I have EA Sports and EA Sports More Workouts and liked the second one better. I just got EA Active 2 and really like that one. It comes with a strap for the left arm to monitor your heart rate and the leg strap is different also. I wore my heart rate monitor today with it and it is right on for me. I like the variation in exercises and some different ones on this that are not on the others.
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I bought EA Sports Personal Trainer from ebay for £10. It was brand new and unopened, bargain!
I tried it out for the first time today...it was awesome! I loved it!
I wore my HRM throughout & I was surprised at the number I burned. It was almost on par with what I burn at the gym! I've never found any other workout that matches that calorie burn that I can do in my own home!
I'm so glad I bought my Wii last week, it's so good!
I have to say that i really LOVE the EA Active More Workouts, i do want to buy the first one also just for a bit of variation really. I have already done the 6 wk challenge on easy and have just started it over on the nest level.
I have never had any trouble with any connection to the game though i did buy myself tube resistance bands because the one i bought with the leg strap ripped within the first week..lol
I bought the Jillian Micheals last week because it was cheap, what a waste of money i could not get it to connect at all. Thank goodness for EA Sports Active, looking forward to the new one coming out.
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I only have More Workouts but really like it. I have replaced the fitness bands with wrist weights. I found it difficult to carry the bands at the same time as the wiimote. With the wrist weights, this is no longer an issue.
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I've got both, too. There are things I like on each one. Totally love the step aerobics on More. Still building my way up to doing more of the strength exercises on both, too. Speed, I seems to have. Strength (especially core) is something that's a long term project!
Be aware, some of us who've used the EA Active have run into problems with the games malfunctioning somewhere past the 20-25 minute mark, particularly if you build custom workouts. Magic, disappearing tennis balls!
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I absolutely love EA Sports Active More Workouts. I have both (had the second one a week before it hit shelves). I prefer More Workouts because the workouts begin with warm-ups and end with cool downs that prevent me from being sore the next day. I really enjoy the obstacle course on more workouts as well. I enjoy both games, and prefer both over Wii Fit (I haven't tried plus yet). Great games! I highly recommend them. I also second the advice about getting a more robust workout band. I snapped through 2 of the EA active bands and a third band from a walking DVD that was much thicker, before I found a resistance band that I am happy with (it's covered in material, so if it does snap, it won't snap against me as the band is fully contained).
As was stated the More Workouts title doesn't come with the leg strap. I think you can buy it with an add on pack that includes the leg strap and a resistance band for about the same price as the original (though you'll probably want to replace the band with something more substantial).
I have both games & I use the More Workouts more often overall. The strength training portions of both are pretty similar but the 2nd one has step aerobics which isn't in the first title, really gets me sweating.
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Edited by: 3RDSTRING at: 5/8/2010 (21:46)
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"EA Sports" is a company that produces video games--they produce things like Madden and other various sports titles that are made new every year (and other stuff too). They also make "EA Active" and "EA Active More Workouts".
Each Active game can stand on its own (you don't have to have one for the other to work). They're both different from each other (unlike Wii Fit to Wii Fit Plus where the Plus has a copy of all the stuff from the first one). "More workouts" does allow you to import data from the old game (you can do it multiple times even, so that you can record all the play info into the one game). The first "Active" doesn't have the import feature because it was the first one and it didn't allow for a newer game to be "back-ported" to it.
Some people like the second one better, but overall I don't think there's a huge difference (in format of how the game's played). I could be wrong, as I only have the first one, and I don't think I've even played it (Hubby has, though).
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I think you're thinking of the "more workouts". it's like an add on to the ea sports, doesn't come with the leg strap and band. It's a great game, more intense and I thonk interesting than the first one. Pam
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