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 – check the list here
. 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!