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Meta is forcing Apple into virtual reality

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One of the most useful but lesser-known features of Meta’s Quest 2 virtual reality (VR) headset is its ability to track the physical exertion of the user across various apps. 

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Now Meta is connecting its fitness app to the world of Apple mobile devices, including the Apple Watch, the iPhone, and the iPad, through the Apple Health fitness data aggregator platform.  

Much like the Apple Watch Activity app, which shows the user a constantly updated display of their movement statistics on mobile devices, 

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the Oculus Move app lets the user set daily calorie burning and movement goals that appear in view on the Quest 2 headset while using VR apps. 

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The data sharing won’t be automatic, users will need to opt-in. And once the Oculus Move data are shared with Apple Health 

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the statistics will continue to be stored using end-to-end encryption on Meta’s servers.  

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