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Samsung Health

For now, using something like Health Sync you can currently sync data to Google Fit and then to Exist.

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Tagged as Integration

Created 25 February 2016 by Josh Sharp

Moved into Suggestions 13 October 2016

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  • 25 February 2016 Josh Sharp created this task

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    I noticed that Withings Health Mate for Android now imports data from S Health, so this is a viable means of getting S Health data into Exist, as we already support Withings.

    25 February 2016
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    This is important because of people who user Samsung Gear to track activity, just like me. :)

    10 March 2016
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    FYI: Withings Health Mate only imports steps from S-Health. It’s a shame because if you use Gear to track your heart rate, there’s no way to transfer that data to Withings. Also, the step count seems to be inaccurate. Idk why.

    29 March 2016
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    Having just switched to a Gear from a Jawbone, I would really like to see this implemented. Would an API mapping help at all? I could at least throw together a CSV for that, but I’d prefer to not have to write a script to push the data myself.

    09 September 2016
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    @racheldonahue there’s still no public API as far as I’m aware, just an SDK because the data lives on the device I think rather than “in the cloud”. So to connect this to Exist we’d need to write an Android app connector or add it to the Exist for Android app. This adds complexity and inconsistency (and this confusion!) as all our other services are integrated from the Exist server rather than in an app. I’d really rather avoid it. If this gets a lot more votes I’d look into all our options but right now it’s just not popular enough either, sorry.

    If you’d like to write an integration yourself, though, you are more than welcome to do so with our API. I’ve always got to time to help people use the API more so shout if you need a hand :)

    09 September 2016
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    @joshsharp Well, that would complicate things–I have zero Java chops! I’ll take a closer look this weekend. Thanks for the quick reply. :smile:

    09 September 2016
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    @racheldonahue no worries, good luck!

    10 September 2016
  • 13 October 2016 Josh Sharp moved this task into Suggestions

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    I like S Health. I have just discovered and installed an App that syncs S Health and Google Fit. It is called Health Sync and is available on Google Play. It will sync either way so now I have my S Health info going into Google Fit and therefore into Exist.

    15 December 2016
  • 12 January 2017
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    Sync with shealth would be a great feature for me!

    16 January 2017
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    Hi josh, this is a big one for me, since I use S-Health for running, eating and probably in the future for swimming (with a Gear Sport). Do you think I can help somehow? I don’t use Java but I’m a good Python developer :)

    27 September 2017
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    Hey Paolo, because the only way to get the data is via Samsung’s Android SDK, unfortunately you’d need to write an Android app that took the S Health data and sent it to Exist. I don’t know how hard it is to write Android apps in Python — I think possible, but not easy — but if you can figure it out you could write yourself a connector app!

    27 September 2017
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    I use Samsung Health to track everything as well: Steps / Exercise / HR / Sleep using Gear S3; Weight / Water / Caffeine manually; * Food using connected apps.

    I use Health Sync to sync Samsung Health -> Google Fit. But, sleep data is not being imported from Google Fit yet. That would make it 100% compatible with Samsung Health.

    27 September 2017
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    Uhm so this Health Sync already knows how to connect to Samsung (but in JAVA).

    Well I hope to have time to dig deeper

    27 September 2017
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    I second Health Sync, it’s been a great app for me. Google Fit is a much more open fitness hub than S Health, and I agree that if Exist could import sleep data from Fit, then direct S Health integration would become less important (though still useful for those who won’t or can’t use Health Sync for any reason).

    Maybe that would get by until Samsung hopefully someday opens a real public API for S Health data.

    28 September 2017
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    Cool, if people are happy to use that app then that makes sense. I hope you’ve all voted for Sleep from Google Fit :) https://changemap.co/hellocode/exist/task/1824-sleep-from-google-fit/

    28 September 2017
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    So interesting news here. Samsung decided to open up to third party app: https://www.wareable.com/samsung/samsung-s-health-now-plays-nice-with-fitbit-jawbone-and-misfit-2925 - I can confirm that the menu is there, so it is now possible to receive data. Could we investigate how exists could end up in that menu? :)

    01 December 2017
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    I hoped this would be good news, but it seems like it’s just importing data from those sources, not making it available to them. If it sent steps and sleep into Fitbit or Misfit, that’d be really useful for us, but I don’t think it does. Can you confirm which way it goes? I’m not sure if there’d be any value in sending Exist data into S Health if it does only go the other way, though.

    01 December 2017
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    That’s very odd.

    I’m trying to test it to a new account in strava or fitbit or misfit and so far nothing was sent. Like you said it looks going the wrong direction, but I thought that was already done in the “partner application” section. Why bother to put another extra menu there if it’s the same thing? Hopefully there will be more informations in forums in the upcoming days.

    02 December 2017
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    Do update us if you find out anything more :)

    03 December 2017
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    I have an Andriod App called “Health Sync” that takes some of the date from S health and syncs with Google fit. It would be great to be able to link directly into Exist! Hope helps.

    26 September 2018
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    What is the status of this? Health sync only seems to add work out related things to google fit and sleep doesn’t work.

    For me to pay for a subscription, this is a must especially since they now allow third party developers.

    05 March 2019
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    [Water / Coffee] Samsung Health / S Health tracks Water and coffee consumption which are extremely relevant for mood tracking !

    19 March 2019
  • 08 November 2019 Josh Sharp edited this task

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    Hey guys, I’ve noticed a few functions that seem to be pretty much impossible for android atm : Tracking food Tracking caffeine Tracking water

    And some that are hard such as Sleep phase tracking.

    This is because Google fit is a super shitty aggregator compared to Apple health. It lacks food and sucks at sleep.

    Samsung heakth actually tracks all of these super well. This integration would put it android on the same level of utility as iPhone!

    Huge vote for this one!

    19 February 2020
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    It’s my understanding that the only way this feature is likely to happen is if either:

    1. Samsung opens up an actual API for pulling data. All they offer right now is an SDK to pull data directly from the S Health app, and Exist doesn’t work that way.

    2. Google or another aggregator that does have a good API gets the data out of Samsung S Health via something like Health Sync.

    The only other way I could see this getting implemented is if Exist built the S Health SDK into the Exist app for Android, but that seems highly unlikely in my opinion because of how specific it is–for anyone not using S Health, it would just add bloat.

    Google Fit works fine for aggregation of the data types it supports in my experience. And AFAIK there are other tools on Android that can track food and water and integrate with Exist (but I could be wrong). I hope that Google expands their Fit tracking to support more activities and parameters, though.

    19 February 2020
  • 24 May Josh Sharp edited this task