Microsoft has announced that Xbox Fitness will be arriving for the Xbox One this Holiday season. An online service, it will feature a library of videos from famous trainers across brands such as Beachbody’s P90X (Tony Horton) and Insanity (Shaun T), Jillian Michaels, Tracy Anderson and more. These videos will be free for those with Xbox Live Gold members till December 2014.
The service will of course be using Kinect for different purposes including measuring your heart-rate, which muscles are doing what, your quality of performance, balance and much more. Xbox Fitness will also allow for personalized programs based on your workout history along with highlighting popular workouts among users. Each workout will vary between 10 to 60 minutes in length.
Insanity’s Shaun T stated that, “What makes Xbox Fitness so innovative is the feedback it gives you. The Kinect sensor can evaluate your form, tell how high you’re jumping, how hard you’re punching and even read your heart rate. It’s that little missing piece of validation that hasn’t been possible for home fitness products before. Xbox Fitness completes the puzzle.”
There will also be challenges, rewards, social challenges and scores to beat in order to encourage some friendly competition in the community. Stay tuned for more details.