How to Link Your Meta Quest Fitness Data to Apple Watch and Apple Health

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The Meta Quest App Store has many great fitness apps to use on your VR headset, but using an Apple Watch to track your activity may not give you the most accurate numbers. Now you can link your Quest directly to Apple Health.

It’s all about Meta Move

In March 2022, Meta announced that Move (its internal fitness tracker) would be getting external app support. The Move app could only be accessed through the headset itself. So if you wanted to see your VR practice stats, you had to use the headset.

If you wear your Apple Watch during a VR session, it will continue to track your activity based on your heart rate, movement, and other data it has access to. However, Meta Quest Move has its own VR-specific data and algorithms that may provide a more accurate picture of your calorie burn.

In addition, this connection of the Move app allows you to avoid wearing your Apple Watch during a VR session, which may be more comfortable for you depending on the type of VR activity.

Do I need special VR apps?

One important thing to know about Meta Quest Move is that it tracks your activity throughout the VR session, no matter what apps you’re using or what you’re doing. That means you don’t have to buy any special fitness-specific VR apps to benefit from the feature.

However, if you really want to get active, some of our favorite fitness video games have Quest editions you can play right now.

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Step 1: Set up the Move app

Before you can sync data with Apple Health, you must activate the Move app on your headset. If you’re already using Move, you can continue to the next step.

Put on your headset and press the system button on the right touch controller. If you don’t see your app list, click the grid icon at the far right of the system menu bar.

Quest VR app library button

Search for the Move app and open it.

Quest Move App in App Library search results

When you open Move for the first time, you’ll get a brief introduction.

Quest Move initial setup

Follow the prompts to complete the initial setup.

Step 2: Sync Meta Quest Move data to Apple Health

Once the initial setup is complete, you’ll need to connect the Move app in your headset to the Quest mobile app on your iPhone. In the Move app, go to Settings and toggle on “Connect Move to the Oculus Mobile App”.

Connecting the Move app to the Quest mobile app

With Move connected to the Quest mobile app, the next thing we need to do is sync with Apple Health. In the Meta Quest app, open the Explore tab.

Quest App Open the Explore tab.

Open Move by tapping its widget in the Discover tab.

Quest app move widget

Tap on “Connected apps”

Move app-connected apps

Turn on the Apple Health option.

Apple Health Toggle for Quest Move

Now your VR sessions are reflected in your Apple Health data. Finally, Beat Saber counts as real exercise!

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