Route guidance from Apple Watch app

I’m amazed I can’t find an existing feature request, because I’m amazed that this doesn’t exist already.
I want to be able to load a Strava Route on my Apple Watch in the Strava app, and then have the app give me directions whilst i’m running/riding. Having to stop and get my phone out to check the map/route is ridiculous when it could be so easily avoided.
The Apple Maps app manages to do this when I ise it to get from A>B.
Am i missing something?
As it stands I can’t see what the Strava Apple Watch app has as an improvement over the built in Apple activity software (which i sync to Strava anyway)

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  • +100 

    I'm pretty new to Strava + Apple Watch and am shocked this isn't already integrated! Also - the fact that you have to start the workout on your watch in order for your watch to record heart rate data is annoying (especially for cycling). I feel like the Strava developers are spending too much time geeking out on what they can do with heart rate data/adding a bunch of metrics rather than implementing basic functionality. I saw that this was requested from a post in 2017 too. (!!!!!!) 

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  • +100 as well. this seems very odd. I use a phone to follow a route and a watch to record it. syncing this would be great!

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  • +1000 whats going on here Strava. Not map on watch defeats the purpose for cycling.

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  • I’ll add another voice, this would be a really useful addition, especially now Strava have created the route planner. Pretty please 🙏🏻

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  • +100

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  • I am new to the Apple Watch and Strava community as well, and was sure I was doing something wrong. Yesterday while on a training run I had to use the Apple Watch in order to get notifications but also had to use the Apple phone in order to see the route. While training for a marathon and following other peoples routes this is a nuisance. Kind of crazy also noticed that both the watch and the phone while on my body at the same time had over 3/4 of a mile Delta in a half marathon distance

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  • +1 again @StravaTeam

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  • Did my 1st Strava run today, I too was annoyed that I started the run on my phone only to find the apple watch app was not syncing with the phone and no route guidance unless I pull my phone out and look at the map while I run.  Come on Strava, make this the best iOS and apple watch app for runners!

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  • This would be a feature I'm willing to pay for - I always run with my Apple Watch 4 but never take my phone.

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  • +1000 I value this over extreme data visuals and comparison. Lots of opportunities, let's make it happen.  

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  • +100 This would be such a great feature. 

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  • +1 would love this. We believe in you Strava!

     

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  • For those who would love this, you might want to upvote the same request from 2017 over here: https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/115000337290-Follow-a-Route-on-Apple-Watch

    But alas... Strava does what they want and they ignore user requests in most cases, even if they are simple requests like adding Private Training Notes... ignored since 2014:

    https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/208835347-Add-Private-Training-Notes

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  • vote with your money. use another app like UnderArmour map my run or something else, anything. But please post after you use it. Your opinion is not only helpful, it expected.

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