Hello Skooter Blog readers. Today I talk about EA SPORTS Active 2 do Playstation 3 (PS3) acquired on ShopTo, directly from England. The EA SPORTS Active 2 not quite a game, is an exercise program, but have goals and trophies to keep you motivated, As in a game.
The Playstation version 3 from the EA SPORTS Active 2 comes with 3 wireless sensors, one for each arm and one for the right leg, that capture the player's movements without prejudice to the freedom of movement. The sensor's left arm also has a heart monitor, showing the average beats per minute realtime, measuring the effort player. The cardiac monitor is very accurate and does not require sensors chest as traditional monitors. Furthermore, the kit has an elastic latex, tough enough, which is used in several exercises. It can also be replaced by dumbbells if the player has the, the game / software you can set the weight of the same. Each of the wireless sensors is fed by a pair of AAA. The product already comes with 6 Duracell AAA alkaline gives pilhas. Also included in the kit a wireless receiver to be connected to a USB port of the Playstation 3.
But 70 types of exercises and activities are present in EA SPORTS Active 2, ranging from the most basic such as squats (squats), lunges, thread with biceps (biceps curl), etc. up exercises that simulate activities like mountain biking, Basketball, boxing and football, where you make the moves like a basketball player getting the ball and throwing a goalkeeper or defending, for example.
There are two types of programs that can be chosen, a faster to improve physical fitness and heart and a 9 weeks, with various activities, with different exercises, training various muscle groups every day. No treino de 9 weeks are 4 weekly activities, leaving dois days to rest, which by default are Saturday, domingo and fourth, but can be adjusted to the needs of each. The training is really heavy, You can choose between three levels of intensity. I started yesterday's training 9 weeks, and today I woke up with sore muscles from trained groups, the same way as happens when we start training in a gym.
No program 9 weeks, Each training day is about 30 exercises, including heating and stretching at the beginning and end of exercise. The daily training lasts about half an hour, which is great for those who have little free time. Not compensate pay to attend an academy for only half an hour a day, but with the EA SPORTS Active 2 you pay once and use as you want, then there is a guilty conscience (and pocket) to be paying for something that is not being tapped.
A wide variety of exercises also helps prevent the training becomes monotonous, after all are different exercises every day. Obviously you can also create your own list of exercises, do extra activities, etc. Two people can work simultaneously, but it is necessary to purchase a second kit of sensors separately.
Entering the game the first time you put your name, date of birth, weight, height and selects the features of your avatar. Before you curse the creators of the imperial system of measures, know that it is possible to change the international system in options, then you can make weight and height to be adjusted later, after opportunity to access the options menu. I did not know that when having requested my height in feet / inches and my weight in pounds and, knowing that bought the English version of the game, I ran to the conversions, lamenting the freshness of the British and unidenses states not to adopt the international standard. At the end of the wizard, to find the option in the menu I saw that had just wasted my time, but I was happy to see my height in feet / inches and my weight in kilograms. This also applies to all other measures used in the game, as distances in races, etc.
After configuring your avatar, you choose a personal trainer according to your goals. The personal trainer teaches you to do the exercise correctly, and you will always motivating, correcting or praising as you do your exercises. It also warns you when it's time to rehydrate, but there is no automatic pause (you can pause if you want to manually, obviously), so it's good to leave a bottle of water nearby. At the end of daily training gives you information about its performance, Calories Burned, etc. On the first day already burned little more 200 kcal, the second kept that mark already totaling 402 kcal. The goal of the week are 600 kcal, I then overcome it. During these two days did 1 hour and 4 minutes of exercise (discounting tutorials), reaching 53% target do 2 weekly hours. Furthermore, ran a distance equivalent to 1,26 Km, had an average of 112 bpm (heartbeats per minute) for all the exercises, with a maximum of 151 bpm during the more effort. Troféus much to PSN as Internos (EA Sports Active Milestones) help you to motivate yourself to achieve new goals. Daily you can also answer two questionnaires ten questions each, about food and other physical activities, that will help to control these important questions.
You can track your performance by site from the EA SPORTS Active 2, including data from the heart rate monitor during all exercises, objectives, programs, total time exercised, total calories burned, distance, average and maximum heart rate, among other interesting information. You can also add friends and share their workout data with them. You can also create groups and compare their performance with that of other members, including training completed, duration, Calories Burned, distance, average heart rate, maximum heart rate and troféus (EA Sports Active Milestones), which also helps in motivating. I created a group to test, the name is “Skooter” (no quotes) and the password is “skooter” (also without quotes). All readers are invited to integrate it to accompany our performance.
And how much does EA SPORTS Active 2? This is the best part, costs only £ 29,86 in ShopTo, equivalent to approximately U.S. $ 77,00 Quote for today. In other words, it does not cost more than an ordinary game, although the packet count 3 movement sensors (also being a heartbeat) and receiver. Actually it is even cheaper than the vast majority of releases. In Brazil sem-vergonhice is such that EA SPORTS Active 2 sells for up to $ 350,00, abroad despite the price being the same as a common game. In other words, games already here usually cost three times that in ShopTo because taxes, but in this case it costs five times (5X), is absurd! But back to the value it costs ShopTo, R$ 77,00 is less than a single monthly cost of a good gym. So if you can stay motivated by at least one month, has already compensated and what will come is more profit. Of course I intend to follow the training for much longer, I liked the idea of EA SPORTS Active 2 and, at least for now, I have been feeling very motivated to train with him.
The freight mode in “First Class” (without a trace) custou £ 5,58 (who wishes to trace also has this option by paying a little extra). Despite the large box to be somewhat (near the box of a DVD), the package was not taxed. My impression is that larger packets (and unpacked standard) have even less chance of being taxed to the games in the box that comes standard DVD / BD. I say this because I bought the same day (07/05/2011) the EA SPORTS Active 2, the Playstation Move Navigation Controller and the Killzone 3; being the Playstation Move Navigation Controller arrived on Thursday passed without taxes, the EA SPORTS Active 2 arrived yesterday (second) also without tax, and only the Killzone 3 still lost out there at the risk of being taxed, and it is precisely the one that comes standard in the box. But that's just a theory, I'm cheering for the Killzone 3 also pass unharmed.
The EA SPORTS Active 2 is multi-platform. Also has versions for Wii and to or XBox 360. A Wii version has at least one sensor, because the right hand is replaced by the Wii Mote. It is curious that the versão de Playstation 3 Do not use Playstation Move Motion Controller, but there seems to be no harm in it. Probably not compensate leave the game restricted to that acquired Playstation Move Motion Controller just to save a sensor, as this would diminish the very universe of potential buyers. In the Wii's economy is worth it because the motion control is already standard. A XBox version 360 account with a single sensor, the left arm that also monitors heartbeats, because the move is captured by Kinect, In this case it is compulsory.
And now to the data of purchase. It was made on days 07/05/2011 and posted on 09/05. I opted for shipping without tracking (First Class), which cost £ 5,58 (Game accessories without the cost is £ 2,50, the difference must be due to weight / size of package). The package arrived in 06/06/2011 and was not taxed. The period of only one month is very good, since in some cases the delay is large enough, thanks to the delays provided by the IRS in releasing packages. As I said earlier, I asked on the same day EA SPORTS Active 2, the Playstation Move Navigation Controller and the Killzone 3, the first two being reached in less than a month and no taxes, and only the Killzone 3 has not yet appeared.