You can upload your activities to Strava using any of the following methods:
- Instantly upload from the Strava iPhone or Android app
- Upload from a GPS device
- Sync data from other fitness sites to Strava
- Upload a file from your computer
- Add an activity manually
Record GPS-based activities with Strava app for iOS or Android
Sync from Strava Supported Smart Watches and Wearables
What does it mean to be compatible with Strava?
If your device can export or record activities in GPX, TCX, or FIT format, and these files contain actual workout data, your device is compatible with Strava. Some devices have an easier process uploading to Strava than others. Strava has a publicly available API that hundreds of external developers use to integrate with Strava data. You may find your device listed here if such a direct integration exists. Alternatively, if your device can export or record activities in GPX, TCX, or FIT format, and these files contain actual workout data, you can upload the files here.
Syncing through Device Software
Most popular services can upload data to Strava through syncing software built by the manufacturer. For information on your device, please choose from the list below.
- CycleOps: Joule
- Microsoft Band 1 & 2
- Recon: Jet
Uploading using a Third Party Tool
Manual Export and Upload
What if my device is not on the compatible list?
If your device is not listed above, it's likely that it does not record or export in one of our supported file formats. Fear not! It's possible that you may be able to convert these files using 3rd party software. Please search our Knowledge Base for your device to find useful tips that other Athletes are sharing about these devices.
Uploading or syncing from other fitness sites to Strava
Syncing with these sites requires the use of a third-party website that connect the two accounts.
If your fitness site is not listed, check here to see whether syncing is possible through Tapiriik.com
Upload a file from your computer
You can upload files directly to Strava via our file uploader found here:
You can upload the following file types as long as the file is 25MB or smaller and contains workout data:
You might want to use the file uploader if you have rides on your computer that are no longer on your Garmin or you have rides on Garmin Connect or another site that you would like to export and upload to Strava.
To upload multiple files to Strava at a time please refer to our instructions on bulk uploading activities to Strava.
Here is some more information about common error messages
Note: Route files cannot be uploaded at this time
Uploading a Garmin file
If you have an Edge device, you'll find that the device mounts to your computer like a hard drive. All you'll have to do to get your rides uploaded to Strava is:
- Hit Browse
- Navigate to /Garmin/garmin/activities
- Select the file - (the end in .fit or .tcx)
- Press "Open"
Add an activity manually
If you want to record an activity on Strava without a GPS device, you can create a manual upload. Simply input all the information manually, like distance, time, activity type, etc.
- Log into Strava
- Click on "Upload" at the top right corner of the page
- Click on "Manual" as listed on the left side
- Select your Activity Type, enter the other required fields, and click "Create"