Exercise Bikes and Racing Games Collide: Introducing the FunFitness Controller

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Oh dear, look what Wii Fit started. Surely not to be the last device to take after Nintendo’s fitness training “game,” the Qmotions-FunFitness Full Motion Game Controller combines the cardiovascular training of exercise bikes with console video game racing. Due out in the second half of this year, the FunFitness controller hooks into most any stationary exercise bike and allows you to control the speed of your in-game vehicle depending on how fast you pedal, while you use a standard controller to steer and perform any other gameplay functions. Gimmicky as all hell, but still a pretty neat idea.

Sadly, it’s only announced for PS2 and Xbox (PC too I believe) right now. Dated as it may be, the supported game list is pretty solid at least, including confirmed compatibility with MTX Moto Trax, Need for Speed Underground 1 & 2, Need for Speed Most Wanted, Gran Turismo 1-4, NASCAR Sim Racing, NASCAR Chase for the Cup 2005, ToCA Race Driiver 1 & 2 and Midnight Club 1-3. Watch this video to see how it works.

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