Barometric altimeter on Apple Watch 3

Please have the Strava app on the new Apple Watch 3 use the built-in barometric altimeter for more accurate elevation data. One long-standing problem with the Strava app is that it (sometimes wildly) overestimates elevation differences, and this may improve the accuracy. 

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  • Yes, great idea, please take advantage of the altimeter for calculating accurate elevation.

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  • +1. 

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  • Yes, and please show the altimeter in the app!

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  • Hello,yes please I live in the mountains and the native altitude altitude in strata is a joke! Also please display altitude and elevation gain in the app.

     

    many thanks

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  • @Toby Simpson

    Yes, altitude information on the watch, that's a great suggestion. 

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  • Waiting for that as well, come on Strava...

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  • This is a killer feature for me, I always get 25-30% to much elevation data.
    I will change to another app and Plattform, if this is not corrected. 

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  • I confirm, altitude information on the watch, that's a great suggestion. 

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  • +1 Please let the app use the barometric data from the Apple Watch 3.

    Recorded 1089 hm today with the AW3 and my friends bike computer (barometric altimeter) recorded 734 which is in fact the correct value.

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  • Any idea when this will be implemented. Been ages...

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  • Also with Apple Watch 4, the same problem. The elevation gain is30% too high, because the app doesn't use barometic data from the watch ...

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  • Please, it is time to get this fixed.  I rode on the beach with a friend on November 10, 2018.  The roads to get to and from the beach did have hills but the elevation based on the Apple watch were literally almost 10x higher than my friend's Garmin (4,096' vs 417').  I also ride with a Lezyne Super GPS and the elevation info recorded there is very close to the 417' elevation.  This has been an ongoing issue that I have reported a few times in the past but, therte is still no solution.  Looking at the elevation graph, there are multiple data points showing me going below sea level, some close to 1,000' below; pretty hard to do while riding along the waters edge.  https://www.strava.com/activities/1956570373

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  • This is still missing. Device IDs for recent Apple Watches aren’t recognized as a valid source for elevation calculation.

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  • Hello it has been years! It should be easy to support Apple Watch? This omission prevents me from using Strava...

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  • +1

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  • Would be great to have these features - elevation gain information and barometric measurement - in the Apple Watch app. Thank you very much.

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  • With the recent ability to upload Apple Watch native Workouts via Strava app from iOS HealthKit, Apple Watch device name is now displayed on Strava workout details. Elevation from the watch's altimeter is still not used, though.

    That's one final bummer in the AW & Strava integration, please flag Apple Watch Series 3, 4 & 5 to be valid elevation sources

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  • I've been running stairs in a condo building.  I'd love it if my Apple Watch (series 3) could identify the altimeter reading for tracking.

    I'd also really love to see an ability to break down the different workout types e.g. stairs, rowing, erging, weights etc.

     

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  • Why why why why won’t Strava trust the altimeter data from my Apple Watch (series 4)? Is there some concern about the accuracy of the barometric altimeter in the Apple Watch? Has anyone from Strava ever explained this?

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  • I have been following this post for three years now (and two apple watches) and still nothing has been done! All they need to do is add the Apple Watch to the list of trusted sources. The data is all there ready to use.

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  • Matt, Toby, I absolutely agree with you!!!

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