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Add better support for Swim data to Strava

I am thinking about buying a Garmin Swim, but it is pretty useful if it cannot upload it's data to Strava. Is there a possibility that Garmin Swim will be supported?

edit: THANKS TO ALL THE SPORTERS REPLYING IN THE THREAD AND OF COURSE THE TEAM OF STRAVA!!! SWIM UPLOAD IS POSSIBLE FROM NOW ON!!!!

 

Strava Support edit: Although Strava currently accepts Swim data from Garmin devices, this forum can still be used to collect feedback on improvements we can make to allow swim data to be more useful and better displayed on Strava, for both swim metrics and swim activity data. Thanks for your feedback! 

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  • I'd  like to say thanks for recently fixing the issue of average pace for swims.. I no longer need to be embarrassed by swims that look much slower than they actually were! It works great now

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  • +1

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  • Hi

    I would like to see, first of all monthly swimming challenges. Also as Garmin connect shows graphs on how fast each length is done, how many strokes etc, that would be a great addition. I use Strava for my cycling so would like to see all the info in one place. Being able to define which stroke would also be an advantage when calculating calories etc.

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  • Apple Watch Support please, so I can actually read my swim data on Strava!!!!

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  • A #MeToo for both prioritizing Garmin and the Platysens Marlin integration - I also use both !

    Still odd that i can't even select that a swim was a race - not that i do that many but would be nice to easily find them again (enstead of relying og other platforms)

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  • Please, add the ability to sync the swim data from MoovNow to Strava. Thanks

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  • Proper treatment of HR data - accurate import from garmin and use it for training and effort analysis.

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  • Very useful indeed.

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  • I seventh the motion! Please add the ability to log swims!

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  • ditto!

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  • i agree. i want to be able to upload my indoor swims recorded on my 910xt

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  • Lack of swim data will be the only reason I don't re-up on my premo membership. 

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  • Agree with Dan.

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  • I have been able to upload both pool swims and open water swims from my Garmin 910 in the past, but now strava isn't picking them up? Can this be sorted please?

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  • Seems to treat swim data as ride from my 910xt since the site update yesterday.  Can't change the activity even though Strava goes through the motions it stays as a ride

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  • It would never automatically upload for me, but I used to be able to export from garmin connect as TCX and import that file into Strava. I can still do that, but cannot change the activity type from "Run" (my default) to "swim". 

    Quite annoying. My last swim that I was able to mark as a swim was on 9/30/12. Sometime between then and 10/25 (my next swim...lazy) that feature broke.

    Please fix it.

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  • same problem...can't upload swim data. have to download & then upload the file but can't change to swim type

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  • It seems like I can no longer change activity types at all. Run > Bike also does not work. 

    This may be good news since it is a larger problem and more likely to affect more people. Therefore, more complaints should elicit a quicker fix. Unfortunately, I doubt they are as interested in fixing the ability to autoupload swim data...

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  • agreed!  i added an outdoor swim on 10/27/12, but now i can't change the bike to swim!  please fix!

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  • to clarify.  the swim i did today 11/5/12 indoors was the data i had to export from garmin as tpx and then couldn't switch to swim...

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  • what do you expect tri-athletes to do?  just ignore 1/3rd of their life?

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  • Yep, definitely need swim data ASAP please. Having to use both Garmin Connect and Strava at the moment, with preference being Strava.

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  • I started to use good old Excel to make an analysis page for myself. Hope to see Strava implementing Swimming soon!

    Dissappointing is the fact that they didn't react on this topic...

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  • I couldn't change the activity type to swim either until i tried ticking the 'stationary trainer' checkbox -  i wish i had an endless pool but sadly i don't!!  This allows the imported TCX to be saved as a swim.  I'll add my vote to Strava supporting pool and open water data - i'd much rather use Strava than Connect and would pay for premium but not until there is more functionality for triathlon

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  • Ben Turner: Nice find! It works the same for me. You can then change it again to a normal (non-trainer) swim. 

    To recap:

    For bike and runs: easily uploads from garmin.

    For Swim: 

    1) export from garmin connect as TCX

    2) upload to strava

    3) change activity type to swim with the trainer box ticked

    4) change activity to normal swim, unticking the trainer box.

     

    This is pretty ridiculous, but at least it is workable. Hopefully, they will soon add better support for swims and a unified activity for multisport.

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  • I agree it is ridiculous. Please just fix the app
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  • I just upgraded tp premium thinking that would fix the problem... I was stupid!

    Not happy.

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  • Just came home from my morning swim...with my new Garmin Swim...bummer that it didn't work with strava...I guess I have to go back to Garmin Connect...

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  • Yes, it took me a while to figure out that my swims weren't being counted. As far as I'm concerned, if Strava doesn't count it, then I didn't do it!! Kidding of course, well sort of....

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  • Just bought the Garmin swim, we NEED it to be supported on Strava!

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