Is there a way to add custom data categories to Health app?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by motulist, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. motulist macrumors 601

    motulist

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    There are certain types of health data that I want to track but there are no pre-made categories for them in the "All" categories list. Is there any way to add new categories?

    For example, I want to add an "energy" category to track how energetic I feel each day, that way I can see which other aspects of my health affect my percieved energy level. For instance if I get an hour extra of sleep does that make me feel much more energetic? How little sleep can I get over the course of a week without lowering the amount of energy I feel during the day? Etc.
     
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  3. motulist thread starter macrumors 601

    motulist

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    Hmm, I was afraid of that. I'd bet dollars to donuts that it'll be a feature that's coming in the future, but often times Apple puts crucial software features on the back burner and they sometimes don't get around to adding crucial features. I'm still waiting for iCal to get some crucial features that it's been missing since it came out over a decade ago!
     
  4. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Kinda shocked there is no way to track your cholesterol levels. Just the stuff you eat, not your HDL or LDL levels.
     
  5. motulist thread starter macrumors 601

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    There is, it's listed as "dietary cholesterol". If you want to find a category fast and/or if you want to be sure that it isn't listed under a slightly different name, then just type the word "cholesterol" or whatever into the Data source's search bar.
     
  6. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    I totally said that backwards. I meant I want to track my HDL and LDL levels. Not the stuff I eat.
     
  7. mpfuchs macrumors regular

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    What's also annoying is, that there is no way to look at yesterday's data.
    Sure you can go to week view, but it will only show you an average of the previous days.
    But what if I want to see if I took more steps before or after lunch?
     
  8. motulist thread starter macrumors 601

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    For category types that don't have many individual data points you can sort of access that info by tapping the "show all data" button, which gives you a non-graphical list of all the individual data points. But for categories that have zillions of individual data points (like the number of steps taken), the list view is basically useless.
     

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