For Kinect on the Xbox 360, a large amount of the successful games that we saw were based around fitness. While we haven’t really seen a “killer app” of sorts for the Xbox One and Kinect 2.0, it appears that Microsoft does have one last trick up its sleeves: Xbox Fitness.
A page that leaked on the official Xbox website shows the very first details for what looks to be an impressive service. Trainers such as Tracy Anderson, Tony Horton, Jillian Michaels, and Shaun T are all listed on the Xbox Fitness landing page. P90X and Insanity were also name dropped, and appear to be included in what seems to be a year long trial of the service.
We’ve included a snippet of information from the Xbox Fitness landing page below:
Introducing the future of fitness. Experience the world’s best workouts with instant, personalized feedback, right in your home on Xbox Fitness. Train with Jillian Michaels, Tracy Anderson, P90X, Insanity and more. Optimize every workout with immediate feedback on your form, power and heart rate with the all new Kinect, featuring Muscle Mapping, Power Gauge, and Pulse. Plus, feed your motivation with social challenges. Unlimited access is yours with an Xbox Live Gold membership through November 2014. Only on Xbox One.*
The information does appear subject to change, but it would be an incredibly impressive move for Microsoft to announce this app for Kinect 2.0 on the Xbox One. There seems to be a portion of consumers that highly enjoy the fitness apps on the Xbox platform, and a partnership with trainers of this caliber will certainly help sell the Xbox One. With this appearing to be a year long trial of the service, you have to wonder what the price will be for all of this content when it’s no longer free.
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