Reviews and Problems with Your Shape Fitness Evolved
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Poor functionality of the software
Amazon Shopper, Amazon
27 March 2013
Summary: I have been using this for several months now. The voice prompt is annoying. The software doesn't pick up movements very well. For example, in the squats or other exercises, unless you move exactly like the "coach" you lose points. Sometimes, the program doesn't even pick up the movement and will say things like "raise you arms - keep your arms raised" while my arms are as raised as they will ever be. At other times, the same movement will give me a perfect score.
Summary: So I have had this game for awhile. I actually purchased my Kinect + XBox in hopes of using it to tailor my workout. I think it is great that "games" like this has feedback functions that allow you to see how well you are doing as well as making exercise somewhat fun. I just felt that it didn't quite measure up. I speak mainly from Cardio workout POV since it is what I use. Pros: I like the interface.
Summary: It's ok. It doesn't really do as good a job with feedback on what you're doing wrong. It also doesn't provide a very structured workout plan, which is disappointing to me. When you set up an objective, it basically just highlights half of the exercises available and you have to pick and choose which ones you want to do. Unless you find a class that lasts the entire duration you're wanting to work out, there are long pauses while you switch between exercises.
Summary: I have played the first version and was excited to get my hands on the next version looking for new challenges and improvements. After exercising for the past two weeks, I'm not entirely impressed. What I'm impressed with is the different and types of exercises (a big plus). However, there are two issues with the game, in my opinion.
Summary: I've been using Your Shape Fitness Evolved for a couple of months now and I find that the game is frustrating to use, boring to play, and lacking many features in EA Sports Active 2. Your Shape requires you to do every exercise in precise rhythm with your trainer and often doesn't give you any credit even when you are completing the move. At times it is impossible to stay in rhythm because the exercise requires your head to be looking away from the screen.
Summary: well your shape is good but it can be annoying with the whole rhythm thing. the personal training got so annoying to were i just stopped with that all together. here's a tip, if you want to burn calories just do boxing it works you out. i burn over 110 calories every time on gold entire class. the personal training doesn't let you get the hang of it first and repeatedly tells you what you're doing wrong even though you match the trainer completely.
Summary: I wanted a program that would help keep me motivated and with no controls that I had to fumble around with. The problem with this game/program is that it gives only a few lessons before you have to spend some serious money for completed exercises, etc. It is an amazing concept but a waste. I can see that this is a guaranteed profit maker for the industry all the way around but unless your rich your not going to want to spend as much as the game is worth to exercise.
Summary: This game is well designed, it guides you through your workout as if you really had you personal trainer with you, however it tends to concentrate more on lower part of your body so that your leg muscles receive much more workout than your arms- I ended up with toned things but my arms are as loose as they were prior to using the workout game. I would not recommend this product.
Summary: I haven't really used this enough to get to grips with the style of this workout mode. I found that I couldn't string different workouts together with no break between each workout segment. But on the plus side I do like the coaching, ensuring that you have correct posture, and a way to improve technique. I'll probably use it more when its colder outside.