Wii Fit is an exercise simulation game (aka exergaming) developed by Nintendo that makes use of the Wii Balance Board peripheral. It was announced at E3 in July 2007 and has been described as "way to help get families exercising together". There are over 40 activities included in the game broken up into four categories: (1) Aerobic Exercises, (2) Muscle Conditioning, (3) Yoga Poses, and (4) Balance games. It was released in Europe on May 8, 2008 and in North America on May 21st, 2008 for $89.99 with the inclusion of a Wii Balance Board.
- yoga exercises
- press ups
- step aerobics - done in sync with background music
- heading soccer balls
- ball-rolling mini game
Wii Fit tracks your "Wii Fitness Age" in a similar manner as "Brain Age" was tracked in Brain Age and Big Brain Academy for the DS and Wii. There is speculation that Wii Fit may utilize the WiiConnect24 feature to help doctors and fitness professionals interact with patients and clients.
The Wii Balance Board will be included with the game and is already being used by other games such as We Ski, apart from upcoming titles. The Balance Board is similar to a bathroom scale and includes multiple sensors that can determine the user's (1) center of gravity, and (2) BMI (Body Mass Index). These reading are used as part of the gameplay.