Kinect PlayFit Dashboard App Released In US

By Keith Gray, 4 years ago
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
External image

External image

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.

External image

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.

External image

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.
Keith Gray
Written by Keith Gray
Keith has been contributing to the news on the TrueGaming Network since 2010. He's the resident fan of racing games. Outside of gaming, Keith is a qualified accountant so numbers really speak to him! Other hobbies include swimming and wheelchair basketball.
Thread Posts on this article have been added to a thread in the Gaming News Forum.
AuthorMessage
Lord of Orion
486,221
Lord of Orion
486,221 TrueAchievement Points342 posts
Last post: 20 Jul 15 at 03:17
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?
blackboxrory
826,806
blackboxrory
826,806 TrueAchievement PointsTrueAchievement Site Rank: 248 out of 312,514209 posts
Last post: 25 Jun 15 at 18:35
Posted on 10 July 12 at 20:53
wonder how difficult/easy the achievements will be.
Rhino Van Dam
252,957
Rhino Van Dam
252,957 TrueAchievement PointsDonated to TrueAchievements.com248 posts
Last post: 14 Oct 15 at 00:26
Posted on 10 July 12 at 20:54
Credit to MS good idea.
Tony Starc
433,929
Tony Starc
433,929 TrueAchievement Points196 completed games(Includes owned DLC)443 posts
Last post: 16 Mar 14 at 18:57
Posted on 10 July 12 at 21:02
images don't seem to be working
Delith
238,735
Delith
Donated to TrueAchievements.com461 comments1,107 posts
Last post: 14 Jun at 13:20
Posted on 10 July 12 at 21:04
This replaces the current dashboard? I don't want to HAVE to use Kinect to move through menus!
Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules.
Skanker irl
326,891
Skanker irl
326,891 TrueAchievement PointsAchievement Completion Percentage: 91.85% (Includes owned DLC) - 13 more achievements required to reach 92%1,832 posts
Last post: 17 Jun at 16:48
Posted on 10 July 12 at 21:07
Cool.
No Mercy.
W1LLYMAN
508,746
W1LLYMAN
455 completed games(Includes owned DLC)7,296 posts
Last post: 25 Jun at 00:18
Posted on 10 July 12 at 21:08
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.
Where there's a Will; there's a way.
KillieExile
440,256
KillieExile
440,256 TrueAchievement PointsTrueAchievement Site Rank: 2,439 out of 312,514160 posts
Last post: 27 Feb 14 at 19:48
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.
MemoriesOfFinal
826,958 TrueAchievement PointsTrueAchievement Ratio: 2.6466387 posts
Last post: Yesterday at 21:33
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
Delith
238,735
Delith
Donated to TrueAchievements.com461 comments1,107 posts
Last post: 14 Jun at 13:20
Posted on 10 July 12 at 21:17
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.
Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules.
Sgt Malarkey Br
TrueAchievement Ratio: 2.0715Achievement Completion Percentage: 96.93% (Includes owned DLC) - 6 more achievements required to reach 97%4,030 posts
Last post: Today at 10:48
Posted on 10 July 12 at 21:20
Will it work with the games that i`ve played and didn`t counted for that? I`m not playing it all again !
Watty8883
1,134,466
Watty8883
1,134,466 TrueAchievement PointsAchievement Completion Percentage: 88.30% (Includes owned DLC) - 218 more achievements required to reach 89%766 posts
Last post: 25 Jun at 22:10
Posted on 10 July 12 at 21:21
For once Microsoft, thank you for putting something on the dashboard that I will use.
Runch Optimus
316,764
Runch Optimus
316,764 TrueAchievement PointsAchievement Completion Percentage: 89.39% (Includes owned DLC) - 60 more achievements required to reach 90%328 posts
Last post: 10 Jun at 17:13
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.
W1LLYMAN
508,746
W1LLYMAN
455 completed games(Includes owned DLC)7,296 posts
Last post: 25 Jun at 00:18
Posted on 10 July 12 at 21:22, Edited on 10 July 12 at 21:32 by W1LLYMAN
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.
Where there's a Will; there's a way.
Chad and Jessie
TrueAchievements Community Events ManagerTrueAchievements Game Info Manager9,847 posts
Last post: Yesterday at 17:31
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
This isn't a dating site???
castaway guy619
336,773 TrueAchievement Points51 completed games(Includes owned DLC)158 posts
Last post: 09 Feb at 16:46
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...
castaway
Tony Starc
433,929
Tony Starc
433,929 TrueAchievement Points196 completed games(Includes owned DLC)443 posts
Last post: 16 Mar 14 at 18:57
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.
thatjeremyguy
249,541
thatjeremyguy
249,541 TrueAchievement Points24 posts
Last post: 30 Mar 13 at 14:35
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.
InundatedDad
146,034
InundatedDad
146,033 TrueAchievement Points67 completed games(Includes owned DLC)115 posts
Last post: 21 May at 05:00
Posted on 10 July 12 at 21:30
If anyone wants to boost this, add me cause I will be playing a couple of these games for these achievements.
Want to join in the discussion? Please log in or Register For Free to comment.