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Which is Better for Home Fitness? Kinect vs. Wii Fit

Updated on January 2, 2013

Which Gaming System Provides a Better Workout Platform for Your Home?

I'm looking at the Wii Fit and the Microsoft Kinect system for my kids (and myself) to have a fun and effective workout at home. We own a Wii and an Xbox, so the price difference is not that great and I am researching other differences such as effectiveness, ease of use, and availability of workout software. If you have information to share, or if you're looking for the right system for your family as I am, check in here and let us know your thoughts!

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      Carol 4 years ago from Arkansas

      WiiFit is so much fun-we get it out often when we have company and always when the grandkids are visiting. Such a fun family activity.

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      princejindal8 5 years ago

      Wii would be great.Want to know more, visit Healthy Celeb

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      princejindal8 5 years ago

      Wii would be great. Want to know more, visit Healthy Celeb

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      anonymous 5 years ago


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      StewartClan 5 years ago

      Using the Wii is great because you can play with all the family. Even my five year old likes to have a go playing wii sports or wii fit.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I don't think you can beat proper exercise equipment when try to get and stay fit. You can't beat a good treadmill to get the heart beating!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I think anything that gets people more active has to be good for them and their fitness. What ever works to help people get in shape is good.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have only tried the Wii for exercise, so I can't really compare. I can say the Wii is very good though.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      tnx for your article put Wii Fit can be used for some serious training. I have never tried Kinect, but would like to!

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      bechand 5 years ago

      you may want to go above and delete the comment in the comment box under Which Provides a Better Workout & Why? - a non squidoo member left a non flattering message there. FYI

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      annmurray2 5 years ago

      Wii Fit for me. :)

      Personal Trainer

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      dogface lm 6 years ago

      Wii Fit can be used for some serious training. I have never tried Kinect, but would like to!

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      TapIn2U 6 years ago

      Interesting set of choices. I love keeping fit and I do it the good ol' way and that's walking/jogging in the park. I'd love to see how others do using Wii programs and how effective they are. Fantastic lens! Hey, I just published my fourth lens called the 3 Shortcuts to Happiness and would love to know what you think of it. Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated. Blessings! Sundae ;-)

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      Treasures By Brenda 6 years ago from Canada

      Unfortunately, I cannot help you with your quest for information about the differences in fitness programs between the Kinect and the Wii. I will be curious to see the results. I have lensrolled your page to my two Wii pages and my Kinect page.