Health App Integration

How to Link your Strava and iOS Health Accounts

To connect Strava to the Apple Health App, navigate to More -> Settings -> Applications, Services, and Devices (1)

After clicking to connect, you'll be taken to the Health Access page where you can enable the sharing of data from Strava to Health. You can control which types of information Strava will read and write to Health.

Strava will send data to Heath such as activity type, distance, time, and calories. These details will be sent to Health only when the data is downloaded from the server. First force close Health and then trigger data syncing by scrolling through the "You" feed in the Strava app. 

 NOTE: You MUST enable "Workouts" for sharing of any data (cycling, running, calories, etc.) to work
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After the initial set up, you can modify Strava's Health Access by going into the Health app and clicking on Sources > Strava.

FAQs

Seeing duplicate entries of Strava data in Health?

This is a known issue at the moment and we are working on a fix. You can prevent duplicate activities by avoiding editing the activity using the Strava app. Editing the title or adding a photo will create these duplicate activities. You can delete the duplicate activity on an individual level in the health app by swiping to the side and deleting the duplicate from health.

 

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  • For me, logging on average 4 x legitimate activities in Strava via Garmin connect per day, I observe the following:

    1/ Fire up the Strava app, see my actives, then fire up the Health app - within Workouts I do NOT see duplicate workouts.
    2/ Simialrly I see the correct number of corresponding entires under "Cycling Distance", at least initially..
    3/ Within the Strava app I mark the bulk of my activities as "Commute" - then going back into the Health app I see a duplicate for each of my Cycling Distances (identical, including UUID).
    4/ Any further edits I might do in Strava (e.g. rename an activity) do NOT create further duplicates.

    This pattern is 100% repeatable, with the order of actions inconsequential - effectively for every activity marked as "Commute" I have previously 1 x Workout and 2 x Cycling Distance records in health.

    5/ Further testing shows this happens specifically when an activity is editted via the iPhone Strava app (even just editted then saved without any changes): if I fire up Strava, then check Health to see the Cycling distance, then use your web interface to mark the activity as Commute, then refresh in the Strava iPhone app (noting the Commute tag is now added), then finally look in Health again = NO duplicate.

    Further, as someone else has noted here, somewhat bizarrely when I have Strava set with Read access for my birth date from health, it takes this and subtracts a day. Always. Without fail. Even manually Strava changes it back, you can watch it before your eyes. Workaround: remove this specific Read privilege!

    Look forward to the fix!

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  • Yes is perfect, but after you need reboot your iPhone and wait few minutes. Thanks.
    I love STRAVA !! ;-) continue.

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  • Still getting duplicate entries. I don't see what is so hard about fixing this. You just never add an entry if it is already there for the same day and time. An intern could fix this in one day.

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  • A thing to note about this workaround is that it only syncs the workouts it sees on the feed.

    If you like me do lots of workouts (2 a day) and need to sync something like "the entire 2016" and it's december, you have some scrolling to todo.

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  • Ok. I just activated sharing data. All my old entries now appear only once. I went cucling today, and it's duplicated. Clearly the data gets pushed by the servers and then gets written to the health app again when viewing the activity, or something similar. I'm a programmer myself snd am no stranger to the difficulties of finding bugs. You have my sympathy. But this is a basic error and it has been around for months now it seems. Please fix.

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  • So I did the full reset as mentioned before, then I've just started using MyFitness Pal again, as soon as I switched that back on I get multiple entries of the same ride, sometimes up to 10 entries. Not saying its MFP causing the issue, but it's a big coincidence. :)

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  • Duplicate entries latest everything iPhone 7+ Apple Watch series 2

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  • i've tried all the fixes and tweaks mentioned here with my iPhone6 (using an edge 520), and i still get duplicates, as do my family members i Share Activities with. Oddly, after deleting app and data today then reinstalling, the Strava app shows my history, but none of my rides are showing in past days for Health or Activities, and yet for my family that had seen duplicates, now they see triplicate! This isn't sustainable...

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  • Just discovered that many people are having the same issue as me - I have duplicate cycling entries in the Activities app on Strava, sometimes 2, 3 or even 4 times for the same activity. Very frustrating. Spent half an hour on the phone to apple who basically said to uninstall strava and use the activity app on their watch instead. This sucks a bit - bought a brand new apple watch yesterday with high hopes of using strava, activites app, and getting accurate health data. Very disappointed in first impressions - clearly Strava need to prioritise a fix as there are a lot of unhappy people.

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  • I'm hoping Stava's new year resolution will be to fix this bug. I still live in hope that one day this super annoying bug will be fixed.

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  • Didn't have this problem to start. Then I started getting duplicates, but at least the calorie information as coming over. Now, I'm getting 4-5 duplicate entries and no calorie information. Being able to get the information from Strava to the iPhone is an essential function and needs to work. I switched from Garmin Connect to Strava as my primary workout tracker. This is making me think I made a mistake.

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  • After update of iWatch resent week I my activity do NOT sync to health app at all.
    Will there be any fix on this soon?

