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Syncing Apple activity data to Strava

Please support the ability of Strava to receive data from the Apple activity app. 

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  • That, or develop a standalone Apple Watch app that can make use of the GPS in the Apple Watch Series 2.

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  • +1

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  • is there any workaround to sync data from activity app to strava?

    Are there any plans to support tracking activities in apple watch 2 alone while leaving the phone behind?

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  • +1

    That would somewhat tide us over for indoor activities as well (track on Activity app then it syncs to Strava) until indoor is included in the app. I know indoor is not a priority for Strava but being able to track indoor run and spinning is important for people up north.

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  • Yes please allow sync from Apple watch 2 activity to Strava. Vitality health/life insurance provide members with an apple watch 2 paid for on finance over 2 years with a up front charge of £100 (42mm watch or £69 for 38mm) then monthly instalment of £12.50, however depending  your level of activity you can reduce your monthly payment to £0.00...cheap watch!

    Data is only accepted from activity app, Vitality doesn't  recognise activity on Strava, meaning I have to track runs on activity with none of the benefits/analysis/competitions/segments of strava. 

     

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  • I am in the same position James. With Vitality in South Africa. Any update here @Elle Anderson? Vitality has over 60 000 apple watches on their network. 

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  • Another request to add this option. Until this option becomes reality, I do not plan to use Strava. I track all my workouts on my apple watch series 2... outdoor cycling, indoor cycling, tennis, elliptical, swimming, strength training, etc.. I do not want to have to start to apps on my phone every time I hop on the bike or start an exercise.

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  • +1 please add this feature

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  • Any progress here @Elle Anderson? I am starting to consider just running with the apple activity app (and not using strava) as my Health insurance will only accept their data.  

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  • With out this I think I will be dropping my starve premium subscription. If there is a solution would love to hear how to get my watch activity to Strava without starting Strava on the watch.

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  • Really appreciate the standalone Strava app on Apple Watch. Great move! But full integration between the two apps would still be appreciated. Each app has it's pluses and minuses for usage with different sports so choice would be phenomenal. 

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  • The strava app on the watch is good, but i require (Like others) the ability to import Apple activity to Strava as i need to record the activity on the activity app because of Discovery medical aid (It does not support strava)

    Please let us know if there is a drop of hope on the horizon for this functionality

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  • When will the ability to manually lap split in the strava app for AW2 be available? Currently i am having to run my speed workouts in the Workout app to lap split which then creates the import into strava problem. The Workout app is currently the only app for apple watch that supports such a basic and necessary function such as a manual lap split. If strava offered this i would not even need to mess with the other two nike based options.

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  • I hope this feature is added soon to Strava as I would much prefer to use the activity app.

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  • It would be very helpful to sync swimming activities to strava, Otherwise it would be great if

    it would be possible to choose not only running and biking in the apple watch starva app but also to have the possibility to choose swimming. 

    The activity app of apple watch 2 supports swimming! 

    I would be pleased about an update!!!

     

    THANKS

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  • I am a Vitality member and I got a Apple Watch from them so I can record my vitals. Also I love Strava but there is clrearly some kind of issues between these two companies with integration support?!

    My problem is that Vitality app refuses to use any data recorded by Strava on the iphone or the Apple Watch. There is no way to run both the Activvity tracker app and Strava on Apple Watch so I cannot do that as a work around. I can only track using a single App.

    So I can track using strava and not get any points on Vitality... or track using Activity and get points for hear rate (yea.. because they dont use the running data for points either) and not have any premium features in Strava.

    It is really annoying me this divide and conquer of data or whatever. Is there any way to import the Watch Activity Run into strava.. I am sure the activity tracks GPS, time and heart rate too,, why cant Strava import that?

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  • Couldn't agree more Piotr! Vitality won't accept Strava data because it can be edited after the activity. Which is fair enough. Strava accept data from the Garmin software, I don't understand why they can't accept the Apple data. And 0 response from strava on this????

