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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  • Hi Elle
    If it helps all my duplicates appear with two times, one for the start of the ride, one for the end time of the ride. Some appear up to 8 times, no edits done.
    Thanks

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  • I think my double entries seem to be related to my editing of the workout information. For instance have the workout recorded as bike ride, then edit change it to e-bike ride -> double entries.

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  • I am getting the workout on my health app but says burning 0 calories. So frustrating. Works every once in a while but definitely posts 0 calories more that not.

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  • Can anyone explain to me if I'm doing anything wrong with my Apple Watch 3 and the Strava App. I have no problem with it logging my activities and linking it up to my phone app, but I have yet to have it record and calories burned. This is some what frustrating as I'm doing enough activity to close my rings every day , but yet Strava isn't recording it, thus not closing. The only solution I have found is to run the apple workout app as well as Strava, which of course chews up battery life too. Any suggestions?

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  • It’s the same problem. What I do is go to the Strava ap. After my workout (Peloton) there is a notification saying I finished my workout. In the upper right hand corner there is a bell with a number on it. I click on the bell and it says my workout is ready to view. Once I view the workout, then the calories burned records on my health ap and my fingers close. Hope this helps.

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  • @Dan Yes, once the activity is on Strava, open the Strava iOS app and open the activity. See if the calories then sync to Health and are counted.

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  • This is extremely frustrating and unacceptable that the syncing from Strava to activity rings on Apple Watch are not working. Two years of the same issues without resolution is a total failure of technological advancement and quality customer service.

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  • Shanna, I was frustrated as well, but after emailing back and forth with a Strava rep as well as an Apple rep, I finally got it all sorted out. Make sure you are allowing your apple health app to read Strava info and vice versa. Also make sure you have your weight added into your strava app, without it, even if Strava is reading your heart rate, it will not track calories. Just got it all sorted last week and the apps have been working and syncing up perfectly ever since.

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  • I have been having problems with Strava ride data appearing in Health, but not closing the rings.

    I found that if I just let Strava and the Health app sync together normally by launching the Strava app and refreshing the Your Activities list, the data sent by Strava to Health is incomplete. The Activity and Cycling Distance appears in Health Data, but the Move and Exercise rings aren't updated to recognize this. BUT if I go into the Strava app and edit the activity but adjusting the equipment or toggling the Privacy setting, it re-sends the correct data to Health.

    The INCORRECT data has five fields of data: Cycling Distance, Date, Source, Date Added to Health and External UDID.
    The CORRECT data (that will allow the rings to close) has six fields of data: Cycling Distance, Start Time, End Time, Source, Date Added to Health and External UDID.

    It seems to me that Strava is not sending the correct/complete set of data the first time, but will send it the second time.

    Sometimes the editing action in Strava results in two entries in your Health data (one with 5 fields and one with 6 fields). I manually delete the 5 field activity from Health and the rings close as expected.

    I hope Strava spends some time investigating and fixing this bug.

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  • Was something fixed this week to address the duplicate activities issue? If so, THANK YOU. For the last few days I have been following my usual procedure to check if there are duplicates and delete them if needed and I am noticing that there are NO DUPLICATES anymore for me. (YMMV) The Strava app has updated a few times in the last week, but I haven't updated (say) the OS on my phone or watch, so it seems like Strava fixed it. Crossing my fingers that the duplicate bug is fixed, but it would be nice if someone from Strava would confirm.

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  • Hi all...seeing random 'successes' to the same issue I have only been recently having. I have a Series 1 apple watch and havent had issues with Strava syncing until the past week or so. I have deleted/reinstalled the app several times and made sure that all the permissions to view/write data were given. The only thing that has seemed to work for me recently, when using the Strava app without my apple watch, is to open the activity on the app, after it has been saved, and then it passes the data through to the health app (for calories, exercise minutes, etc.) Otherwise the strava activity just shows as an 'activity' but doesnt show counting towards the daily goals. My OS on both my watch and phone (6s) are all current.

    Any new developments?

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  • I used the Strava app on Apple Watch series 3 as workout. It registered the time and the heart rate properly, but calories show 0, on Apple Watch app on iPhone and Strava app.
    Why? I double checked the health and it’s all switched on.

