Microsoft is seemingly plotting a new fitness application for its forthcoming Xbox One console, which will allow owners to ‘work out smarter with famous trainers.’
A page detailing the as-yet-unannounced Xbox Fitness app was briefly posted on the Xbox.com website on Thursday before it was swiftly removed by Microsoft.
The application will, according to the now-deleted post will make use of the Xbox One’s new Kinect sensor in order to track the users vitals, heart-rate, motion and more.
The company isn’t just relying on ‘Jaden from LA Fitness’ to get us in shape either. Microsoft has enlisted top fitness coaches.
Jillian Michaels, whose show The Biggest Loser is a huge hit Stateside is the face of the campaign, while Tony Horton, who pioneered the quite-frankly-ridiculous P90X regime is on board too, The aesthetically-pleasing Tracy Anderson and Insanity creator Shaun Thompson are also in on the action.
These professional butt kickers will be on hand to guide users through the cardiac tests, while also offering real-time personalised feedback on form and performance, according to the post.
The application will be a privilege for Xbox Live Gold subscribers who’ll have unlimited access to the app until December 2014 when it’ll become a subscription based service users will have to fork out extra for.
The fitness program is likely to build on the success Microsoft enjoyed with Kinect-based fitness apps, for the Xbox 360, which were, of course, pioneered by Nintendo’s game-changing Wii Fit game.
Microsoft has yet to let out a peep about Xbox Fitness, but now it has inadvertently let is slip, perhaps we can expect confirmation and full details sooner rather than later.