XBox One will be able to read your heart rate + 3 great fitness video games
The XBox One made its public debut Tuesday, and we’re geeked: It will listen to you and turn on when you instruct it to and you can split up the screens so that you can surf the web and watch live television simultaneously.
But what excites us fitness fanatics the most is that the XBox One will have a new Kinect — a motion-sensing device — that is so advanced it will be able to read your heartbeat, taking work-out games to the next level.
The last time Microsoft released a gaming console was eight years ago. Since the release of the XBox 360, consumers have witnessed technological advances with iPads, iPhones and tablets.
At the debut of the XBox One in Redmond, Wash., Microsoft didn’t disclose two major details: How much the new device will cost and when it will be released.
But, we took the opportunity to round up some of the best work-out video games that are now on the market and that can whip us into shape in our own living rooms.
Dance Central 3 for XBox 360: Dance along to chart-topping club hits like Usher’s OMG and songs from past decades, like Ice, Ice Baby and Disco Inferno. Learn some new choreography through the game so you can bust a move and break a sweat.
The Biggest Loser Ultimate Work-Out for XBox 360: If you’re a fan of the show, you’ll love this game. There are 125 exercise moves that you can complete in six different scenes inspired by the show — including a “ranch,” yoga area and boxing ring. The game also includes circuit training and exercises to strengthen your core. You also get dozens of healthy recipe ideas and can track your weight loss and fitness progress through a video library. Add in The Biggest Loser resistance bands, stability ball, or free weights to get an even better work-out experience.
Active NFL Training camp for the Wii: Go to the NFL combines and training camp with this game that includes more than 70 drills and challenges that will hone your strength, power and conditioning. This is a great game for players because you can pick your team, train in their virtual stadium and alongside some of your favorite players.
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