Swimming support with Apple Watch

Hi I have been given an apple watch for Christmas and I was wondering if there is every going to be able to either  upload swims straight from the apple watch activity app or have the swim feature in the watch addition app

 

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  • This would be awesome! Please add swimming to the watch app!

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  • Absolutely.  Please include swim workouts.

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  • It is disturbing to see a great company dropping the ball in front of many of it's users. There is no point in asking "nicely" to make this feature available. Strava it's not clearly listening to its customers.

    It is clear this issue should be escalated to Mark Shaw (Strava's CTO) and the engineering team because request for this feature won't go away but some users will be disappointed, downgrade from their paid subscription or simply leave the Strava platform.

    If there was reason for me to buy anything from Strava - this was it.

    Sadly, Strava has missed it.

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  • Swim support would be awesome. Relative newcomer to swimming and strava & using the Apple watch 2. Pause function and setting pool length is cool and essential but would be so much better being in Strava or at the very least letting strava read from the workouts app and import the data so i don't have to manually enter it!

    C'mon strava... Apple normally set a trend but others can better it.

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  • Come on guys, you even have an open water swimmer pictured as I search just to rub in this glaring omission 

     

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  • Another vote for swim support for the Apple Watch on Strava.

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  • Not on the roadmap???!!! How many triathletes in the world use Strava? It's crazy that everybody's favourite tracking app won't track swims. Put it on the roadmap, please!

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  • Yes when do you plan to add this???

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  • Hi everyone as a work around I tried this today. Using my Apple Watch 2 start Strava set to run make sure auto stop is off, then set the watch into water mode. After synch to my iPhone Strava app then edit the event from Run to Swim and save, it carried the GPS track around the lake not that accurate when you have your watch on your wrist but an ok solution. What the GPS track needs is some method of smoothing the route based on the plots. Hope this helps 😎

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  • I'd like to add my voice to this too. My most requested feature

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  • Yep, another vote for strava swim!!

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  • Thank you, Chris Kimber. I just downloaded the app and it worked. This is very exciting.

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  • Took the plunge (sorry) and bought Chris's app. It works great, but with one caveat: it duplicates the work out in Apple Activities. Basically I have the original swim now and the Strava swim. I use the Apple app as a tracker for all my activities so this is a no go for me long term. Another argument for Strava to support Apple Watch 2 officially.

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  • +1(me) 10x ;)

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  • Swim mode and (even better) a Triathlon mode with T1 and T2 built in. Would Upgrade to Premium for this feature.

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  • Chris, can you make it so your app uploads open water swims? Not the GPS data, just distance and time.
    At the moment it needs "lap data" to upload.

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  • Another vote for triathlon mode!

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  • Please add this feature : )

    Assumed with all the billboard Ad's seen for Apple Watch swimming support was a given

    Make it premium only if you must, but be a great feature 

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  • I don't know many bi-athletes but a heck of a lot of tri-athletes that use strava and Apple Watch. Please get this on your roadmap Strava folks and sort this out pronto.... Please....

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  • As a Premium user the absence of swim on my AW2 is frustrating. Swam tonight with auto pause off and recorded as a run. Result? No motion detected!
    Very frustrating. Should I dump my AW2 and the additional features orndonindump my premium Strava subscription?
    Would be good to understand where/if this now sits on the roadmap since, as a triathlete I feel we're being let down here.

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  • @Daivd - Well put. I also agree!

    I tried tracking my open water Swim as s run and then editing it afterwards to change it to a swim, but strava did a terrible job tracking my movement and as a result I'd say it overestimated my distance by about 50%. Sure made my pace time look lighting fast though.

    For now I remain disappointed in Strava and will start using the Swim.com app.

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  • Any update on this? iwatch's new update is coming in the fall and that should have improvements that can maybe help this integration smoother even.


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  • We need it, please...!

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  • Completely agree! would love the swim option on the strava App! please please please get this up and running. 

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  • Strava.... put it on your roadmap! You'll offer the full suite of exercises with Apple users if you add swim! Your iOS guys I bet have already looked into it, just let them be free and push it to production!

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  • Adding to the long list of requests for this! How great would this be.

    Please please add swim tracking for the Apple Series 2!

     

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  • Me too! Please Strava! Do something about the swimming feature!!! It cant be so hard?! or just Apple can do it???

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  • Agree with everyone. Would really appreciate swimming support for I watch! Come on strava.

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  • I would love for this to happen as well

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  • I need it as well

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