What's the WEIGHT LIMIT on Wii Fit Balance Board?

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#1 Posted by sunnystarz (1537 posts) -

What's the WEIGHT LIMIT on Wii Fit Balance Board?

I asked because I'm fat and I don't really want to buy this thing and break it in pieces the first time I step on it.

Leave me some comment or ridicule me for being fat...I don't really care...

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#2 Posted by TacticalElefant (900 posts) -
If you're fat I wouldn't use Wii Fit in the first place. Go run or something, that'll burn more calories than any other exercise, swimming being the acception.
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#3 Posted by Sepewrath (29903 posts) -
I dont think that info has been released yet. At least I havent seen it yet.
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#5 Posted by sunnystarz (1537 posts) -

I'm cracking up just thinking about that youtube comment

Well, the only way we'll know is if someone tests it by either putting people on it and testing it that way, or putting weights on it until it breaks. Either way, I'm sure it'll be on YouTube one of these days.remmbermytitans

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#6 Posted by ZumaJones07 (16458 posts) -
The board looks pretty sturdy if you ask me... someone of Wario's stature could use it :P I really don't know... guess we'll have to wait and see.
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#7 Posted by yeahyeahbigN (1345 posts) -
i thought i read somewhere that said it can handle up to 250 lb, but i think that's the japanese version. i think they made the scale bigger for the u.s. audience so its a little bit tougher.
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#8 Posted by BrooklynHotBoy (818 posts) -

What's the WEIGHT LIMIT on Wii Fit Balance Board?

I asked because I'm fat and I don't really want to buy this thing and break it in pieces the first time I step on it.

Leave me some comment or ridicule me for being fat...I don't really care...

sunnystarz

well atleast you're honest. if you're trying to lose weight then i suggest you do some jogging or something and not rely so much on wii fit.

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#9 Posted by ThePlothole (11515 posts) -

The Western version of the board is supposed to to support up to 330 Pounds.

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#10 Posted by PlasmaBeam44 (9052 posts) -
It can hold 400 pounds but the sensors in it won't detect anything over 200 or 300 I think.
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#11 Posted by Master_Saibot (822 posts) -
Well it supported Reggie's weight at E3 last year and he looks like he'd be fairly heavy.

Lol, I just remembered that it Wii Fit called Reggie fat :P
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#13 Posted by nintendo-4life (18281 posts) -
If you're fat I wouldn't use Wii Fit in the first place. Go run or something, that'll burn more calories than any other exercise, swimming being the acception.TacticalElefant
.... he wants to game :|
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#14 Posted by delta4062 (895 posts) -
[QUOTE="TacticalElefant"]If you're fat I wouldn't use Wii Fit in the first place. Go run or something, that'll burn more calories than any other exercise, swimming being the acception.nintendo-4life
.... he wants to game :|

if he is buying wii fit to try and lose weight then he shouldnt he should get on a diet and exercise
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#15 Posted by s-baller23 (724 posts) -
It should be between 300-330 lbs.
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#16 Posted by CharlieStinks (198 posts) -
i'm fat too, i was wondering the same thing. any official word to validate the limit?
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#17 Posted by thebisonx (2203 posts) -
I think I heard 330lbs a while back.
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#18 Posted by k3nn3th (612 posts) -

how many kilo's is that? i dunno how to compare LBS to Kilo's :P

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#19 Posted by TacticalElefant (900 posts) -

how many kilo's is that? i dunno how to compare LBS to Kilo's :P

k3nn3th


1 Kg = 2.2 Lbs

2.2/1=330/x

X = 150 Kg. which is your answer. Math is useful buddy. Also explains why such an odd number as 330 lbs would be the weight limit. The Japanese weren't thinking in lbs, they were thinking in Kgs when they designed the balance board.
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#20 Posted by Slingblade1170 (437 posts) -
If they are going to release it here in the US they need to have a high weight limit cause we are some fat people over here.
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#21 Posted by nintendo-4life (18281 posts) -
[QUOTE="nintendo-4life"][QUOTE="TacticalElefant"]If you're fat I wouldn't use Wii Fit in the first place. Go run or something, that'll burn more calories than any other exercise, swimming being the acception.delta4062
.... he wants to game :|

if he is buying wii fit to try and lose weight then he shouldnt he should get on a diet and exercise

where did you get the impression he was buying this game because he wants to lose weight? :|
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#22 Posted by jfkunrendered (8298 posts) -
Jeff Gertsman and Ryan Davis of giantbomb.com played Wii Fit...and they are by no means small.
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#23 Posted by jfkunrendered (8298 posts) -

