Nintendo has taken the concept of games as exercise to a new level with the inclusion of the Nintendo Wii Fit Balance Board. This peripheral is able tell you exactly how well or how poorly – you're doing with its various activities. As such, Nintendo heavily markets this innovative title as a combination of fitness and fun. For the most part it actually works. It's a good alternative for those who are tired of the repetitiveness of going to a gym or too self-conscious to join a yoga or aerobics class.
The Nintendo Wii Fit Balance Board is the core of the Wii experience. This elegant-looking yet surprisingly strong peripheral which features several internal scales is able to detect changes in weight and pressure as you're standing on it. The Nintendo Balance Board is a bit bulky at roughly 8.8 lbs (4kgs); and interfaces wirelessly with the Wii, and takes four AA batteries (which are included). The Wii Balance Board has four rubber feet to help prevent it from slipping on smooth surfaces.
The major drawback of the Balance Board is that it is on the expensive side at a cost of roughly $ 90. Therefore if you add in extra peripherals, like batteries and balanced board sleeves you will definitely end up with an unbalanced checkbook.
You can save money by looking for sales. Identify stores that offer rewards points or even considering buying a used board in good condition. Secondly if you do not need it then do not buy it – avoid the extras. Finally you may find that your Wii with the Balance Board is so much fun that you can not get enough of it. That is why it is recommended that you invest in rechargeable batteries. You will save and enjoy in the long run!