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Benjamin
Mt. Kenya

I recently purchased an apple watch ultra and i was hoping that i could map activity starts to the action button, if possible this would be a super appreciated feature!

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Jane
Strava
Strava

Hi Benjamin,

Thanks for posting about this.  At the present time, Apple has not opened up the action button to external Apps, so it's not something we're able to do.  We're glad you're interested in using this button with Strava, and that's feedback you could provide directly to Apple.  

Thanks again!


Jane (she/her)
STRAVA | Community Hub Team

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phirst
Shkhara

Hi Benjamin

I created a simple Shortcut and assigned it to the Action Button. It opens the Strava app on your Apple Watch Ultra, and in addition sets the focus mode to my “Cycling” one. It means I don’t need a complication to open Strava quickly on the watch.

This is just the simple shortcut, but you can expand it to do other things too.

Still looking forward to Strava hopefully working with the Action Button, and adding more shortcut integration/options like Start, Pause, Stop activity on Apple Watch, and actions like be able to Get Current Activity - to check if there’s one currently being recorded…

link to download shortcut

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chenmeister64
Mt. Kenya

Hi, Jane.  Looks like Apple has now opened up the Action Button to third-party developers. See: https://developer.apple.com/design/human-interface-guidelines/inputs/action-button and https://9to5mac.com/2022/10/05/use-apple-watch-ultra-action-button-third-party-apps/

Is Strava planning to add Action Button support for Apple Watch Ultra?

Jane
Strava
Strava

Hi Benjamin,

Thanks for posting about this.  At the present time, Apple has not opened up the action button to external Apps, so it's not something we're able to do.  We're glad you're interested in using this button with Strava, and that's feedback you could provide directly to Apple.  

Thanks again!


Jane (she/her)
STRAVA | Community Hub Team

Now that it is glove season, and the action button is open to third-parties, any word on support? 😬

Looking forward to Strava being able to have access to the Apple Watch Ultra Action Button soon, and making good use of it.

And it’s orange colour matches Strava - a perfect partnership I hope!

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