As promised, I will be discussing the numerous improvements Wii Fit Plus holds over its progenitor, but first, a quick numbers update.
My BMI has inched upward from 23.49 to 23.66, my weight has similarly crawled from 155.0 to 156.1 lbs., and my average Wii Fit Age has cratered, going from 30.3 to 24.5. Don’t give me too much credit on that one, I think Plus‘ balance tests are just a lot kinder.
The improvements Plus makes over the original Wii Fit are hefty, although generally obvious.
Wii Fit‘s most blatant exclusion was any method for selecting multiple exercises to perform as routines. You couldn’t line-up a bunch of things to do for yourself, and you couldn’t choose from pre-constructed work-outs, either. All of that has been fixed in Wii Fit Plus, and the routines have become my focus.
I love going “yeah, my posture is balls” and choosing the set of exercises designed to help that. Similar workouts exist to focus on arm strength, weight loss, and many other facets of body health. I have yet to try building my own routine, but the ability is in there.
The other changes are much less significant. You can enter caloric intake and steps taken, but those strike me as stats more easily tracked elsewhere. You can weigh your dog, but I’m not sure why you would. The new exercises are generally of the advanced cardio variety, and are welcome. Nothing like heading out to Wuhu Island on my Segway to visit with The Joker and Harry Potter.