Oculus Move workout metrics soon to integrate with non-VR platforms

Oculus Move - Workout at home

The Quest virtual reality headset’s fitness stats will be available on platforms in the real world. Meta is taking another step for VR fitness growth by making it possible to see Oculus Move VR fitness stats in places other than just within the virtual reality apps on Quest and Quest 2 headsets. Users will be able to view the metrics in the Oculus mobile app for Android and iOS as well. After a workout with Oculus Move, users will be able to sync their data to view calories burned, minutes…

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Meta reportedly splits up augmented and virtual reality headsets team

Virtual reality headsets - Split between VR and AR

The team of 300 people was working on a hybrid operating system but won’t be continuing for now. A team of 300 people that had been working on Meta’s hybrid operating system for augmented and virtual reality headsets, has been reportedly split up by the company. Some of the engineers from the team will be heading to Quest gadgets and AR glasses projects. Some of those that had been working on the operating system for the augmented and virtual reality headsets will be heading to work on AR glasses or…

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Insurance claims related to virtual reality technology spiked last year

Virtual Reality Technology - Person playing game with VR

According to an insurer in the United Kingdom, filings related to VR rose 31 percent in 2021. As virtual reality technology takes off, so have the number of insurance claims related to the use of VR tech. Though the specifics of how many VR headsets have been sold aren’t known, they’re rising fast. The Reality Labs VR division at Meta hasn’t disclosed how many Quest 2 headsets have been sold so far, but what is known is that their popularity has never been higher. The Oculus app reached the top…

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FTC reportedly investigating Meta virtual reality division

Virtual Reality - Federal Trade Commission Building

Reports show the Federal Trade Commission and several US states are looking into the VR division. The Federal Trade Commission and a number of US states are investigating the virtual reality division at Meta, according to a recent Bloomberg report. The specific number of states were not identified in the report, but they are being led by New York. New York is leading the undisclosed number of states across the country that are questioning the Meta virtual reality Oculus app developers. The investigation has been ongoing across the last few…

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