By Andrew Liszewski
Looking for a home exercise solution that’s a bit more affordable than Wii Fit, and a lot more affordable than one of those Bowflex contraptions? Takara Tomy brings you the Minutes Gym Digital Video Trainer which is a simple looking device that can be plugged into any TV or display with a composite video input.
Once you’ve provided it with some personal info and used the integrated body fat sensor to measure your current state of physical fitness (or lack thereof), a small collection of animated avatars will guide you through various fitness routines, which apparently includes over 100,000,000 guided three-minute workouts. And because it’s able to measure your body fat, the Minutes Gym trainer can also keep track of your physical progress over a three month period. It’s available from the Japan Trend Shop for $73, and even though it only includes a Japanese manual, the screenshots seem to indicate you don’t actually need to know how to speak Japanese in order to use it.