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  • I remember Strava was available on Vitality for a very very short time. I think they had a big fall out over something and now both sides are holding a grudge.. while we, paying customers.. well have to keep paying.

    Common Strava.. be the better person here. Sort this out.. It has been an issue for years and again. It is annoying and unprofessional to ignore it. You CAN now use the Watch/ Health data as VERIFIED data, just like Vitality do.

    So, we may not have segment data, or something.. but atleast our feed, goals and other metrics can be updated in Strava. If I keep using the watch more and more.. I will just resign from premium features of Strava because they were only usefull when I ran with my phone.. Not the case any more.

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  • Ditto to all of this. I'm a Vitality customer and just got my Apple Watch, and I'm a bit devastated to work out that I can't use Strava and the Workout app at the same time. We need either

    1. Vitality to accept data from Strava. The Vitality guide just states that the workout must include a START and STOP time, but it does show these data points in the health app already so I don't see why Vitality won't accept it. 

    or 2. Strava app to be able to import the data from the workouts app.

    or 3. Ability to run both the Strava watch app and the Workouts app on the watch at the same time. 

    The other potential solution would be to go back to using MOVES if that app would allow you to import data. Their developer website shows "no short-term plans to support posting data at the moment. This may change in the future though." https://dev.moves-app.com/docs/faq This could be a potential solution. 

     

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  • @Elle are there any updates you can share with us?

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  • Both Strava and Vitality are ignoring this whole issue. For some reason these guys fell out and they just do not want to know anything about each other. Another example....

    They used to partner with Adidas (6 years ago maybe), and I got the Adidas miCoach with heart rate sensor, which I could collect points for hear rate and running via the miCoach app. For some reason they fell out with Vitality too and till today i have the heart rate sensor. Strava is happy to use the BPM and I kept on using the hear rate sensor with all my runs in Strava.. Vitality just blatantly ignores the data (even though they promotes the damn thing that I paid for through their partner channel)

    The way data is collected in iOs health is that each item of data is marked with a source. for the miCoach probably has some kind of "Adidas ANT+" tag on it. Vitality ignores it, even though I regularly do 70% 30 minute workouts.. I just gotta loose out on these f*** points. 

    Strava filters out all the data coming back from health on their servers or in the app, that is why there is a delay. The worst thing is they force us to use "moves" which is terribly inaccurate.. as in it falls short of steps and minutes ran. Once I noticed a 20% mistake in steps moves reported versus the iphone/phone steps. Its always worse for us, as Vitality members. 

    It all sounds like Vitality are being very "evil corp" approach to this and even though they do this nice fitness points reward system with gadgets.. they are coming across as bullies and lack innovation. Typical corporation mentality..

    So now I track my progress with the watch activity tracker (Vitatlity accepts the hear rate data from that and steps) and runs with Moves on my iPhone for running points, and on top of that I always use Strava. So I run with two devices and track my self three times. Its a bloody joke.. seriously. 

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  • Ohhhh while we on this subject.. I just realised the other day that when I run without my Adidas heart rate band.. Strava does not use the Apple Watch hear rate data, while Strava is running on my phone.

    Joke squared!

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  • Piotr, My heart rate data from the apple watch uploads to Strava when i run. Maybe it's just a setting?

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  • Ann, do you mean:

    - Apple watch - tracking activity record (not strava apple watch app)
    - iPhone - tracking with strava application

    I tried messing around with settings but I could not seem to get the heart rate data from the Apple watch to show up on the iPhone strava app. During run or after synchronising. 

    Not sure if you missed it.. but I need to run with both the apple watch and my iphone if I would like to achieve the tracking standards I crave for. 

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  • Totally agree, this issue needs addressing. I just got my Apple Watch this week after quite a lot of deliberation. I've always run with my phone using strava, with moves running in the background so I get my vitality points. Now it seems I can't use strava and have to run with the workout app, which doesn't seem to give anywhere near as useful information.