[QUOTE="delta4062"][QUOTE="nintendo-4life"][QUOTE="TacticalElefant"]If you're fat I wouldn't use Wii Fit in the first place. Go run or something, that'll burn more calories than any other exercise, swimming being the acception.nintendo-4life
.... he wants to game :|

if he is buying wii fit to try and lose weight then he shouldnt he should get on a diet and exercise

where did you get the impression he was buying this game because he wants to lose weight? :|

Because the game is Wii Fit...the advertisement says, "How Fit Are You?"....That might create the thoughts he is having....

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#25 Posted by ozzsoad (2703 posts) -

If you're fat I wouldn't use Wii Fit in the first place. Go run or something, that'll burn more calories than any other exercise, swimming being the acception.TacticalElefant

So I should get up early in the freezing cold every morning and run a couple miles or go swim in my non-existent swimming pool?

Sorry, but I'd much rather be in the warmth of my home having fun with other people playing Wii Fit, which has been proven by many people to be much more than just a little workout. I'm sorry, but if you can lose weight playing Wii Sports, you'll likely be able to lose weight playng Wii Fit.

I'm not looking to lose weight with Wii Fit, but it'll definitely get me more active and have fun doing it.

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#27 Posted by sabru8 (4144 posts) -

It can hold 400 pounds but the sensors in it won't detect anything over 200 or 300 I think.PlasmaBeam44

wow that is a pretty high weight limit, I don't know about that being correct.

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#28 Posted by snowman6251 (5321 posts) -
Wasn't it 300 lbs? Don't quote me on that but I think I heard that
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#29 Posted by WylFret (428 posts) -

I'd also heard 300lbs for the weight limit, but I don't remember if that was the Japanese board limit or the U.S. board. I don't have a reference handy, but my understanding is that the long delay on the U.S. release is that we're getting a, ahem, "sturdier" balance board than what was released in Japan.

Suggesting "fat people" go jogging can actually be rather inappropriate. Jogging is hard on the joints and shins, and if you're carrying too much weight you can mess up your knees, ankles, feet, shins, etc. and set yourself back even further.

I'm 5'8" 175lbs, down from 240lbs a couple of years ago but still have another 20 to go. I've got Wii Fit pre-ordered, but my mindset is that it will just be a supplement to a more comprehensive exercise program. I'm looking forward to it, looks like it will be fun. And honestly, if Wii Fit just gets an overweight person moving in the right direction towards a more healthy lifestyle, then it's a good deal.

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#30 Posted by vashkey (33782 posts) -
Ten pounds. Sorry, only fat cats can play.
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#31 Posted by chunkyluver83 (429 posts) -
[QUOTE="sunnystarz"]

What's the WEIGHT LIMIT on Wii Fit Balance Board?

I asked because I'm fat and I don't really want to buy this thing and break it in pieces the first time I step on it.

Leave me some comment or ridicule me for being fat...I don't really care...

IronManRhino

Don't worry buddy, I'm fat too, wanna go eat chocolate in a corner and cry?

come on buddy, lets go..ROFL LMAO
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#32 Posted by legend26 (16010 posts) -
Well it supported Reggie's weight at E3 last year and he looks like he'd be fairly heavy.

Lol, I just remembered that it Wii Fit called Reggie fat :P
Master_Saibot
hes not fat, hes big boned
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#33 Posted by Jakendo (3841 posts) -

I feel sad for all the sumo wrestlers who cant play Wii Fit...

Also Wii Fit is not a weight lost program. Its a video game that helps you stay fit by playing it. I wish more games were like this. With all the hours I spent playing video games... I would probably have 6-pick abs :(

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#34 Posted by nintendo-4life (18281 posts) -

[QUOTE="nintendo-4life"][QUOTE="delta4062"][QUOTE="nintendo-4life"][QUOTE="TacticalElefant"]If you're fat I wouldn't use Wii Fit in the first place. Go run or something, that'll burn more calories than any other exercise, swimming being the acception.jfkunrendered

.... he wants to game :|

if he is buying wii fit to try and lose weight then he shouldnt he should get on a diet and exercise

where did you get the impression he was buying this game because he wants to lose weight? :|

Because the game is Wii Fit...the advertisement says, "How Fit Are You?"....That might create the thoughts he is having....

yeah i guess being a pro in Wii sport suggest otherwise right? or the fact that Guitar hero is actually called guitar hero but with Wii fit it's a completely different story right? :|

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#35 Posted by Strat-Master (25 posts) -

[QUOTE="Master_Saibot"]Well it supported Reggie's weight at E3 last year and he looks like he'd be fairly heavy.

