Wii Fit Facts
In the recent past, more and more people have become health conscious and the fitness industry has been riding high in the last few years. Cashing in on the fitness craze, Nintendo introduced a game console that combines both fitness and fun, and as expected it has become immensely popular overnight. Retailers don’t have enough stock to fulfill the demands of Wii owners who are rushing out to buy this new game. But, that’s really not surprising, considering that Wii Fit is capable of providing a complete fitness solution while being a whole load of fun. Here are some Wii Fit facts to acquaint you with the product:
Wii Fit has four main categories and over 40 different Wiifit games are spread across them. The four main categories are: Strength Training, Aerobics, Yoga and Balance Games. Both Strength Training and Yoga have 14 games each, while Aerobics and Balance Games have 9 games each. Most of the games are unlocked in the beginning, but as the player progresses in each category, more and more games get unlocked.
People have protested that WiiFit can hardly be classified as a game. However, like most other traditional games that give you what is commonly known as experience points, Wii Fit offers Fit Points that get accumulated in your Fit Bank. On the other hand, there are goals and challenges that you need to complete just like all other video games. The fact that you also get health benefits is really simply a bonus.
Wii Fit comes equipped with the Balance Board and it is connected to the console through WiFi. You are required to stand on this balance board and your movements on it will get registered in the game as you pursue your activity. Nintendo has a knack for creating hardware that is sturdy, but at the same time is pleasing to the eyes, and this is true of the Wii Fit Balance Board as well which looks a lot like a regular household weighing scale.
Wii Fit calculates what it calls your Wii Fit Age. You enter your height and age, while the Wii Fit Balance Board calculates your weight. It provides you with your body mass index BMI and calculates your Wii Fit Age. You know you are in dire need of a fitness routine if your Wii Fit Age is a lot more than your actual age.
Even though Wii Fit doesn’t offer a multiplayer mode, this game has become a huge hit in community settings. The game allows you to create your own personal profile and all your family or friends can create one for themselves. Wii Fit keeps track of every player’s progress, making it possible to have exciting competitions amongst each other. On the other hand, watching your family or friends gyrate on the Balance Board allows for a lot of fun on a lazy afternoon.
Wii Fit also allows you to keep track of off-board fitness activities. Players can log in their daily activities like swimming, walking, cycling, etc. and the time they have spent on each in the game and it will incorporate these figures in calculating your fitness levels.
July 14 2010 01:05 am | Uncategorized