The Xbox One Kinect Review

By Maitreni Mishra | Updated May 21 2014
The Xbox One Kinect Review
100 /100
  • design


  • performance


  • value for money


  • features


  • PROS
  • Wireless syncing
  • Multiple profiles
  • Dynamic Heart Rate Monitor
  • Muscle-by-muscle workout analysis
  • Seamless functioning between workouts and other console features
  • CONS
  • Price
  • Heavy internet usage


This is the Indiana Jones of fitness gadgets: it doesn’t get better than this. Designed for home workouts, the Xbox One Kinect is a motion-control console without a controller. Yep, you read that right. Mostly motion-control requires you to hold a controller in your hand, whether you’re playing games or following a dance routine. That makes it difficult to workout. And usually the consoles track the movement of the hand that is holding the controller. But Xbox One Kinect does away with that by tracking the movement of every muscle in your body, making it the perfect fitness machine.

The Xbox One Kinect detailed review

Completely re-engineered, more responsive, more precise, more intuitive, its the epitome of motion technology. It mirrors even the slightest gestures with absolute precision. It can measure the depth of your movements to a much finer degree, and for all the fitness enthusiasts, it can even monitor your heart rate.

How does it do that? It comes with a HD 1920x1080 camera that’s fully equipped to notice the smallest movement and track it. In fact, its tracking is so specific that you can even see which joints you’re moving specifically, which muscles are getting exerted more. And top it off, the camera is infra-red, so you can actually work out in the dark! It doesn’t matter what type of workout you’re opting for, this console is designed to track whole-body movement. As it tracks muscle movement, the Kinect also dynamically tracks your heart rate without you having to strap on any HRM. Yep, just by following and analysing every muscle movement of your body, it gives you real-time heart rate stats. It’s always plugged into the internet so you can sync this with any of your accounts so that your stats can be shared in real-time as well. With voice-recognition commands, you can keep your stats and settings private and multiple members of you family can use it.

Usually consoles like Xbox One require large living rooms to function in but the best development about Xbox One Kinect is that it can track your movements even within a few feet, so no matter how big or small your exercise space is, this gadget will work just fine. Home workouts don’t get better than this.


The Xbox One Kinect Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Release Date: 13 Feb 2014
Market Status: Discontinued

Key Specs

  • Type Type
  • Power (Battery,mAh) Power (Battery,mAh)
  • Compatible OS Compatible OS
  • Water Resistant Water Resistant
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