Oculus Quest 2 is getting an official, cross-app fitness tracker called Oculus Move.
Move was revealed at the beginning of this week’s Facebook Connect keynote. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the service shortly after the Quest 2 announcement. An image from the service showed move tracking stats like calories burned, minutes of exercise and exercise intensity in apps like Beat Saber, The Thrill of Fight and OhShape.
It seems that users can also set goals and view their training history. Zuckerberg said Facebook will begin “testing” the feature on Quest later this year. There are no details yet on how the service will accurately collect calorie stats. could it maybe go with fitness watches?
Fitness has proven to be a slightly unexpected and accidental benefit of getting into VR in recent years. Games like Holopoint (which just hit Quest) and Beat Saber have fun core mechanics that keep players active over long sessions. Players ended up losing weight while having fun, and others have built on that success with fitness apps. There̵
However, the arrival of Move is not welcomed by everyone. The independent VR fitness group YUR had already implemented its own cross-tracking app for Quest via SideQuest. Move will give this service a tough competition.
Are you using Oculus Move? In your opinion, which apps are the best fit for the service and which features would you like to see? Let us know in the comments below!