When the Xbox One launches this fall, users won’t have to rely on just Kinect enhanced games to burn a few calories. The console will come pre-loaded with access to Xbox Fitness, a new video service that uses the upgraded Kinect sensor to dispense a decent, and accurate workout without users ever leaving their house.
Detailed late Thursday on the Xbox Wire blog, Microsoft is combining the technology of its latest entertainment console with fitness videos from some of today’s most popular fitness gurus. The service’s catalog of work out videos includes Tony Horton, Shaun T, Jillian Michaels, Tracy Anderson and others, though Microsoft isn’t revealing the entire lineup just yet.
Xbox Fitness itself, will analyze users muscle structure, heart rate, and workout history to create personalized exercise sessions. Users will have the ability to share information about their workouts and challenge other Xbox Fitness users over Xbox LIVE too.
If the wording in the company’s press release about the service is accurate, Xbox Fitness will not be included in the cost of Xbox LIVE forever, however Microsoft says it won’t begin requiring a separate subscription for the service until December 2014, however it also didn’t elaborate on how much a subscription to the workout service will be on that date.
Xbox Fitness should launch sometime this winter.