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Wii Fit U Pedometer Revealed

by Carmine Red - June 5, 2012, 11:56 am EDT
Total comments: 5

The Pedometer accessory will use the infrared port on the Wii U GamePad to transfer data.

Nintendo's next fitness management game will not only use the Balance Board and Wii U GamePad, but also feature a pedometer accessory. The Pedometer will be able to count steps, detect changes in altitude, estimate calories burned and activity, and generally track your physical activity when you're not playing the game. The pedometer will transfer all of this data to the game using the infrared transceiver port on the Wii U GamePad.

Nintendo did not detail exactly what how they would sell Wii Fit U, especially considering that many people already own a Balance Boad accessory from previous games, but the Pedometer is likely to be included with the software.

Talkback

DonkeyBilly KongJune 05, 2012

A very logical addition to the game.  I was too lazy to enter in my activity in the previous games or in online fitness tracking systems.  This is like adding a Fitbit to the package.

ChariblazeJune 05, 2012

Looks a lot like a PokeWalker, but hey. Atmospheric doodads. Cool.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorJune 05, 2012

I thought this was a lost opportunity from Personal Trainer: Walking and Wii Fit Plus from the get-go.  Should have had some kind of connectivity between the two.

I predict two bundles sold at launch.  Wii Fit U + Pedometer (like the "Fitbit" name) and Wii Fit U + Balance Board + Pedometer.  Maybe we'll get the black BB here in the states now. :D

Mop it upJune 05, 2012

Seems like a logical step in progression. I wonder if the game will feature some new minigames.

NintendadJune 05, 2012

As long as it's streamlined a lot better than Wii Fit. I don't want to have to sit through the same messages each day before I enter my data. Also, on Wii Fit, if you missed entering your activities for a day, you couldn't go back and do it the next day.


This game would have to show me a lot before I would actually buy it. I still use Wii Fit every day, but only to weigh myself.

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