ActivityWatch for VR (Oculus Quest)


As a long time VR enthusiast, I got my Oculus Quest a couple of days ago.

One thing that always annoyed me about my Vive was that any VR activity that didn’t involve the keyboard or mouse wasn’t logged (Terrible!). I even started writing an OpenVR watcher, but never got far.

When I learned that the Oculus Quest used Android underneath, I got excited since we now have ActivityWatch working on Android! Maybe it would be an easy win?

So today after my friend told me you could sideload normal Android apps onto the Quest, I couldn’t wait to get home and try. And lo and behold, within ~10 minutes I had it working! Awesome!

See the issue for details how I did it:

I would give you all a screenshot, but it seems like screenshots don’t work in normal Android apps on the Oculus Quest (neither does streaming/casting, I tried), so you’ll just have to take my word for it, and try it yourself if you have the chance!