Nike+ for Kinect companion app now available for Windows Phone

Nike and Microsoft launched the official Nike+ Kinect Training program this week, which was first unveiled at this year's E3 convention. It joins a growing number of fitness titles available for the Xbox 360. What's more is an official companion Windows Phone app has been released to the Store.

Michelle Tatom, one of the title’s producers, had the following to say about the program:

"This is really not an exercise game; it’s a game-changing, truly personalized fitness program."

Sounds jolly good. The Windows Blog notes that to emulate the benefits of working out with a Nike trainer, the program literally pushed Kinect's sensors beyond limits, which required Microsoft to produce custom software for more precise floor tracking and the like.

So what does the companion app do? It connects with Nike+ Kinect Training on the Xbox 360 console, enabling users to access console activity on Windows Phone. Exploring workouts, tracking progress, connecting with (and cheering on) friends, preparing for upcoming sessions and more is all possible.

We previously looked at Nike+ for Kinect when an advertisement was released showing off both Kinect and Windows Phone content, and the advert itself can be viewed above.

Source: Windows Blog

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  • Is the Windows Phone app useful for "out of the loungeroom" exercising? Like the iOS app? Or is this a useless score keeping app only?
  • It appears to only be a companion for the game, which is lame sauce considering I just picked up a Nike+ Fuelband. I can think of no reason they didn't must make this an all inclusive app for the Nike+ ecosystem, but I'm definitely annoyed. I really had my hopes up too.
  • i'd like to see a fitbit app that will connect to the device automatically and updates through your phone.  i think they are building one for the iphone.  i'd like it to sync with my new wp8 device.
    but i'm looking forward to trying this nike+ software.
  • I'd like to see Nike release a Nike+ app for WP8 so I can keep using my Nike+ gear with the Lumia. 
  • I want an app with the Kinect tracker, the one across all Kinect games, plus an endomondo type app and a pedometer app all rolled into one. This is a good start, though I don't know if I will get this specific 'game' or how many others will.
  • God, I'm exhausted just watching that video.
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  • Seems like what this app can do would be handled just as well with Smart Glass. What would've been better would be Nike+ app for Windows Phone, just like there is for iOS.
  • Off topic: wpcentral should write in titles for what version of windows phone is/are the apps :) it could be usefull. Keep up the good job
  • Just like "application" is too hard to say or spell, I think we should make "app" easier also. I am taking off the redundant p and am just gonna type "ap" from now on. Woohoo! Just how far can we dumb down technology? Let's take it to the next level.
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  • It would be nice if this linked with or included the running app
  • thanx nike
  • Needs fuel and support especially since wp8 has Bluetooth 4.0.