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MekongLobster

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Nov 17, 2017
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Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone has had any success (or if it is even possible) to get a BLE stride sensor working with a Watch series 3. I walk/run quite a bit with children in a stroller which interferes with the watch's step counter when exercising. I've managed to pair a BLE Heart Rate monitor to the watch which works great. It just seems a bit weird that Apple are targetting fitness users and have recently introduced GymKit but don't seem to have incorporated the ability to connect to BLE fitness devices like stride sensors or bike cadence trackers.

I have managed to get it working using iSmoothRun on my phone, but this requires me to pair the stride sensor with my phone and use the watch as a remote for the phone. What I'm really looking for is a standalone watch solution where everything just pairs to the watch.

Keen to hear if anyone has experience with doing this or suggested devices/apps that might work.
 

MekongLobster

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 17, 2017
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Wow, that looks pretty cool. I've never really thought about using some of those features before, but the price seems pretty reasonable for what it does. I have been using my old Garmin Forerunner 235 with footpod for stroller runs, but syncing the data with the Apple watch doesn't work properly (because Garmin can't get Apple Heath sync right). I've managed to fix this mostly by using RunGap to sync, rather than Garmin Connect, but I'd really like a more integrated solution. This looks like it might do nicely, thanks for the suggestion!
 
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PatrickNSF

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Garmin/Apple Health sync just never works. I’ve given up and use RunGap when needed.

There’s a pretty active Stryd community on Facebook where you can learn more info. I’ve been using it primarily with a Garmin, but just started using their AW app, which has a lot of potential. The runs are imported directly into Apple Health via the Stryd iPhone app, but there are still some issues getting them into the Activity app. They’re working on that now. You can also view details about your runs on the Styrd website.

Also, if you search the web you should be able to find 10% discount codes. If not, ask for one in the chat box on their website and they should give you one.
 
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