Kinect PlayFit
Kinect PlayFit
Kinect PlayFit

Get fit playing “Star Wars?” That’s the dream, isn’t it? Microsoft is looking to make that dream a reality with its Kinect PlayFit, a new fitness dashboard for the Xbox Live that helps users track burned calories across Kinect titles like “Dance Central 2,” “Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012” and, yes, “Kinect Star Wars.” The dashboard features “social motivation,” including rankings, leaderboards and community integration. PlayFit is launching today as a free download for all US-based Xbox Live members. It’ll be hitting areas outside the US later this week, so everyone can break a sweat in a galaxy far, far away. Read the full story at Engadget.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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