If you love playing games on the Xbox 360 with your Kinect and you’ve always wondered about how many calories you’re actually burning every time you complete a gaming session, you’re in luck. Today, Microsoft announced the launch of Kinect PlayFit – a new fitness dashboard that aggregates and tracks the calories you burn as you play a variety of Kinect games such as Dance Central 2 to Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 to Kinect Star Wars.
Kinect PlayFit is touted as the first ever fitness tracking app on a video game console, and features leaderboards and integration with the Xbox LIVE community so you can see who’s been working the hardest amongst you and your friends. Sounds like a pretty good way to motivate you and your friends into keeping fit when gaming at the same time. Download Kinect PlayFit from Xbox LIVE today (folks outside of the US will get it later this week).