Microsoft is preparing to release Kinect Play Fit, a 'cross application exercise tracking system', according to sources speaking with The Verge.
The Verge's report claims that Microsoft is updating the Xbox 360's dashboard software to allow gamers to track their exercise across the majority of Kinect games.
Microsoft is also apparently planning to release accompanying hardware, codenamed Joule, to accompany Kinect Play Fit.
Joule is a heart-rate monitor accessory and will be compatible with most Kinect games, though it will not be needed to make use of the Play Fit service. Joule will let Kinect owners track their heart rate wirelessly and personalise against the gamer's target weight loss and workout goals.
A solid release date is not yet known, but The Verge has stated that its sources familiar with Microsoft's plans believe it will be launched along with a new future dashboard update. It is safe to assume with Microsoft's recently announced focus on the Xbox 360s dashboard services rather than games at this year's E3, that the Kinect Play Fit application and its accompanying Joule accessory will be revealed in more detail soon.
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Source: The Verge
By Nathan Misa- Tweet @nathmisa