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Platform Wii U Publisher Nintendo Developer Nintendo EAD Group No. 5 Release Date 2013-11-01

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Wii Fit U review: glass joe

This unintimidating fitness product is targeted at families who want to start getting active. With a friendly interface, a useful tool for tracking fitness outside of the game and an impressive selection of activities, it offers a baseline incentive for people looking to get off the couch. But constant inaccuracies and other problems mean Wii Fit U can't compete with a more professional training program. The actual exercise benefit here is uneven at best. Upon starting up, Wii Fit U calculates your BMI and tests your balance — info that's used to calculate your Wii Fit Age and provide example goals to achieve. From there, you can choose individual activities, each of which ends in burned calories — visualized as coins going into a bank — or progress toward other fitness goals....

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North America
  • Wii U
    • Released 2013-11-01
    • Publisher Nintendo
    • Developer Nintendo EAD Group No. 5
    • Score 4.5
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