having been a consistent user of this app since Day One, I have a few suggested changes for the developers to update the software
- Make all workouts a one-time download, upon selection.
Streaming these workouts is unnecessary. By making videos play locally, you ensure that the user experience is seamless and that the user does not run the risk of a dropped connection and losing progress. People with bandwidth caps shouldn't be penalised for wanting in on Xbox Fitness, either.
- Mitigate app failover.
Sure, require an online connection on postback of results to xbox live, but don't let users bear the risk of losing progress. This risk should be managed by the software anyway, which it hasn't ever, in my experience to date.
- Improve the floor workout tracking
The floor tracking has improved (somewhat) since the February 2014 update, but it still is not 100% when doing floor exercises - cutting out and ignoring your best efforts on the mat, making no effort to recognise you until you stand up and wave. If the developers are concerned about users paying for a subscription after this beta trial ends, they must address this Kinect tracking accuracy issue and hit 100% accuracy, 100% of the session - no question.
- Improve start up time
This app takes roughly the same amount of time to launch as some AAA games. For what the app is doing, I expect a much snappier boot time.
So there it is. Some suggestions to make my replacement gym venue be a bit more user-friendly.