Data | SimpleHeath

The SDK’s Health Data provides a 'SimpleHealth' sample application to read the today’s step count. Check the sample application by importing its project with Android Studio (or Eclipse).


Prerequisites to run SimpleHealth are:

  • Prepare an Android device that supports Android 4.4KitKat (API level 19) or above.
    (Samsung and non-Samsung devices are available both).

  • Install latest Samsung Health.

  • Turn on the developer mode.

  • Import SimpleHealth with Android Studio (or Eclipse).

  • Run SimpleHealth on the device.


SimpleHealth demonstrates how to use Health Data’s APIs for retrieving the today’s step count with HealthConstants. StepCount data type and HealthDataObserver.

Figure: SimpleHealth sample app

Especially, the health data store connection and exception handling would be helpful to your application to prepare unexpected error.

The following table describes source and resource files of SimpleHealth.

Source / Resource Description
AndroidManifest.xml Declaring required permissions with the <meta-data> element.
src/com/samsung/android/simplehealth SimpleHealth’s main activity.
  • Connecting to the health data store and handling exceptions through ConnectionListener.
  • Checking permission to read HealthConstants.StepCount and requesting permission if required.
  • Creating an option menu for setting permission.
  • Showing today’s step count.
  • Reading today’s the total step count asynchronously.
  • Adding an observer to get notification for the step count‘s change.
Table: SimpleHealth’s source description

See detailed implementation in the imported SimpleHealth’s project through Android Studio (or Eclipse).