Lol, I just remembered that it Wii Fit called Reggie fat :P
Nibroc420


I hope it calls people fat in an insulting way

I second that.

After doing some excersizes,
'How much McDonalds are you eating for god sakes?'

I'd lmao

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#36 Posted by Strat-Master (25 posts) -
[QUOTE="sunnystarz"]

What's the WEIGHT LIMIT on Wii Fit Balance Board?

I asked because I'm fat and I don't really want to buy this thing and break it in pieces the first time I step on it.

Leave me some comment or ridicule me for being fat...I don't really care...

IronManRhino

Don't worry buddy, I'm fat too, wanna go eat chocolate in a corner and cry?

effin hilarious :lol:

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#37 Posted by TacticalElefant (900 posts) -

[QUOTE="Nibroc420"][QUOTE="Master_Saibot"]Well it supported Reggie's weight at E3 last year and he looks like he'd be fairly heavy.

Lol, I just remembered that it Wii Fit called Reggie fat :P
Strat-Master



I hope it calls people fat in an insulting way

I second that.

After doing some excersizes,
'How much McDonalds are you eating for god sakes?'

I'd lmao



"Your BMI is 34%. Turn off your game and Wii. Go outside and get some real exercise, because Wii fit isn't your ticket to a sexy body."
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#38 Posted by Games-Sage (376 posts) -
[QUOTE="Strat-Master"]

[QUOTE="Nibroc420"][QUOTE="Master_Saibot"]Well it supported Reggie's weight at E3 last year and he looks like he'd be fairly heavy.

Lol, I just remembered that it Wii Fit called Reggie fat :P
TacticalElefant



I hope it calls people fat in an insulting way

I second that.

After doing some excersizes,
'How much McDonalds are you eating for god sakes?'

I'd lmao



"Your BMI is 34%. Turn off your game and Wii. Go outside and get some real exercise, because Wii fit isn't your ticket to a sexy body."

"Sorry, this isnt a weapon of a** destruction."

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#39 Posted by nintendoman562 (5593 posts) -
i heard somewhere it measure up to 330 lbs but can withstand 400 lbs.
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#40 Posted by Jakendo (3841 posts) -
[QUOTE="TacticalElefant"][QUOTE="Strat-Master"]

[QUOTE="Nibroc420"][QUOTE="Master_Saibot"]Well it supported Reggie's weight at E3 last year and he looks like he'd be fairly heavy.

Lol, I just remembered that it Wii Fit called Reggie fat :P
Games-Sage



I hope it calls people fat in an insulting way

I second that.

After doing some excersizes,
'How much McDonalds are you eating for god sakes?'

I'd lmao



"Your BMI is 34%. Turn off your game and Wii. Go outside and get some real exercise, because Wii fit isn't your ticket to a sexy body."

"Sorry, this isnt a weapon of a** destruction."

"Please back up from the Wii board"

-Steps off-

"Beep, Beep, Beep"

(you know, the sound that busses make when they back up)

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#41 Posted by Wima5ter-134 (640 posts) -
Click Here to see the weight. Its like 600 pounds or something like that.
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#42 Posted by sunnystarz (1537 posts) -

it supports up to 660 pounds i just narrowly made it.... j/k i'm normal obese dude

according to the nice ppl at ign and yahoo tech

http://tech.yahoo.com/blog/patterson/17075

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#43 Posted by sunnystarz (1537 posts) -

I'd also heard 300lbs for the weight limit, but I don't remember if that was the Japanese board limit or the U.S. board. I don't have a reference handy, but my understanding is that the long delay on the U.S. release is that we're getting a, ahem, "sturdier" balance board than what was released in Japan.

Suggesting "fat people" go jogging can actually be rather inappropriate. Jogging is hard on the joints and shins, and if you're carrying too much weight you can mess up your knees, ankles, feet, shins, etc. and set yourself back even further.

