Track apps

How to track your VR workouts with Oculus Move and Apple Health

There are various activities in virtual reality and Oculus Move makes it possible to follow them. Starting next month, users will be able to view fitness data on smartphones.

Oculus users can track their fitness activities on the ‘Move’ application. Virtual reality Helmets are the very first step into the Metaverse. They include various apps for entertainment, fitness, and productivity. During the pandemic, virtual reality has grown in popularity, especially for exercising and keeping fit from home.

Quest 2 is one of the most popular virtual reality headsets. It includes games like Beat Saber, Population: One, and Resident Evil. Quest 2 also features a virtual desktop, allowing users to set up a multi-desktop environment in virtual reality to consume content or work on the go. Plus, fitness-focused apps Supernatural, Dance Central, and Liteboxer make exercising fun, and an app is included to help track them.


Related: 10 totally immersive VR games and experiences

Oculus Move is a system app available on Quest and Quest 2. It tracks all activity on all apps and games. The app tracks calories burned and activity time no matter what the user is doing in the headset. To activate, click the Oculus button on the controller, which will show all the apps available in the headset, then select Oculus Move. To provide more accurate calorie stats, it will ask for information such as weight, height, gender, and age. It also gives users the option to add a weekly goal. Once the configuration is complete, it will start tracking data. It will be saved in the app and viewed by weeks, months or years. There is an additional option in the Oculus Move app settings where the user can toggle on the in-game overlay which displays stats while playing the game. Currently this data is only accessible from the VR app, but Meta announced that the fitness tracker is coming to smartphones and Apple Health.

How to link VR fitness data to Apple Health

Next month, data from the Move app will be linked to the Oculus app available for Android and iOS. This means that the number of calories, activity time and goals can be monitored from the smartphone and there is no need to wear and check the data in the helmet. Additionally, iOS users will be able to link fitness stats to Apple Health, which means it will sync fitness data across iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. It also means that fitness data from VR or outside of VR will be available in one app. In the future, this integration may be available for other fitness tracking platforms such as Google Fit.

Technology helps people get fit and improve their health. With fitness trackers and smartwatches like Apple Watch, people can set goals and train to achieve their fitness goals. It seems like VR fitness will be the next big thing since it involves fun while exercising.

Next: Galaxy Watch 5 may get a big health feature missing in the Apple Watch

Source: Oculus-Blog

Millionaire Joe Kurt Sowers and Amanda Pace

Joe Millionaire: Amanda Pace Claims “Kurt Wasn’t Emotionally Available”

About the Author