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The Official Wii Fit Thread of Fat Americans (May 19th, $90)

Old 05-19-08, 09:49 AM
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Sorry if this has been asked already but does the floor unit have setting to choose carpet or bare floors? I was just curious.
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Anyone broken street date on this yet?
Old 05-19-08, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
Sorry if this has been asked already but does the floor unit have setting to choose carpet or bare floors? I was just curious.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii_Balance_Board

It is noted in the manual that the Balance Board should only be used on a hard surface or thin carpet, as thicker or softer surfaces can cause the board to behave incorrectly. A set of feet extensions is mentioned in the manual to allow the board to be used on softer surfaces, but these are not yet on sale.
Dammit.
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my Wiifit came with the foot extensions, not that i need them
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Thats good to know, we have pretty soft carpeting.
Old 05-19-08, 12:28 PM
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I wonder if using the board on one of the mats that are available would help? Or would the soft carpet under the mat still be a problem?

We have frieze carpet in our living room.
Old 05-19-08, 12:33 PM
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Hmm... the carpet thing might prevent me from getting this, at least until I have a concrete answer on the best solution. Apart from the bathroom and kitchen, my entire apartment is carpeted... I'm not shelling out 90 bucks for something that may not be usable.
Old 05-19-08, 12:38 PM
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I've got fairly thin carpeting, so I can report how well it works (when I get it, obviously).
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Originally Posted by DRG
Hmm... the carpet thing might prevent me from getting this, at least until I have a concrete answer on the best solution. Apart from the bathroom and kitchen, my entire apartment is carpeted... I'm not shelling out 90 bucks for something that may not be usable.
worse case, it woudnt take that large a piece of wood to place under it, to give it a hard surface

and you could paint the wood pink with purple hearts and lots of glitter.. so you'd be styling
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Damn. I was going to use this in our basement in front of big TV. I have fairly thick carpet though. I'm going to try a sheet of wood as mentioned and see how it goes.
Old 05-19-08, 01:43 PM
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Just cut out a piece of the carpet underneath the board. That way it can be a permanent fixture in your house
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Thanks for the info. It was bothering me.
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So how long will it let you jog? I realize there's no option available for setting up your own workout, but if you wanted to, say, jog for 30 minutes, does the game let you do that? Does it let you set time limits for the other "games" as well?
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Wow if you're supposed to jog on this thing it must be durable. I've read it has a 300lb weight limit. At 240lb I'd be afraid to jog on it.
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Originally Posted by bunkaroo
Wow if you're supposed to jog on this thing it must be durable. I've read it has a 300lb weight limit. At 240lb I'd be afraid to jog on it.
The Weight limit was increased to 330, and I believe the board can actually hold up to 600 pounds, but it only tracks it to 330.
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Originally Posted by superdeluxe
The Weight limit was increased to 330, and I believe the board can actually hold up to 600 pounds, but it only tracks it to 330.
More from Wikipedia:

Although the Japanese packaging states that it is designed to support people weighing up to 136 kg (300 pounds / 21 stone 6lb) and the "Western" Balance Board up to 150 kg (330 pounds / 23 stone 9lb), there is actually only one model Wii Balance Board and the packages differ due to differing laws in Japan and other nations.
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According to the demo video at Best Buy, you don't use the board when jogging.
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Old 05-19-08, 05:18 PM
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This would be great in the winter time, in the summer I'd rather be outside.
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Originally Posted by darthlurker
So how long will it let you jog? I realize there's no option available for setting up your own workout, but if you wanted to, say, jog for 30 minutes, does the game let you do that? Does it let you set time limits for the other "games" as well?

I think you hold the controllers in your hands or in your pockets. Check the video on the Nintendo chan.
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Jogging in place in front of my Wii might be the most retarded thing I've heard of since the Slanket.
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Originally Posted by The Bus
Jogging in place in front of my Wii might be the most retarded thing I've heard of since the Slanket.
I dunno. People cycle in front of video screens, and one of my all-time arcade favorites was that downhill ski game where you stand on fake skis and shift your weight. (We Ski, anyone?) And most people underestimate or simply don't understand the benefit of yoga and balance exercises.

I suspect that many who buy WiiFit will enjoy it, and no one that doesn't will do so. To each their own.
Old 05-19-08, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by The Bus
Jogging in place in front of my Wii might be the most retarded thing I've heard of since the Slanket.
Not sure i see how this is retarded? People have been exercising to videos since the invention of the vcr.
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I run around 50K a week outside for my boxing (just so i don't hear any of those why don't u run outside replies)

The jogging in Wiifit is actually quite fun. You would never dream of jogging in place inside for 20-30 mins etc but with Wiifit it is fun. You put the wiimote in your pocket. By far the best place to put it is to tuck it in the side of your pants. The only problem i have found is it won't let you go too fast. It trips you up and makes you wait for your guide. It would be cool if there was a time trial option.

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Old 05-19-08, 06:38 PM
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So I forgot to pre-order....

Where is my best bet picking this up on Wednesday morning?

I've heard that Target didn't take pre-orders so is that where I should go?

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