What you need to know
- Code in the Oculus app for iPhone shows that it may soon sync with Apple's Health app.
- The feature would let Oculus users sync their workout data over to their iPhone.
A new report says you may soon be able to do a workout on Facebook's Oculus headset and save your workout data to the Apple Health app.
As reported by Bloomberg, Facebook is looking to integrate its Oculus virtual-reality headsets with Apple's Health app, according to some code found in the Oculus phone app. The feature would allow a user of the Oculus Move workout system to track their workout statistics and have them sync over with Apple's Health app.
The feature would allow a user of the Oculus Move workout system to add data -- like the number of calories burned -- to the iPhone Health app. Code hidden in the Oculus app also references the ability to view Oculus workout data on the Oculus VR headset that was previously saved to the Apple Health app.
Facebook using Apple's Health platform would represent the latest tie between the two tech giants, which have been partners and rivals over the years. The code in the Oculus app doesn't mean that a launch is guaranteed or imminent, but it does indicate that it is a feature being explored inside the social-networking giant. A Facebook spokeswoman declined to comment.
The Apple Health app allows users to store and track their health data in one place while keeping their information private. A ton of apps and services already integrated with the app. From Nike Run Club to Strava, you're able to store all of your workout data. The app also integrates with more and more health providers so you can share all of this data securely with your doctor.
The potential feature was discovered by developer Steve Moser, who also pointed out that Facebook is hiring in the health space as well.
It's currently unclear if Facebook will actually launch the feature, but it would be pretty great as more and more people turn to virtual reality for their workouts.