Oculus Quest 2 gets an official, cross-app fitness tracker named Oculus Move.
Move was unveiled at the beginning of this week’s Facebook Connect Keynote. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the service right after announcing Quest 2 himself. An image of the service showed Move tracking stats like calories burned, minutes spent and intensity of training across apps like Beat Saber, The Thrill of the Fight and OhShape.
It seems that users will also be able to set goals and see their training history as well. Zuckerberg said Facebook would begin “testing” the feature on Quest later this year. There are no details yet on exactly how the service tracks calorie statistics; could it possibly pair with fitness watches?
Fitness has proven to be a somewhat unexpected and random benefit of getting into VR the last few years. Games like Holopoint (which just hit Quest) and Beat Saber have fun core mechanics that happen to keep players active during long sessions. Players have ended up losing weight while having fun, and others have built on the success of fitness-dedicated apps. There is even a subscription-based service called Supernatural.
Do you want to use Oculus Move? Which apps do you think are best for the service and what features would you like to see? Let us know in the comments below!