Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Microsoft to add exercise-tracking Play Fit to Kinect?

updated 12:53 pm EDT, Tue May 8, 2012

Joule accessory will measure, record heart-rate

Microsoft is preparing an addition to its Kinect accessory for the Xbox 360 that will track a user's exercises across multiple Kinect games, The Verge learned from its sources. Called Play Fit, it will upload numbers to online storage and thereby be accessible from anywhere. A new hardware accessory will be made available as well, dubbed so far as the Joule.

Basically a heart-rate monitor, the Joule will let users perform in their target zone for a particular desired outcome, such as for weight loss, strength, or cardio. The Joule will be compatible with most Kinect games but it won't be required for tracking in Fit Play.

While release dates for the new feature isn't known, it's likely to be made official at the E3 show in June. A dashboard software update will bring the functionality to owners of the Kinect accessory.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Adesso Compagno X Bluetooth keyboard

The shift from typing on physical keyboards to digital versions on smartphones and tablets hasn't been an easy for many consumers. Fro ...

Polk Audio 4 Shot headset

Sound quality and design are two of the biggest areas of focus for manufacturers when coming up with a new gaming headset. Depending o ...

Patriot Supersonic Phoenix USB 3.0 drive

USB thumb drives aren't the end all solutions for data transfer and traveling needs. Sometimes people want something with a little mor ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News