Removing Direct Sensor Pairing from the Strava Mobile App

As of October 28th, 2019, Bluetooth and ANT+ sensors will no longer pair directly with the Strava phone app. This means that, for example, if you record activities using the Strava phone app, you will not be able to record your heart rate or other Bluetooth sensor data. Supporting Bluetooth devices was causing the app to crash during recording, whether or not a sensor was connected. Disabling this feature significantly improves recording stability for all athletes. 

While this update will reduce crashes for millions of athletes, we understand that it will be disappointing for the athletes who do use the feature.

Strava will continue to record heart rate from sensors in our Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy/Gear and Android WearOS apps. Sensors connected to or built into a watch or cycling computer are not affected by this change. Any activities that include sensor data that were recorded with a third-party device or app that syncs with Strava will upload as normal.

How to upload data from your Bluetooth or ANT+ sensor to Strava

The easiest way to upload your data is to record your activities with sensor data using the Wahoo Fitness app. It works with both sensor types and can automatically upload your activities to your Strava account. Learn more about analyzing your performance with heart rate data.

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