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Sync Apple Health Activity Data to Strava

Please add support for sync'ing Apple Health Activity data to Strava.

I've been using the native Workout app on the Apple Watch, and it suits my needs fine. The key thing that's missing is that Strava does not support syncing/importing Apple Health Activity data.

 

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  • I second this Idea absolutely but I think we shouldn't ask Strava about this. Apple could implement an export functionality for activities to third party companies like Strava or Trainingpeaks (like for example Wahoo does in their apps). Then Strava wouldn't have to do anything..

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  • hope ios11 will finally give us ability use Strava for open water swimming. 

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  • I've moved away from Strava recently due to this as well.

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  • Yes, please!!!

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  • Has this been implemented? I have an Apple workout 12 mile run that I want to sync over to Strava from yesterday 

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  • @David Kaplan: RunGap

     

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  • I’ve just moved from Garmin to Apple Watch and agree with others, we need Apple workout data syncing with strava so you can capture multiple workout types... was surprised strava had not already done this, the strava community is only going to get bigger if it has maximum compatibility... I’ve had to stop using strava at the mo... will come back when this is sorted.

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  • Agree - RunGap working well.  Apple Workouts provide a better use-experience IMHO than the Stava Apple Watch app.  I've moved over despite having to manually run the intermediate step in RunGap.  I hope that if RunGap has been able to implement the integration with the HealthKit so quickly following release of iOS 11 Strava is able to follow suit and  implements a direct integration too to save this intermediate step.  In the meantime Apple Watch Activity App -> RunGap -> Strava all the way.  

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  • This is solved now with iOS11 - RunGap is the first app to take advantage and make it easy to export workout data to Strava and others (see here), but also just seen a new app called HealthFit which will export all your workouts to FIT files which you can then import into Strava and others (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/healthfit/id1202650514)

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  • Same here, i have a first generation Apple watch, i now am using the Workout app sync to Rungap then upload to Strava. It takes 1 minute to do and is worth the extra stats i can now get such as heart rate and cadence.

    I am astounded that the people at Strava have not been able to figure this out. I quit paying for premium when it was made clear that Apple watch users were not considered an important part of their customer base. I now use Strava for what it actually is - A social platform to share your running/riding activities with friends, and i for one will not pay for such a platform.

    If this attitude towards the customer base continues i can see Strava ceasing to exist in the future, i even get the feeling sometimes through the lack of support/interest in their own product that this is actually part of the plan! 

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  • RunGap does a great job.  I hope strava figures it out so I don't have to pay the RunGap fee to upload.

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  • We are still exploring whether it's possible to sync Apple Health activity directly to Strava. 

    In the meantime, some helpful apps have been shared in the comments that can sync native Apple activities to Strava: 

    RunGap

    HealthFit

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  • @Elle Anderson - it's is clearly possible to do this, it was enabled in iOS11 and watchOS 4.  You can read my review of how this works on RunGap here 

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  • Given that apps, like RunGap (which I’m trying), are able to access HealthKit workout data (incl. GPS), I wouldn’t be surprised if the Strava app team is being held up more on figuring out proper handling of sync’ing scenarios rather than having trouble accessing HealthKit data. For example, consider settings that result in a workout sync’ing from Apple Health to Strava (good) and circling back from Strava into Apple Health (not so good, because of potential duplicated workout data if one/both ends of the sync aren’t able to tell that it’s the same workout).

     

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  • @Elle, I’m stunned - ‘you’re still exploring whether it is possible’??! What have you been doing for the last six months

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  • Since the last update accuracy has been terrible. On every run now Strava adds at least 2% distance on same routes where it had no problems before. Same run with Apple Workout app is always accurate. So it's not an issue with watch GPS but rather with the Strava app. Makes checking the pace useless. Also, on every full kilometre the pace goes to zero and then takes a while to catch up. I am currently testing the iOS app Porter which exports activities to GPX. Once all the kinks are ironed out I hope to be able to switch completely to Apple's Workout app.

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  • How is it possible that data from garmin, polar, etc can be directly synced and we are still waiting for apple health to do the same?

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  • @Heath the way around this to just use the activity app and only have one way sync turned on - Health -> Strava and not the other way round.

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  • @Chris, yep–that’s the setting I’ve settled on. Thanks!

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  • Will also be interesting to transfer these data without having to pay another app, RunGap and Healthfit as suggested by Hellen are not free if you want to upload runs to strava and as Premium user this is NOT acceptable!!!
    :-(((

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  • +1

    this is necessary

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  • +1

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  • + me also👍

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  • +1 Great idea!!

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  • I can't follow the fixes above but still Strava must be incredibly tone deaf. This thread started in February.  How hard is it for a tech company like this to integrate apple health data into a synch to Strava? They are doing it will many other platforms. Something else is clearly going on here.  Dispute with Apple? Makes no sense. I just joined and I'm ready to bail. In the winter I do a lot of indoor cycling and running.  Maybe on the 1 year anniversary of this thread there will be a result.  

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  • I agree, please add!

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  • Hi Folks, 

    No ETA at the moment. In the meantime, please head over to "Syncing Apple activity data to Strava" to add your support, as this thread seems to be a duplicate. 

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