Out Now: Kinect Playfit
Posted by James Newton
Feel the burn
This week saw Xbox launch Kinect Playfit over Xbox Live.
The new update collates your calorie count from various Kinect games, including Dance Central 2 and Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012, and lets you see how you compare to other Xbox Live members and your family too. There's also Achievements and Avatar Awards to earn, so that's a bonus too.
It's out now for all Xbox Live members.
Kinect PlayFit is a new fitness dashboard that aggregates and tracks the calories you burn as you play a variety of Kinect games, from “Dance Central 2” to “Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012” and “Kinect Star Wars.” Kinect PlayFit lets you view your personal stats over time and see leaderboards that show how you rank against other Xbox LIVE members across the globe. Get credit for the calories you burn while having fun with Kinect, and earn Kinect PlayFit Achievements, Gamerscore and Avatar Awards.
Kinect PlayFit inspires an active and healthy lifestyle through fun and play:
· First of Its Kind – This is the first ever fitness tracking application on a video game console.
· Social Motivation – Kinect PlayFit keeps it social with activity challenges, rankings on leaderboards and integration with the Xbox LIVE community to break a sweat together.
· Survey Says – According to a recent survey* nearly 75 per cent of respondents believe that video games should include a component that encourages physical activity. Also, 70 per cent said that physically active video games can complement or supplement traditional exercise.