(Closed) Is a Wii and a Wii Fit the same thing?

posted 8 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

The Wii is the operating system – the video game system. Wii fit is basically a combo of a board that connects to the Wii, and there are games you can get to workout to, and there are actual workout “games” as well. It’s really fun!! Just the Wii itself is a workout!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

No, the Wii is the game console, Wii fit is one of the games.  I bought the Wii fit, not much of a work out but it’s better than sitting on the couch.  Every game you get requires you to be active in some form or fashion.  We play the Wii sports alot(comes with the console) and I tell ya.. after bowling and playing tennis and boxing.. my arms and sometimes abs are sore!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

You have to have a regular Wii to use the Wii fit.  They’re sold separately.  I have it, and I used it a good amount before my wedding, but now, not so much.  To buy both would probably run you $300 or so.

The Wii Fit has a step program that you can do while watching TV which is pretty nice. It doesn’t seem like you’re doing that much, but it never failed to make me sore the next day!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

There are other workout games for the Wii now too.  One is EA Active which I have heard is great because it works you a lot harder than Wii Fit, which is kind of supposed to be more about getting up and moving than working really hard.  I guess that there is a Biggest Loser one too, but I don’t know much about it.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

The hubs and I played last night before bed, and it got really competitive. I tried to convince him that constantly beating me at everything on Wii is akin to spousal abuse, but he wasn’t buying it.

And my arm and back are SORE today.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

You could have a lot of fun with it!  We have Wii parties and that spells F-U-N! lol I have dance dance revolution.. and that my friend is a SERIOUS lower body work out, if you can keep up lol  Go on and get one!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Yeah, I heard the same thing about EA active. I’m considering buying it around January.

@HisBarista–if you get the Wii, Wii Fit and then a game that actually moves you like EA Active, you’re going to be set back a pretty penny, probably around $350. And that’s not including any extra controllers you might want to have for parties, any other games to play with friends, wii points or whatever they are and batteries for the remotes (even rechargeables have a first time cost)… so I guess it really costs around $400 with tax.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

When I was playing every day, I lost about a half inch on my arms from boxing/tennis… I thought it was pretty good 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Since the Wii vs Wii Fit question seems covered, I’ll suggest EA Sports Active. It’s a really great workout for arms, legs, and cardio. The expansion pack for abs is coming out soon which to me was the only thing missing from the original game. With EA Sports Active, you can do a 30 day challenge which is a 30 day workout working out 2 days on, one day off. Each workout is about 20 minutes long and the levels vary from easy, medium, to hard. I started on easy and it kicked my butt, and I consider myself not too out of shape. It’s a bunch of activities, baseball, basketball, jogging, resistance bands, dancing, etc. You’ll see each workout before you start it and you can take otu excercises that you don’t like or can’t do, plus there’s an option to build your own workout with any activities you like.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think it helps because it makes me more accountable to what I weigh and how much activity I am doing.  But if you miss some workouts you end up feeling crummy because you don’t want the Wii Fit to know you’ve been bad!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I really want a Wii Fit!  We have a Wii but haven’t got new games in forever…maybe Santa will bring us one!! =D

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