Summary: The balance board was good to have to weigh daily and keep track of but the Wii Fit game or fitness options do not come close to really helping you work out. I do like have the balance board for other games as well, but do no buy for working out.
Pros: If you are someone who gets basically zero physical activity, of if you have kids that need to entertained in order to coaxed into SOME type of physical activity, then Wii Fit Plus is fine. It's at least better than sitting passively on a couch. In terms of being somewhat fun from a gaming standpoint, it's about a 3 (avg)
Cons: As a true workout tool, even this upgraded version still fails miserably. Basically it fails to be a TRUE exercise tool because there is just TOO MUCH DOWNTIME between exercises. Your heartrate never stays up in the zone. Anyone who worksout regularly knows that keeping an elevated HR and 65-80% of max intensity is necessary to burn max calories and get an effective workout. Instead, Wii Fit focuses way too much on the "game" part (ie, FUN) and too little on the "Fit"...
Disapointing lack of Improvments to Fitness Interface
29 October 2009
Summary: S. Lavigne, in her/his review hit the nail on the head. The customized routines are all be useless. We were hoping what it would be possible to choose from all types of activities and to be able to better customize the lenght of the activities. The new game's also automaticaly converted to Metric - so KGs instead of lbs - because our country was set to Canada, there's no option to run convert the Wii fit plus back to lbs, the could have shown both KG (lbs).