Health Connect


Health Connect is an Android platform that allows health and fitness apps to use the same on-device data, within a unified ecosystem.

For Android developers, it provides an API for reading and writing a user's on-device health and fitness data. For Android users, it offers a place to exercise control over which apps have read and or write access to their health and fitness data.

The Android ecosystem includes a broad range of devices and platforms, including smartphones, wearables, and numerous health, fitness, and wellness apps. To accommodate these technologies, Android APIs feature a wide variety of data types. Accordingly, Android users want to exercise strict and convenient control over their health and fitness data from a single data repository.

Health Connect meets users' needs in numerous ways:

  • It enhances overall knowledge of their health and fitness activities.
  • It allows users to gain an overview of how their health and fitness data is stored and shared.
  • It provides quick and convenient access to various privacy controls.

Health Connect features a comprehensive range of data types that allows users to track all of their health and wellness activities, across the following key data categories:

  1. Activity captures any activity that a user does, such as running, swimming and cycling.
  2. Body Measurement captures common data related to a user's body, such as weight, or basal metabolic rate.
  3. Cycle Tracking captures menstrual cycles and related data points, such as the binary result of an ovulation test.
  4. Nutrition captures hydration and nutrition data types, including optional fields such as calories, sugar intake and magnesium content.
  5. Sleep captures interval data related to the length and type of a user's sleep.
  6. Vitals captures essential information about the user's general health. It includes everything from blood glucose to body temperature and blood oxygen saturation.