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Fitness Activity Types and Categories per App

Last Updated: Aug 28, 2017 01:45PM EDT
The following table shows the various fitness activity types and their respective activity categories for various apps that are retrievable from Validic. Additional notes for each vendor/app are also illustrated below the Activity Types and Categories table.
NOTE: Device/app vendors may update their activity types without notice. This list reflects the most up to date information based on Validic's last audit of our vendor integrations.
Table: Fitness Activity Types and Categories per App

 


Table: Notes and Special Cases about Fitness Activity Types
 
App Notes
   
Adidas App or device users can either choose available activity types or can customize activity types
   
DailyMile App users can only choose from the available activities provided. They cannot create their own type of activity.
   
FatSecret App users can only choose from the available activities provided. via keyword search. They cannot create their own type of activity or manually log an activity aside from the provided list. Activity types are grouped into intensity levels, such as Light, Moderate, Strenuous. However, this intensity levels are just available for the app users to easily choose what type of activity they desire to be logged and saved. Intensity levels are not supported in Validic API for this app. (Other activities from devices or 3rd Party Apps are not yet included).
   
Fitbit Activities can be manually log by users (not choosing any of the available activities provided by the app). Manual or Initiated Activities that are logged do not require corresponding difficulty, intensity, or distance log for the users' part. However, users should indicate valid calories in order to have a successful activity log recorded. Hence, the "intensity": field for Fitness Activity object may have a blank data or "" if the User of the App does not log any intensity for the corresponding initiated or manual activity log.
   
Fitbug App users can only choose from the available activities provided. They cannot create their own type of activity.
   
   
Garmin App Users can not create their own types of activities. But, they can add a name or specific description for an activity type chosen by the user.
   
iHealth App Users can also create their own types of activities and/or customized own activities provided by the app's activity database. The user-initiaited activity will then be saved or recorded successfully.
   
Jawbone UP App Users can choose the "Other" option for the list of activities if the activity they wish to do is not within the list provided by the app. However, They cannot indicate what specific activity since the app does have a functionality for such. When the users choose "Other", they also have an option to indicate the difficulty level for that activity. Validic shows only "Other" for activity type in this kind of situation. If Users do not indicate or log any difficulty level, then Validic will just show "null" for the "intensity" field.
   
Life Fitness App Users can also create their own types of activities and/or customized own activities provided by the app's activity database. The user-initiaited activity will then be saved or recorded successfully.
   
MapMyFitness App Users can either choose specific activities provided by the app under the main activity types illustrated here. Aside from that, users can also initiate their own type of activity. However, they have to indicate a main activity type for their activity to be logged or saved successfully in the app. The effort level, which the app user can indicate for every activity, is the intensity indicator. App Users are not required to indicate the effort level or intensity level for every activity to be successfully logged or saved. When this is the situation, Validic shows "null" for the "Intensity" field of the Fitness endpoint.
   
Misfit App Users can not create their own types of activities.
   
Moves App Users can only choose to the available activity types provided (for iOS mobile users only)
   
RunKeeper App Users can not create their own types of activities.
   
Strava App users cannot create or initiate their own activities using the app. However, device or app users can add a specific name, which will be appended to the chosen activity type provided by the app when reflected in the API
 
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