Development Environment

Check prerequisites first and follow all steps below to create a Samsung Health’s partner app.


Check following prerequisites before downloading Samsung Health Android SDK.

Android Version

Android 6.0 Marshmallow (API level 23) or above

Available Devices

Android smartphones including non-Samsung devices

Samsung Health Version

A partner app runs with Samsung Health 4.0 or higher

Downloading Samsung Health Android SDK

The SDK can be downloaded on the Samsung developer site. You can find the following content in the SDK’s Data folder.

Folder in SDK Description
Docs API Reference
        Describes the SDK’s Health Data APIs.
Programming Guide
        Contains development information to create a Samsung Health’s partner app with health data access.
Libs samsung-health-data-va.b.c.jar
        Health Data library of Samsung Health Android SDK.
Samples SimpleHealth
        Sample application that demonstrates how to read step count data
        Sample application that demonstrates how to read step count and daily step count trend data
        Sample application to check daily calorie intake
Tools DataViewer.apk
        A test tool for the connection between your app and Samsung Health that works via
        the Samsung Health’s developer mode. It reads Samsung Health‘s saved data
        and helps to add a test data to Samsung Health.
Table: Samsung Health Android SDK – Health Data