Want to know how much energy you’re burning flailing around like an idiot in VR? The Meta Quest Move fitness system can now send the stats to your phone.
Meta, formerly Oculus, has been teasing this feature since March and now it’s a reality. Depending on whether you’re using an Android or iPhone, your Quest 1 or Quest 2 headset will send your fitness stats to either your Oculus android app or the Apple Health app.
The app features are being rolled out right now so they may not available to you at this precise moment, but you can expect them to turn up very soon. You can track movement and calories, set goals and more. You don’t have to be using a fitness program in VR – whether you’re shooting baddies or climbing a mountain, your movement is still tallied.
So what’s the catch? The one thing to be aware of is that the calorie count is approximate. It could be a little high, or a little low – in other words, if the app tells you that you’ve burnt 200 calories, don’t automatically go and shove 200 calories worth of chocolate cake into your face.
If you’ve yet to get your hands on an Oculus/Meta Quest 2, check out our review to find out why this VR headset is an absolute gem, especially now that the Rift has been discontinued. And if you want something to play on it, take a look at our list here.