It’s embarrassing to admit it but I haven’t used the Wii Fit game and the Wii Balance Board since ages already. It’s not that I didn’t want to but it was much nicer to go running or bicycling outdoors, instead of working out indoors and looking how nice the sun was shining outside. That’s also the reason why I’ve skipped many sessions at the fitness center in the last 6 months or so.
Now that it’s autumn and it’s often raining, I was slowly becoming used to the idea to be more lazy. I started again doing my old bad habbit of coming home after work and sitting in front of the TV with a big plate of food every evening. The bad weather is always a good excuse not to do any sports, right?
But I don’t like being a couch potato! So I decided eventually that I’ll try to do some additional exercises at home. I started last week a 30-Day Challenge with the Wii Active Trainer game. It’s pretty basic stuff like doing lunges, squats and such but an extra 30 minutes of sports daily will hopefully help me stay fit. Plus I can’t quit this until I haven’t completed the challenge so it will keep me motivated through time.
Only a few exercises require the Balance Board but I wanted to use it nevertheless. If I have one, why shouldn’t I?
So before starting my first workout session, I tried turning it on several times but it just blinked twice and didn’t start. After changing the batteries, it still wouldn’t start. I pressed the big red Sync button on the Wii console but that didn’t help either.
I don’t have the manual anymore. I usually throw those papers away after I set up the gadget, otherwise it would just pile up unnecessarily. This time it was obviously a bad idea but who knew that I will have to sync this thing ever again?
Finally I did the only option left: ask Google. So far the best answer for my problem seems to be here in this blog post: Fixed! Wii Fit Balance Board Won’t Sync.
It’s explained here that the synchronization settings are saved for each game and not per console how I initially thought. So I must sync now the board for the Active Trainer too. The instructions described here are easy enough. I’m confident that even I can handle it, otherwise I will have to ask for help from the other geek in the house.
I really hope that this will do the trick because it’s so frustrating to look at it gathering dust in the corner without being able to use it. So keep your fingers crossed!
Update: I managed to sync the Balance Board with the Wii and it was quite easy. Just hold down the red button on the Wii (you find it if you open the small cover on the left-middle in the front-side of the console) and the red button on the Balance Board (you find it on the backside of the board by opening the cover where the batteries are) simultaneously for a few seconds. That’s it!