How to get your Activities to Strava

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

iPhone:

Android:

Recording and syncing an activity

Troubleshooting uploads

Recording and syncing an activity

Troubleshooting Android uploads

Download Strava for iPhone or Android.

Sync from Strava Supported Smart Watches and Wearables

iPhone:

Android:

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, please choose from the list below.

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

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 Garmin 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:

http://www.strava.com/upload/select.

You can upload the following file types as long as the file is 25MB or smaller and contains workout data:

  • GPX
  • TCX
  • FIT

 

Uploading a Garmin file

If you have a Garmin Edge or watch that doesn't support music, 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:

  1. Select "Choose Files" from this page on the Strava website.
  2. Navigate to /Garmin/garmin/activities or /Garmin/Activity
  3. Select the file (it will end in .fit or .tcx).
  4. Press "Open".

If you have a Garmin watch that supports music it will connect to your computer in MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) mode. You will need to use a utility such as https://www.android.com/filetransfer/ in order to get the files off your watch. If you have Garmin Express installed, be sure and close that before proceeding:

  1. Open Android File Transfer.
  2. Navigate to /Garmin/Activity
  3. Drag the file (it will end in .fit or .tcx) somewhere on your computer.
  4. Select "Choose Files" from this page on the Strava website.
  5. Navigate to where you dragged the file from Android File Transfer.
  6. Select the file (it will end in .fit or .tcx).
  7. 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.

To do this:

  1. Log into Strava
  2. Click on "Upload" at the top right corner of the page
  3. Click on "Manual" as listed on the left side
  4. Select your Activity Type, enter the other required fields, and click "Create"
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