I have the new Google Pixel Watch and moving from a Polar Vantage V sports watch. The app seems to work fine in terms of start and stop and activity upload but isn't quite as good at getting feedback during the workout. A couple of things I miss:
- When running getting a notification (e.g. vibration) at the end of each km and telling me the time for the last km on the screen. I find that's better feedback than the instantaneous speed which is always a bit erratic on smart watches.
- When both running and cycling (even though I have the watch set to always on display) the Strava app blanks the screen until I lift the watch up. This isn't too bad when running but is a bit more of a movement than I would normally do. When cycling though (I guess because of my position) lifting my wrist up doesn't turn the screen on.
Other than that I think the GPS and heart rate tracking may actually be better than on my Polar. I haven't tried the built in FitBit app but will give it a go and see if it has the above features that I miss.
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I actually posted this in 'Strava Features chat' and it got moved to 'Devices and Connections' and then to here in 'Ideas'. It's not really written as a feature request (there are two things to start). I thought I'd see what what other people thought first but ok.
My intention was not to change what you originally intended for your post to be I apologize.
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However, if you feel this post is better suited within the Features Chat or Devices & Connections sections let me know which you would like this post be moved to and I'll be happy to do so.
I agree with everything stated here. What is particularly bothersome with the screen off is when I lift my wrist to see the pace I am running at, it takes a couple seconds to adjust to the pace I am currently running. Because of this I have to stare at my watch for a few seconds to get an accurate reading. It would be nice if the activity app functioned the same way as it does for the Google Fit activities. The screen does not turn off during the workout and looks like shown in the photo below. Google Fit also gives you options for audio cues for each activity as well. If these activities could be transferred to Strava, I'd probably use it instead as it is very user friendly.
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