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Please can you provide options/links to Shortcuts to start, pause, resume and finish activities, with the options to pick which type.

This will be very useful to include Strava in longer shortcuts, or even deeper integration with the Apple Watch and complications, and also the Apple Watch Ultra Action Button (which can be used to launch a shortcut).

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Pico de Orizaba

If considering these Shortcuts, can you also include starting an activity (and maybe other controls) on the Apple Watch, not just the iPhone. I much prefer using the Apple Watch to record Strava as it has heart rate tracking.

Pico de Orizaba

Shortcut actions I’d really like to see available:

  • Start activity
  • Pause activity
  • Stop activity 
  • Get current activity (check if one is running to use If statements)

Preferably with the options to choose which type of activity - or at least your favourite one.

And that they work on whichever device runs the shortcut - so either iPhone or Apple Watch.


Yes, please add support for the Apple Watch Ultra action button, that would be great!


This would be very helpful, @phirst. Some of these actions are already available via Siri, so I doubt it would be too big a lift to extend access to Shortcuts—and to add a few more, with options as you suggest.

Any progress here, @Soren?

Mt. Kenya

Please integrate strava with iOS shortcuts at least. Then the shortcut can be mapped to the action button on the watch. I’d like to be able to start any type of strava activity with a push of the action button. 

Mt. Kenya

Please do implement new Strava actions. Also the "Start an activity" ios acction does not actually start and activity but rather it just opens Strava now. It would be very useful to use automations to directly start an activity, Luckily there is a deep link that you can use for this 


but it would be better to use official acction rather than a deep l

Pico de Orizaba

I’m using Apple’s Workout app on the watch now. The new version of the outdoor cycling workout on watchOS 10 (currently beta) is really good, fully customisable in what it displays. There are many more data options (integrates with Bluetooth Cadence meter for example or other devices), including showing and notifying you of which heart rate zone you’re in, or want to be in.

It also can be fully integrated with the Action button and Shortcuts (start/stop specific work out types), so very simple to use and control. It syncs everything smoothly with Strava, so no loss there.

As a result I’ve completely given up on the Strava Apple Watch App and fully switched to the native Workout app.

If Strava ever catches up with this - let me know!