Strava on Windows phones

Strava does not offer an App for Windows Phones or Windows 10 and unfortunately, we do we have plans to support this operating system in the future. However, there are a handful of options or workarounds recommended by our community so that you can still post your GPS data to Strava:

  1. CycloMeter App: From the CycloMeter App, there is a plugin that can be purchased for a small amount to allow data to be automatically published to Strava.
  2. Cycle Tracks GPS: Similarly, publishing data to Strava from this app is a one-time add-on purchase.
  3. Run the Map
  4. Run.GPS
  5. Cyclers app for Windows phones
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  • Has the op changed?

    unfortunately we do we have plans to support this operating system in the future. 

    We do have plans? Does this mean you've finally realized there are 500 million Windows users out there? Remind your engineers they work for you, also the anti ms train has been trying to make ground for about twenty five years... Time to stop and hate something else maybe?

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  • @Arthur Lamy, that doesn't make sense.. you can use Strava in a browser (obviously), so that covers the 500m Win10 users you mentioned (and Win7 users, and Mac users, and Chromebook users, and ...) but we both know that has nothing to do with recording activities, which really only applies to the mobile device form factor (I haven't seen a bar mount option for xbox consoles yet).

    The suggestion that Strava should develop and support a Windows 10 app that has parity with the existing web app is silly. The web app is fine as it is, and is cross platform. Creating a OS specific app would be a step backwards and would take effort away from other enhancements and fixes.

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  • @Jeff McAhren
    "The suggestion that Strava should develop and support a Windows 10 app that has parity with the existing web app is silly. The web app is fine as it is, and is cross platform. Creating a OS specific app would be a step backwards and would take effort away from other enhancements and fixes."

    Hm, interesting... You mean like Facebook? Twitter? Instagram? Spotify? Because all those platforms have BOTH web "apps" and dedicated Windows 10 apps. Really makes you think...

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  • I recently switched to IOS - I'd agree the Windows Phone 10 platform is far more intuitive and easier to use, but I think the blame should be equal. When MS backed out of The Band, I realized quickly there would be little pressure on Strava to build a Windows App, that was the leverage they had, get more users to adopt the Band and Strava would be encouraged to take a closer look (They already had support for it, by the way). The majority of their users aren't pedaling around with Windows phones #1, and probably very few users lugging around Surface Tablets to record their rides.

    That said, I see a trend with Strava that should eventually appeal to all Operating Systems. That's the Strava stand alone app for WatchOS and Androidwear 2.0 - so essentially rides will be recorded via a wearable, or headset (Garmin already supports this) and no longer connected to the phone. In my opinion Strava is better positioned in the wearable/headset space which allows them more flexibility and not tied to specific OS's.

    By the way my first ride using IOS my phone battery died halfway through the ride, I wasn't aware it put that much drain on an IOS battery. I'd much rather have my phone separated from my workout recordings for that reason alone. I'm waiting to see what wearables are released this year running the Strava standalone app... Windows users the problem will soon be solved!

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  • The web app - utterly useless on mobiles. It's not a responsive design app and very hard to use on a mobile. Not to mention it does no tracking.

    "Hm, interesting... You mean like Facebook? Twitter? Instagram? Spotify? Because all those platforms have BOTH web "apps" and dedicated Windows 10 apps"

    Valid point, though Facebook app is the worst pile of crap ever made. Microsoft's own FB app was far better. FB's own crashes and crashes and crashes and is so slow, and needs 2GB of ram!!!!!!!!!!

    Though Instagram (also FB) is better, though still crashes on and off. Twitter app is great.

    Anyway, problem is Windows Mobile/Phone is a dead platform. The OS is still under development as it's just a build of Windows 10 now. The development tools are under active development and are really nice to use. There are no new devices though. Surface Phone is still just rumoured and said to be delayed until 2019 at least. Way too late. So I can understand a lack of enthusiasm to develop for it. Catch 22 really as developing for Windows would be a boost for the platform (and remember the app will also work on tablet and desktop), but no one develops for the platform due to lack of apps and users. More crazy in that the development tools are much nicer than those for iOS and Android and they can be used to develop cross platform for iOS, Android and Windows.

    " I'd much rather have my phone separated from my workout recordings for that reason alone. I'm waiting to see what wearables are released this year running the Strava standalone app... Windows users the problem will soon be solved!"

    Newer Garmins have Strava integration and you can just use the Garmin Connect app on Windows to sync with it and then set Garmin to sync with Strava. I prefer to use a Garmin myself. Would be nice to have a Strava app though to check with rather than go to the web site, plus could upload photos which you can't do from the web site... why? !

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  • @Jeff McAhren.

    "The suggestion that Strava should develop and support a Windows 10 app that has parity with the existing web app is silly. The web app is fine as it is, and is cross platform. Creating a OS specific app would be a step backwards and would take effort away from other enhancements and fixes."

