Wear OS and Strava

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 Watch 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:

  • Ride
  • Run
  • Swim (outdoor)
  • Hike
  • Walk
  • Alpine Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Badminton
  • Canoe
  • Crossfit (indoor)
  • E-Bike Ride
  • E-MTB Ride
  • Elliptical (indoor)
  • Football/Soccer
  • Golf
  • Gravel Ride
  • HIIT (indoor)
  • Handcycle
  • Ice Skate
  • Indoor Ride
  • Indoor Run
  • Kayak
  • Kitesurf
  • Mountain Bike
  • Nordic Ski
  • Pickleball
  • Pilates (indoor)
  • Racquetball (indoors)
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Ski
  • Rowing (outdoors)
  • Sailing
  • Skateboarding
  • Snowboard
  • Snowshoe
  • Squash (indoors)
  • Stair Stepper (indoors)
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Surf
  • Table Tennis (indoors)
  • Tennis
  • Trail Run
  • Velomobile
  • Weight Training (indoors)
  • Wheelchair
  • Windsurf
  • Workout (indoors)
  • Yoga (indoors)

When you’ve finished recording, you can view a summary of the activity details and, you will have the option to open 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 and higher 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 use my Samsung Watch with an iPhone?

Unfortunately, Samsung and Pixel watches are not compatible with iPhones at this time.

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