Sync Your Move Stats with the Oculus Mobile App and Apple Health

Oculus Blog
|
June 6, 2022
|
Share

Whether you’re dodging swings in The Thrill of the Fight or landing punches in FitXR, virtual reality is a great way to work up a sweat. And with Move, Meta Quest’s built-in fitness tracker, you can easily see how many minutes you’ve spent and approximate calories you’ve burned working out in VR, plus the goals you’ve set. Previously, that information was only available via the Move app while in-headset. In March 2022, we announced that you’d soon be able to track and view your VR fitness stats on your phone. And today, we’re excited to share that we’re rolling out these new features.

For iOS users, you’ll also have the option to sync your stats with Apple Health so that all your activities, both in and out of VR, are available in one place. Syncing with Apple Health will automatically track your VR workouts on your iPhone or Apple Watch without having to manually input information about your exercise.

We’re gradually rolling out these new features, so if you don’t see them today, don’t worry—they’re on their way.

If you haven’t yet set up the Move app, you can find it in the apps panel of your Meta Quest or Meta Quest 2 headset. You can access your apps by selecting them from your menu bar where you’ll be taken through a short onboarding flow to set up Move and start tracking your movement in VR. .

Once you’ve set up the Move app, you can choose to sync your Move stats to your phone by following these instructions:

First, opt in to sync your data from VR to your Oculus mobile app.

  • From the Move app in VR, tap on Settings in the bottom right corner.
  • Scroll down to "Connect Move to Oculus Mobile App" and toggle the switch on.
  • Your Move stats, including information like Move minutes, calories burned, and goals, will be encrypted and stored on our servers so you can track your fitness progress from the Oculus mobile app.
  • You can disconnect your Move stats from the Oculus mobile app at any time by going to your Move settings, and toggling the switch off for “Connect Move to Oculus Mobile App” while in-headset.

Next, after your VR workout session, open up the Oculus mobile app on your phone.

  • Go to Explore and open the Move app.
  • You’ll see the Move dashboard which will show your stats for the day. You can also filter by app or see your monthly calendar view.

For iOS users, you can also opt in to connect your Move stats with the Apple Health app.

  • Connect Move with the Oculus mobile app using the instructions above.
  • Tap on the “Connected Apps” tab at the top.
  • Tap on the toggle next to “Apple Health” to enable syncing. You need to provide permissions for both “Active Energy” and “Workouts” to fully enable this feature.

When you connect to Apple Health, information about your Meta Quest workouts, including apps used, approximate calories burned, and the headset you’re using, will be shared with Apple Health. This will allow you to track your Move activity with Apple Health. You can change your Apple Health permissions by going to your iPhone Settings > Health > Data Access & Devices > Oculus. You can always disconnect from Apple Health in the Oculus mobile app. Doing so will stop new Move activity from updating in Apple Health—however, your previous Move activity will still appear.

If you own an Apple Watch, you can find your Move stats on the Fitness mobile and Watch app, listed under “Fitness Gaming.”

For more information, visit the Move Support page.

Ready to work up a sweat in VR? Meta Quest has you covered with plenty of options, no matter your mood or fitness level.