    Today for a run I tried setting strava going and then starting the workout app. It's actually recorded both runs correctly, but it was annoying having to start and stop two different apps.

    Also, could someone clarify whether I've actually made it harder for myself to get 10 points for a run? I used to make sure I ran 30mins plus and moves would give me 12 points. I just ran Parkrun in just under 22 mins, but ran there/back totalling about 50 mins. I've been given 3 points from vitality...? Is the issue because I logged them as separate runs?

    Come on Strava and Apple, work together on this one!

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  • Hey Matt,

    Well atleast you got both apps running on your watch? How did you do that. When I tried it said that both apps cannot use GPS at the same time and one will be automatically closed down? 

    Now, I deleted Moves (because it started crashing after i got my apple watch, not sure why) but Moves in my opinion has the worst accuracy. I hate it, it sucks. Its gone now.

    So instead of tracking running minutes in moves on my phone I just let the apple watch track my heartbeat. But like you said I got to do minimum 30 minutes at 60% heart rate. Vitality picks that up from the apple watch activity as it uses the watch heart rate sensor as a verified reading. Great (i deleted moves, im so happy about that)

    Steps data is also synchronised from my apple watch fine into strava.

    The problem about park runs is that if you can do 5k in less than 30minutes then you wont get your 10points. But remember you can get your points by sending in your results to strava, they put your points on within 7 days of takin part, even if walked the 5k- doesn't matter. (but you wont get running and park run awarded, only one)

    So for Strava point of view, I have to decide

    - Do I want strava data and vitialty point, Yes- take my phone + watch with me
    - Do I just want strava - Use the apple watch strava app
    - Do I just want vitaltiy points - do not use strava on apple watch (cause i cant run both apps at the same time)

    N.B! Vitality does not honor the activity events as the data.You know when you touch "start a run activity" - That is ignored by strava.. yea it sucks. Currenlty vitality does not allow any way to track running via the watch and I contacted them about that, they said they are working on it. I hope to god they don't port moves on to the watch and just let us use the activities instead. So you can only earn by doing continuous heart rate data which is always tracked, if you recording or not, just like steps.

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  • I've tried various apple watch apps and the native 'workouts' app seems to be the only one to register 10 Vitality points for a 30 min run. If I run over 8 miles using any app I get the 10 points for 12,500 steps from Apple health. I now use an app called RunGap which will sync runs in 'workout' with my Garmin and Strava account but it costs £1.99/ 3 months. This is still a bit clunky because Apple Health doesnt share GPS data so I copy the route map from the 'Activities app' to photo album and then pick it up in Strava, you still lose elevation data but you have heart rate and cadence and all your splits. I end up also wearing my old Garmin for Fartlek/ interval runs and courses with directions, the running apps on Apple watch are still way behind the functionality of a Garmin forerunner but I dont miss hanging around for Garmin Connect to work.

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  • Thanks everyone, due to the comments on this discussion we'll investigate whether a sync with Apple Health is possible for us to do. I'll keep you posted. 

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  • I am also a vitality customer with an apple watch and would love if the apple fitness app can by synced to Strava.  AS mentioned in comments above, can not simply use the STrava app as it is not recognized by Vitality.

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  • Sorry Piotr I missed your response. Not sure how I managed to get both working at the same time, but I can't do it again! I previously managed it by starting strava then starting workouts and not going back until I'd finished. It recorded both including maps and splits, but didn't give me any vitality points as it still took the data from strava. I've now unlinked strava and the health app, so strava no longer writes data to the health app. If I try and use both as previously described, I now just get the time and distance, but no map or splits.

    All we need is for Vitality to accept data written to the Health app by Strava, as it does for certain other apps.

    As a work around for now I'm using a free app called WorkoutMerge which publishes my workout runs to strava (no map or splits) but better than nothing I suppose and still gives me my vitality points.

    Strava - any news on this? Thanks for looking into it!

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