I'm 5'8" 175lbs, down from 240lbs a couple of years ago but still have another 20 to go. I've got Wii Fit pre-ordered, but my mindset is that it will just be a supplement to a more comprehensive exercise program. I'm looking forward to it, looks like it will be fun. And honestly, if Wii Fit just gets an overweight person moving in the right direction towards a more healthy lifestyle, then it's a good deal.

WylFret

yeah...that's true.. r u in medical field too? yeah.. me too, except ppl dont want to follow my health advice b/c i'm a fat health care professional. anyway, i guess the best exercise for me and the rest of the fatty is swimming and walking/joggin on grass/sand (b/c of less pressure on the joint)

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#44 Posted by bookist (25 posts) -
this is probably why its coming out later here.
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#45 Posted by jfkunrendered (8298 posts) -
[QUOTE="jfkunrendered"]

[QUOTE="nintendo-4life"][QUOTE="delta4062"][QUOTE="nintendo-4life"][QUOTE="TacticalElefant"]If you're fat I wouldn't use Wii Fit in the first place. Go run or something, that'll burn more calories than any other exercise, swimming being the acception.nintendo-4life

.... he wants to game :|

if he is buying wii fit to try and lose weight then he shouldnt he should get on a diet and exercise

where did you get the impression he was buying this game because he wants to lose weight? :|

Because the game is Wii Fit...the advertisement says, "How Fit Are You?"....That might create the thoughts he is having....

yeah i guess being a pro in Wii sport suggest otherwise right? or the fact that Guitar hero is actually called guitar hero but with Wii fit it's a completely different story right? :|

Dont be like that. Wii Fit can actually HELP you unlike GH or Wii Sports. And stop using :| in every damn post. Its CRAZY!!!!! So yes, Wii Fit is a completely different story. You can have fun and lose a little weight. But it doesnt work that way with Wii Sports or Guitar Hero.

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#46 Posted by MaceKhan (1388 posts) -
Suggesting "fat people" go jogging can actually be rather inappropriate. Jogging is hard on the joints and shins, and if you're carrying too much weight you can mess up your knees, ankles, feet, shins, etc. and set yourself back even further. WylFret
I'm in pretty good shape and I still don't jog for that exact reason.
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#47 Posted by MrKittle (367 posts) -
[QUOTE="jfkunrendered"]

[QUOTE="nintendo-4life"][QUOTE="delta4062"][QUOTE="nintendo-4life"][QUOTE="TacticalElefant"]If you're fat I wouldn't use Wii Fit in the first place. Go run or something, that'll burn more calories than any other exercise, swimming being the acception.nintendo-4life

.... he wants to game :|

if he is buying wii fit to try and lose weight then he shouldnt he should get on a diet and exercise

where did you get the impression he was buying this game because he wants to lose weight? :|

Because the game is Wii Fit...the advertisement says, "How Fit Are You?"....That might create the thoughts he is having....

yeah i guess being a pro in Wii sport suggest otherwise right? or the fact that Guitar hero is actually called guitar hero but with Wii fit it's a completely different story right? :|

Completely different. The proto type for Wii Fit was called Health Pack. They are trying to help people get fit. Guitar Hero and Wii Fit are not. I'm with JFK on this one. A fat guy(no offense) is interested in Wii Fit. Sure, he is a gamer...but he is overweight. There are two sides here....

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#48 Posted by MrKittle (367 posts) -

[QUOTE="WylFret"]Suggesting "fat people" go jogging can actually be rather inappropriate. Jogging is hard on the joints and shins, and if you're carrying too much weight you can mess up your knees, ankles, feet, shins, etc. and set yourself back even further. MaceKhan
I'm in pretty good shape and I still don't jog for that exact reason.

Swimming>Running. It works more things more efficiently while putting little strain on joints.

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#49 Posted by BrooklynHotBoy (818 posts) -

Suggesting "fat people" go jogging can actually be rather inappropriate. Jogging is hard on the joints and shins, and if you're carrying too much weight you can mess up your knees, ankles, feet, shins, etc. and set yourself back even further.

WylFret

if you do the proper stretching beforehand as well as do combinations of jogging and speed walking, then you'll be fine. a a really fat person should more than likely worry about changing their eating habits first anyway. also it would be in their best interest to invest in one of those ski/treadmill machines where you move your arms and legs rather than wii fit. hell, or even join a gym. can't afford any of those then back to what i said earlier jog/walk around the block.