We’re using the Health Connect API in our app to read step counts. (Our app is an app for people in physical therapy, and the step count is helpful for their doctors to monitor their progress.) While other apps such as Google Fit and Fitbit write step count to Health Connect, the Samsung Health app does not seem to do so; in fact, it is not in its list of permissions (see attached image).
Is this an oversight? Are there plans to write step data to Health Connect?
I got an answer to this question from the person I am communicating with directly through developer support. Steps are going to be rolled out sometime in February 2023. We were also pretty disappointed by this
This is a pretty serious problem. Samsung Watch is essentially a closed/locked down platform in terms of steps. My friends and I use StrideKick. I’m going to have to scrap my Samsung Watch whereas those with Apple, Google, Garmin and FitBit watches integrate just fine.
I have the same problem so I have switched back to an app called Health Sync to sync between Samsung health and Google Fit. There are other destination options you might wanna check out until they fix this.
I got a Wear OS update last week and the only change was updated Samsung Health. I noticed some new features and I think it added Health Connect fixes. You may want to check and see if that happened I’m not a Android Developer so I don’t know it it fixed that.
I do not know, I heard from the Watch Face Studio team that the Health data they were using would not be available until Wear 4 (One UI 5) is released. I noticed the last update has a setting to share health data to Health Services but I don’t if that is new or something I never noticed.
The Samsung News Announced a IHRN feature to be added this summer in some markets. I take from that there will be a new version of Health this summer but release dates are never published except in broad terms like summer.