How to connect Apple Watch to Strava


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You can connect your Apple Watch to Strava to gain the ability to track a wide array of activities, analyze your performance with greater depth, and maintain a comprehensive fitness regime.

This integration not only simplifies your workout logging but also enriches the data available at your fingertips, making it easier to set realistic goals, monitor progress, and even share your achievements with a community of like-minded individuals.

Whether you are using an Apple Watch Series 9 or an Ultra 2, this guide will provide you with all the necessary instructions to connect it to your Strava account and track activities.

How to connect Apple Watch to Strava

To connect Apple Watch to Strava, you need to link the Strava app to the Apple Health app. This integration allows Strava to read data from the Health app (which collects your fitness and health data from the Apple Watch) and also write data to it.

Here are the steps to connect Apple Watch to Strava:

  • Open Strava on your iPhone and go to the "You" tab
  • Select Applications, Services and Devices
  • Tap the + icon next to Health
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to connect the Apple Watch to Strava
  • Now choose which specific Apple Health data you wish to share with Strava.

To ensure seamless activity tracking, activate the "Automatic uploads" feature. This allows Strava to upload your workout data from the Health app automatically, even when the Strava app is not actively running.

Similarly, if you wish for Strava to automatically transfer data to the Health app, such as route details, type of activity, distance covered, duration, and calories burned, make sure to enable the "Send to Health'" option.

If you are looking to set up the Strava app on your Apple Watch, you can find a detailed guide here.

And that covers everything about connecting the Apple Watch to Strava. While you are here, make sure you also check out how to make a club in Strava.

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