Troubleshooting a Wii Fit Board

by Amanda Kondolojy ; Updated September 22, 2017

One of the most popular games for the Nintendo Wii video game console is Wii Fit. This game acts as an exercise regimen that uses a specialized board that tracks your movement. The Wii Fit Board (also known as the Balance Board) is a specialty wireless peripheral. If you are having issues, learn a few troubleshooting steps you can take to help remedy the common problems that users have with the Wii Fit Board.

Does Not Respond Correctly to Movement

If the Wii Fit Board is not displaying your movement correctly on screen, there are a few steps you can take to try to correct the issue. Ensure your Wii Fit Board is placed correctly in front of the Wii's sensor bar, with the blue power light facing away from the television. If the Wii Fit Board still is not responding, try changing the batteries. Unpredictable function can be a symptom of low power.

Synching Problems

Since the Wii Fit Board is a wireless device, it needs to sync with the Wii to work properly. The Wii Fit Board is synced when the blue light on the top of the board stays lit steadily. If the blue light is blinking or is not on at all, then there is a synching problem. Try re-syncing the board with your Wii by finding the small red sync button on the Wii (located on the front of the console under the SD card door) and the sync button on the Wii Fit Board (located under the battery door.) Initiate the sync by pressing and releasing the sync button on the Wii Fit Board first, and then pressing the sync button on the Wii while the lights on the Wii Fit Board are still blinking. You will know that the sync has been successful when the lights remain blue.

Correct Weight Not Shown

If the Wii Fit Board is not showing your correct weight, there are a few steps to take. If you have placed the Wii-Fit Board on thick carpet, try placing a firm rug or mat beneath it. You can also purchase Wii Balance Board extenders, which will help ensure functionality on thick carpet.