Android Wear and Strava

We took full advantage of Wear 2.0’s innovative built-in GPS and wireless connectivity. You can record and upload a Strava activity – a full start-to-finish workout – without touching your phone.

  • Setting Strava on your Android Wear 2.0 device
  • How it Works
  • Features
  • Complications
  • FAQs



Settings up Strava on your Android Wear 2.0 device

  • On your phone, install the Android Wear companion app.
  • On your watch, download the Strava Wear app
  • Open the Strava app on your watch. You will be prompted (on your phone) to authorize Strava for Android Wear to connect to Strava.




How it Works

  • Open the Strava app on your watch
  • The first time you record:
  • You will be prompted to accept location and sensor data permissions and a safety warning
  • Wait for a strong GPS signal. The GPS pin icon will go from empty to white when the device is ready to record. Please note this may take a few minutes.


  • You can now update your Settings
  • Select your Sport Type (Ride or Run,) change your Auto-Pause settings, choose your units of measurement


  • You're ready to record an activity!
  • While recording, use the button on the top-right of your watch to start, pause or resume the recording. Use the button on the bottom-right to manually mark your laps




You will able to see the following metrics and features when using the Strava app for Android Wear 2.0

  • Time
  • Average speed/pace
  • Distance
  • Heart rate from your device's native sensor (third party sensors cannot be paired)
  • Run splits
  • Laps

Swipe through the following screens:




Watch face complications

Strava offers three complications that can be added to your watch face. Choose from the following

  • Launch Strava: Simply launch the Strava Android Wear app
  • Record Activity: Begin recording an activity on Strava. You can also use this complication to pause or resume an activity recording that's already in progress
  • Weekly Totals: Display weekly totals for a sport of your choosing. You can choose between displaying total time or total distance for the week




If you do not see a Strava listed an option, the complication may be too big. Strava only supports small complications.



Can I customize the screens for the watch app?

  • Unfortunately, we do not allow for customization of the screens at this time.

Can I use Strava Beacon and my Wear device?

  • Not at the moment, but it is something we hope to add in the future.

Will I hear Audio Announcements from my Wear device?

  • Unfortunately, this feature is not supported.

Will I be able to see Strava Live Segments on my Wear device?

  • This is not supported at this time.
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