Activity Recognition

Mobile nativeWearable native


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


Related Info

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.

NoteYou 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: