Health Importer is a utility app that allows you to import data into your Health App. The import process works with data that is stored in the CSV (comma-separated value) file format.
This app is useful as a tool for a one-time import of data or for continuous updates. Duplicate entries are automatically detected and will be replaced instead of creating multiple copies for each data item entered. In addition, if you ever have a need you can easily remove all data that has been added via this app (without worry about losing any data entered via another app).
NOTE: This app does not store any data itself. It simply loads data from your CSV file and then places it into Health App, never saving it anywhere else. Your privacy and the security of your data is very important to us.
Data should be provided in columns that include at least (1) date/time column and then each type of tracked data (weight, bmi, etc) should be provided in separate columns.
Current Data Types Supported:
- Active Calories (kcal, cal, kJ, or J)
- Basal Body Temperature (degF or degC)
- Blood Alcohol Content (%)
- Blood Glucose (mg/dl or mmol/L)
- Blood Pressure Diastolic (mmHg)
- Blood Pressure Systolic (mmHg)
- Body Fat Percentage (%)
- Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Body Temperature (degF or degC)
- Cycling Distance (mi, km, m)
- Electrodermal Activity (Siemens)
- Flights / Steps Climbed (count)
- Forced Expiratory Volume, 1 sec (L)
- Forced Vital Capacity (L)
- Heart Rate (bpm)
- Height (in, ft, cm, m)
- Inhaler Usage (count)
- Lean Body Mass (lb, kg, g)
- NikeFuel (count)
- Number of Times Fallen (count)
- Nutrition types:
- Energy Consumed
- Fat - Monounsaturated
- Fat - Polyunsaturated
- Fat- Saturated
- Fat - Total
- Pantothenic Acid
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
- Oxygen Saturation (%)
- Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (L/min)
- Peripheral Perfusion Index (%)
- Respiratory Rate (breaths/min)
- Resting Calories (kcal, cal, kJ, or J)
- Steps (count)
- UV Exposure (count)
- Walking + Running Distance (mi, km, m)
- Weight (lb, kg, g)
Dates can be entered with any of the following formats, along with a time in hh:mm:ss am format:
We are also taking requests for additional features. In future updates, we hope to add support for:
- Import a Health App export file (for transferring data from another phone)
- Allowing import of Sleep Analysis data (start & stop times for time in bed and time asleep)
REGARDING IMPORT OF APPLE HEALTH APP DATA:
While waiting for our native support for importing Health App exported XML data, here is an alternate approach that will help bridge the gap: http://www.idownloadblog.com/2015/06/10/how-to-export-import-health-data/
Removed support for Nike Fuel as HealthKit does not allow writing values for it.
Ratings and Reviews
Great concept, has bugs.
It must not be optimized for iOS 10 and iPhone 7+. Did a clean install on the new phone and had the health data in .csv beforehand. I have 9 categories to import, 17,000 lines of data (2 years worth). App crashes at 4000 lines or so. I've tried a few times and works best when all other apps are closed. Wish I had my $3 back. I'll keep trying until they release a stable version. I may have to break up the file into multiples, but then, what's the point?
It’s a shame this has to exist but it does what it says. On my first attempt it said “0 data points imported”, but then I realized I was selecting the wrong date format (YYYYDDMM vs DDMMYYYY). It looks like Steps and Weight imported correctly, but the decimal place on Body Fat Percentage was two tenths off.
Also, the times didn’t come through on the data points so everything says 12am, but that’s not a big deal. Probably a function of the Quantified Self app, or not being able to export by the hour.
I was also able to do this with Dropbox. I exported each CSV category individually to maintain the time, opened it in the Dropbox app, hit the Share button, tapped Open In… then chose Copy to Health Importer and went through the same process. Body Fat Percentage still didn’t come through properly, had to be manually edited.
0 for 4, so far
Works, but barely. Fails with fine grain data, e.g. hourly samples. Works with daily samples.
Lousy user interface.
If this is the best tool out there for Apple Health - well, I am pretty much giving up on Apple Health.
First try was with a 2.3MB CSV, hourly samples exported from Apple Health using the QS Access app. Verified by looking in Excell. Health Importer fails - shuts down without any messages. Even when I try to cut down to date and one variable, blood pressure.
Second try was with a 143KB CSV, the same health data, but exported at daily granularity. This time Health Importer says it did something, but no data appears to have been imported. Again, I verify data is present via Excel.
Checked: data format. Did not auto recognize day-month-year versus other. Did not give error message for impossible dates. Fails silently.
The smaller daily data set with day first imports, but only a few variables at a time. Fails with all variables. The big hourly data set still fails with proper date format.
Mapping of variables painful. Manual. Horrible UI. Health Importer not even smart enough to suggest mapping "Blood Pressure Diastolic (mm/Hg)" to "Vitals - Blood Pressure Diastolic (mmHg)"
Ah, well, I suppose for 3$, we get CS101 level projects.
I wish that the same developer provided both export and import facilities - and tested that what it exported could be imported.
- Paradox Customs Software Development, LLC
- 11.5 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2015 Paradox Customs Software Development, LLC
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.