Following on from Kinect Fun Labs, Microsoft have just released another free app for Kinect users. This one isnâ€™t a bunch of half-arsed ‘gadgets’ though â€“ Kinect PlayFit tells you how many calories youâ€™ve burned from your play sessions and awards you with achievements and avatar items.
There are 20 achievements in total, with the easiest to unlock being for burning a mere 300 calories. Thereâ€™s an online leaderboard too so you can see how you stack up with the rest of the community.
A couple of things have us feeling a little disgruntled, however.
Firstly, only 10 Kinect games support the app and a few of these arenâ€™t exactly the Kinectâ€™s finest. Letâ€™s Cheer and Deepak Chopraâ€™s Leela, weâ€™re looking at you here. Secondly, the app doesnâ€™t rummage around your save files to see how many calories youâ€™ve burnt so far. Weâ€™ve clocked up a fair few hours in Kinect Star Wars â€“ one of the supported games â€“ but our calorie burn-rate stands at zero.
Hopefully more older games will be added over time â€“ even the original Dance Central and Kinect Sports are oddly absent from the supported list.