Playing games with Kinect is an awesome way to make exercise fun. To get more out of the exercise experience, you can choose to provide attributes to make your exercise information more accurate. This page describes what information can be provided, what you can do with it, how you can share it or delete it, and how parents can control exercise information and exercise stats for teen and child accounts.
Attributes include height, weight, year of birth and gender and help the game or service better estimate your exercise stats.
Exercise stats are generated by interacting with a fitness tracking game or application, and includes things like:
Exercise stats can also include, depending on the game or service:
No, you are not required to provide attributes, but you have the option of providing your height, weight, year of birth, or gender. This enables the game to generate more accurate exercise stats so you can get the most out of your fitness routine. If you don’t want to provide this information, approximate exercise stats will be generated.
We use some information from Kinect to determine the level of exertion, calories burned and duration of play. Titles can also use the information to determine the accuracy of movements as a measure of ability with that exercise, as well as to determine the number of repetitions performed, etc.
For more information about managing exercise information for Fitness on Xbox 360, visit the Fitness on Xbox 360 Privacy and Online Safety page here.
You can use privacy settings to manage who can view your exercise info and whether it is shared. You can also choose to delete your exercise info from your Xbox 360 console and from the Xbox Live service.
Your attributes stay with your profile, are not shared with Xbox Live members, and transmission to Fitness titles is controlled by privacy settings.
Exercise Info Sharing is the privacy setting for the fitness platform.
You can delete your exercise info at any time. This does not affect your Gamerscore, game specific services, leaderboard info, or achievements earned.
If you have played fitness games on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One, your exercise info may be generated in multiple places. Therefore, deleting your exercise info generated playing Xbox 360 games does not necessarily delete your exercise info generated playing Xbox One games. Exercise info generated using the Xbox Fitness app on Xbox One is stored online and available for you to delete from the Xbox Fitness app. Exercise info generated with Xbox 360 using many different fitness titles can be deleted from within those titles, or from Settings on your Xbox 360 console.
New customers, either with Xbox 360 or Xbox One, have default settings that focus on their privacy. Sharing with Friends only happens if you choose to adjust your privacy settings to allow that for yourself (for adults) or if the parent or adult in the family allows (for child and teen accounts). The setting for exercise info for a new customer defaults to the most conservative option for that console version.
Changes you make to how you share exercise information will apply to both Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
For child and teen accounts, the default is no sharing. The parent or adult in the family can change this choice for child or teen accounts.