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Old 05-22-08, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by fujishig
I didn't actually read the manual, but do you guys use it with shoes on? (I mean for the ones that actually involve the board) I was doing everything barefoot...

No shoes or socks!
Old 05-22-08, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by RichC2
I have to give Nintendo credit on market penetration, I've never seen a situation where housewives and moms in a store just struck up a convo about videogames they intend to buy... for themselves.

Nintendo pulled off a master coup. They knew the Wii couldnt compete PS3/Xbox 360 in terms of graphics etc, so they had to go in a completely different direction.

Looks like it was a smart choice. Nintendo went from making gaming systems for gamers, to a family entertainment system, for everyone.
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Originally Posted by slop101
So how long until dumb people who hurt themselves on the balance boards start bringing lawsuits against Nintendo? There's even the possibility of really out of shape people suffering heart-attacks while on it - and with over a million of these out there, there's bound to be a couple instances of this eventually.
I think it's more likely that some lawsuit will come about over BMI: something like some kid having lowered self esteem because Wii Fit told him he was obese (not sure if it actually goes that far... does it just say overweight?).
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Originally Posted by fujishig
I think it's more likely that some lawsuit will come about over BMI: something like some kid having lowered self esteem because Wii Fit told him he was obese (not sure if it actually goes that far... does it just say overweight?).
Obese is the level past overweight.
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Originally Posted by fujishig
I think it's more likely that some lawsuit will come about over BMI: something like some kid having lowered self esteem because Wii Fit told him he was obese (not sure if it actually goes that far... does it just say overweight?).

I think nintendo says that BMI should be used only for guidelines, especially for children.

ANd it does say Obese, because after a certain point, you are no longer overweight..but obese.

And no way anyone ever wins a case because their child had lower self-esteem because of a game?
Old 05-22-08, 03:26 PM
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Mine's been delivered, pretty sweet since it was shipped last night and was Amazon's free shipping.
Old 05-22-08, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by lotsofdvds
Obese is the level past overweight.
So what does it mean when it tells you "BMI = Jupiter's core"?
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Originally Posted by superdeluxe
I think nintendo says that BMI should be used only for guidelines, especially for children.

ANd it does say Obese, because after a certain point, you are no longer overweight..but obese.

And no way anyone ever wins a case because their child had lower self-esteem because of a game?
Besides, I believe these are standard, accepted classifications for BMI values. People are too damned sensitive these days. Even FAT people!
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Originally Posted by drmoze
Besides, I believe these are standard, accepted classifications for BMI values. People are too damned sensitive these days.
It's pretty effed up still. I'm 5'6", about 160-170 pounds and considered overweight by the standard.

I'm not actually offended by that, just perplexed.
Old 05-22-08, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by PixyJunket
It's pretty effed up still. I'm 5'6", about 160-170 pounds and considered overweight by the standard.

I'm not actually offended by that, just perplexed.

You might be all muscle, or big boned. Obviously other tests would have to be taken to determine what is going on.

But if you told someone that you were 5'6 and 170 pounds, most people would say that is overweight.
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If people are still looking for these, i saw two at a Blockbuster. Seems they are carrying Wii's, PS3's, 360's and all the accessories as well.
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Originally Posted by superdeluxe
You might be all muscle, or big boned. Obviously other tests would have to be taken to determine what is going on.

But if you told someone that you were 5'6 and 170 pounds, most people would say that is overweight.
Yeah, I'm 5'8", about 165 pounds, not big-boned, and not particularly muscular. I consider myself slightly overweight, and Wii Fit put me just over "Normal" and into "Overweight". BMI doesn't seem appropriate in all cases, but for average people, I think it's more or less a reasonable way to measure things.
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I think the BMI scale works best for the "average" person out there who doesn't really dedicate much extra time to working out, other than day to day life like walking down the street, and that sort of thing.
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Okay, color me impressed. I put 15 minutes into my time bank and actually worked up a good sweat and it felt really good. I did a few activities from the strength, stamina and balance exercises. For the record I have been doing off and on running/jogging around the neighborhood for a little while and I definitely like the variety and focus the Wii Fit software puts into it.

