Kinect Playfit Launches Today in the US

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If you are looking for something to do this summer, you will have the opportunity to combine your fitness goals and XBox 360 as Major Nelson informs us this morning on his blog about the update that is rolling out today in the US and more regions soon. Here is the information from his blog:

I wanted to give you a heads up that Kinect PlayFit launched today on Xbox LIVE as a free download for all Xbox LIVE members in the US. It will be launching outside the US later this week.

Kinect PlayFit is a new fitness dashboard that aggregates and tracks the calories you burn as you play a variety of Kinect games, from “Dance Central 2” to “Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012” to “Kinect Star Wars.”

Kinect PlayFit lets you view your personal stats over time and see leaderboards that show how you rank against Xbox LIVE members across the globe. Get credit for the calories you burn while having fun with Kinect, and earn Kinect PlayFit Achievements, Gamerscore and Avatar Awards.

Kinect PlayFit inspires an active and healthy lifestyle through fun and play:

  • First of Its Kind – This is the first ever fitness tracking application on a video game console.
  • Social Motivation – Kinect PlayFit keeps it social with activity challenges, rankings on leaderboards and integration with the Xbox LIVE community to break a sweat together.
  • Survey Says – According to a recent survey*nearly 75 percent of respondents believe that video games should include a component that encourages physical activity. Also, 70 percent said that physically active video games can complement or supplement traditional exercise.

Major Nelson via his blog

So what changes will you be making to your fitness routine now that you can have a better tracking system for playing Kinect games and loosing weight? Let us know in the comments below or start a support group to lose weight in the forums, it isn’t easy so don’t go alone.

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