Kinect PlayFit Dashboard App Released In US

Kinect PlayFit Dashboard App Released In US

Coming to other territories later this week!

Written by kbgray27 on 10 July 12 at 20:50

The Xbox Dashboard re-design, which was introduced before the turn of the year has seen apps, apps, and more apps make an appearance on the "biggest interactive TV service in the world".

Do you feel that all those TV apps have encouraged you to become a couch potato over the last six months or so? Well, enough of that, as Microsoft has now released an app to counteract all that laziness! Kinect PlayFit is a brand-new, fitness-orientated dashboard update aimed at getting you and your family even more involved in Kinect titles such as http://www.trueachievements.com/Kinect-Sports-xbox-360.htm and http://www.trueachievements.com/Dance-Central-xbox-360.htm.

Chuck Frizelle, Executive Producer for Kinect PlayFit summarises the overall objective of the new app:
The goal of the app is to motivate families to get off the couch and reward them for having fun... We’re trying to show that Kinect is not only fun but healthy for you, too... Ultimately, Kinect PlayFit is a motivational tool. We want to motivate people to change their behavior and be more active
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The above screenshots show that the new app will pretty much be a stand-alone dashboard. Players will be able to view their daily, weekly, monthly, and overall calorie burn totals across a dozen Kinect titles at release. Microsoft has also confirmed that more titles will be added to the list in the future.

What's more, the inclusion of leaderboard functionality will also allow gamers to see how they shape up against their friends, as well as other gamers in a global comparison.

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I decided to leave the best bit of news until last. The Kinect PlayFit has 20 achievements attached to it! Microsoft certainly is learning the way to our hearts. Four of those achievements can be seen in another screenshot, below.

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The Kinect PlayFit has been released today in the US, and can be downloaded for free. Gamers elsewhere can expect the download to be available later this week.

A big thanks goes to all the community members who suggested this story.
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Posted on 10 July 12 at 20:51
Should be exciting ... but does that mean I have to put my Kinect games on my card?
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wonder how difficult/easy the achievements will be.
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Posted on 10 July 12 at 20:54
Credit to MS good idea.
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This replaces the current dashboard? I don't want to HAVE to use Kinect to move through menus!
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Cool.
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Delith said:This replaces the current dashboard? I don't want to HAVE to use Kinect to move through menus!No, it's just an app.
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Posted on 10 July 12 at 21:12
A calorie tracker over all games is a nice move and it looks better than the present dashboard too.
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Posted on 10 July 12 at 21:13, Edited on 10 July 12 at 21:14 by MemoriesOfFinal
blackboxrory said:wonder how difficult/easy the achievements will be.20 Achievements for 200g:

Burning 300, 600, 1300, 2600, 5000, 10,000 calories
Burning 15,000, 25,000, 50,000, 75,000 100,000 calories between yourself and friends
Burning 100 calories in two Kinect games
Burning 250 calories in three Kinect games
Burning 300, 400, 600 in four Kinect games
Burning calories 2,4,7,10 days in a row

Avatar achievements for 4 (2 M, 2 F):

10,000 calories burned
100,000 calories between yourself and friends

Great concept, crappy list of games supported
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W1LLYMAN said:No, it's just an app.Ok, that makes sense, the below quote is what threw me off. It sounds like it's more of a dashboard within a dashboard.

kbg27 said: The above screenshots show that the new app will pretty much be a stand-alone dashboard. Players will be able to view their daily, weekly, monthly, and overall calorie burn totals across a dozen Kinect titles at release.
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Will it work with the games that i`ve played and didn`t counted for that? I`m not playing it all again !
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For once Microsoft, thank you for putting something on the dashboard that I will use.
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Posted on 10 July 12 at 21:22, Edited on 10 July 12 at 21:24 by Runch Optimus
For people wondering, the app only seems to support calorie burning in the following games:

Big League Sports
Dance Central 2
Deepak Chopra's Leela
Kinect: Disneyland® Adventures
Kinect Sports: Season Two
Kinect Star Wars
Let's Cheer
Nike+ Kinect Training
Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012

So a relatively limited list. Who knows if they'll expand it to other currently available games later.

EDIT: Also no word on whether or not calories already burned will count towards achievements. I kinda doubt it.
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Sgt Malarkey Br said:Will it work with the games that i`ve played and didn`t counted for that? I`m not playing it all again !Can't confirm totally but it added my calories from the one supported game that I had without me having to do anything. The supported games list is quite small though, hopefully they look at adding more soon.
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Posted on 10 July 12 at 21:22, Edited on 10 July 12 at 21:27 by Chad and Jessie
So right now, only 11 games are supported. You can only gain these app achievements while playing in the following 11 games.

http://www.trueachievements.com/Big-League-Sports-xbox-....htm
http://www.trueachievements.com/Leela-xbox-360.htm
http://www.trueachievements.com/Lets-Cheer-xbox-360.htm
http://www.trueachievements.com/Dance-Central-2-xbox-360.htm
http://www.trueachievements.com/Happy-Action-Theater-xb....htm
http://www.trueachievements.com/Junk-Fu-xbox-360.htm
http://www.trueachievements.com/Disneyland-Adventures-x....htm
http://www.trueachievements.com/Once-Upon-a-Monster-xbo....htm
http://www.trueachievements.com/KS-Season-Two-xbox-360.htm
http://www.trueachievements.com/Kinect-Star-Wars-xbox-3....htm
http://www.trueachievements.com/Your-Shape-FE-2012-xbox....htm

I'm hoping the add A LOT more games over time then just this selection.

EDIT: LOL ninja'ed by seconds by almost exactly the same post. smile
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Posted on 10 July 12 at 21:25
blackboxrory said:wonder how difficult/easy the achievements will be.if your in good shape should be easyish if not then well...
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Posted on 10 July 12 at 21:29
This is kind of funny. MS are pushing this to try and convince people that kinect games actually give you a workout, thus hopefully convincing some people to buy a kinect to get in shape or something. Oh that's grand.

Take it from someone who has taken fitness and dietary management classes: you aren't burning nearly anything with kinect and you would be better off taking a jog around the block instead. If you still chug mountain dew and eat cheetos while you game don't fool yourself. Getting a better body is 75% diet, 25% workout, and kinect simply cannot give you any kind of decent workout.
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Posted on 10 July 12 at 21:30
Well it does add calories already burned from played games. HOWEVER, for me it only did so for Disneyland. Not Kinect Sport Two. Unsure why.
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If anyone wants to boost this, add me cause I will be playing a couple of these games for these achievements.