used Balance Board separately (they go for as low as $15 at places like Gamestop or Craig’s List). Better yet, chances are you have a friend or relative who has one in the basement collecting dust who’s willing to give it to you. (Here’s a hint: there’s a common problem where old Balance Boards appear to be “dead”, but there’s an easy fix for it. Just Google “Broken Balance Board” and you’ll find the solution, which just required a screwdriver).
Now that that’s out of the way, here’s a summary of my thoughts on Wii Fit U:
As with the original Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus, there are several categories of exercise activities:
– Yoga – A set of 18 Yoga poses, where you follow an on-screen trainer’s instructions. It’s greatly enhanced over the original Wii Fit in that you can view the trainer’s body with a 360 degree view to ensure that you’re matching it precisely. Furthermore, you have the option of viewing your own video image next to the trainer’s using the GamePad camera (it doesn’t automatically detect whether you’re precisely matching the trainer, but you can eyeball whether you are easily enough). The Yoga poses are traditional ones like “half moon”, “downward facing dog”, etc. 15 of them are the same as in the original Wii Fit Plus, while 3 are new ones.
– Strength Training – A set of 15 activities to strengthen specific parts of your body, such as lunges, planks, extensions, and so on. Again, you follow a trainer to learn the correct technique, and as with Yoga you can view the trainer from any angle or view your own video image on screen. 12 are the same as in the original Wii Fit, 3 are new ones.
– Aerobics – These are cute games that use your Mii to do various activities to get your cardio going. 11 of the activities are the same as in the original Wii Fit, including Hula Hoop, Rhythm Boxing, and Island Cycling, although most of these activties have been enhanced with new features using the Wii Remote Plus, HD graphics, and “second screen” support on the GamePad. There are 4 new activities, including Puzzle Squash (sort of a first-person, 3D version of Breakout) and Rowing Crew (where you use both the Balance Board and the Wii Remote Plus to simulate rowing). The one gripe I have about aerobics activities is that they’re far too short for you to get into a decent cardio heart rate zone, so you have to string together a lot of activities to get any kind of meaningful workout.
– Dance – This is a new category. I expected it to be something like Just Dance, but it’s actually more like a step aerobics class with different kinds of music and focus on different parts of your body.
– Balance Games – These are cute games that use your Mii to work on balance and coordination. Returning are 11 old favorites like Rhythm Kung Fu and Bird’s Eye Bullseye, which like the Aerobics games have been enhanced for the Wii U. There are 7 new balance games. My favorite by far is one called “Dessert Course”, which ingeniously integrates the GamePad and the TV screen; you’re a waiter who’s trying to balance a bunch of rolling and jiggling desserts on a tray (your GamePad) while delivering it to guests in a crowded restaurant. Another one I love is “Ultimate Obstacle Course”, which is an excellent upgrade to the original Obstacle Course (which is also included).
Another thing I like about Wii Fit U is the ability to play many activities on the GamePad, while freeing up the TV for others.
All of this would be an excellent upgrade alone, but the addition of the Wii Fit Meter adds a whole new dimension to the game. The Wii Fit Meter is a smooth, round device that’s about 1 3/4″ in diameter that you clip onto your belt and wear throughout the day. Like a FitBit or a Nike FuelBand, it tracks your daily activity outside of the game, and is able to detect not just your steps (as a pedometer does), but also your level of exertion and your altitude. The unit also gives…