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  • Summary: Introducing the future of fitness. Experience what the publisher promises to be the world’s best workouts with instant, personalized feedback, right in your home on Xbox Fitness. Train with Jillian Michaels, Tracy Anderson, P90X, Insanity and more. Optimize every workout with immediate feedback on your form, power and heart rate with the all new Kinect, featuring Muscle Mapping, Power Gauge, and Pulse. Plus, feed your motivation with social challenges. Unlimited access is yours for free with an Xbox Live Gold membership for a limited time. Only on Xbox One. Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. 85
    It might not be perfect but this is probably the most underrated “next-gen” feature I’ve seen on the new consoles. Xbox Fitness succeeds in “gamifying” its workouts like no fitness game before it.
  2. Dec 17, 2013
    A fantastic app for anyone who wants get a bit more active.
  3. Jan 29, 2014
    A range of free workouts, respected trainers and the instant feedback from the Kinect makes this an impressive all-round fitness programme.
  4. Nov 26, 2013
    Xbox Fitness is a strange hybrid of a video channel and a digital personal trailer which doesn’t seem to fully succeed in neither of its functions. Fun at times, it lacks the complexity of Wii Fit though it fits well in the concept of Xbox One’s “whole-family-entertainemnt”.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16
  1. Apr 6, 2014
    I created an account for this. This "game" is amazing. For a hardcore trainer it is probably not worth your time, but if you were to want to work out with one?

    You get a huge variety for free (so long as you have XBLGold) and you can use it as much or little as you want, there are no restrictions.

    My wife has been using this for months, while I may like to go for jogs she much prefers this. That is not to say that this is strictly a "girls thing". She is getting great results and looks forward to taking a break from life and using it. There is just enough challenge matched with encouragement to make a person *Want* to use it. You get your achievements and badges to let you know your good, but you also get to lose weight and get healthy.

    The menus aren't perfect, but they are easy to use. Finding any kind of working is done with ease. Everything is ready from the start, from motion tracking to voice commands.

    The only failure is that the heart rate monitor is closer to a guess than a monitor. It sometimes glitches out and basically pronounces you dead. This really has no effect on anything, so I really see it is a void issue.
  2. Dec 5, 2013
    A modern marvel of the fitness genre. A definite must have for someone looking to get fit and have fun. A Game Of The Year contender that will be not be forgotten easily. Looking forward to Xbox Fitness 2. Expand
  3. Dec 13, 2013
    WOW, Xbox Fitness is AWESOME. This is what it means to be 'next gen'. Microsoft really made a great investment putting money into combining the Kinect Technology with DVD workouts like Beachbody. This is everything I was hoping it would be and more! I just finished an Insanity workout and it worked flawlessly. No connection problems, etc. I already do the Insanity dvds as my workout routine, but this xbox one kinect really adds to my workouts. I didn't realize how focused I would become on trying to improve my Xbox Fitness gamer score, that a few times I actually forgot I was exercising. Now that is the kind of exercise I like. Xbox Fitness really keeps you engaged the whole time. You are constantly in tune with your posture and form because of the instant feedback. Also, because I am trying to keep my combo going, I push through parts I would usually slow down without the Kinect. On top of that, all the stats, challenges, Fitness points, fitness profile, fitness log etc. give you a ton of incentive and motivation to keep coming back and improving your fitness. I also love the user interface. I'm really impressed with what Microsoft has done. It has a very clean and friendly look to it. And most importantly it's easy to use. I give Xbox Fitness a 10/10! If they add more features and content, it can only get better! If you are looking for a great way to keep yourself motivated and accountable, I would definitely recommend checking out Xbox Fitness! I actually bought the xbox one just for this service, and it doesn't disappoint! I'm very satisfied! Expand
  4. Jan 14, 2014
    The middling Xbox Fitness is a decent first step in getting gamers and media owners more active. However, the somewhat lacking variety of content will likely keep many from really digging into this would-be-excellent service. Also, the Kinect seems to track very well most of the time and sometimes not at all if the user is too far on the edge of the Kinects range or there's not enough lighting in the room. Nothing to get too hung up on since it does work a good majority of the time, but if you like to keep score you may not always get full credit for your legitimate efforts. If Microsoft can push more content for those early on in their exercise endeavors this service will be fantastic. But if all that it is going to offer is P90X and other higher intensity programs, perhaps Microsoft shouldn't have bothered. Expand
  5. Jan 14, 2014
    I use this app daily and am grateful for the free workouts. Fit achievement hunters will be satisfied with the challenges.

    My main gripes
    come with the Kinect sensor. Most of the workout scores are either verify generous or unrepresentative of my work. I exercise at a distance of about 8-10 feet from my Kinect, so I am playing within a reasonable distance. During a Cardio Kickboxing workout, my legs and punches are undoubtedly active, but the star ratings for those drills never seem to go above 2 or 3, and messages like "Work your arms!" display when you're practically punching them out of your sockets.

    On other workouts, like Cardio Max, you can get away with walking back and forth and achieve a full five-star rating during certain drills. I believe the Kinect is working fine, as I can see myself and highlighted parts of my body during the most active moments, but I think the Programmers need to invest more in determining what makes movements right or wrong. You can follow the trainer to a T in some of these workouts and get nowhere in your score, or practically ignore them and ace the routine.

    Another frustration is the maximum heart beats per minute statistic. At the end of workouts, you will often be shown your maximum BPM. Any normal meter on my wrist will accurately show me in the 150-160 range, but the Kinect will sometimes say "62" or something way off. Definitely not true, and not worth having if it can't share reasonable data.

    But during these wintry months, it certainly is nice to have a free selection of content to exercise indoors, and for that I'm glad I downloaded the app!
  6. Feb 19, 2014
    This app has so much potential. I played once to see what it was all about and luckily chose the Mossa fight workout. Great fun despite nearly killing me and incentivised to do it again and check out the other workouts. I'm now regularly playing some three months later.
    The bad. Some of the workouts are poorly scripted so you dont know what you are supposed to do until you are supposed to be doing it. This can be frustrating trying to play catch up, until you have done them a couple of times. The menus and library are poorly laid out and lack of information about your previous performance is missing. You cant see where you need to improve. Also inconsistent UI elements - some workouts let you skip the intro and warning while others make you stand through them every time.
    The terrible. Kinect. While clearly very clever tech it or the xbox fitness software has some way to go. Sometimes it refuses to acknowledge my workout even though I can see myself doing the actions, other times you have to over exaggerate your moves to keep the score up. You find yourself criticised and congratulated during the same exercise while repeating the same actions. Most frustrating is kinect not tracking properly and ruining your workout score, which also lowers your hard earned average. Not so bad in the first or second round because you can start again, further on and you have to decide to keep your bad score or quit the workout in frustration.
  7. Mar 3, 2014
    I'm really disappointed that more of the Fitness programs don't use the Heart Rate feature and that there is NO Yoga workouts at all. Also the workouts are not clearly sorted by difficulty or fitness level. The interface is also frustratingly difficult to navigate. Took me FOREVER to figure out how to turn on voice commands for Fitness and then, of course, they only work 50% of the time, at best. This was the #1 reason I purchased an Xbox One and if it doesn't improve quickly I'm putting mine on Craigslist. Expand

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