Wear OS and Strava

As of 2021, Strava only supports Wear OS 3.0 and aboveIf you are using an older Samsung Watch, please refer to our article on Samsung Watches.

Setting up Strava on your Wear OS Device

If you are signed in to your Strava account when you pair your wearable device to your phone, you will be automatically signed in to your profile on the Strava Wear OS app. If you have not signed into your Strava profile on your phone when you set up the Strava Wear OS app, you’ll be prompted to go through the authentication process on your phone. 

Please note that your Samsung Galaxy Watch4 can be connected to either the Galaxy Wearable app OR a Wear OS app, it cannot be connected to both at the same time.

Recording an Activity with your Wear OS Device

The Strava Wear OS app can record time, distance, and heart rate data while recording the activity. The following activities can be recorded with the Strava Wear OS app:

  • Run
  • Ride
  • Walk
  • Hike
  • E-bike Ride
  • Nordic Ski

When you’ve finished recording, you can view a summary of the activity details and select “view on phone” to be taken to the activity on your phone.

Beacon for Wear OS Devices

Strava subscribers can enable Beacon on the Wear OS Strava app. To get started, you will need to set up your safety contacts from the Strava mobile app on your phone prior to starting your first activity on the Wear OS app. Learn more about enabling Beacon and adding safety contacts here.

Wear OS 3.0 devices without LTE functionality will need to be connected to your phone in order to send a Beacon message when starting an activity from the Wear OS Strava app.


Can I use Strava with other fitness trackers simultaneously?

We do not advise running Strava and other workout apps simultaneously on Wear OS devices. Other workout apps that record active exercises may interfere with your Strava recording. The platform support for fitness tracking only supports active tracking of one exercise at a time. The app you started most recently should end the previously running app.

Can I record indoor activities?

We will be releasing indoor activity types (run, ride, and workout) soon! We appreciate your patience.

Can I use the Samsung Watch 4 with an iPhone?

Unfortunately, the Samsung Watch 4 is not compatible with iPhones at this time.

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