Summary: After using Nike+ Kinect for a couple months I have some Issues with it and have stopped using it. The biggest issue that I have is that it keeps telling me that "I have had issues with this in the past, but this time I'm really going to nail it" Maybe the first time I did the move I had issues, but I haven't had any since, and it won't forget that I had issues! Forget already! That was weeks ago!
Summary: When I bought this product I did not realize how much space it needed. You need to have a big empty space to use this, even more so than a lot of the other Kinect games on the market. Since it has you sitting and standing up and jumping around you would need the space anyway. You can not play this in a small apartment or a cramped space.
Summary: I know that Nike can do better than this. Of course, this workout system has some pros: + It's exhausting. Unlike the fitness mode of Dance Central, this system results in an actual workout. + It's motivating to have a calendar. However, the cons make me want to work out less and less. - 8 feet is not enough. Unlike Dance Central (which works perfectly well when I'm 6 feet away), this game always tells me to move back. - The detection is buggy, with no feedback.
Summary: I've tried other fitness "games" and found them very frustrating. For example, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, which requires you to repeat everything until you're "in rhythm" which apparently does not mean matching the person on the screen. The instructor also repeats the same thing over and over. In the UFC Trainer game, the tracking was awful.
Summary: When the intro says these are the workouts of athletes that should have been clue #1. Clue #2 was the fitness test which had an average person performing movements anyone with any limitations (weight, athleticism, knee problems) would find difficult at best. Clue #3 was that the program that was supposedly designed for me based on my test also has me performing movements beyond my ability. I thought it was clear in my test that I couldn't perform them completely.
Probably best for a begining younger person who prefers home to gym
J Ra, Amazon
8 January 2013
Summary: I love Kinect exercise "games". I do all my exercise at home with the help of a good treadmill with incline, a good heart rate monitor, and various movement tracking games for the muscles and variety part of my weight loss routine (mostly Kinect, some PS3) The Kinect user interface is similar to the Dance Central games with skinny little side menu entries that you have to steady your hand over carefully and then swipe sideways.
Summary: First off I will talk about what I liked about this game. Schedule: I felt this is something that really was lacking in the rest of the Xbox and Wii fitness games. Trying to switch between workouts took to long and at times trying to switch to the different workouts doubled your workout time with most of your time spent waiting for a different routine to load. I liked that the Nike+ Kinect includes a schedule built right into the game.
Summary: You definitely would need lots of space to play in your living room because you would be dodging things coming towards you, doing some push-ups with the trainer and some other type of training to either lose pounds or sculpt and tone. It pretty much caters to whatever is your goal.