New Pac-Man inspired fitness app being unveiled at CES

BANDAI NAMCO has an all new fitness app for kids.

Game developer BANDAI NAMCO has teamed up with the creator of the Moff wearable band for kids to create an all new gamified fitness app titled Pac-Man Powered by Moff. The new app will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV this week.

The app features the classic Pac-Man game combined with motion-based control. Users will direct Pac-Man by moving their arms up, down, left, or right, guiding him through the maze and getting a workout at the same time. A smart-device (phone or tablet) is required to use the app. Whether the app will be made available for both iOS and Android has not been stated at this time, but as the device does work with both platforms we expect the app will as well.

Pac-Man Powered by Moff is the first collaborative project between the two companies following BANDAI NAMCO's investment in Moff in September. It will be unveiled Wednesday, January 6 -- with a preview / demo being made available during the rest of CES.

Unfamiliar with the Moff band?

The Moff band is a wearable "smart toy" designed with kids in mind. Originally funded on Kickstarter, the device is a cloud-based motion sensor in the form of a slap bracelet. In addition to a variety of apps, the Moff band boasts a library of sound effects that kids can select and use while playing. The sounds are selected from a library on their smart devices and generated when they move their arms.

It's important to note that while the Moff band is technically designed with kids aged 3 to 12 in mind, the company doesn't exactly discourage it being used by adults. That said. You might want to keep it turned off while in meetings.

Published Jan. 5th 2016
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