Meta today announced Quest Move support for Google’s Health Connect, enabling “Android users [can] get credit for their VR workouts without manually entering the minutes they exercised.”
Meta Quest Move is the app on VR headsets that tracks calories burned, activity time (minutes), and other goals. You must first set this up in virtual reality by turning on the “Connect Move to Meta Quest Mobile App” setting.
After that, go to the mobile companion app, navigate to Explore and open Move stats to find Health Connect in the Connected apps tab. Click the switch and agree to sync “Active Calories Burned” and “Exercise”.
Meta introduced similar Apple Health support in June 2022. Health Connected entered beta in November supporting Google Fit, Fitbit, Flo, Lifesum, Samsung Health, Oura (smart ring), Peloton, MyFitnessPal, WW (Weight Watchers), Dexcom (glucose monitoring) and Tonal. Data from those VR headsets will be labeled “Meta Quest.”
Fitness is an increasingly interesting use case for virtual reality that will only improve as technology gets more immersive and tracking gets better. Thanks to today’s support, VR activity is just another workout.
You can install and access Health Connect here through a Quick Settings tile that you must add manually first.
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