How to get your Activities to Strava

Strava works with many unique devices and applications and turns every iPhone and Android into a sophisticated running and cycling computer (and we work with your GPS watches and head units, too). Start Strava before an activity, and you can track your favorite performance stats and, afterward, dive deep into your data. You can upload your activities to Strava using any of the following methods.

Record GPS-based activities with the Strava app for iOS or Android

Athletes can download Strava on their iPhone or Android to record and sync their activities. If you're having trouble uploading an activity recorded with the Strava app, you can learn more about how to troubleshoot uploads for both here.

Sync from Strava-Supported Smart Watches and Wearables



Apple Watch

Android Wear

Motorola 360

Samsung Gear

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 or ways to troubleshoot syncing, please choose from the list below.

Manual Export and Upload

Uploading or syncing from other fitness sites to Strava

If your fitness site is not listed below, check here to see if a direct integration exists.

Upload a file from your computer

You might want to use the file uploader if you have rides on your computer that are no longer on your device, or you have rides on Garmin Connect or another site that you would like to export and upload to Strava. 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:

  • GPX
  • TCX
  • FIT

Add an activity manually

If you want to upload an activity to Strava that wasn't recorded with a GPS or other device, you can create a manual upload. More information on uploading manual activities can be found here.

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