Summary: I used this when I started working out about 2 years ago. I'd give it 3 stars back then. For a beginner it gets you moving and active, but isn't a trainer - you can have completely horrible form and be doing the exercises entirely wrong without it noticing, ect. (even stuff that it SHOULD technically pick up like just standing there instead of planking, and so on) Also you'll end up having to skip about 1/3rd to 1/4th of the exercises out of frustration when one of the...
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: I started out liking this program. The variety was good, the graphics fair. Enough bells and whistles to hold my attention. But then the quirks started coming out. 1. Heart rate monitor seems to lose track during all running activities and reports rather low rates. 2. Many of these activities also seem to lose signals from the motion detectors and miss a lot of actions. Two stand out, 'Mountain Climbers' and 'Fast Kick ups'.
Summary: I really loved this program. Unlike Wii Fit, the program actually creates a program for you based on your needs. More than once, I found myself sweating and out of breath - something that rarely happened after almost 2 years of continual Wii Fit (and Fit +) use. The heart monitor was great as well as it showed when you were really giving your all. I was looking forward to working out with Active 2 for many years. HOWEVER: I started Day 4 of the 90 day program and...
Was fun until the Heart Monitor stopped working after 6 times
Genevieve Lee "glee-ful", Amazon
24 December 2010
Summary: The exercises are good enough to get someone back into reasonable shape. And it was sort of fun even if it didn't recognize some movements part of the time and the remote would need resynching..... But the Heart Rate Monitor is the HEART of the program. Without it working you never get past the setup. After the 6th time, the monitor stopped connecting and that was that!
Summary: I think maybe if you have never had the first one, you might like this but I hate it!! Problem 1: It's really footery to set it up - heart rate monitor USB fob, arm band, leg band, Wii controller, balance board, resistance bands...honestly by the time I set it all up I couldn't even be bothered doing a workout!!
Summary: I was really looking forward to playing this game, as I had got fed up of using the Wii fit and felt I needed a bit more of a challenge. I am currently on a weight loss program, so need to do some regular exercise but had grown bored of what I was already doing. The first workout was fine that I did from the cardio 8 week course, and it did feel a bit easy on beginner so I tried intermediate on the second workout which was then far too hard for me and I don't really...
Would be fanatastic if it worked -it feels like a buggy beta product
Jason Mark Ward "JsnWrd", amazon.co.uk
25 August 2011
Summary: I agree with everything Krissli said, I really wanted to love this but it is just too frustrating because so much of it just doesn't work. I really enjoy the Wii Fit Plus but it's just not strenuous enough and EA Sports Active 2 is! The problem is that one of the reasons why your heart will be racing is because you will be so frustrated that you've just done 16 squats with the resistance band and EA Active hasn't picked up any of it!
Summary: Raced to get this game when it first came out, as have other 2 versions, and wish I hadn't bothered! Too many glitches to mention, load up time between exersices really frustrating, inaccurate regestering of movements. In one sentence,though this version gave me a workout that was REALLY hard, I've gone back to older versions and enjoying my workouts again with great results. Just wish they'd come up with a decent leg strap that lasts longer...now on my third!
Summary: I've played and had great success AND FUN with both EA active and EA Active more workouts, (even thought the strap would never stay put.) I like the new heart rate monitor, even thought it took ages to step up , it is a great motivator to push yourself, and it works well. The exercise fitness activities section, was not as fun as previous titles, which had tennis, boxing, volley ball, base ball, inline skating, short routine dancing and basketball.