Center of Balance Test

When the game prompts you, stand on the Balance Board with your body straight and your feet spread equally apart with your toes slightly pointed out.

Relax your shoulders and hold still — think mime or statue. Following a three-second countdown, your balance on the left, right, front, and back of your body will be measured by the four Balance Board sensors.

If you fidget too much, the test will end prematurely and you will have to step off the Balance Board and start again. After the measuring is complete, which takes just a few seconds, your results are shown on the onscreen Balance Board by a red dot that traces a line showing the shifts that were detected in your center of balance. The Wii Fit Plus software will then mark a red dot where your average center of balance is located and provide you with a percentage measure for your right and left sides, as shown in Figure 2-1.

To mix things up, Wii Fit Plus occasionally asks you to close your eyes during the Center of Balance Test. If you can't help but sneak a peek, you will discover that the screen has turned black. If your balance is found to be way off — eyes open or shut — Wii Fit Plus administers a second test that is intended to make you more aware of your center of balance. Your current center of balance appears as a red dot on the onscreen Balance Board. The goal is to shift your weight accordingly so that you move the red dot into the blue circle in the center of the onscreen Balance Board and hold it there for three seconds.

If you find that the results of your Center of Balance Test fluctuate widely, this may have to do with your foot placement on the Balance Board. Make sure your left and right feet match; for example, one foot shouldn't be straight while the other is pointing out. You can use the contours on the Balance Board as a guide.

Figure 2-1:

Screenshot showing the results of a Center of Balance test.

Figure 2-1:

Screenshot showing the results of a Center of Balance test.

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