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Jog displays the number of steps you’ve taken on a little LCD window
If you’re the kind of person who needs a doughnut dangling on a stick to coax you off the sofa in the evenings, we’ve just found the ideal incentive to make your body move. After all, what could be more entertaining than bouncing around your living room when your exact movements are controlling a rogue agent in GoldenEye, or even a pimp-baiting bad boy in GTA3?
Hook your controllers up to a waist-mounted step counter.
Jog takes you one step further into the immersive world of Wii gaming by hooking your controllers up to a waist-mounted step counter. Every time you run a step, the sensors pick it up and your onscreen character moves in the direction you’ve pointed the Nunchuk joystick. It’s that simple – just plug in and play. Within seconds you’ll be pacing, pelting along and having an all-out sprint to evade black magic zombies, score against Manchester United or knock out the Green Goblin stone cold.
The Jog is compatible with hundreds of games, and the benefits don’t just end once you’ve defeated a Nazi division at the gates of Berlin, slam dunked the winning basket or dodged Darth Vader’s lightsaber. You’ll have been exercising like the blazes – but this time it’s exercise you can enjoy. Well, you don’t get many Sith Lords swinging laser beams at your head down at the municipal gym, do you?
Fun for all the (fake) family!
Jog displays the number of steps you’ve taken on a little LCD window. You can even back up your claims of living-room workouts by double clicking a little button on the step counter and reading back your calorie count. Just by fleeing in terror from the seeping evil in Silent Hill you might work off enough to justify a second cheeseburger, but don’t take our word for it – get off your butt and start Jog up to see.
It’s the most immersive gaming experience you can get without actually being in the cast of Tron, shrunken into electrons and beamed into the guts of a games console. It’s far safer than that too, of course. Just follow the instructions and your games sessions will become flab-burning flurries of ultra-realistic enjoyment. You get a workout, your partner will love you more and you never know – if you exercise enough with this you may live long enough to buy FIFA 2090!
Jog can be used on the following games:
Alone in the Dark
Animal Crossing: Lets Go to the City
Bee Movie Game
Call of Duty 3
Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian The
Dead Rising: Chop Til You Drop
Destiny of Zorro The
Disaster: Day of Crisis
George of the Jungle
James Bond: Quantum of Solace
Kung Fu Panda
Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess The
Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Links Crossbow Training
Mario Power Tennis
Mario Strikers Charged
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor The
Nights: Journey of Dreams
No More Heroes
Obscure: The Aftermath
Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End
Prince of Persia Rival Swords
Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition
Shrek the Third
Simpsons Game The
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Super Mario Wii Galaxy Adventure
Thrillville: Off the Rails
Tomb Raider: Underworld
Top Spin 3
and many many more!
jOG has only been tested with the Nintendo official Wii Remote and Nunchuk from Nintendo. If you are using a non - Nintendo controller jOG may not be compatible.
The blue LED will blink continuously if the Wii Remote has been connected but the Nunchuk has not been connected.
If jOG doesn’t seem to be working properly at any time, try unplugging it from the Wii Remote and reconnecting it.
It is very important to ensure that the joystick on the Nunchuk is in the central position when connecting jOG.
When jOGing, learn to jOG with your arms as still as possible, like carrying a tray of drinks, unless you need to move the Nunchuk and Wii Remote for gameplay. This will avoid incorrectly setting off any game actions that rely on Nunchuk or Wii Remote motion.
Does it work with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 1? Looks great :D. Mary, UK - 13th February 2011
Firebox says: Jog for Wii only works with games that feature character movement and use the nunchuck - so you do need to check if your games are compatible.
Does the jog game controller for the Nintendo wii work for the wii fit plus or ea sports active game as thinking of getting one don't know whether the jog will work on these games or not. Sue, United Kingdom - 6th January 2011
Firebox says: The Wii Jog is compatible with all games that use the Nunchuck controller for movement. Unfortunately, Wii Fit isn't one of these.
I bought this some time back but before I purchase some other games to play this with. Please can anyone tell me if EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis is supported with Wii Jog ? Bobby, Windsor - 16th May 2010
Erm, just to point out, the links to show the list of compatible games are incorrect. The first takes you to the PS2 page, not Wii (though Wii page can be accessed from there) and the second throws up an access error. Antony, Berkshire - 23rd July 2009
Firebox says: Thanks for letting us know!
I received jOG for the Wii today.
I have tried it on two games so far. Super mario galaxy isn't easily playable - as you jog, the remote movement is detected and you find yourself spin attacking every now and then. This is ok - until you need to take a Koompa shell somewhere and it keeps getting thrown away.
You can switch it off very easily - but that's not really the point.
However - Legend of Zelda - Twilight Princess works very well. Ok, every now and then you get your sword out, or swing at nothing - but that's not a problem. Joggin on the spot to get Link running down dungeons is really quite fun. It definitely adds to the experience.
The device is easy to use - though with Zelda, it didn't work on the first try (even when bypassed). But after plugging the Nunchuck in directly, then removing it and plugging it through the jOG, it worked fine until I stopped playing nearly an hour later.
There is a little display that tells you your steps and Kcal - so my playing burnt 175 Kcal with over 3, 000 steps. Not bad considering this would usually burn very little.
In summary - any game that uses the Nunchuck, but doesn't mind if you wave the remote and the nuchuck around a bit, should be fine. If you want to test a game out (without the jOG), just trying jogging while you play...
P. S. I'm glad I bought it - now I have an excuse for playing Zelda/Okami - to improve my health! Andy, Sheffield - 22nd April 2009
How does this work with the nunchuk also added to the wiimote?
and how does this work with other games like animal crossing and the others? Alex, Jersey - 19th April 2009
Firebox says: Yes it works with the Nunchuk, and it works with Animal Crossing etc. by moving your character through the game as you move.