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townie-woods
Mt. Kenya

I downloaded Strava a couple of days ago, not for the social aspect - I'm in a *very* remote area of Canada's North and nobody else rides here - but because I heard it's great at tracking info. 

I like it so far because of the amount of *correct* data available during and after my trail rides. 

I can't get Strava to show me my heart rate while cycling. It's connected via my Samsung Watch5/Health, but doesn't show on screen during or after. How can I make that happen?

Also, I'd like to share my activities with friends and family on the other side of the continent on Facebook or text. I press "share" but they have to join Strava to view it. Am I missing something? 

And lastly, there's no manual, instructions, or video less than 2-3 years old, and the interface has changed a lot. 

Edit: what the heck is Mont Blanc under my name? Is it supposed to be where I am??

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ActivityFix
Kilimanjaro

I can't get Strava to show me my heart rate while cycling. It's connected via my Samsung Watch5/Health, but doesn't show on screen during or after. How can I make that happen?

Are you recording with the Strava app on your phone, or on the watch? If you're using the phone, you apparently can't -- see this thread:

https://communityhub.strava.com/t5/devices-and-connections/strava-heart-rate-tracking-samsung/m-p/15...


Also, I'd like to share my activities with friends and family on the other side of the continent on Facebook or text. I press "share" but they have to join Strava to view it. Am I missing something? 

Not sure on this one. It used to be that you had to be registered with Strava to view an activity, even if it is set to public. I just tested with one of my own activities (using a private browser window) and I'm not able to see it without logging in, so my guess is that is still the case.


And lastly, there's no manual, instructions, or video less than 2-3 years old, and the interface has changed a lot. 

Is there a specific thing you're looking for? Strava has a lot of documentation at https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/categories/202558427-Help-Support on various features. Most of that information is reasonably up-to-date.


Edit: what the heck is Mont Blanc under my name? Is it supposed to be where I am??

See: https://communityhub.strava.com/t5/starting-line/community-guide-to-ranks/ta-p/100

 

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ActivityFix
Kilimanjaro

I can't get Strava to show me my heart rate while cycling. It's connected via my Samsung Watch5/Health, but doesn't show on screen during or after. How can I make that happen?

Are you recording with the Strava app on your phone, or on the watch? If you're using the phone, you apparently can't -- see this thread:

https://communityhub.strava.com/t5/devices-and-connections/strava-heart-rate-tracking-samsung/m-p/15...


Also, I'd like to share my activities with friends and family on the other side of the continent on Facebook or text. I press "share" but they have to join Strava to view it. Am I missing something? 

Not sure on this one. It used to be that you had to be registered with Strava to view an activity, even if it is set to public. I just tested with one of my own activities (using a private browser window) and I'm not able to see it without logging in, so my guess is that is still the case.


And lastly, there's no manual, instructions, or video less than 2-3 years old, and the interface has changed a lot. 

Is there a specific thing you're looking for? Strava has a lot of documentation at https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/categories/202558427-Help-Support on various features. Most of that information is reasonably up-to-date.


Edit: what the heck is Mont Blanc under my name? Is it supposed to be where I am??

See: https://communityhub.strava.com/t5/starting-line/community-guide-to-ranks/ta-p/100