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  • Mariano, make sure you have your weight entered in your Strava Profile. I had the same issue and once I added my weight the calories tracked

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  • Still facing duplicate entries however I am not able to reproduce it on purpose. Is it not possible for the Strava app to use READ permissions on workouts so that before writing, it can check the last existing ones? At least, this is what Polar Flow app does

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  • RunGap will do; is better than tapiriik; it just take less than a minute to sync and export and watch the data in strava. worth the try.
    regards

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  • Thanks for the suggestion.
    I let PolarFlow sync activities to Strava and then RunGap syncs from Strava to Apple Health, resulting in having the route in the activity. When I let RunGap sync from PolarFlow to Apple Health, then the route is missing inside the activity in Apple Health.

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  • Still seeing issues in Strava app 64.0.0 on Apple Watch series 2 tracking a "workout". It registered the time and the heart rate properly, but calories show 0 on Apple's Activity and is non-existant in the Strava app. I double checked the permissions between Health and Strava are all enabled. I have my weight saved to my profile too.

    There are no issues with Calorie Counts when tracking my "Outdoor Rides" or "Outdoor Runs"

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  • Have same problem with Strava app 64.0.0. Also hasn't passed across the active energy onto the health app.

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  • Same problem on my Apple Watch Series 2. All outdoor runs tracked with the Strava App are properly tracked without calories. I checked all permissions in the Health App and also reinstalled the Strava App without success.
    After reinstalling the Strava App all activities are resynced with Health but all trainings have no calories stored. The calories are also missing in activities before the problem existed.

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  • Strava App (65.0.0) still not syncing any activity calories off my cycling activities to Apple Health App (outdoor Garmin & Zwift). Activities are generally synced with other stats but activity calories are not written (=0) in the activity. Calories are present in Garmin, Zwift, Strava web & App, so it seems to be a sync problem Strava App to Health App. I have checked and also reset permissions in Health App but still no success.

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  • Same problem. No calories transfered to health since three days.

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  • Shortly after iOS 12 released, my "Active Energy" values from Strava stopped being imported into the Apple Health App. Is anyone at Strava aware of this or looking into it? I've tried the other suggestions above regarding missing or duplicated data, but they do not work. I only see cycling distance and workouts, but no active energy data values after I upgraded to iOS12. I have plenty of Active Energy values prior to the iOS12 upgrade.

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  • I did a walk only with the Strava-iPhone-App. Theses calories have been transfered to health.
    Today I had short ride with my Garmin. -> Sync with Strava -> Sync with Health App -> and the calories are lost again.

    For me it looks like only activities recorded with the Garmin are lost.

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  • For me App 66.01 on IOS and WatchOS did not change anything. So if they are the same problem between other devices that are not using Apple Software it must be a problem between the Strava IOS App and Apple Health. For me with this issue I have to think about twice if m premium Strava account is still necessary..

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  • Not sure whether it is the update to IOS or the Update to Strava (or both) but one of them is not sending/receiving active calories. It's getting a little frustrating.

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  • Hello again,
    Version 67is out today. I hope that the problem is fixed. I will test it tomorrow.

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  • Synchronization with Apple Health is a total mess... It randomly syncs active energy of rides, and when it does, it often decides to put it in there twice or even three times. It's impossible to keep track of total energy burned this way.

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  • New Update for version 67.
    Further no fix for the problem that the tracking data are not synced to Apple Health .

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  • Still no sync of calories burned in Strava version 67, tested with outdoor cycling and a short outdoor walk. Calories recorded correctly in the Strava app. The activities as such are transferred to Apple Health/Activity apps (iOS 12.0.1), but calories are incorrectly stored as 0 (zero) value each time. It's frustrating to lose the overview over calories burned across different activities. This is going on for a few weeks and across at least 3 versions of the Strava app. I'm not sure if this is a Strava or iOS 12 issue, but as multiple users are affected obviously, it would be good to hear if the Strava team is looking into that issue ... ?

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  • I still suffer from duplicate entries in Health app (seems to be related to editing the workouts in Strava, for instance changing the workout type). Aside the duplicate entries syncing most of the time works. Few workouts fail to sync and remain in the upload queue.

    For people experiencing problems I would try and delete Strava app, install it again, give all Health-permissions again. It really does not seem unreliable (aside the double entries) to me.

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