You can record activities on your Apple Watch Series 2 or later without carrying your phone. The Strava Apple Watch app functions independently from the iPhone app so the phone will not visibly respond when you record your activity even if you have your phone with you.
You can record all supported sport types on your Apple Watch Series 2 or later without carrying your phone.
In order to use the Apple Watch's built-in Heart Rate monitor, you must give Strava permission to read heart rate data from within the Apple Health app. You do not need to enable Bluetooth or heart rate sensors in the Strava iPhone app in order to use the heart rate data from the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch will not show up as an option on the sensor page on the Strava iPhone app.
First, verify that you've allowed Strava to access your heart rate data:
If these settings have been enabled:
Navigate to Settings on your iPhone and select Privacy > Motion & Fitness. Make sure Strava is turned ON so the toggle is highlighted green. While in the Privacy section of your Settings, make sure Location services and Health are enabled.
To force the sync of an activity that was recorded using the Strava Apple Watch app, go to the Strava app settings then select history. Next, select the activity you want to sync then press sync. With the Strava app open on the watch, open the Strava iPhone app go to You > Activities, and pull down on the feed to refresh the feed and this will trigger a sync. If that doesn’t work, restart both the Apple Watch and the iPhone and repeat the steps above.
Confirm that the system setting for Motion and Fitness is enabled. On your iPhone go to the general settings: Settings > Privacy > Motion & Fitness > Fitness Tracking. If the setting is already enabled, please try toggling Motion & Fitness off and on.
No, this feature is not available on the Strava Apple Watch app.
Yes, you can pair compatible Bluetooth LE heart rate sensors.
We do not advise doing this. Other workout apps that use the Apple Watch’s GPS may interfere with your Strava recording.
No, you will not be able to view maps or Strava Routes on the Apple Watch app.