Steps on Strava

Strava users can see the number of steps they take during walking and hiking activities. This means that in addition to tracking your distance, pace, and route on walk and hike activities, you'll also be able to see your step count.

At this time, steps are only available for walking and hiking activities. If your activity wasn’t recorded or synced as a walk initially you can change the sport type by following these instructions.

Compatible Devices

Walk activities recorded with Strava mobile app and Apple Watch app will include steps. Hike activities recorded with the Strava Android app and Apple Watch app will include steps but, at this time, hikes recorded with the iOS app will not. If you sync your walk/hike activities from Apple Health, you’ll need to ensure you’ve allowed Strava to read step data by following these steps:

    • From the Strava mobile app: Settings > Applications, Services, and Devices > Health > Toggle Steps on
    • From your phone settings: Health > Data Access & Devices > Strava > Toggle Steps on

If you're using a third-party device to record your activities, Strava will still be able to track your steps as long as the device sends step count data to Strava. Supported devices include:

    • Garmin
    • Coros Apex, Pace, and Vertix
    • Zwift Run
    • Suunto 9 Baro

Please note that, at this time, step data will not sync from Wahoo.

Step Data in Feed

Step data for walk and hike activities will be displayed on the activity details page.

Step data will be displayed on walk activities in the main activity feed unless your walk activity has 100ft/mile or more of elevation gain. Then we will display that metric in the place of steps. We will always display steps and elevation gain on hike activities in the feed. Learn more about activity stats in the feed here.

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