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February 26, 2012 5:02 AM
Hey everyone,

I was just wondering if anyone uses the wii balance board for the wii. It has a weigh in feature and I was just wondering how accurate it is. I don't really trust my home scale and I trust the gym scale so I'm going to try the number the wii balance board told me at the gym to confirm. But if anyone knows if the wii balance board is accurate please let me know. Thanks.
February 26, 2012 5:07 AM
My Wii board is right on with my Endocrinologists scale!
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February 26, 2012 5:09 AM
on mine the quick weigh usually comes out about same weight as bathroom scales but for some reason when go in body test have to put -6lbs for clothes to get the same result! (even though I weigh with nothing on!)
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February 26, 2012 5:10 AM
my wii board is always out, it said i had lost 50 pound one week then gained 60 the next day. lol.
February 26, 2012 5:11 AM
Mine seems to be fairly accurate, but I'd go more for the trends than the actual numbers. As long as the numbers are going down, you're doing fine!
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February 26, 2012 5:12 AM
I don't think they are all that accurate, but if you are going to use it make sure it is on hard floor, not carpet....

find a scale and be consistant with it, even if that is your wii balance board
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February 26, 2012 5:12 AM
I use it to weigh myself, weekly. The key is to stick with one scale and weigh yourself once a week, the same day, same time and same amount of clothing. HOWEVER, I do check my weight with another electronic scale that I have and it weighs me less than the Wii, so I'd be interested in hearing what everyone else says. I like the Wii because it keeps track of it and it calculates the BMI also.
February 26, 2012 5:13 AM
my wii weighs me exactly the same as my digital scales, so mine must be accurate although the mechanical scales at the gym weigh me 8-10 lbs less than both, although i'd love to weigh 8-10lbs less i go with the weight on the wii and digital scales :)
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February 26, 2012 5:14 AM
Mine seems to be right on the money, I just try to weigh in the same time each day...
February 26, 2012 5:15 AM
I think it's fairly accurate, but make sure you don't let it take off any for clothing. Mine will take off 2 lbs for a shorts and t-shirt, so I choose other and set it to take off 0 pounds for clothing.
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February 26, 2012 5:18 AM
I always use the balance board but through EA Sports rather than Wii Sports - dunno if that makes any difference but there isn't the facility to take lbs off for clothes! I have no idea if it's accurate but I always have it in the same place on the floor, at roughly the same time of day, so as others have said what matters is that it's going down not the actual weight so much. I would be interested to know if I weigh a lot less or more than I think though!
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February 26, 2012 5:19 AM
I also use mine to weigh in.... seems to be accurate
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February 26, 2012 5:19 AM
I use mine but don't know if it is right. It's all I use so it is consistant at least. Like others have said hard floor same time weekly use the tracking etc. seems ok.
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February 26, 2012 5:19 AM
QUOTE:

I don't think they are all that accurate, but if you are going to use it make sure it is on hard floor, not carpet....

find a scale and be consistant with it, even if that is your wii balance board
This is exactly what i tell my daughter everyday when she gets mad@the Wii Board. I use it every morning,but weigh myself3x's using Bodytest,standing feet apart until i get the same number twice. Then i do it 3xs again standing in the middle of the board,like when it wants you to do it with ur eyes clothes,until i get a number2x thats the same.
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February 26, 2012 5:19 AM
you may need to test your board is working properly, thin k you need to go into settings when you go on the wii fit game
February 26, 2012 5:25 AM
I believe it's pretty accurate, my bathroom scale and the wii always match up (like exactly or within .1-2 lbs) . I just make sure that i weigh myself completely naked on both. And on the wii just select "other" so no weight is added or subtracted. That's the only way i can tell for sure that i am getting the most accurate weight returned. smile
Edited by aliariess On February 26, 2012 5:26 AM
February 26, 2012 5:42 AM
QUOTE:

I don't think they are all that accurate, but if you are going to use it make sure it is on hard floor, not carpet....

find a scale and be consistant with it, even if that is your wii balance board


Yeah, I use mine on a hardwood floor.
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October 16, 2012 5:32 PM
This is a good question. I weighted myself on the will fit and if its accurate ive lost another 7lbs...will have to weight myself tomorrow on my scale to double check:S
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October 16, 2012 6:09 PM
It's a highly inaccurate tool for me. Always adding 2 or 3 lbs here or there and that really aggravates me. I also found out you can manipulate it like crazy based on center of balance. I check in from time to time but I don't use it as a main tool anymore.
Edited by fitnessgal1985 On October 16, 2012 6:10 PM
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October 16, 2012 6:13 PM
I have found mine to be accurate until the batteries are starting to get low. Then it will tell me I lost like 25 pounds in one day! Then of course the wii fit tells me it is concerned about my health because i lost my weight too quickly. LOL!
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October 16, 2012 6:17 PM
I use my wii board also I think its accurate
October 16, 2012 6:34 PM
I use mine daily and it seems to be great. I think the key is to pick one scale and use it to track your weight.
October 16, 2012 6:40 PM
I too use mine through EA sports, and find it quite accurate.
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October 16, 2012 6:46 PM
Mine is way off. I had to change batteries in my controller and so repeated the test just seconds after the first and my weight was 5 pounds less. I repeated it a third time out of curiosity and it was four over the first weight. I guess you could use it and just repeat the body test until you get the weight you want lol
October 16, 2012 6:51 PM
my regular scale is still the weight I was a few days ago...Will keep an eye on the wii fit to watch for accuracy etc:)
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