Support for Wahoo RFLKT or Magellan Echo on Android app

Hi there,

I've recently switched from iOS to Android. One of the main factors on whether a switch was possible for me, was that my sensors (Wahoo Bluetooth LE) were supported.I was pretty disappointed to learn though that the RFLKT and Magellan Echo aren't supported as they were next on my shopping list! Any idea when (if?) these are planned anytime in the future?

Thanks,

Andrew

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    Sadly, we are dropping iOS support for Wahoo RFLKT/RLFKT+, the Magellan Echo, and the Timex Run x50 in the next release of the iPhone app. This also means we won't be pursuing Android support for these devices in the future. 
     
    You can continue to use your RFLKT(+) by recording with the Wahoo App and syncing your data to Strava
     
    As the Strava app evolves, we continue to assess the work needed to support all the various accessories, sensors, watches and operating systems. Sometimes, it is necessary to cease supporting some devices so we can redirect those development resources elsewhere. Thank you for understanding, and please reach out to our support team directly with questions and feedback. 
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  • Sorry! For the Wahoo RFLKT: The device itself and the associated software not set up to communicate with Android at this time. It appears it's something they may be working on.

    http://support.wahoofitness.com/entries/22941019-Rflkt-

    Once they release it for their own app, we'll begin to explore integration with our own app but it would still be a ways off.

    For the Magellan Echo: Their website lists Android support as coming soon: http://active.magellangps.com/echo/gettingstarted

    Hope that helps! 

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  • According to the Wahoo Fitness app page in the Google Play store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wahoofitness.fitness), they have released Android support for the RFLKT. Is this something that will be added to Strava anytime soon?

    Thanks,

    Josiah

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  • I now have a RFLKT+ and use it with the Wahoo app and it's fine. The Wahoo app also syncs to Strava afterward, which was enough of a solution for me!

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  • > The Wahoo app also syncs to Strava afterward, which was enough of a solution for me!

    But enough for us

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  • When is the Android Strava app getting the same native Wahoo RFLKT+ support that iOS has ? 

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  • Hello Strava support! First off, love your product - been a member for quite a while now.

    Is there any update on this? I am very interested in purchasing a RFLKT+, but only will when Strava supports it.

    Looking forward to an update on this!
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  • Hello! I've recently passed along the feedback from this topic to the product folks, and although Android development to support the Wahoo RFLKT+ is not currently on our roadmap, we're considering adding it. Thanks for your continued support! 

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  • Hi - want to add my voice to the request for RFLKT+ support - I actually purchased it without checking the support thread first :-(

    Actually I'd also like to appeal for a reduction in iPhone-centricity given the popularity and reach of the Android platform .. which includes inbuilt support for ANT+ in the case of some handsets ... something that iPhone can't boast.

    Support for RFLKT must have loads of potential - which is why i got one ... segment alerts and timings for one :-)

    Elle - is the roadmap published at all? Not in a commitment sort of way, but as indicative? User forum to assist you guys with prioritisation?

     

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  • Adam, I use my RFLKT+ with my Android phone using the Wahoo app.

    I've spoken to Wahoo directly and they've said they're still working on features, but as of right now, the ANT bridge and barometric altimeter / thermometer aren't usable. If you still can I'd possibly consider sending back the + and getting a normal one to save some coin.

    With the Apple watch coming out I fear that the Android development for RFLKT+ has just lot itself another place in the queue.

    On the positive, if I pretend I didn't pay extra for those features, the RFLKT works perfectly well with Android, if you use the Wahoo app and then sync to Strava :)

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  • I get that everybody asks and answers question purely from their own perspective, so here goes ...

    Have to say I'm not bothered by the ANT+ bridge part, considering my phone can connect to the ANT+ peripherals ... though with all these things it's different strokes for different folks huh!

    The killer feature of the RFLKT device is that it's waterproof, and means that I don't need to attach my phone to the 'bars and look like an idiot. 

    Would seriously love the day when I could see on the RFLKT that I'd started a segment, and to get a segment time as I went along ... that would be cool. It's this hope that caused me to buy it, but if that kind of feature is a long way down the roadmap list the perhaps the Garmin version of segments with an Edge1000 would be better. Would save me a Strava Premium membership too.

