We've covered Your Shape: Fitness Evolved and its companion app before but for those who don't remember, Your Shape is a Xbox 360 Kinect title that helps you exercise and get fit. The corresponding companion app allowed you to track your progress, see your rankings, get Your Shape news, etc and it was a pretty nifty thing to have.
With the new year, UBI Soft released Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 for Kinect. That game is a big overhaul of the 2011 version with a new UI, many more exercises and just overall a much better experience (we picked up ours for $29 on Amazon.com, which was a steal). So it's nice to see that the companion app too received a makeover and we really like the changes:
- Brand new design and accessibility improved.
- Guest mode for players without a Uplay account.
- Live Tile to display your current level and calories burned.
- You will now be able to interact into the application: create, join and abandon current competitions
Nice changes indeed. The ability to create goals is quite useful and the Live Tile with calorie counter is a a great way to stay motivated. Look, we're not going to get all preachy about health, but if you have a Kinect you owe yourself to get this game (or any other Kinect fitness title) and really use your Xbox 360 to help better yourself as well as have fun. Having this Windows Phone tie-in makes it that much cooler and we hope we see more instances like this in 2012 (except for you, Dance Central 2--get back in the corner).
Pick up Your Shape here in the Marketplace for free. Check the official trailer for Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 after the break...
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Question: do you need the Xbox game to use this app, or can it be used standalone? I no longer have an xbox so I cannot use it with the game, but I'd really like to test out this app for an upcoming review of fitness apps for Windows Phone.
Data comes from the Fiteness Evolved games (2011, 2012), so yeah, you need an Xbox. All this does is pull down your stats and sync goals with the game (plus news, videos and rankings).
If you already played with Your Shape on Xbox, you can access anytime your stats with the app even if you do not have an Xbox anymore.
Nice calorie burn there Daniel! How long did that take ya?
Thanks. That's a couple of months...probably 3 or 4. Slowed down in January with the holidays/Vegas, plus I'm lifting more and doing slightly less cardio ;-)
What would be really cool would be to give the app Endomondo-style functionality so you could track calories burned when out for a walk, etc. Calories burned could be updated to the console. There could even be phone-only achievements.
Does this work on the first game or just the new one ?
I have the first one and i'll start using it if I can use this...
Oh it works with 2011. It just syncs with the UBI Soft servers...so whatever games sync to that will then sync down to your phones/this app. FE 2011 syncs with their servers so this will work just fine...that's where my 5K calories came from.
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