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 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.
And Facebook is hiring in the health technology space which could be related to not only AR/VR fitness efforts through Oculus but also the Facebook smartwatch. https://t.co/DAP3AXElyE https://t.co/7yLGpqoREDAnd Facebook is hiring in the health technology space which could be related to not only AR/VR fitness efforts through Oculus but also the Facebook smartwatch. https://t.co/DAP3AXElyE https://t.co/7yLGpqoRED— Steve Moser (@SteveMoser) July 26, 2021July 26, 2021
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.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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