Facebook Considering Apple Health Integration for Oculus Workouts

Oculus owner Facebook may soon allow its Oculus virtual reality headsets to report workout data to the Apple Health app, reports Bloomberg.

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The Oculus iPhone app has code that would allow workouts completed with the Oculus headset to be recorded in the Health app like other workout data. The Oculus app would be able to report health-related metrics like exercise minutes and number of calories burned.

Third-party apps have long been able to provide workout and fitness data that's aggregated in the Health app using the dedicated HealthKit API.

As Bloomberg points out, the code's presence in the Oculus app does not mean the feature will actually see a launch.

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39 months ago

I don't trust Facebook... You shouldn't either.

Facebook + Fitness data? Yeah ok, not going to happen
Yeah Facebook is cancer on modern society.
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39 months ago

I don't trust Facebook... You shouldn't either.

Facebook + Fitness data? Yeah ok, not going to happen
I wouldn’t trust Facebook with my toenail clippings. LOL
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39 months ago
This is hilarious. I guess they want to get more data from users. Apple rejecting them would be hilarious. (I’m really not sure if this is possible. Just laughing at FB)
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39 months ago
I don't trust Facebook... You shouldn't either.

Facebook + Fitness data? Yeah ok, not going to happen
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39 months ago
Even if it wasn't Facebook I just can't imagine trying to exercise with one of those strapped to my head... sweat proof?

But Facebook = hard pass.
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39 months ago
Even if facebook could revive my granny, NOPE.
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