EA Sports Active 2 is a fitness program designed to offer an interactive workout regimen. Available with Total Body Tracking, including the EA Sports Active heart rate monitor for on-screen monitoring, users will be able to optimize their workout performance. EA Sports Active 2 will be available November 19, 2010 on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii.
The original EA Sports Active was able to grab control of the Wii fitness game marketplace by creating a more conducive workout environment on consoles. With EA Sports Active 2, the company is integrating an online component so customers can track their progress online with data earned in-game. The included heart-rate monitor is way less intrusive than the resistance band that shipped with the Wii versions and should help provide more crucial fitness data than any other title on the market.
Whether you’re into exercise and fitness or not it’s fair to say that some exercise titles can feel a little hit and miss. Wii Fit, the most well known of these, while effective at the basics isn’t exactly the type of title you’d use to get yourself fit, so to speak. Any serious cardio on that balance board would break it. Away from the games the core features and sections housed on the menu include programs for peeping at different routines, and a My Workouts section letting you see what you’ve done, and your customised workouts, while there’s an online store we’re told will keep workouts fresh and exciting. What these will comprise, we weren’t told specifically, but in future you could expect to see for sale workouts for individual body parts, or ones to get you looking ready for the beach.
EA, the publisher and developer claims that EA Sports Active 2 will deliver actual results you’ll be able to see. While we’ve yet to play it long enough to find out for ourselves if that’s true, it really does make you work up a sweat. The heart monitor doesn’t lie. Kinect may have just cornered a rather lucrative niche.
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