Strava and Apple Workout App

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by rscott788, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. rscott788 macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2015
    Can you run both Strava and the Apple Workout app on the apple watch at the same time?

  2. xthine macrumors regular


    Apr 29, 2015
    I've had the Workout app and Endomondo run at the same time. I'm almost sure Strava will work fine too.
  3. exxxviii macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2015
    I run both RunKeeper and Workout at the same time with no issues. Just try Strava and see-- don't cost nothin'.
  4. theadlee macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2009
    When you run Runkeeper or Strava at the same time do two workouts get logged into the healthkit log?
  5. exxxviii macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2015
    Workout and RunKeeper do not double post in Health. Though, that may be largely because apps are not integrated well with Health yet.
  6. nicho macrumors 68030

    Feb 15, 2008
    are you sure? when I run workout on my watch and runkeeper on my iphone they do double post (depending on the workout, runkeeper writes different things for different activities) - and I'd expect running it on my watch would do the same as the iphone app. it's just a front-end isn't it?

    the point being - they do double post. but health cleverly ignores one or the other depending on your settings. if it's "workouts" in health, it appears that the app takes every minute as a yes or no - if two apps say you're working out from 4:00 - 4:59, it can only take one yes at a time. if two apps said 4:00 - 4:34 and 4:20 - 4:59, though, you'd get the same result there.
  7. exxxviii macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2015
    I am confused by your description. When I run with RunKeeper and Workout on the watch, I only every get a single entry in Health. My definition of "double post" is that you would see two workouts in Health with duplicated information.
  8. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Can't wait for watchOS 2 when we won't have to run both at the same time. These apps will integrate into the Activity app and have access to all the sensors - much better.
  9. nicho macrumors 68030

    Feb 15, 2008
    see where? do you go into "show all data" or look at the graph the health app produces?
  10. exxxviii macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2015
    Can you post a picture? I do not see duplicate workout data in workout, activity, or health on the phone or watch when I run with RunKeeper and Workout. In fact, I can't find anything from RunKeeper at all.
  11. Jim4D macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2013
    Strava and Workout can run simultaneously, just make sure you disable health kit upload for Strava(or Workout depending on which data you want added) or you'll get double data appearing.

    I use Workout app to upload my calorie burns/workouts to healthkit
    MyFitnesspal takes calorie burn data and workouts from heathkit

    I log Cyclementer when I'm on my bike and upload that data to Strava separately.
    Neither of these apps are allowed to use healthkit and operate within their own ecosystem to prevent double data.

    When the Applewatch allows 3rd party apps to log HRM i'll probably stop using Workout and just use Cyclemeter to log workouts in Healthkit.
  12. nicho macrumors 68030

    Feb 15, 2008
    ok... nothing can write to the workout or activity apps bar the watch. so there will never be duplicate data of that - well not until os2 and i'm pretty sure they'll have ways to deal with this eventuality and prevent duplication.

    in health, runkeeper writes different data for different activities. for all, it will write your active calories. beyond that, it depends. for running and cycling, it'll log a workout and also the distance ran or cycled. for others, i don't think it writes anything but the active calories.

    in the health app under workouts, i often see this if i've cycled on the machine and used both "workout" on the watch and runkeeper on my phone:


    but the health app graph will only show one of them - or if they're mismatched by a minute for example, it'll show the start time of the earlier one through the end of the later one as "workout time" on the graph. If i did an hour of workout and logged it in 2, 3 or 4 apps at the same time and they all wrote to health, then the graph would only show me as working out for one hour. it knows how to deal with multiple entries.

    under active calories, I have my apple watch as the top source on the list. I have lots of other apps which populate the data but health ignores them and at the end of the day the total given is basically just the same as my watch, no matter what other apps say

    (picture to follow when it loads the data in active calories)

    under the sources tab at the bottom, do you have runkeeper enabled to write data in healthkit??

    i was going to say there's no need to do this, but then I saw how you use myfitnesspal. the problem isn't with health itself, but how myfitnesspal reads it. it isn't equipped to do it properly - if i log a workout in two apps it will indeed show up twice in myfitnesspal. this is one of the reasons why i stopped using it and moved back to a different app to log food intake.

    but unless OP is set on using myfitnesspal in this way (if it is used without reading healthkit data, its not a problem anyway) then there's no need to copy your setup. the health app can handle double, triple, quadruple data quite well and display it on the graph properly. you can log a workout in health and runkeeper and - if you view it in health - the data shown back will be as it should (according to the priorities you put on each app, under the sources list). [the only exception to this is runkeeper, if an activity is logged manually it will often duplicate it's own data and the health app can't handle that. it needs one of the entries to be deleted manually in the health app, which is annoying. but doesn't happen under the stopwatch mode)
  13. exxxviii macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2015
    Thanks, that helps a ton. I am not seeing any of that in Show All Workouts on my Health app. I think I figured out the problem. I had Connected "Apple Health" in the RunKeeper app, but I did not realize that I also needed to turn on sources enabled from within the Health app. So... I need to get into Health and turn on the RunKeeper stuff I want to get in there.

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