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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  • Hi Strava, love your app, used it all of the time on my Android. My job has switched us all to Windows phones and with the latest release of Windows 10 I very happy they did. Please make a native app for Windows phones! Currently use CycloMeter, but it's just no Strava. Please, please, please make a native app!

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  • After all this time, it appears that a WP version of the Strava App is not in their game plan. That's ok because I've been using Cycle Tracks GPS to upload my .GPX files. But Strava could at least provide a way for WP users to upload photos. What are we 2nd class citizens? This is not politically correct :-)

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  • An interesting approach by Strava.  Let another app developer provide an Windows 8 App, but by providing a data transfer, the Strava community sees the activity as if from the Strava app.

    Would sure like to see the Strava app on the Windows phone platform.

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  • Important announcement guys! Microsoft just confirmed that official Strava support is coming to the Microsoft Band! I know it's not quite the result that everyone wanted but it's one step closer, considering the apps are (almost) universally portable to the phone etc.

    Like I mentioned in my last post, the Microsoft Band is absolutely fantastic. It has just as much, if not more information, than Strava, but of course it lacks the social component. Now, I can use my Band and upload it to Strava too! So happy! If you haven't got one I'd highly, highly recommend it.

    Looks like it's starting tomorrow!

    Read here:

    http://venturebeat.com/2015/04/22/microsoft-band-gets-new-cycling-app-integration-health-insights/

    http://www.geekwire.com/2015/beyond-the-band-microsoft-health-app-expands-to-smartphone-sensors/

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/2912407/microsoft-band-shows-activity-updating-health-apps-and-supporting-ios-android-data.html

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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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  • Another vote for a Windows 10 UWP app.

    I am a Microsoft .NET developer and as much as I like Microsoft products, it's pretty clear to me why there is currently no Strava app. As of last year, Windows Phone accounted for less than 3% of the mobile market... that's hardly a blip on the radar. There wouldn't be any kind of return on investment for Strava to build a Windows Phone app for so few users. Not only that, it was pretty hard for any company to see what direction Microsoft was going. Why release a phone app when Microsoft hadn't released a flagship phone for years?

    However, I think that Microsoft's efforts towards making Windows 10 a device independent OS are starting to reap benefits. Many people are disenchanted with tablets (I certainly am) and the 2-in-1 computers (i.e., Lenovo Yoga, Microsoft Surface Book, etc.) are the next-big-thing. Microsoft already has the OS that works pretty well on a PC or a tablet (or a phone), and the competitors OS's don't. I love it that all my devices have a consistent look-and-feel with Windows 10.

    There's certainly going to be a learning curve to create decent UWP (Universal Windows Platform) applications, but now it's possible for one application to reach millions of PC, tablet, and phone users. Suddenly there is a potential for a ROI.

    I'm not going to hold my breath in anticipation of a Strava UWP app, but it won't surprise me if I see one in the next year either.

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  • One more user waiting for the Windows Phone app.

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  • I'm switching to Windows phone. Another vote for a strava app on Windows 10 phone here

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  • I'm using Running Mate. Probably not the best but I didn't have any problem with it. And it's totaly free and easy to use: export gpx to Onedrive and then upload to Strava.

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  • Ben and others,

     

    I use Striver, works fine for what I need.  Bob

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  • Hey all,

    I would also like a WP app to be developed... Also I would like to comment on other apps:

    Endomondo: works for me, but recently TCX-files stopped working (refused by Strava). GPX do work tho.

    Cyclist: did not work properly for me, route is usually about 50m off the road I actually took, so no segments :(

    Guava: Nope... recorded route is totally erratic, makes no sense whatsoever.

    I'm going to test Cyclometer next.... I'll let you all know, but keeping my fingers crossed for an official app!

    Cheers

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  • I switched from android to windows phone at the start of last year and the strava app is one of the only apps i miss.

    I use Adidas MiCoach to record. It uploads the ride to there servers so once i get onto a computer i just download the gpx and upload it to strava. It does mess with the time stamp though.