     

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  • Ive made a little a little app that supports the rflkt. Still no ant+ bridge but has segment times and uploads to strava. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bravetheskies.ghostracer&hl=en

     

     

     

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  • I would like to echo the request for Strava to be less iPhone-centric.  I realize we can work-around with the Wahoo app, but that's just a workaround.  Hopefully there is some development at least planned in this regard.

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  • I think it is ridiculous to not develop full support for android of Strava ... More and more people prefer Android now than before. Another thing that I find ridiculous is that Stava pusher Wahoo Heart Rate Monitor but not supports other Wahoo products fully out, which is RFLKT ... I sent mail to Strava when I should buy a heart rate monitor and they said Wahoo is one I should go for. So I did it. It is then natural for me to buy RFLKT and Wahoo speed and cadence meter. If I am now forced to use Wahoo's app, what good is Strava? In any case there is no reason to use the paid version. If all features are already in Wahoo app.
    Do not misunderstand me. I'm not adverse to everything, which is very popular to be nowadays. I think Strava has many good ideas, as segments, challenges, badges and clothing one can win. Although clothes after shipping & handling added on plus all Norwegian customs rates and VAT, are incredibly expensive ...

    Nice app! Good job, boys and girls at Strava !!

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  • It seems to me that the wahoo fitness app is not as accurate as the strava app, especially in altitude gain measurement. You know it drains the android battery faster, but you can run both apps at the same time on most newer android phones. Thats my perferred solution.
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  • There's also a Topeak product on the market called the Panocomputer - any hope for integration with this device?

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  • Hi, Elle Anderson any news on this topic?

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  • For what it's worth, the most recent update to the Wahoo app for Android has enabled a number of the features of the RFLKT+ we have been missing, such as the thermometer and altimeter (complete with all its issues) and I think the ANT+ bridge (I don't have any ANT+ devices).  Perhaps this means Strava will be able to natively support it soon?

     

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  • Do I have to stop using strava in order to get RFLKT to work with my S5? As it works with their app but not strava?
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  • You don't have to quit using Strava.  The Wahoo app can be configured (under sharing) to automatically sync to Strava.  This is (hopefully) only necessary until Strava adds proper support.  Syncing to Strava allows you to still use all the benefits of the Strava web site, just as if you had used the Strava app on your ride.

    I will say that the altimeter sucks, and the total climb information is WAY off when you complete your ride.  You'll need to let the Strava site correct the elevation before it's useful.  My first ride showed 194' of elevation gain using the Wahoo app.  After Strava corrected it to GPS it was about 1100', which is where it should be.

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  • Thanks @Andrew - 

    Although it is far from ideal, I'm glad that Strava is able to accommodate fairly easy syncing with the Wahoo App, plus respecting the barometric altimeter data from the RFLKT+, so that folks can use this accessory and still see their data on Strava.  

    In terms of the future of this feature suggestion, our Android team is aware of your requests and we hear your feedback in support of Strava app compatibility for the Wahoo RFLKT on Android. It's something we're thinking about but have not committed to doing yet. Please keep the feedback coming as it will help the cause! 

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  • Another vote for Rflkt support in Android from me. 

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  • And another vote for RFLKT support on Android.....

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  • My vote (one more) for RFLKT support on Android.

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  • Please add support to the Strava Android app for the Wahoo RFLKT and Wahoo RFLKT+.  Please allow Bluetooth usage, not all phones support ANT+.  I want to get a Wahoo RFLKT+ for riding, but no Strava support is holding me back.  Hint-hint; marketing opportunity!

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  • Another vote for RFLKT support on Android. I've moved recently from iOS with Cyclemeter which is an excellent app but only for iOS. It was reliable with the RFLKT and other Bluetooth LE sensors, plus gave me excellent metrics and stats. I've recently tried Ride With GPS but it is clunky and I even lost data - what an app 'sin'. I'd like to see Strava use Cyclemeter as the benchmark for an Android app.

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  • I'd like to put my vote in for RFLKT Android support through strava.  Ride with GPS has recently added support for the RFLKT and Echo on their Android app.

     

     

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  • I want to withdraw my comment on this topic. Wahoo fitness works fine for me, and on A long ride Wahoo is much more energy efficient then strava. I run only Wahoo app and export results to strava later. I'm not missing the direct connection to strava option at all. Those two apps works perfectly together. Even pictures are automatically connected . So from my point of view Strava doesn't need to use their resources on this.
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  • Adding my request for Rflkt support for Android app

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  • +1 for RFLKT support on Android...

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