(Although my TRUE problem lies in eating like a piggy, Wii can't help with that.. yet).

I'll be starting a progress thread shortly.
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If in the free jogging, the game wouldn't stop tripping over my Mii when i go too fast then that could be really good exercise. I really wish it let you go as fast as you possibly can
Old 05-22-08, 08:08 PM
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I like how the wii tried to temper your weightloss (3 pounds every 2 weeks). When I tried to burn more pounds per time period, it asked if I really wanted to do that.

Anyways, I did some of the hula hoop, man that can get my heart beat going really quick.
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Originally Posted by superdeluxe
That couldn't be further from the truth.

No it does not compare to the Gym, but you can get your heart rate up for sustained periods on the fit. Its like a workout video, that has a board to keep you on track, you wouldnt say workout dvds are not 'real' exercise.
Not only does it help you keep track but it helps you do the exercises correctly. Especially yoga since it is CONSTANTLY monitoring your center of gravity and showing you how to fix it. I didn't realize how much I favored one side until stepping on that board.

I also like that it adds the wii fit chan to your screen so you can weigh in without having to put the game in.

"You put your foot down during that pose, didn't you?"....Bizatch! lol
Old 05-22-08, 09:48 PM
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Got my copy today, sweet! Can't try it out right now though since I have a 102 degrees fever.
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I started playing with it for a few minutes last night. It said that I was normal weight. Not sure if i was reading it right but also noticed that you can set a goal to gain weight. Do they just mean bulding muscle?
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Old 05-22-08, 11:28 PM
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Well I definately got some good work out of it.

I really tried my hand at the balance games, these don't get your heart beating, but it improves your balance.

ANd let me just say, my balance sucks!

I also like being able to open up new challenges, using this thing is sort of fun!
Old 05-23-08, 07:00 AM
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Cracked it open last night.. Couldn't wait any longer.. I didn't have much time to play it but I got my profile created and did the first two exercises in the strength category (the leg extensions and pushups).

I have to say I really like it so far even though I haven't done much yet..

The only issue I had was I didn't put the extra legs on initially and it weighed me at 150.. I am 183 according to my bathroom scale.. I put the extra legs on and it had me at 178 (I choose to +/- 0 lbs for the clothing).. So it differs from my home scale by 5 lbs..

Anyone else see that much of a difference?
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I have it and really enjoyed it for the past 2 days. I am a normal person who understands the difference between going to the gym and using weights and such versus a video training program. But using the board adds to a level that is almost equal to a personal trainer and being hooked up to probes & a computer like that Rocky movie and telling me what adjustments that I need.

When you see some of the exercises , you think that they look dumb or have no value of fitness then you are very wrong. The super hoola hoop had me sweating and my abs burning at the 3rd minute. You don't realize it at 1st then it makes you a believer.

My balance is way off and I look foward to trying to fix it.

Lastly, I hope 3rd party software comes out that really enhances this. I would like to see real footage of jogging trails like take me on a beach or throught the redwoods of cali. Let me ski real world mountains. Have the mii channel have new recipes everyday.
Old 05-23-08, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by tbird2340

The only issue I had was I didn't put the extra legs on initially and it weighed me at 150.. I am 183 according to my bathroom scale.. I put the extra legs on and it had me at 178 (I choose to +/- 0 lbs for the clothing).. So it differs from my home scale by 5 lbs..

Anyone else see that much of a difference?
I've been reading about the same issue, people would put this on their carpet, without the legs, and the scale would be way off, put the legs on, and its pretty close on target.

I think if the carpet is thick/high, then if it even comes close to the board, its going to skew it.
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Originally Posted by superdeluxe
Nintendo pulled off a master coup. They knew the Wii couldnt compete PS3/Xbox 360 in terms of graphics etc, so they had to go in a completely different direction.

Looks like it was a smart choice. Nintendo went from making gaming systems for gamers, to a family entertainment system, for everyone.
Yep. Back to their Famicom origins and its paying off.

Sony and MS are just wading about in Nintendo's pool now.

They have now made people realize the Wii is more than a gaming rig.

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