What do you do with your Apple Health data?

Do you just collect the data in Apple Health and do nothing with them? Or do you analyse them by yourself / with webservices / with apps?

My sources are:

  • iPhone
  • Apple Watch
  • smart scale (collected via the scale-app and automatic transfered to Health)
  • blood pressure monitor (manual entering via workflow app)
  • fat, sugar and water (manual entering via workflow app)

I thought about presenting the collected data at the next visit at my doctor. The easy things are showing just the graphs from the Health-app. But what about comparing?

Here are some examples from me:

  • fat- and sugar-intake vs. bodyfat and weight
  • blood pressure compared for early and late shift
  • hearth rate compared for early and late shift




Next will be use the data from AutoSleep for something. Maybe sleep duration vs. restful sleep vs. early/late shift.

Like to hear some of your workflows / ideas.

and one more: sleeping (data from AutoSleep) - comparing early- late shift and vacation days


I definitely would like to start doing some comparisons. Are you using a third party app to export data from the health app?

I use QS Access to export health data. Output is a csv file.


Same as @WayneG - i use QS Access for export. AutoSleep and HearthWatch have also an export-function, but only for the last 12 weeks. Sleep++ data are accessible via iTunes file sharing (converted into csv with 'DB Browser for SQLite".

Next experiment will be comparing the room-temperatute (collected by eve Thermo) with deep sleep duration. Also i start learning Python / Pythonista for some scripts (clean and compress the data, because right now i compare only week by week). I will also use Python to use my Raspberry Pi 3 with a temperature/humidity sensor near the bed to collect better data than from the eve Thermo.

If you export directly from Apple Health, you can use Excel to get the data into a useful format:

(use at your own risk)

or via Python:


I really want to be able to get some of my Apple Health data into Day One - but alas, I haven’t been able to figure anything out.

@Meredith So far we get the data as plain text (with the python-way). Now we have to do “something” with the data. :wink: But daily steps / water / nutrition should not difficult. With Workflow-app you also can read from Health, maybe thats a way to get the data into Day One? Don’t ask me for a sample, i’am just writing to Health. :wink:

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@Meredith - this workflow looks like a good start


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Ohh, thanks! I’ll give this workflow a try.

I was curious if @WayneG, @Hoppel, or @Meredith wish to comment on how they are coming along with using their Health data, at this point in time.

Also, I was hoping you might take a look at my post (link below) and see if you had anything to add:

At the moment, I use Apple Health for storing step counts, weight and BMI. I have tried to use the cycle-tracking function but it’s a bit clunky and I couldn’t be bothered with it after a while. I keep a basic summary of my medications on there as well as my blood type (when I was pregnant, the blood type was really important as I am negative and the baby is positive, so any early labour would have required a shot to ensure I was able to carry subsequent babies without issue).

I wish data was easier to get out of Apple Health!

Kurt, my needs are simple so I recently moved my records from EN to Google Drive. I export health data from my iPhone to a .csv file (using QS Access) and import it into Google Sheets. Simple formulas allow me to total my milage or retrieve a history of my BP, etc.

All my paper records are redacted of anything sensitive prior to scanning to PDF and saved to folders. I give files a descriptive name and date (example DrJones-01.01.18.pdf, MTMC-08.01.18) then rely on Google search to find patient numbers, etc. if I need to retrieve a file. Everything is accessible on my iPad.

Based on what I’ve read data stored with Google is probably as safe or safer as any other online storage. Everything syncs to an ancient Mac mini which in turn is backed up by Arq to Amazon S3.

The most important thing to me is keeping my data secure, both from prying eyes, and from loss. Next is the ability to find what I need quickly. That’s why I chose Evernote years ago, and why I can now use Google Drive.

If you prefer to keep everything local, DevonThink has excellent search but I found it overkill for my needs. A less expensive solution, with great search, that I have used, is EagleFiler (https://c-command.com/eaglefiler/ ) . Unlike DevonThink and other database type solutions, Eaglefiler uses standard Mac files and folders.

I’ve tried several methods over the years. IMO, the key is to keep it simple.