Wrist racing Android Wear action in My Fitness Racer
Prolific German developer HandyGames is back with some more wrist gaming action for your Android Wear smartwatch, this time built around a deliciously retro racer.
My Fitness Racer is the latest addition to its growing catalogue of smartwatch titles that incorporate a personal fitness element into the gameplay.Get your engines running
The idea behind My Fitness Racer is simple, but it's also pretty clever. This is a classic racer, with strong Out Run overtones that'll melodiously strum any aging gamer's heart strings. Even the soundtrack has a distinct Splash Wave vibe.
The car is controlled by tilting your smartwatch left and right, so you can play it easily enough while still wearing the watch.
It then ties into the Google Fit system, and and opens up a variety of in-game power ups via fitness quests that build your stamina from brisk walks to full runs. Along the way My Fitness Racer tracks your progress and delivers increasingly challenging quests to help push your fitness as well as your retro racing prowess.
It's out now over on Google Play and supports a range of Android Wear smartwatches including the Moto 360, LG GWatch R, Samsung Gear Live and Sony SmartWatch 3.