Data and data types

Health Connect stores and structures health and fitness data. It also accounts for how different data types are measured; for example, a heart rate measurement taken immediately, or a step count taken overtime.

Data types

Health Connect includes a wide variety of data types that are commonly used across health and fitness apps. Data stored with the available data types give users insight into their health, fitness, and wellness. Each data type is defined by its data format, which includes the following:

  • Fields: Any specific or generic fields associated with the data type; for example, title, notes, or percentage (for relevant data types like SpO2 (blood oxygen saturation).
  • Type: Long, double, String, or enum.
  • Attribute: Read-only, required, optional, or validation range.

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