In a recent development, Microsoft’s latest release for Xbox 360, “Nike + Kinect Training” has now been launched in the Indian market. Developed in partnership with Nike, Sumo Digital and published by Microsoft Studios, “Nike + Kinect Training”, released across India will be available at all leading retail stores at a price of Rs. 2,599.
This revolutionary fitness game takes exercise routines to the next level and lets users work out with top Nike athletes such as tennis ace Rafael Nadal, basket player LeBron James and soccer Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo, from the comfort of home. Now anyone can get Nike-level training without leaving the living room through “Nike + Kinect Training” that redefines personal training on a gaming console.
“Nike+ Kinect Training brings world–class Nike training directly into the home to help individuals meet their fitness goals and reach their personal best. Through Kinect, Nike+ Kinect Training can see how the body moves, assess fitness and athleticism, identify areas for improvement, and create a personalized workout plan tailored to each person. Nike+ Kinect Training custom program evolves as you do, helping you get fitter, faster and stronger”, said Mr. Avinash Pant, Marketing Director, Nike India Pvt. Ltd.
The game has an amazing new feature that is designed to act like the virtual eyes of a real life trainer. It kicks off with an initial full-body assessment that takes about 15 minutes and is based on the live input of Nike trainers Marie Purvis and Alex Molden. This evaluation is so detailed, that it can even assess if the player using the programme has a current injury. Once the assessment is done, players get to create a personalized workout that will work for them, regardless of their fitness level.
“Nike + Kinect Training” is a compelling buy for a person who is looking to recreate the entire gym environment, with a cutting edge, latest fitness routine, right at home. Just like at a real gym, users have the option of working out with friends by tapping in to Xbox Live; that lets players challenge and chat with their friends online. Players can also get increase the intensity of the workout by competing in 60–second drills with people across the globe. Inbuilt live stats tell users their fitness status right after this workout.
“Nike+ Kinect Training,” is also very intuitive and gives real–time feedback to virtual trainers to track and understand the player’s progress. With this feedback, the trainer automatically adjusts the programme, making it harder or easier in keeping with the performance. Fitness assessments occur every four weeks to keep the workouts on target. Users can also send friends encouragement via Facebook and through an accompanying “Nike+ Kinect Training” mobile app.
Fuel Print: Measure fitness like never before, using the innovative virtual assessment system called “Fuel Print” .This lets players track their progress and explore their fitness and athleticism and see how they stack-up against friends across Nike+ and Xbox communities around the world.
"Nike+ Kinect Training" Mobile App: To track and share progress on Facebook or Xbox Live.
Full Body Assessment: This feature took two years to develop and gives a full body assessment of the fitness levels of the person, including current injuries.
Kinect: Kinect’s intuitive voice and gesture based commands brings an immersive full–body exercise experience.