Following the success of the Xbox One with gamers, Microsoft is expected to fully utilise its latest generation home console by integrating it with their health app suite through a new health-centric band that will sync with Xbox One’s health and fitness apps.
According to head of Exertis, an Xbox One component supplier, Joe Officer, Microsoft is expected to release a number of wearable devices in 2015. “These will be linked to the Xbox One which has loads of health and fitness apps already in it – add that to real time heart rate monitors, health bands, scales and video sensors and users will have day in, day out, real time monitoring of their health.”
Xbox One already features some fitness-centric activities using the Kinect sensor. It’s a natural progression for Microsoft to utilise Xbox One’s special features that differentiate it from its PlayStation 4 competitor. The Microsoft Health platform and the Microsoft Band could also easily be integrated into the Xbox ecosystem, but that’s yet to be officially introduced.