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Submitted by BLACKBIBLE 421d ago | article

Xbox Fitness for Kinect 2.0 Includes Video

" Just leaked on the Xbox Fitness landing page, which is down as of this moment, is a new fitness service for the Xbox One. The video, below, gives you all the important details. Xbox Fitness will use the Kinect 2.0 and will be able to track your heart-rate and the ‘effort’ you exert. Featured in the game will be celebrity trainers such as Tracy Anderson, Tony Horton, Jillian Michaels, and Shaun T. The intense tone of the video really shows how Xbox is trying to corner the market for exercise gaming, and it looks extremely promising. I can’t help but feel sorry for the Wii Fit, which better look out because there’s a new player in the game and it’s bringing the heat." -Matthew (Xbox Fitness, Xbox One)

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fredolopez  +   421d ago
This is pretty cool!!
BLACKBIBLE  +   421d ago
I'm looking forward to it. Funny how we wrote an article on P90X because a game and it happen.
UltimateMaster  +   421d ago
What would be the difference between getting the DVD for cheaper or buying an Xbox One + this game?

For people that will be getting an Xbox One anyway, that's a plus.
But I don't see the general public putting down 500$ + 60$ for this game when they could get a better workout with a gym subscription.
zeal0us  +   421d ago
@UltimateMaster

There probably isn't a difference between the game and dvd. This is just an option for X1 buyers. Nothing wrong with more options. Those looking to getting in shape more than likely will just buy the DvD (given the fact they're still advertising both P90X and Insanity) or sign up for gym membership.

You would be surprise how much people throw away to get in shape. My cousin went and brought a Wii and some exercise games a few years ago. She was self-conscious about how gym people might view her. To some the fitness games are more interactive compared to the DVDs.
Fireseed  +   421d ago
Ummm because a DVD can't tell you when you're doing a position incorrectly?
mhunterjr  +   421d ago
@UltimateMaster

I don't think very many people would buy an Xbox specifically for this game, but Microsoft is positioning it as a device the whole household will have a use for.

Sure the Xbox is purchased for little Timmy, but mom and dad can use it to exercise, and they don't have to pay because Timmy already has live (which now covers the whole household)
fredolopez  +   420d ago
how do i seriously get 7 disagrees for thinking something is cool?
Blaze929  +   421d ago
that was pretty damn awesome I'll admit. This could be the thing to get many people back in shape. Working out in the comfort of your own home and interactively through Xbox sounds great.

The tracking, all that. Innovative indeed. Can't wait to try this out.
RiPPn  +   421d ago
Beachbody got a nice check from Microsoft I'm sure. But inaccurate heart rate isn't going to help much. However if it keeps stats and has worksheets that could be nice especially if you can use voice recognition to fill them out. Prob not worth paying a second sub for especially if you already own the workouts.
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drsfinest72  +   421d ago
Yeah just like fitbit and Nike fuelband. None of those are accurate heart monitors. But they sure are motivational.
maniacmayhem  +   421d ago
Time to get that bikini body I always dreamed of.
timotim  +   421d ago
And they thought Kinect 2.0 didn't have a killer app.
RiPPn  +   421d ago
Actually everyone said that motion gaming is good for 2 things, fitness and dance games, obviously this doesn't change that stigma.
timotim  +   421d ago
We all knew Kinect is great for both of those genres...I was commenting on Kinect 2.0 and the launch window killer app it may or may not have lacked.
JokesOnYou  +   421d ago
timotim, Killer app, not quite sure thats what I would call this just yet, it always comes down to implementation/how well it works + audience/market. That said it does look very promising, I mean it actually looks like something I would use regularly, well correction when I miss my regular workouts cause I still would always prefer the gym and B-ball.

Rippn yeah I've heard that to be honest but I've also heard even more albeit from the least creditable folks that Kinect was useless, worthless, it sucks, doesn't work, etc and so on. Of course skepticism and accurately pointing out past flaws are justified but the stigma as you call it (but more often is closer to unwarranted hate) clearly goes far beyond that as with most things xbox related.
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AceBlazer13  +   421d ago
Xbots gonna either get ripped or keel over from exhaustion.
drsfinest72  +   421d ago
Lol more fit gamers only on Xbox one confirmed
ABeastNamedTariq  +   421d ago
I think this is really, really cool. I've done P90X before, and it gets you tired as hell. That + Insanity is a very good proposition for those (like me) who love to work out. And what's best is, you can do it in the comfort of your home. Well played, MS.
ninjagoat  +   421d ago
Nothing beats getting up and going out. Ain't one them fools advertising that didn't get to where they where without putting the work in.

Hours in the gym hours out walking jogging running. Eating healthy. Some stupid gimmick on a TV ain't the answer.

You want to get fit its about focus determination and time there's no quick fixes. I'm 7 months in and half way to my goal and its been nothing but hard work.

But the releaf comes from the time you take to yourself the jogs the walks the time out and away from things. Your not gonna get that with Kinect or move :/. you need a place to go mentally to clear your head.

At the start you will curse that hard work the further you go and the more results you see you will start to enjoy it.
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drsfinest72  +   421d ago
I'm sorry other people's life doesn't revolve around you.
AceBlazer13  +   421d ago
Indoor training is never the same as outdoor.Outdoor just feels really different(I think it's the fresh air)you feel more pressure during your workouts outdoor.But mayb it's just me.
Sitdown  +   421d ago
So all the fit basketball, volleyball players, etc are not really fit?.......because most of their workouts did not take place outside? Interesting, it's a gimmick that a camera can monitor your workout and give you evaluation on your form. Here is a thought, not everybody needs "releaf" the like you or need to change location for a mental break.......some people are mentally tough.
ninjagoat  +   421d ago
House's are stuffy full off people stresses etc. Maybe your still with mum sorry :/. Some people are grown ups lad ;)..

Last thing on my mind is the house while exercising. As for a comment on basketball players your a fool to think all there training is done indoors :).

I use outdoors as an example for that's how i train i start with the simple stuff indoors but look forward to getting out.

I'm sure you are mentally tough lad and good for you.
CrimsonStar  +   421d ago
lol wtf did I just read? You have no idea what your talking about .
kenmid  +   421d ago
your ridiculous and don't what your talking about just a bunch of gibberish coming out your month. Just go to youtube and search p90x results, insanity results, and then you going to realized how dumb you sound.
Deltaohio  +   421d ago
Those who don't have the courage to walk into a gym and "workout" at home. Nothing beets a gym or going outside but this is a great gateway to doing those things. Not that and X1 should be your first step but if u had one and became interested in getting in shape this is a great first step. I do remember reading a story about some guy that lost 100 lbs by using Wii fit. Wouldn't be surprised if he actualy hits the gym with the confidence he has now.
mhunterjr  +   421d ago
Whatever man. Different stroke for different folks. people who use this and are dedicated to their work out plan aren't looking for quick fixes. My wife is a personal trainer, and we know plenty of folks who turned their lives around with diet and home based exercise, like insanity.

You should speak for yourself.
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denawayne  +   421d ago
I'm down. How can an anybody put a negative spin on this?
christocolus  +   421d ago
welcome to the the world of n4g fbs
tigertom53  +   421d ago
one more reason to get an xbox one..
SpideySpeakz  +   421d ago
Excluding all the countless reasons not to.
Mikefizzled  +   421d ago
Talk about handing a smackdown to Nintendo and their failed heart rate detector accessory.
SpideySpeakz  +   421d ago
Xbone: The Casual attractor

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