When you decided to buy Xbox 360 Kinect for playing, and have noticed that the games increase your heart rate work up a sweat, while also being a lot of fun. Could you use the Xbox 360 Kinect for some real exercise instead of just playing the games? There are a lot of Xbox 360 Kinect games or Xbox 360 Kinect bundles that include fitness games. Increase your weight loss workout sessions by buying the Xbox 360 Kinect games that have targeted workouts.
Here are some instructions:
1. Look at the Xbox 360 Kinect games that you already have to see if they have a setting called ‘workout’. For example, Xbox 360 Kinect Dance Central has a ‘workout’ setting that changes the dancing into an aerobic workout. Xbox360 Kinect Sports and EA’s Adventures both have activities that can keep your heartrate up for an extended period of time. While these are aerobic exercise, they do not include targeted workouts, personal trainers that correct your moves or progressively harder workouts.
2. Buy an Xbox 360 Kinect Fitness game. There are a number that are on the market with mixed results. The ones that were built specifically to take advantage of the Xbox 360 Kinect camera are receiving better reviews than the ones that were made for multiple platforms. The best reviews are going to EA Active, Eye Toy Kinect by Sony, Your Shape Fitness Evolved by UBI Soft, and The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout by THQ. The most consistent reasons that the reviewers give high ratings to these Xbox 360 Kinect fitness games is that they take advantage of the Kinect’s full body camera. The timing of your movements are detected consistently by the camera and the game will correct you if your movements are not correct.
The Xbox 360 Kinect fitness games that are receiving low reviews are, Zumba Fitness by Majesco and EA Sports Active 2. The reviewers point out that the camera syncronization does not detect some movements, requires repeated re-calibration and has problems storing previous workout sessions which require the user to go back to the beginning.
3. Once you buy an Xbox 360 Kinect fitness game, allow yourself at least 30 minutes the first time you use it. There will be some setup and callibration. You will need to get used to the menu’s and learn how to store customized fitness routines that will make it easier and faster for future Kinect workouts.