Activity Recognition

The activity recognizer can monitor user activities. You can detect walking and running activity. You can also recognize the stationary state and activities on a moving vehicle.

You can test the activity recognition functionality only on a target device. The emulator does not support this feature.


To use the functions and data types of the Activity Recognition API (in mobile and wearable applications), include the <activity_recognition.h> header file in your application:

#include <activity_recognition.h>

Detecting Activities

To set and unset callback functions for the activity monitor and retrieve details from the received activity data:

  1. Create a handle for activity monitoring using the activity_create() function:

    activity_h handle;
  2. To subscribe to notifications about specific activity state changes, invoke the activity_start_recognition() function to register a callback function.

    When specific activity data is received, the registered callback is invoked.

    The following example starts the activity monitor to receive notifications when the ACTIVITY_WALK activity is detected. Any of the activity_type_e enumerators (in mobile and wearable applications) can be used in place of the ACTIVITY_WALK value.

    activity_start_recognition(handle, ACTIVITY_WALK, example_activity_callback, NULL);
  3. When the registered callback is invoked, the current activity is delivered as a parameter, and you can extract the accuracy of the recognized activity:

    example_activity_callback(activity_type_e activity, const activity_data_h data,
                              double timestamp, activity_error_e error, void *user_data)
        int result;
        activity_accuracy_e accuracy;
        result = activity_get_accuracy(data, &accuracy);
        if (result != ACTIVITY_ERROR_NONE)
            /* Error handling */
  4. When activity monitoring is no longer needed, unset the callback function and destroy the handle:

  • Dependencies
    • Tizen 2.4 and Higher for Mobile
    • Tizen 2.3.1 and Higher for Wearable