You can hide your heart rate data and Relative Effort from other Strava athletes by enabling the "hide heart rate data" setting on the edit/save activity page. This setting can be enabled on individual activities and can always be adjusted in the future if you change your mind.
- How to Hide your Heart Rate Data on the Website
- Locate the activity on which you’d like to hide your heart rate data on Strava.com.
- Click the option to edit (pencil icon).
- Click the box next to Hide Heart Rate to enable this setting.
- How to Hide your Heart Rate Data on the Mobile App. You can also hide your heart rate via the upload/save screen, see step 4.
- Locate the activity on which you’d like to hide your heart rate data.
- Click the ellipsis icon (three dots) in the upper right-hand corner.
- Click Edit.
- Scroll down to the setting Hide heart rate data and toggle the switch on (it will turn orange) to enable.
Can I hide my heart rate data by default?
You cannot set a default preference for your heart rate data. By default, your heart rate data will be shown to other athletes, but you will always have the option to adjust this setting on the edit or upload screen.
Can I still see my own heart rate?
Yes, you will still be able to see your heart rate data on your activities.
If I hide my heart rate, will it still contribute to training features like Fitness and Freshness or Relative Effort?
Yes, hidden heart rate data will still count towards these features. Relative Effort will also be hidden from other athletes, however.
Can I bulk update old activities so that my heart rate is hidden?
Yes, you can hide your heart rate from all your previous activities using the instructions outlined here. Please be aware that this feature is only available on the Strava website and Android app.
How is this different than approving/denying Strava from processing health-related data?
Hiding heart rate will allow you to continue seeing this data on your activities, but hide it from other athletes. Denying Strava consent to process and store your health-related data will remove heart rate data entirely. It will be stripped from your activity files so neither you nor anyone else will see it. You can read more here.