I know the weight limit is 330lbs, but does it function correctly if you are close to that weight. My husband is 310 and thinks that his weight will too close to the max and will cause ineffectiveness. Is there anyone that is 300+ pounds out there that is using this that can give me some help? Thanks!
There is a gentleman that posted a youtube video about how to get around the weight limit but I don't know how much it affected the readings. According to his video he was still able to do the activities with no problem. Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-j8tYpZxvY
I'm not sure if just being close to the weight limit will affect the effectiveness of the board or not. Hopefully someone will be able to answer your question.
Here's a link on the weight limit issue. Supposedly 330 lbs. is the most the wii will actually weigh you at, but you can be up to 600 lbs and still use it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii_Balance_Board
Something to keep in mind: the Wikipedia article reveals that the Wii Balance Board can withstand up to 660 lbs, but there is a huge difference (no pun intended) between pressure and weight.
If a 330 lb person jumps on the Board, depending on how high they jump, they will come back down on to the board with significantly more pressure applied than 330 lbs. Even standing on the board walking in place will result in pressure variations.
Bottom line: there's a reason why the software imposes a 330 lb limit, even if the Board can theoretically support more weight. If you're over the 330 limit, it's still usable, but I'd recommend doing so with great care until you reach that weight loss milestone. Best of luck! :)
Actually the WiiFit software will not let you even set up if you are over 330 lbs. I don't know if this holds true for all WiiFit games, but I found this out the hard way. I am about 4 lbs over the limit and it won't let me set up the board at all. I understand why they do this, but it is frustrating!
I jump too.....to reach the Twinkies box.... :) no just kidding. I am sadly 400lbs so even if I tried to use it, it would not last very long if I had to jump or do lots of walking on it. At least I would think. (Since I don't own one yet.)
I weigh 320 lbs. I've owned 2 balance boards & both have read my weight as 285 lbs. (With the balance board on a board not just on the carpet) & both balance boards have had problems registering some of my movements. My current board starts out working fine when I'm playing a game (Wii Fit U & Punch Out) but then a delay developes & finally the board doesn't even register that I'm on it. I was using Wii Fit U & I was attempting a body test (which I had done successfully many times) I got a message that said that the game "couldn't find me". I thought it might be a game glitch so I tried Wii Fit Plus & got the same message. When playing Punch out the board either doesn't register when I duck/dodge or there's a delay.
I bought an original wii console with wii fit and wii fit plus software. What balance board do I need to buy to use with this set up so that I can work out and lose weight (also about 330)? Does it matter which board?