Microsoft to update Kinect with cross game fitness tracking

Microsoft is planning to introduce Kinect cross-game fitness tracking, which could make the Xbox 360 with Kinect the primary choice for fitness enthusiasts who also like to game.

Microsoft is planning to introduce Kinect cross-game fitness tracking, which could make the Xbox 360 with Kinect the primary choice for fitness enthusiasts who also like to game.

 
The software studio will update the Xbox 360 dashboard software to allow the cross-application exercise tracking, according to anonymous sources cited by The Verge. This will let players continue to monitor their fitness while playing a larger variety of Kinect games.
 
Microsoft will also release a heart-rate monitor accessory, currently codenamed Joule, as as part of the “Kinect Play Fit” update, to enhance the fitness tracking aspects of Kinect titles.
 
 Microsoft to update Kinect with cross game fitness tracking
 
The Joule accessory will not be required to make use of cross-game fitness tracking, but it will provide additional features by allowing wireless communication of heart rate activity to ensure that users are reaching their targets for weight loss and general fitness.
 
There is no release date set for the update, but more details are expected at the E3 gaming event next month, where other Kinect and Xbox plans will be revealed.
 
Source: The Verge