We like fitness around here at Windows Phone Central and Mobile Nations. We like it so much, we dedicate the entire month of February to learning and exploring the ways technology can help improve your overall health. Throughout the year we’ll do our part to promote cool fitness apps whenever they come (like Active Fitness and Adidas miCoach). When the Xbox One launches in a two months it will be another way to use technology to stay healthy with the launch of Xbox Fitness.
Xbox Fitness is looking to take the most popular fitness videos and turn them interactive. You’re going to get an extensive library from fitness brands like P90X (Tony Horton), INSANITY (Shaun T), Jillian Michaels, Tracy Anderson, and more. How are they going to make fitness interactive? By using the new Kinect 2.0 they’ll be able to evaluate your form, measure your heart rate, check the force and transfer of weight in your body and much more. Video of it in action below.
By providing instant feedback, Xbox Fitness can eliminate the need for trainers for the majority of people out there. Best part of Xbox Fitness? It will be free for Xbox Live Gold members for through December 2014. After that fitness programs might be à la carte purchases.
What do you guys think of Xbox Fitness? Gimmick or cool use of the new tech inside Kinect 2? Looks like bundling a Kinect with every Xbox One might pay off as a way to further adoption of Kinect applications.
Speaking of fitness. Daniel will be getting the heart rate monitor for the Adidas miCoach app and test it out over the weekend. It uses BT 4.0 LE to connect to your Windows Phone device.
Looks like Xbox One owners will be in better shape than those with PS4s. Oh no he didn’t.
Source: Xbox Wire