'Pac-Man' Fitness Band Turns the Old-School Video Game Into a Workout
By Anna Green
Ever wish there was a toy that combined beloved fads from the ‘80s and ‘90s with the technology of today? Well, the new Moff Band Pac-Man game does just that. Ostensibly a fitness game, the Moff Band is a slap bracelet that lets you control a game of Pac-Man by swinging your arms around.
The game was presented at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week, where journalists were allowed to test it out for the first time. According to Mashable, the game does give players a real workout: “I did feel the burn in my arms as I swung them around, so I guess the Moff Band succeeded in tricking me into exercising,” one contributor wrote.
To create the fitness band, Moff teamed up with Bandai Namco Entertainment, who provided the rights to their classic Pac-Man game. To play, users simply slap on the wrist band, and move their arms up, down, left, and right to control a Pac-Man game on an iPad screen (you need an iPad, smartphone, and Moff Band to play at home). The band is bluetooth-equipped and has internal sensors that gauge in which direction you’re moving your arms.
The game seems like a fun, if goofy, way to get people to exercise, and the trailer for the Moff Band reflects the product's retro and playful spirit. Check it out above.
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