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What is Kinect Xbox? Buy Kinect. Best and Top ten fitness, exercise and dance games in Kinect.

Updated on April 10, 2012
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What is a Kinect?

Microsoft Kinect is a motor detector for controlling the XBOX 360 without a controller - using a camera and a microphone. Yes! you read it right, you can control XBOX without a controller. It's powerful camera can track 48 points of your body (your entire 3D space) in realtime for up to two players simultaneously. It is also equipped with a microphone, so that you can talk to the XBOX 360. Interestingly, you can also video chat with your friends if they are on Xbox Live or Windows Live Messenger. Check the video below if you want to know how Kinect works.

Check how kinect works

Top Ten Kinect Games for 2011

Acoording to sunforged some of the best Kinect games for 2011 are: Kinect Adventures (similar to Wii Sports game pack), Fitness Evolved (Yoga classes, Tai Chi classes and Martial Arts classes are also available), EA Sports Active, Dance Central and Kinectimals. In his article, he has explained each of the above games and there are also links where you can purchase them.

Fitness and Exercise games in Kinect

Lots of people struggle with getting in shape and staying in shape. With Kinect, you can play video games and burn your calories. You can also get valuable, real time feedback from the Kinect games telling you how well you are doing the various exercises. Kinect exercise games are like having a fitness trainer right there in your home. Here are a list of Kinect exercise games

  • Zumba Fitness Party
  • Biggest Loser
  • EA Sports Active 2.0
  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved

If you like to know more about these games check this link

Dance games in Kinect

Here is a list of dance games in Kinect

  • Dance Masters (you can share your dance poses, steps, moves and snapshots with other Kinect users)
  • Dance Central
  • Zumba Fitness (It is a combination of fitness and dance moves on swinging latin music - from Salsa, Flamenco, Cumbia to Merengue)
  • Dance Paradise (you can show your dancing moves to a playlist of 40 international Hip Hop, Pop, Rock, R&B, Dance tracks)
  • Michael Jackson: The Experience (It put you in the shoes of Michael Jackson and 'moonwalk' yourself into the game)

Lee Alexis has written a beautiful article explaining each of the above dance games

Pros and Cons of Fitness games

There are also other fitness games like Wii Fit and Move. If you like to compare the pros and cons of different fitness games, I like to recommend an article

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