A fitness upgrade for the Oculus Quest 2 from Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has been released today. This update will enable data collected during VR exercises to be connected with the Apple Health app.
The Oculus Mobile app on the headset is currently the only place where consumers can measure their health metrics while playing interactive games like Liteboxer, Beat Saber, or Dance Central on the Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset.
The Oculus Quest 2’s fitness data will begin syncing to the Oculus Mobile app on iOS devices or the Apple Health app beginning in April. While using the VR headset, users may keep track of the number of minutes and calories they burn while working out.
Since the VR fitness progress can be synced with the Apple Health app on iOS devices, you won’t have to manually enter your VR workout data if you have one of those devices handy. As a result, you’ll be able to keep track of your workout data, whether you do it in virtual reality (VR) or not.
Both the Oculus Mobile app and the Apple Health app allow for opt-in syncing of Oculus Quest 2 data, however only the Oculus Mobile app allows for Meta to save Move statistics. In Meta’s words, “the advertising you view on any Meta services will not be informed by Oculus Move analytics.”