Oculus Quest 2 Movement Data Will Sync With Apple Health App Starting in April

Facebook parent company Meta today announced an upcoming fitness update for the Oculus Quest 2, which will allow fitness data captured during VR workouts to be integrated with the Apple Health app.

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Right now, when people exercise with interactive games like Liteboxer, Beat Saber, or Dance Central using the Oculus Quest 2, the data can only be viewed on the Oculus Mobile app on the headset itself, which is not particularly useful for those who like to track their fitness metrics.

Starting in April, fitness data from the Oculus Quest 2 will sync to the Oculus Mobile app on iOS devices or with the Apple Health app. Users will track minutes spent working out and calories burned while wearing the VR headset.

If you have an iOS device, you'll be able to choose to sync your VR fitness progress with the Apple Health app to automatically track your VR workouts on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch without having to manually input information about your exercise. This means all your exercise stats, including your activities both in and out of VR, can be tracked and available in one place.

Syncing Oculus Quest 2 data to either the Oculus Mobile app or the Apple Health app is opt-in, but choosing to connect to the Oculus Mobile app will see Move stats stored on Meta's servers. Meta says that Oculus Move stats will not be used to "inform the ads you see on any Meta services."

Tags: Facebook, Meta

Top Rated Comments

LivingMyBeachLife Avatar
7 months ago
[HEADING=1]Let me fix the title of this article[/HEADING]
[HEADING=1]Oculus Quest 2 (Owned By FaceBook) Will Begin to Siphon and Sell Your Apple Health App Data Starting in April ('https://www.macrumors.com/2022/03/10/oculus-quest-2-apple-health-app-syncing/')[/HEADING]
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gaximus Avatar
7 months ago

You'd have to give 100% trust to Facebook.
You can give 100% trust for them to write data to HealthKit, but 0 access to read access. That's controlled by Apple. So you have to trust Apple, which I do because I've worked with HealthKit, and without permission from the user you can't get any health data. Its not even possible to know if the user gave permission or not.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dvanwinkle Avatar
7 months ago


[HEADING=1]Let me fix the title of this article[/HEADING]
[HEADING=1]Oculus Quest 2 (Owned By FaceBook) Will Begin to Siphon and Sell Your Apple Health App Data Starting in April ('https://www.macrumors.com/2022/03/10/oculus-quest-2-apple-health-app-syncing/')[/HEADING]
This tells me that you don’t trust Apple enough to protect Apple Health data. If you don’t give permission to any app to read your health data, Apple wouldn’t allow it. I also know that Meta won’t be taking any of your health data. If you have an Oculus and have the Move app, your data is already stored by Meta, but it’s not being sold. This update is just a way for you to get you Move data into Apple Health, like any other piece of health equipment.
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4jasontv Avatar
7 months ago
Cool. Also gross. But cool.
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jz0309 Avatar
7 months ago
Oh sheesh… never mind, I forgot that your personal data is safe with Facebook…
/s
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KaliYoni Avatar
7 months ago
Finally! A MR story about Meta without a big photo of (permanently sweaty) Mark Z. Thank you, MacRumors!
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