Able to simultaneously track 20 points on the body, Kinect has obvious advantages over the Wii and PS Move for home fitness software. Form and pace are critical when training to maximise effectiveness and minimise injuries, and Kinect enables AI to continuously monitor and correct both. Of the launch titles, Ubisoft's Your Shape: Fitness Evolved is an excellent first attempt at realising Kinect's fitness potential, and Dance Central offers a great cardiovascular workout for people who prefer to disguise exercise as alternative activities. With over 8m Kinect units sold already, expect a glut of additional fitness titles throughout 2011.
Reg Rating 80%
Price £133 Kinect for Xbox 360, Ubisoft Your Fitness Evolved £40,
Dance Central £40
More info Microsoft
Nintendo Wii Fit Plus
With over 23m copies sold worldwide, the original Wii Fit single-handedly propelled the fitness genre into the gaming mainstream. While it's fair to assume 22m of those Balance Boards are now permanently gathering dust under sofas, it's more a sad indictment on the faddish nature of consumerism and self improvement than appraisal of the technology. That tech might not quite match expectations, but, as an introduction to daily exercise, any amount of arm waggling, balancing, flexing and aerobic conditioning is a vast improvement over the sedentary inertia of the average Wii Fit owner.
Reg Rating 70%
Price Wii Fit Plus and Balance Board £73
More info Nintendo
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Fitness - I has it.
All the above products in this article are complete bollocks.
Nobody needs any of this crap and none of them will make it any easier to get to your desired fitness & weight levels.
They categorically won't make you fit, ESPECIALLY the Kinect and Wii fit crap, they should be removed under the trade descriptions act, because they are soooooooo misleading.
If you want to get fit and lose weight, you need to do PROPER exercise like jogging, swimming or using a good quality cross trainer (not some £50 job from Argos), combined with press-ups & situps. The only "device" you need is appropriate footwear for jogging and a clock to look at during your session so you know you've been doing exercise for at least 40 minutes, three times a week. Getting fit from a state of complete un-fitness is not easy, it's rewarding hard work!
Also, eat less food, don't snack after your evening meal and watch the weight drop off.
Sports-tracker for symbian..
sports-tracker (sports-tracker.com) is a free symbian app which is better than track my run and endemondo etc and has worked great for me for the past couple of years... Always use my old nokia for running instead of my iphone for this app...
...that you did not include a GPS running device such as a Garmin or similar but did manage to include a foot massager and a puzzle. My Garmin has a heart rate monitor and a cadence sensor so is really useful for both running and cycling, a free website to upload all of my exercise as well as a standard export format which many other running and fitness websites accept.
The GPS is also accurate and there are a variety of options such as virtual training partner, courses (with route map), auto-lapping, auto-multisport, pace and heart rate zones and the 400 series have heartrate-based calorie calculation.
I have used one for a year now and wouldn't be without it for a long run or race.
Good post apart from the mention of Situps
Good post. The only way to lose weight and get fit is via my famous diet called "eat less and do more".
You don't need any fancy diets, toys, tech, gadgets, just eat less and do more.
A healthy balanced diet with reduced calorie intake and burning more calories than you ingest and you will lose weight.
My only criticism of your post is you mention situps. They are dreadful for you and only really exercise the main trunk flexor, the iliopsoas muscle and don't work on the abs. Crunches are better but a lot of people now say that full body workouts are better, ie squats, lunges and deadlifts as they all use core stabilisation and work the whole body therefore reducing fat and this is the only way to get your abs to show.
Never heard about SportsTracker?
SportsTracker busts Runkeeper Pro even without trying it.