Sync Amazfit Bip to Strava

I know many are looking for how to get a workout with Amazfit Bip in Strava. I want to share information on how this can be done.

Android app "Notify & Fitness for Amazfit" can sync Amazfit Bip activity to Strava.

 

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  • Luis F.

    I had the same proble until I figured out that the watch takes a few minutes to stabilish a strong connection with the GPS. Thus I select my activity, start a warm up that takes around 5 to 10 minutes to get done, meanwhile the watch stabilish a strong connection with the GPS, and off course it takes a while longer on rainy days.

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  • @Fagner F Souza
    Let me understand a little bit better please.
    1) you select the activity type and capture GPS signal.
    2.1) you start the activity but the watch remains still while you warm up
    OR 2.2) after you capture GPS signal you dont start the activity for about 5/10 minutes while you warm up and knly after that you start the activity ?
    Because on race days a guy would want to start the activity (and respective timer) on the gunshot/startshot

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  • Okay. I hope whom ever is after a solution has moved away from the initial comments back in 2017, as they are (IMO) all obsolete.

    I achieved sync integration with one simple and single app - Amazit App from the Google App store (I am an Android phone user - Nokia 6.2 Android 9 Pie).

    Download the app and go to:

    Profile -> scroll to the bottom -> Add Account -> Strava

    Log into Strava via the Amazfit App and accept all permissions.

    Eventually you'll be back onto the Amazfit app. I had to manually switch back, but it's all the same.

    On your Amazfit Bip, start an exercise - make sure all GPS is working and syncing... go for a walk, run, ride.

    End the exercise on your watch (NOT YOUR PHONE - very important).

    Open the Amazfit app and let it sync (may need to do it more than once).

    After all syncing has finished - wait a minute and you'll see that your exercise has been auto uploaded into Strava. You should get a notification.

    Enjoy

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  • @Fernando Olmos - thanks for the comment. We know that your current activities can be synced from Amazfit BIP watch to Strava by using the Amazfit app, but the catch is to sync the old ones. This seems to be hard to achieve.

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  • I have had my Amazfit Bip for a year and 9 months. I've had a love/hate relationship with it. Mostly, it has served me well. The watch itself, except for altitude measurements, has worked well enough for my training runs. And I have enjoyed the watch and Amazfit app for sleep analysis and heart rate. Can't beat the price and battery life!

    But lately, for some reason, I've experienced major problems syncing the watch with the Amazfit app. I started encountering the problem this past month. For awhile, re-booting my Android phone enabled me to upload my run into the app. But yesterday, I did everything to upload my run and nothing worked -- rebooting the app, toggling the bluetooth, restarting my watching, swiping up many times. I've had to manually add my run into Strava instead. So, I am somewhat sad to say, I am throwing in the towel and going back to Garmin. I'll be buying a good, but more affordable Garmin. Probably the Vivoactive 3 that I can get for $130.

    There have been many good things about the watch and app, but besides the recent syncing issues, these are the worst things I encountered:
    (1) watch altitude is wrong consistently (it's consistently way too high), so every time I sync with Strava, I go back into Strava (using the desktop version) to "correct elevation." I have to do this after every run, since I run on hills. In order to get correct GAP, this is required.
    (2) calories count is always way too small
    (3) distance is off a bit, but is acceptable for training runs. I would not trust the watch for actual races.
    (4) the watch does not give a good measurement for pace with an interval, like say a mile. This is a must if you are racing IMO. For marathon racing, I have used an old Garmin, which has the feature.
    (5) The Amazfit app/watch estimates for how much time I spent at VO2 Max, etc is way off. It says way too much time is spent in VO2 Max, even when I'm running easy runs.

    Besides all these issues, I stuck loyally to my Bip until the recent inability to sync issue. I'm not waiting until Amazfit can fix this issue, since I don't want to manually add my run into Strava every time. Also, I feel that I can't trust this company's quality control and support. The app/watch seems to fluctuate between working reasonably well to breaking, depending on their latest software download. Well, it broke me as a customer. Too bad, since at one time I was seriously interested in some of Amazfit's higher end new watches like the Stratos and Verge. But no more. So much for my rant. Good luck and good running everyone. I'm glad that I was able to offer a bit of help in a few of my posts on this board.

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  • Anybody knows how we can export our old activities from Amazfit app to Strava?

    I instaled amazfit because mi fit dont have export to strava option,but old activites are not exported.

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  • Hi All,

    The Amazfit app now has an option to export activities in the GPX format, so you can upload your old workouts to Strava. You have to do this individually for each activity - open it, then tap on the export button in the top right corner.

    It saves the GPX file on your phone.

    Then you can upload the GPX manually to Strava using PC.

    It works just fine for me.

    I hope it will work for you all too.

