Connecting HRM-strap to Strava

I bought a Garmin HRM-strap as part of a bundle with my Garming cycling/GPS device (Edge 830), so usually the HRM is paired to my Edge (no problems there, it sends the data to Strava afterwards without any hickups), but I'd like to pair the HRM to Strava when I go hiking. 

When I try to pair it to my phone I can see the HRM listed, but it refers to the app of the HRM, when I try to pair it to Strava it doesn't show up at all. What steps should I take?

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  • They ditched the support for HRM and other sensors to push Wahoo and Polar Watches..

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  • and that sux!  Runtastic deleted their webpage and now Strava cancels the BLE HRM Straps... Alternatives??

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  • Agree with you. I use atrainingtracker for Android now. It's open source. They can make an application without many resources wich does not "crash" when you pair sensors... You can synchronize to strava but you shouldn't ;)

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  • Why bother using the app and be a premium subscriber then?

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  • What does one have to do with the other? Strava gave me my money back for Premium because they no longer offer the BLE/ANT+ services. So, I'm fine with Strava. I use wahoo instead, which send my data to my free strava account. 

    It's obvious that Strava doesn't have a technical problem, but a good deal with Garmin... Conspiracy theory? Maybe... :D

     

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  • So I'm sitting here before a ride waiting to figure out why my Polar HRM isn't connecting and I find this thread!  OMG, tell me this can't be true.

     

    I'm leaving for the ride now but when I get back I'm contacting Strava support.  I think they've just lost a Premium subscriber if they truly dropped HRM support.

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  • Same with me.  I've been on an indoor trainer through most of the autumn.

    Now cancelling my Premium as this extra level of data was the sole reason I joined!!

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  • I'm using Polar Beat (on my mobile) to record my activity including the Polar OH1 Heart Rate monitor.  Polar Beat (which uses the same account as Polar Flow) then syncs with Strava and my activity appears in Strava as soon as I complete it.

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  • Same issue here, I bouht a Garmin 1030 bundle, so I have the HRM-3SS heart rate monitor, no issue to pair it with my Garmin GPS and send the data to Strava after the ride, but I can't pair it to the Android Strava application, that sucks because I can't use this HRM when I'm running or anything else but cycling... 

    Will you Strava staff do anything about it or you just don't give a f*ck about that (which seems to be the case) ? 

    Topic created on october 15, 2019 and still not a single reply from Strava's staff... 

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  • I have a similar situation with a Polar OH1 HRM. Eventually I realised I could pair it with the Polar app on my phone and use that to track my runs, and that automatically uploads to Strava. I now have a number of tracking apps and devices, and Strava for analysis and viewing.

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  • I’m having to use the wahoo app to connect to my garmin hrm, to then sync with Strava. The downside here is that it doesn’t then give a route, so no segments/leader boards. Does anyone know a way to get heart rate and a plotted route on Strava?

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  • I subscribe to strava, why can't I link my heart rate monitor strap directly to the strava app on my phone?

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  • Having Strava collecting data from the HRM-strap + safety beacon was all tech I needed for my outdoor activities. First they've dropped HRM strap support and now changed the subscription model. I reckon I am out of their target group.

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  • I record my runs now using Endomondo and then sync to Strava using the website called Tapiriik. This is a bit cumbersome, but at least Endomondo supports Bluetooth based heart rate monitors.

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  • Yep - this is absurd. This is basic training data and I shouldn't be beholden to one mfgr or another. So much for my strava subscription!

     

     

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