You Can Now Sync Your Apple Watch Workouts With Strava
By Gonzo Tech.
It’s official – Apple Watch users can now directly sync their workouts automatically with the mega popular Strava app without third parties or apps.
A new HealthKit update released this week makes this all possible. Apple confirmed this too in a note on the latest Strava for iOS update, where they said that any activity that is recorded on the Apple Watch or an iPhone can now be imported right to the Strava app.
What Has Changed And How To Activate The Sync
Before this, users had to download a paid third-party app in order to sync their workout data. Now, all of this has changed and the app is native to the iOS ecosystem.
If you want to sync your Apple Watch with Strava and enable this feature, you should:
- Open the Strava app and select Settings.
- Head to “Applications, Services, and Devices,” then select Health.
- Confirm by selecting Connect.
- Once connected, make sure the “Send to Health” option is toggled on to upload data between your iPhone / Apple Watch and the Strava app.
Once you enable this, you will be able to sync your workouts between Strava and your Apple Watch. If you want to import previous Strava activities, you can also do so from the Settings page.
All you need to do is go under the same Health page on the Strava app, scroll down to the activities you’d like to send to Health and manually click on “Import” to sync your data.
One Of The Best Running Apps Out There?
For those of you who have an Apple Watch (and a passion for running) but don’t have Strava, you are missing out on a lot. Ever since the app was launched in 2008, it passed one billion activities in 2018 and is great because more and more people are using it (including your friends), it is free and it will motivate you to run faster, better and more frequently.
You can also follow others, offer your encouragement and get motivation from the best runners in your area. Over time, you will be able to measure your progress and improvements and strive to get to the top of the leaderboard.
And if all of this is not enough, we’d say that another reason for using Strava is the fact that you can sync it on your Apple Watch and have another great app on your wrist. More info can be found on its official website.