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  • I have followed the instructions provided in trying to get Strava to export data to Health but it doesn't work. I have to manually update Health which is a bit piss-poor. Thankfully I have not wasted any money updating to the so-called Premium edition.

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  • Done all the above and swim data not being sent to health app

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  • Greetings. New Apple Watch Series II user here. I also have a Microsoft Band, Garmin Fenix 3 HR and several other Garmin devices.

    Question. On both the Microsoft Band and Fenix 3, I was able to log a workout....sync to Microsoft Health/Garmin Connect (respectively) and those services would then send the data to Strava. Worked like a charm. On my Strava "My Apps" page, they are clearly visible.

    I've downloaded the Strava app (for Apple Health, not the Watch app) and it appears it's only a one-way sync BACK to Apple Health vs. having the ability to send the Apple Health data (from the Apple Watch Workout) to Strava.

    In the "data sources and access" (with Apple Health app), it says "None" under "apps allow to read data". How can I add Strava?

    Thanks!
    K

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  • This is b.s. This is a widely known issue with the Strava/Health integration and is simply refusing to be fixed by Strava. I just received the above response from the support team and after all of the complaints about this, it's unacceptable.

    I, for one, will not be renewing my Strava Premium subscription.

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  • I hear ya Travis!

    Frankly...if I knew this was the way the Apple Watch worked with Strava, I wouldn't have bough the watch. Yet....I still see this as a Strava issue as other services are able to take a feed from Apple Health. Perhaps it's just Strava "forcing" the use of the Apple Watch App vs. using the native Watch Apps (Health, Nike, etc). Either way....it's very awkward.

    Every few weeks, I get a notification to "approve" Strava in Apple Health and I keep hoping there's a fix....yet still operating the same way. Bummer.

    Long story short....Strava is picking up 50% of my workouts (the ones I'm doing with the Apple Watch). Oh well.

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  • Strava should either fix this bug or not continue advertising working HealthKit integration. At first it was understandable as bugs happen. It's very dishonest of them to continue at this stage however because there does not even seem to be any intention of a fix.

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  • I don't understand why the activites app reflects heart rate, but the helth app doesnt

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  • Apologies if this is a silly question (I'm new lol) but can the walking data in Health be sent to Strava? I've had my iPhone awhile now but never used the Health app, I actually went into it yesterday and found a whole bunch of data (walking/steps) and wondered if that could be transferred into Strava?

    I don't run and currently haven't got my bicycle sorted so all I'm doing at the moment is walking and as there's so much data in the Health app I'd love to see it transferred.

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  • Tammie - Not a silly question at all....thus this thread. No...Apple Health isn't able to write data to Strava. Errrrr......Strava isn't able to read data from Apple Health. That's kinda sarcastic btw as most people are blaming Strava for this situation, not Apple.

    The recommendation, from Strava, is to use the native Apple Watch Strava app to log your walk and then Strava can pass that activity back to Apple Health. Not optimal as most don't want to use the limited Strava Apple Watch app, yet that's the easiest route to go.

    We are all hoping this situation will change to allow Apple Watch users to use whichever Apple Watch Health enabled app they choose and then have Apple Health send that data back to Strava. This is the way is works for Garmin and Microsoft Band (RIP).

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  • Hi Kent, thank you :) Right now I don't have an Apple Watch (I'm looking at one however), I just have the iPhone. I'm not too worried about the Health app, I didn't know anything about it until I went into it and found all this data. Just thought it'd be neat to see that in the Strava app (which I love on the iPhone).

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  • I haven't had a duplicate entry since March now. How is it for everyone else's?

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  • Calories were counted on the Apple Watch one time, now only Exercise data is for me. What the hell is going on?

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  • What the heck, this is so frustrating, duplicate entries, triplicate, even 4 times on occasion, and no fix for a year and no explanation either.

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  • I appear to have found a solution to calories not being synced to the activity app. It appears it is not merely enough to just open Strava after a work out to sync data to activity. To sync calories you also need to open strava and tap on the new workout to open the detailed view. This then syncs calories properly.

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  • There are APIs available from Apple to prevent duplication - this is ridiculous that it's gone on this long without a real fix https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2016/209?time=1945

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  • Hi, I paid for Premium and am regretting it as I have no idea what is going on with this thing. I have recorded two rides but did not label them as "activities" other than to hit the "cycling"button. It shows the total elapsed time and mileage from both rides but those data don't seem to exist anywhere else, they don't show up on my "feed" and they are not being shared with Apple Health. I find the whole interface to be obtuse. Please help me so I don't have to delete this and call it a total loss.

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  • @Greg Edwards: Thank you for that. Indeed, you need to view the new activity in the Stava app in order for calories to sync to Health, otherwise all data EXCEPT calories sync to Health. Clearly a Strava bug. Nice catch!

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  • Hello,

    Any update on this bug, duplicate entries in Apple Health ?
    Any update on updating calories to Apple Health ?

    Thanks

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