    I would be thrilled if there was at least a web "app". There is no web app. When I open Strava on my windows phone in the browser, I get the full website. Which is not possible to track your rides or runs from the full website. As a windows phone user, there is no way to track rides in Strava natively. You have to use another app, then transfer it to Strava. Not worth the effort when there are other great tracking apps that do care about windows users. Strava has done nothing to allow windows users to easily use their product. The ease of porting their android app to windows has been made so easy, it could be done by one guy in a day or less. Not exactly the massive investment people think it is. For the many windows phone users that would go premium if it was available, they would easily cover the costs of porting the app. No we wouldn't move the needle to their investors. But we also wouldn't be dragging android users away from them so our teams can all have feature parity with other platforms. Strava is not universal.

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  • Would be nice to have a windows phone app... really going to miss that one when switching to runtastic

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  • Is it still the case you can not use Strava on a Microsoft surface visa an app?

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  • "Is it still the case you can not use Strava on a Microsoft surface visa an app?"

    On full Windows you can use an Android emulator to run Strava. I use it to be able to upload photos as there's no other way than via the app unless you managed to upload to Instagram during the ride, which is rare.

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  • I agree with Tim Moore. Cyclers does the job very well but doesn´t have a dedicated site.
    I prefer the app run.gps that have a site www.rungps.net. The app is much better than strava, including free live tracking with all the telemetry (speed, cadence, hearth beat, altimetry, estimated arrived home time), personalized interval zones, voice navigation, track navigation with voice, compete with your virtual partner or best time of last trainnings / tracks selected, rote creator etc.., etc... The site is ok, but you will not have the big base of users that strava have.
    I use this app because it´s one of the best, then i upload the track to strava (only for segments compare with friends purpose).
    I don´t care about the strava app because it´s to primitive compared to the run.gps app.
    If you want the basic but integrated with strava try "Cyclers" app, if you want the best but not integrated with strava try "run.gps" app. Both are free and very nice and this way you can use strava site that is a good plataform for training hard.

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  • 3 years passed, your company is still planning to support this operating system in the future.  Good long trying....

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  • Have any of you tried using Striver on WM10?

     

    I have justed tried using it and it crashes a few seconds after it opens.

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  • @Ben Joukhadar

    Yes, Microsoft have broken all GPS enabled apps that were based on the old Windows Phone 8 platform. They have fixed it in the latest insider builds. See the link below for more details.

    http://www.teamwestwood.co.uk/2017/08/gps-apps-and-windows-mobile-10-update/

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  • Cyclers still works fine. Fairly basic features but it works, which at present is the main thing.

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  • @Kevin Westwood how rude of them!

    Hopefully they roll this fix out to their standard, stable WM10. I'm not sure I want to go down the path of a fast tracked beta version of the OS just to try one app I don't know if I will like.

    Thanks for letting me know

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  • For those of you who don't follow tech news closely, Microsoft's Corporate Vice President for Windows, Joe Belfiore, announced on Sunday that Windows 10 Mobile is officially on life-support and mobile users should switch to Android or Apple.

    https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-windows-10-mobile-features-and-hardware-are-not-focus-anymore

    As such, it was wise of Strava not to invest in a Windows 10 Mobile app and I'm assuming this announcement means this thread can officially be marked as "closed".

    I really like my Windows 10 phones, but it's time to move-on. Look for a really nice 950 and 950 XL on eBay sometime soon :-(

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  • Windows 10 Mobile as a platform is just on maintenance really, though getting regular builds. However there's still a future for Windows on any device, including potential future mobile devices, and more importantly the UWP app platform is still being pushed. Microsoft still want to get desktop apps being pushed through the app store as UWP or hybrid apps for desktop and tablet. Write a Strava app for that, and it's available for mobile if you like, easily. But still it's a hard push for Microsoft. They've just launched yet more Android/iOS apps, including their Edge browser!

    Myself, my beloved 640 is semi-retired or repurposed as a work phone and I'm back on Android. I now have Strava again amongst other apps, but I still don't like Android that much.

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  • Strived is working again following the update to Windows Mobile that came out this week.

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  • We are stuck with a lousy duopoly of ecosystems because companies like Strava didn't develop apps for it. This string of tweets is nothing new - Microsoft has been supporting Android and ios well for years.

    And developing cross platform apps is easy in this day and age. The investment story is no excuse

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  • Hello everyone,

    Does your Cyclers app work with you?
    Not with me :(
    The best app for Strava that was on Windows. What is the alternative?
    Developer Kleber Alves does not respond to mail :(

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  • Bocko,

    my Cyclers still worked when I last used it two days ago. Kleber is on Strava, so maybe do a search for one of his rides and leave him a message there.

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  • Thanks Old Bike.
    I didnt find him on a Strava. My Cyclers doesnt work on my Win Phone Lumia 630 with windows 8.1. And the same problem appeared in others.

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  • Bocko, If Kleber's profile is public you will find him here: https://www.strava.com/athletes/892569. However, he hasn't ridden for more than a month.

    I last used Cyclers three days ago and it still worked - I'm using it on a 950 with Windows 10. I just checked Microsoft Store and it is no longer listed, so it looks like it is no more.

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  • Oooo Thanks Old bloke.
    I found gmail and fb profile but Developer Kleber Alves did not reply, I do not know why it is.
    Very strange.
    Obviously that does not work to win 8.1.
    As you have written it, there is no even in the shop. Too bad.
    It was the best application for Strava on the Win Phones.
    So if someone looks at developers, he can know what he needs to do to us.

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