Health Connect will finally let apps sync more than 1 month of data

Health Connect is adding support for background reads and history reads.

Health Connect will finally let apps sync more than 1 month of data
  • Health Connect is adding support for history reads, which lets users give apps access to all stored data.
  • Previously, Health Connect could only share the past 30 days worth of data with apps.
  • Also, Health Connect will soon let apps read health data while in the background.

Finding the right health and fitness tracker app can be tough because everyone’s personal fitness goals are different. Many people use multiple services so they don’t miss out on a particular feature offered by one of them, but using multiple services can be a hassle since there’s now multiple places to check their health data. That’s why Google created Health Connect, an Android service that acts as a one-stop shop for the user’s health and fitness data.

Health Connect was introduced two years ago at Google I/O 2022. The premise is that health and fitness apps currently store their data in different ways because they’re made by different developers. This makes it difficult for them to share data with one another, since each developer has to write code to convert data from other apps into data that their app can recognize. Health Connect solves this problem by defining its own way to store health data, so apps only need to write code to support Health Connect and not the myriad of other health and fitness apps out there.