     

    MiCoach is quite nice, every km it reads out how you are doing. Since i always put my phone in my backpack its good to have that feedback.

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  • Thanks for letting me know, I've just pushed an update that should fix that particular issue to the store, if there are any other issues, please let me know!

    Thanks!

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  • strava for windows phone, please...

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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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  • I am trying out Strava and I like the web interface and features a lot. But the lack of a WP app is really surprising - and a big minus for me as a WP user. I am puzzled after having read (parts of) this years long thread. I do not understand why the Strava team will not make an app for WP. There is know real explanation to be found. The workarounds are not satisfactoring solutions. I understand that ressources are limited, but still the winners of this global war of workout apps will be the ones who are able to include users of all major platforms. The ability to use the service as a social platform is what makes the difference here. If it was just about keeping track of your own workouts there would be no reason for the community.  So far I must say that I really like many of the features on Srava, but I will never be a real user here because neither I nor seveal of my friends are able to use it on a daily basis when there are no apps for our phones. Endomondo will contimue to be my preferred service even though I find Strava better. But you relly need to support WP if the potential in the social part of Strava shall be fulfilled. After all Strava is not deciding which phone I am buying. It is - apparantly - my choice of phone that decides which workout community I will be part of. That's a pity. when an otherwise good service do not want me in the community. Now I will instead try and suggest Strava-like features et Endomondo. Lets see if they will play along.

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  • I agree with Todd. Microsoft has had a lot of trouble making inroads into the phone app market and with the recent announcements on their direction for windows phones I doesn't make business sense at this time to support such a small distribution. I have switched out my windows phone for an older model iPhone (5s) and installed Strava on it. LOVE IT! For those of you who are die hards CALEDOS makes a KILLER app for windows that directly uploads to Strava and a few other places. Give it a go! It worked great for me while I had it.

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  • Another WP user waiting for the native app..

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  • Strava... well, we are in 2016. Ahat are you waiting for? Please create a Windows Phone app. I don't plan to go back to Android or iOS !

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  • I've been using the cycletracks GPS Windows Phone application.  It does have direct  strava support for a buck, I'm using the free version and uploading to my skydrive from the app, and then uploading manually to strava from my skydrive file.  (if you have a windows phone, you have skydrive already.. or onedrive I guess they call it now.. )       Works great.  My windows phone altitude tracked is much more accurate than my entry level garmin gps.    Not sure why Chaser didn't upgrade as it seems these guys were able to at cycletracks.

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  • Hi there, 

    I use STRAZA MATE on a Lumia620. Works perfect!

    With Airplane-Mode=ON the power consumption is rather low, 2-3 % per hour.

    Give it a try. It is worth the 99cent.

    Cheers

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  • This is a fascinating study of irrationality. You have a company with 10 million customers who refuse to do windows development.

    The site is written in Ruby.... three's your answer right there. It's either a dev team who have an irrational windows hate or the CEO - otherwise there would be a windows app.

    Windows phones became popular - facebook, twitter, instagram, audible made windows apps. They want to reach as many people as possible.

    Like I say - a great study in irrationality - in England we say "Cutting your nose off to spite your face".

    It's not as if it would take long, its a bog standard GPS app - it's not doing anything amazing.

    More popcorn please!

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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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  • @Jusuf Haf  Is that why Strava have been using Open Street Maps grab tiles on our dashboards??

    Let's face it, this is the type of response you get from a stale old dogmatic company, not some fresh upstart looking to impress the world with innovation. Always wondered how long that took to happen. :)

    PS. I do appreciate the free service that Strava offers.

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  • Your multiple users in Russia disappointed reluctance to make applications for the platform windows phone!

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  • Another Strava enthusiast wanting the app for Window's phone - please can you let us know when this might happen? Thanks!

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  • does some one have idea where we can make peticion for strava on wp?

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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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  • Or you could do the instgram approach. I simply go to one drive, copy the photo onto my ipad and post away. I know it means going into the land of the chewed fruit.

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