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Jul
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Zumba is a worldwide phenomenon. There's something about exercising while dancing that almost makes the laborious task of burning calories feel like, well, having fun. The illusion is so convincing that Zumba Fitness games has appeared for the Wii, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 - and they've sold quite well. Now Majesco Entertainment is bringing the experience to Android with Zumba Dance.

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Don't bother looking for virtual controls, as Zumba Dance uses your tablet's camera to track a user's physical movement. It provides hours of exercises and dance moves demonstrated by popular Zumba instructors Beto Perez, Gina Grant, and Kass Martin. They guide us through a full three hours of available routines accompanied with music from the likes of Kat Deluna, LMFAO, Pitbull, Sean Paul, and Tiesto. Committed users can customized their own classes that vary from 20 to 60 minute in length. Zumba Dance then tracks how many calories they've burned and their progress over time.

Okay, I'll admit, that video kind of does make it look like fun. Anyone looking for a dedicated exercise companion can pick up the app from the Play Store for $4.99.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Metroview

    *Throws Wii in the trash, buys mobile version for girlfriend* Now I can have the friggin TV back... until she discovers her S4 can do HDMI output...

    • PhilNelwyn

      Lol
      Does she try to make you dance too?

  • PhilNelwyn

    "Okay, I'll admit, that video kind of does make it look like fun."

    Yeah, maybe because we barely see the app.

  • Kevin

    Ill have one of her... that's about it

  • Efi Solomon

    is it just me or does she look like she is having spasms ???

  • R. J. McLaughlin

    Maybe I will wait for Zumba Tai Chi.

  • Matthew Fry

    Yes she does look like fun.

  • ezrida5

    For those of you who didn't know zumba is a fun workout.
    You can read reviews about their DVD set in : http://zumbaexhilaratereviews.com/

  • Iulian Arcus

    As a researcher in computer vision I'd love to know more about how they track the body so well