Wii Fit

July 21, 2008

So i got the WII Fit a few weeks ago, just like the WII when it came out, i think they are still pretty hard to find.  I got mine from a nice guy on ebay.

WiiFit

WiiFit

So what do i think about the WII fit?

It’s fun… think Wii sports, with more games and a little more difficulty. In the same way that Wii sports is a lot of fun when you have a lot of people and/or the first few weeks you have it, the Fit is the same way.

is it worth the extra money… if your going to use it, yes.

Will it help you loose weight… it could:

if your a hardcore gym rat, no.

If your a weekend warrior, yes.

I really see the possibilities for what this board COULD be used for… time will tell.

OverVIEW:

Positives:

  • Solid – the board is solid (i’m 6’7 athletic 260 lb) this thing holds me and responds great
  • Easy set-up – if you can connect the wii-mote you can connect the wii fit
  • It’s fun – you don’t really realize that your burning calories
  • Choices – you can play just games, or just yoga, strength, areobics or you can do it all. Several to choose in each catagory.

NEGATIVES

  • Multiplayer – for the most part it’s not very multiplayer friendly. For the most part it’s one player and if someone else wants to play you have to restart the game.  What also is bad is that you have to “unlock” games for each player that plays.
  • Games – Right now the Wii board only has the Wii fit which has a lot of games within however, i can see it being used for many other games…

Overall because of the non-friendly multiplayer aspect it’s lost points with me-

WiiFit2

WiiFit2

if you have any experience with the WII Fit – leave a comment

7.5 out of 10

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We got a Wii….

December 7, 2007

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That’s right… after much hunt and to-do… got two.

Two years ago i was working at one of the major shipping companies (i’ve had many jobs), there was a guy there that was telling me every rumor he could find about “the NEW” Nintendo console, originally dubbed the “revolution” and later officially named the Wii.

My co-worker told me about wireless controllers, with motion sensing technology… a built in 3d projector, that would not require 3d glasses, backward compatable with other Nintendo games, blah blah blah… well he wasn’t 100% correct… but he was partially correct.

One other thing that he predicted was correct… that this was going to be the hottest game console for some time… over a year and it’s still sold out in stores everywhere (much speculation on exactly why, maybe all blog about that some other time.)

Back to my story… I heard from a friend of a friend that toy’s R us and Circuit City were getting shipments.

after waking at 5:00 am and standing in line for 3 hours (we were 7th and 8th in line) the manager of Toy’s R Us came out and gave the first 20 people in line vouchers.

This was before they had fully unloaded the truck… come to find out they only had 12 consoles… i guess the saying that the early bird catches the worm holds true.

My advice to everyone looking for a Wii… be persistant, call as many places as you can go to stores, talk to managers and find out when shipments are coming… and if you have more tips feel free to leave comments.

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