2008-12-26

Wii Fit can bite me

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So, I got a Wii Fit for Christmas...I had my son, who is ten, hook it up to our Wii system. He's better at that than I am, and my time is far better spent losing at WordTwist on Facebook. He went through the whole syncing process, etc. (Oh, and I beg to differ WordTwist people...'lumen' IS a word).

When he got to the Body Test area (the one that would tell me my BMI is atrocious, I am sure), the freaking thing started to spaz (technical term). It kept telling us to "Step off the board and press A." Ummmmm...we are not on the board, NEVER were on the board. My son kept pressing A. And pressing. And pressing. And pressing...

My kids wanted to cry, so I spent ages online trying to suss out the problem. Nothing worked. Talked to customer service at Nintendo today, and after some shrugging on their end (I could *hear* him shrugging), they decided to try sending me new software. If that doesn't work, it's the plank for the board.

At least I don't know my BMI yet.

8 comments:

  1. Looks like we had similar days :)

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  2. Oh what a relief, I was afraid you were gunna find out that BMI once and for all. EEEEggaddds - donnnnn'tttt do it!!!

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  3. Well, I know mine and let's just say I don't like Wii Fit anymore than you do.

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  4. that is NOT good. Ouch. Sorry to hear that. It normally is quite the amazing workout. If you do end up replacing it (hopefully Nintendo will take care of you) unlock as many exercises early as possible. I've had mine since April and still love it.

    This is a video I just posted yesterday about my own Wii Fit obsession. Thought you might like.
    "wii fit as long as I live" on youtube

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  5. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Joyce

    http://www.videophonesguide.com

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  6. Yes, WII can be a bit of a technical itch - never mind my children having prblem clicking the "A"....

    I have my own blog www.jugglingmama.com. I would love to add you to my blog roll and hope you will do the same - let me know your thoughts. I am also part of www.ShesConnected.com you should check it out and add your profile, it's a great way to promote your business and blog.

    I look forward to connecting with you and continuing to read your blog.

    Best,
    Jenna
    jugglingmama@ gmail.com

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  7. The Wii Fit is still an early technology (it has flaws), but a fantastic idea, I can't wait for Wii fit virtual reality in 20 years.

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  8. So, do we get an update on the status of the WiiFit? I am sorry that it did not work for you, but it really was funny!

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