How one can pair a smartwatch or health tracker to the Oculus Quest 2
While Oculus Move is a great way to keep track of some basic exercise stats on your Oculus Quest 2, a smartwatch, coupled with supported apps, can provide much more accurate health data. At the moment there is no native way to pair your smartwatch with your Oculus Quest 2. However, apps like Supernatural have apps that work specifically with your smartwatch to collect additional data that you can use to keep a closer look at your VR workouts.
How to pair a smartwatch or fitness tracker with Supernatural
Supernatural supports the Apple Watch, Wear OS watches and the best fitness trackers with BLE support.
- First you need to get the Supernatural Companion App from the App Store of your choice. It’s a free download and can be found below.
- After you have logged into the app, select the Heart symbol in the lower navigation bar.
- Some fitness trackers may require you to use them Connection mode before proceeding.
- Choose Pair Button to initiate the pairing process.
- Select your smartwatch or fitness tracker from the device list and then click on Next.
- Once your smartwatch or fitness tracker is paired, click on that Start tracking Button.
As soon as your smartwatch or fitness tracker is paired with the Supernatural Companion app, all you have to do is select Start tracking before your training in the future. This allows Supernatural to display your heart rate and provide you with even more training statistics. This will allow you to monitor your own heart rate to make sure you are not exceeding any thresholds that you may need to comply with for medical purposes.
Right now, Supernatural is the only app that supports heart rate tracking with VR workouts, but additional apps and games could likely add them in the future. Facebook is constantly improving the Quest experience, which means there is also a distinct possibility that we might see native smartwatch pairing in a future Oculus update. For now, you can enjoy it
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If you don’t already have a good smartwatch or a BLE-assisted fitness tracker, there are some pretty simple, inexpensive models to connect to and monitor your heart rate in Supernatural.
Supernatural gives you an incredible home workout with excellent playlists curated daily, virtual coaches to coach you to take on the next big challenge, and even zen days if you are really committed to the process. It might not replace everything you can do in a gym, but it will surely fill the void and, because it’s so fun, likely make you come back more regularly than a gym could.
If you plan on exercising all the time, you might want to get some accessories for your Oculus Quest 2 that will keep your sweat from ruining a good time.
AMVR silicone sleeves for Quest 2
($ 10 on Amazon)
AMVR’s silicone sleeves slide over the Quest 2’s absorbent foam face interface and even have a unique textured finish to help your skin breathe better.
Poshei sports headband
($ 13 on Amazon (4-pack))
Grab a pack of these sweat-wicking headbands to keep sweat from flowing down your face and ruining those good workouts.
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