Summary: The exercises are intensive and would be worthwhile if only the sensors would communicate with the WII. During the workout the arm or leg sensors loses communication with the WII many times and after reconnecting by resuming or restarting an excercise you do not feel like continuing.
Summary: I received the Active 2 Wii game as a gift in December. I didn't actually open the workout until about a week ago. Set up the avitar put on the arm and leg sensors and couldn't get the leg sensor to connect. Changed the batteries which came with the set and were new out of the box...still no luck. I tried to re-sync the (2) sensors with the Wii console and still nothing. WITHOUT THE ARM AND LEG BAND, THERE IS NO GAME TO PLAY!!!
Summary: MY RECOMMENDATION IS DO NOT BUY!!! I have had the EA Active2 for a year now and am very disappointed. The left arm heart rate monitor broke after very light use. Not sure what the problem is but both lights keep blinking, even with fully charged batteries. I've tried over and over again to reboot, recharge, etc to no avail.
Summary: I purchased this game to add to my Wii Fitness routine. The game is challenging and kicks my butt....when it works. I don't know if I got a bad game but the wii fitness arm and leg bands don't recognize the wii system and freezes the picture. I'm standing still and the video thinks I'm moving around and stops. Also, when doing the bands it doesn't recognize what I am doing and once again stops. I am very disappointed because it had great workouts.
Summary: I was never able to get the leg sensor to sync. I tried "rebinding" (several times)as the program suggested. In fact the green lights kept blinking even when the console was turned off. I followed the instructions and spent several hours going through forums looking for solutions. As I browsed the forums for a solution, I noticed that this was a problem that others had experienced. The heart rate monitor sync'ed and worked fine. Needless to say I had to return it.
Summary: After using Active, I was excited about using Active 2. While the graphics are better and I like the warm-ups and cool-downs that Active didn't have, there were other disappointments that were hard to ignore. It is not nearly as responsive as Active. I had to let my dog out during the beginning of an exercise and it counted me doing reps! It either starts counting before I've completed a rep, or doesn't count the ones I've done.
Summary: Overall, this program offers a lot of different options to exercise. But I have had trouble with both the remote and the balance board losing connectivity. Also, the sensors don't pick up when I am doing squats or lunges, and, as someone who has a bit of experience, I know I am doing them at least ok.