Meta’s Oculus mobile app is about to become a much better fitness companion. Once you’ve downloaded the latest updates, you’ll find all your goals and Move data not only stored on your Meta Quest 2 headset, but also on your smartphone app.
Move is a great free fitness app for Meta’s Quest 2 headphones that tracks your activity in VR. Once turned on, it runs in the background while you play any Quest 2 game (whether it’s one of the best VR fitness games on the platform or any other VR title) and tracks your progress towards your goals.
The only problem is that his stats are locked on the headset, but that’s about to change. With the latest update to the Oculus mobile app, you’ll no longer need to jump into VR to see how you’re progressing towards your targets – all the data will be there on your smartphone.
While this update to the Oculus mobile app is available on Android smartphones and iOS devices, those using an iPhone or iPad will have a small added benefit.
You will be able to sync your Move data with the Apple Health app so all your data can be tracked in a single hub.
Combine that with the new health features coming to iOS 16 and watchOS 9 that were announced at the WWDC 2022 keynote – such as medication tracking and better health monitoring – and it looks like your Apple Watch and iPhone can match your Quest 2 for be quite the impressive fitness technology setup.
Syncing the Move with the Oculus Mobile App and Apple Health
If you haven’t already done so, you need to activate the Move app first. To do this on your Quest 2, just open the apps and games menu and look for Move among your other titles. Open it and follow the setup process to turn it on.
Now, to sync it with your Oculus mobile app, you’ll need to open Move again and tap Settings in the bottom right corner of the screen.
Scroll down and you will see “Connect Move to Oculus Mobile App”. Activate this as you can see in the GIF below.
Now your Move stats (like your calories burned and your VR fitness goals) will be encrypted and stored on Meta servers so you can track your fitness progress in the Oculus mobile app. Assuming you have the Oculus mobile app downloaded from app store (opens in new tab) or Google App Store (opens in new tab) you should be able to track all your data from within this smartphone app.
After following these steps, iOS users can link Move up to Apple Health.
Just tap on the Move data in your Oculus mobile app and at the top of the screen you’ll see “Connected Apps”.
Tap it to go to a new menu, then tap the toggle next to “Apple Health” to enable syncing between apps. You’ll need to provide some permissions for it to fully work, but once enabled, all your health data in and out of VR will be stored in one place.
Now that you’ve installed the Oculus mobile app, check out our guide on how to cast your Oculus Quest 2 to a TV using it.