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.
Summary: As an game for entertainment purposes, I'd give this 3 stars. It's charming and fun for the family. But as a true, hardcore exercise tool, 1.5-2 stars. If taking quizes and doing math problems is a normal part your daily gym routine, then Fit Plus is fine for you. But if you want to actually burn some serious calories and build tone (and some strength) then there's really only 2 options on the Wii.... EA Sports Active/EA Sports Active: More Workouts and My Fitness Coach.
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"...
Summary: The number 1 reason I bought this game was not even for the extra games, but for simple fact that you would be able to program your own workouts so you would not have to continuously stop and navigate to your next game between activities. The problem is that this only works for strength training and yoga. You can not set up the aerobic games. This completed defeated the point of me buying the game. I don't understand what the makers were thinking.
Summary: First I have to say the chicken flying game & the bicycling game are great, they make me happy & they feel like good exercise! But the "routines" capability this was supposed to have stinks. You can only put together routines using the yoga and strength exercises (no aerobics or balance games can be put into a routine) and it still runs way too slow to be an effective exercise routine, unless maybe if you're elderly.
If you're upgrading to Wii Fit Plus for the "Routine" feature...beware
C. Harper, Amazon
24 November 2009
Summary: Others have reviewed the game in detail so I will just point out my main gripe. I have been using Wii Fit for over a year now and was excited about the new "My Routine" feature in Wii Fit Plus. Basically the idea is you can set up a bunch of exercises and run through them all without having click through the menus or listen to the guy (or gal) talk about how you did.
Summary: Was very disappointed with the few new games and exercises. The new games are ok, but not a work out. Not enough new exercises to keep me interested, played for a week and then switched to the biggest loser game.
Summary: I was very disappointed in this version of Wii Fit. Working out with the original was often frustrating because there was no continuity. Stop and start for every exercise. I thought WII FIT PLUS was going to address those problems. It did not. The customized program is very limited. You can only choose two types of exercise to customize and you cannot combine even the two they the offer. I have the My Fitness Coach and that is a wonderful game.
Excerpt: "I have recently purchased the Wii Fit Plus and I found the game play very... lacking. First the graphics were the traditional Wii/Mii graphics which I find very pathetic for the amount of money we pay for the items. Secondly, the Wii Fit board is very small and is quite heavy, it's is very unresponsive and is somewhat challenging to keep both feet on the board seeing as it's surface area is relatively small. third, the user interface is just horribly ...
Pros: there are none
Cons: expensive, lacking in game interface, and horrible product quality
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).
Excerpt: Da un po' di tempo ho cominciato a fare ginnastica in maniera assidua e non avendo la possibilità di andare in palestra quando il tempo non lo permette mi sono attrezzata con la Wii! Un amico mi ha prestato questo gioco che funziona in associazione con la balance board e devo dire la verità mi ha un po' deluso, poiché trovo buonissima la sezione del gioco che ti spiega un po' tutte le posizioni dello yoga, dei movimenti aerobici, quelli per bruciare ...