Health

This library combines both GoogleFit and AppleHealthKit. It support most of the values provided.

Supports iOS and Android X

NB: For Android, your app needs to have Google Fit installed and have access to the internet, otherwise this plugin will not work.

Data Types

Data TypeUnitiOS SupportAndroid supportComments
ACTIVE_ENERGY_BURNEDCALORIESyesyes
BASAL_ENERGY_BURNEDCALORIESyes
BLOOD_GLUCOSEMILLIGRAM_PER_DECILITERyesyes
BLOOD_OXYGENPERCENTAGEyesyes
BLOOD_PRESSURE_DIASTOLICMILLIMETER_OF_MERCURYyesyes
BLOOD_PRESSURE_SYSTOLICMILLIMETER_OF_MERCURYyesyes
BODY_FAT_PERCENTAGEPERCENTAGEyesyes
BODY_MASS_INDEXNO_UNITyesyes
BODY_TEMPERATUREDEGREE_CELSIUSyesyes
ELECTRODERMAL_ACTIVITYSIEMENSyes
HEART_RATEBEATS_PER_MINUTEyesyes
HEIGHTMETERSyesyes
RESTING_HEART_RATEBEATS_PER_MINUTEyes
STEPSCOUNTyesyes
WAIST_CIRCUMFERENCEMETERSyes
WALKING_HEART_RATEBEATS_PER_MINUTEyes
WEIGHTKILOGRAMSyesyes
HIGH_HEART_RATE_EVENTNO_UNITyesRequires Apple Watch
LOW_HEART_RATE_EVENTNO_UNITyesRequires Apple Watch
IRREGULAR_HEART_RATE_EVENTNO_UNITyesRequires Apple Watch
HEART_RATE_VARIABILITY_SDNNMILLISECONDSyesRequires Apple Watch

Setup

Apple HealthKit (iOS)

Step 1: Append the Info.plist with the following 2 entries

<key>NSHealthShareUsageDescription</key>
<string>We will sync your data with the Apple Health app to give you better insights</string>
<key>NSHealthUpdateUsageDescription</key>
<string>We will sync your data with the Apple Health app to give you better insights</string>

Step 2: Enable "HealthKit" inside the "Capabilities" tab.

Google Fit (Android)

Follow the guide at https://developers.google.com/fit/android/get-api-key

Below is an example of following the guide:

Change directory to your key-store directory (MacOS): cd ~/.android/

Get your keystore SHA1 fingerprint: keytool -list -v -keystore ~/.android/debug.keystore -alias androiddebugkey -storepass android -keypass android

Example output:

Alias name: androiddebugkey
Creation date: Jan 01, 2013
Entry type: PrivateKeyEntry
Certificate chain length: 1
Certificate[1]:
Owner: CN=Android Debug, O=Android, C=US
Issuer: CN=Android Debug, O=Android, C=US
Serial number: 4aa9b300
Valid from: Mon Jan 01 08:04:04 UTC 2013 until: Mon Jan 01 18:04:04 PST 2033
Certificate fingerprints:
     MD5:  AE:9F:95:D0:A6:86:89:BC:A8:70:BA:34:FF:6A:AC:F9
     SHA1: BB:0D:AC:74:D3:21:E1:43:07:71:9B:62:90:AF:A1:66:6E:44:5D:75
     Signature algorithm name: SHA1withRSA
     Version: 3

Follow the instructions at https://console.developers.google.com/flows/enableapi?apiid=fitness for setting up an OAuth2 Client ID for a Google project, and adding the SHA1 fingerprint to that OAuth2 credential.

The client id will look something like YOUR_CLIENT_ID.apps.googleusercontent.com

Android X

Replace the content of the android/gradle.properties file with the following lines:

org.gradle.jvmargs=-Xmx1536M
android.enableJetifier=true
android.useAndroidX=true

Usage

Below is a snippet from the example app showing the plugin in use.

Health data

A HealthData object contains the following fields:

num value;
String unit;
int dateFrom;
int dateTo;
String dataType;
String platform;
String uuid;

A HealthData healthData object can be serialized to JSON with the healthData.toJson() method.

Full example


    List<HealthDataPoint> _healthDataList = [];
    DateTime startDate = DateTime.utc(2001, 01, 01);
    DateTime endDate = DateTime.now();
    ...
    
    Future<void> fetchData() async {
      if (await Health.requestAuthorization()) {
        print('Authorized');
  
        bool weightAvailable = Health.isDataTypeAvailable(HealthDataType.WEIGHT);
        print("is WEIGHT data type available?: $weightAvailable");
  
        /// Specify the wished data types
        List<HealthDataType> types = [
          HealthDataType.WEIGHT,
          HealthDataType.HEIGHT,
          HealthDataType.STEPS,
          HealthDataType.BODY_MASS_INDEX,
          HealthDataType.WAIST_CIRCUMFERENCE,
          HealthDataType.BODY_FAT_PERCENTAGE,
          HealthDataType.ACTIVE_ENERGY_BURNED,
          HealthDataType.BASAL_ENERGY_BURNED,
          HealthDataType.HEART_RATE,
          HealthDataType.BLOOD_PRESSURE_SYSTOLIC,
          HealthDataType.BLOOD_PRESSURE_DIASTOLIC,
          HealthDataType.RESTING_HEART_RATE,
          HealthDataType.BLOOD_GLUCOSE,
          HealthDataType.BLOOD_OXYGEN,
        ];
  
        for (HealthDataType type in types) {
          /// Calls must be wrapped in a try catch block
          try {
            /// Fetch new data
            List<HealthDataPoint> healthData =
                await Health.getHealthDataFromType(startDate, endDate, type);
  
            /// Save all the new data points
            _healthDataList.addAll(healthData);
  
            /// Filter out duplicates based on their UUID
            _healthDataList = Health.removeDuplicates(_healthDataList);
          } catch (exception) {
            print(exception.toString());
          }
        }
  
        /// Print the results
        _healthDataList.forEach((x) => print("Data point: $x"));
        
      } else {
        print('Not authorized');
      }
    }

Check authorization

The following example shows prompting the user for authorization to the API, which is necessary in order to fetch any data.

Calls to fetch data from the API should be done within the inner if-clause.

if (await Health.requestAuthorization())

Specify data type

Data types indicate the type of data to fetch from the API and are available from the enum class HealthDataType.

Below is an example of a few data types:

List<HealthDataType> types = [
        HealthDataType.WEIGHT,
        HealthDataType.HEIGHT,
        HealthDataType.STEPS,
    ];

For an overview of all data types see the table in Data Types section above.

Check if data type available

Not all data types are available on both platforms. In order to check whether or not a data type is available for the current platform,

bool weightAvailable = Health.isDataTypeAvailable(HealthDataType.WEIGHT);

Fetch data for a given type

Given the list of data types (types) as well as a startData and an endDate, we can now fetch all the data, for each data type with a call to the Health.getHealthDataFromType function.

Set up dates:

DateTime startDate = DateTime.utc(2001, 01, 01);
DateTime endDate = DateTime.now();

Make the fetch call:

/// Fetch new data
List<HealthDataPoint> healthData =
    await Health.getHealthDataFromType(startDate, endDate, type);

This call must be inside a try catch block, since when some data type is not available, an exception will be thrown. Also, make sure the access to the API has been authorized (see Check authorization).

Filtering out duplicates

If the same data is requested multiple times it will result in duplicates. Luckily each data point has a UUID and is therefore unique. To filter out duplicates, use the Health.removeDuplicates method:

_healthDataList = Health.removeDuplicates(_healthDataList);

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