     

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  • Up until a few days ago my Bip data was uploading fine from the Amazfit app to Strava. I then noticed that Strava was registering my watch as a Pace rather than a Bip so I stupidly attempted to change this by releasing Strava authorisation and repairing my watch through Amazfit, then reconnecting accounts and authorisation. Since then I have not been able to upload any of my activities to Strava. I have tried reinstalling and repairing Amazfit but it makes no difference. The only way I can now get my activities on to Strava is by exporting the gpx file, transporting it to my laptop then uploading to Strava. 

    Any suggestions as to how I can re-enable direct uploads from Amazfit to Strava would be most welcome.

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  • I have the same issue. No longer syncing. Though did work fine. Any ideas?

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  • Всем привет. Проблема такая же((((    я для себя нашел только один пока способ. через Amazfit скидываю на електронку GPX фаил и с компа подгружаю в Strava

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  • New life for my Strava!

    In 2018 I bought the Bip, read this whole (to that point) thread, butted my head against concrete with GadgetBridge and GPX Viewer, gave up and resigned myself to the MiFit app, which was surprisingly not awful. I overcame inertia for some reason today and decided to scratch the scab off this gadget fight. I read through this whole (to date) thread today again and, huzzah! Such improvement in two years. All the forthcoming statements are previously noted. I'm merely commenting to confirm.

    The MiFit app is not as comprehensive as the Amazfit app, but 2 years ago the Amazfit app wasn't compatible with the Bip (despite my efforts then). Now it appears to be. Once I realized I wouldn't lose any historical data after syncing with Amazfit app, I immediately uninstalled the MiFit app. I re-installed GadgetBridge and GPX Viewer, assuming I would need them again. Then I discovered Amazfit does export to GPX file directly, so I immediately uninstalled GadgetBridge and GPX Viewer (which only occasionally worked anyway; glad this project works without those two stooges in the mix).

    I exported all of my rides since August 2018 one-by-one to GPX files on my phone, then used Strava through my browser to import each file one-by-one (quick plug for Opera Touch over Chrome--check it out). The Strava site said I should've been able to upload multiple files at once, but in practice it only allowed one at a time, likely because it was on the phone. Thus, I didn't bother with my walks/runs, too inconsequential to bother. Whatever, Strava is up to date once again on the bike side, so I'm pleased.

    It looks like all the information is nominally identical (short of some rounding errors, but again I'm a casual rider so I easily made my peace with that). I spot-checked a bunch of rides for elevation, and they seemed to be pretty accurate relative to known drops/climbs. Tomorrow and going forward, I will ride with my Bip watch, sync to Amazfit app, and double-check that it's automatically syncing on Strava app. Will report back if errors with prolonged use.

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  • This thread has a very long life :-).

    Thanks Scott for sharing. I got interested by your experience and tried to install and pair my Bip watch, also from 2018, with Amazfit app. But I failed.

    The apps finds the watch (not through QR-code), but when i try to pair them it give an error. It suggests to switch off/on the phone ant try again, but I get same result.

    How did you manage to make it work? Just installed latest available Amazfit watch app? Any special setting?

    Thanks in advance!

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  • Following up my previous post, I did confirm that a bike ride does sync between the Bip, the Amazfit app, and Strava. This was my first live try, so it took a minute to figure out. When I got home, I pulled out my phone and synced my watch to the Amazfit app. That did the automatic "sync activity, 100%" thing. Then I checked Strava, but it didn't sync. So I went back to the Amazfit app and clicked into my ride activity. Even though the "sync activity" on the main screen was 100%, the ride activity screen showed that the ride needed to sync. Once I synced on that screen, it immediately synced with Strava. Boom, victory.

    Adrian: I used the MiFit app previously, so my watch had already been paired with the phone (LG G4 when I bought the watch, Moto G7 Power now). While it was paired on the MiFit app, I downloaded the Amazfit app. When I opened the new app, it asked me to log in. I did so using my MiFit login information. Once logged in, when I went to Devices, the watch was immediately paired.

    Are you currently using the MiFit app? I'd try it that way, with both apps logged in simultaneously. If that still doesn't work, respond again. I'm game for attempting to unpair and re-pair on my end in the name of knowledge :)

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  • New development! I have a Mi Band 5, use Mi Fit for my main app. I also have AmazTools, and the goal was for AmazTools to upload all activities to Strava. After my most recent bike ride, I started the activity on my band and ended on my band and AmazTools even showed the activity on my Home page. I have Strava set up to automatically upload and when I went to my Sport Activity tab, it showed nothing. Nothing synced to Strava either, after a full day. Not sure what the issue is, but I can view all the status on the Mi Fit app but I can't upload from AmazTools or even download the GPX. Anyone have these issues?

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  • I experience exactly the same issue with Mi Band 5 and AmazTools. Sync is done but list of activities is empty.

    I've sent an email to support.

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