Wii Fit U Update Adds New Features, Extra Challenge Courses for Walking and Climbing
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
"If the weather is good, I hope you manage to go out with your Fit Meter"
Wii Fit U, for a variety of reasons, has struggled to have the same major impact as its predecessors on Wii. That's a pity, as it includes the exercises that made those titles popular in addition to a host of new GamePad-driven mini-games, while the Fit Meter is a handy gadget that accurately measures your exertions throughout the day before synchronising with the software. It's an excellent accompaniment to a healthy lifestyle.
Nintendo may count on it being a slow burner and generating more interest as the Wii U userbase grows, and is continuing to apply major content and feature updates to improve the experience. The latest such update has gone live today and the game's director, Hiroshi Matsunaga, has posted on Miiverse to outline the various changes to be found in version 1.3.0. There are plenty of new challenges for the Walking and Climbing Fit Meter activities, My Routines now takes you through each exercise without requiring a button press between each one, and there are improvements to the weight change graph.
The big news for this version is that we’ve added new courses for Fit Meter Challenge! There are twelve new courses each for Walking Challenge and Climbing Challenge.
The new Walking Challenge courses take you on exciting journeys through various countries, and there’s lots of interesting cultural and historical information to discover along the way.
We’ve also added exciting new Climbing Challenge courses, with more famous mountains and buildings from around the world.
Are you ready to tackle these new challenges? You’ll get something really fun at the end of each course, so do your best and try to clear them all!
Now I’ll tell you about another change we’ve made. If you’ve been using My Routines to put together your own training routines, you’ll know that up to now you’ve always had to use a controller to proceed to the next activity. Switching activities has been made automatic in this update, so now you don’t need to pick up the Wii Remote or Wii U GamePad every time. It should make My Routines much more convenient to use.
And one more new feature... When you choose to view your weight changes over one year on the Graph Screen, up to now you’ll have seen only an average weight for each month. With this update, you’ll be able to see individual dates! I think this will be an especially nice feature for those of you who were already training on Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus.
You can find out about lots of other changes too by visiting the Wii Fit U official site.
If the weather is good, I hope you manage to go out with your Fit Meter – and if it’s bad, have lots of fun training at home with Wii Fit U!
Are you still using Wii Fit U regularly, or are you tempted to pick it up this Summer?