Strava

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by Fireball Dragon, May 1, 2015.

  1. Fireball Dragon macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone tried the Strava app with their Apple Watch yet? Would be interested to hear some feedback.
     
  2. woodyas macrumors newbie

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    I have a Garmin Edge 510 to record all of my bike rides--and this transfers to Strava. That said, I tried the Strava app--and it seemed buggy. And it kept going back to the watch face--not staying on Strava.

    Even if it was working...I would still prefer the big screen of Garmin when biking.
     
  3. profets macrumors 68040

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    I've done a few rides with the watch, and while it's nice to use it to record a workout, it really doesn't match up with having a dedicated display mounted on the handlebars (aero bars in my case). I'm using to looking down and having a glance at Duration, Distance, Speed, Cadence, Grade all on one screen.

    Also, I found it quite tough to interact with the watch while riding.
     
  4. woodyas macrumors newbie

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    Yes...the Strava app for the watch is nothing special...especially if you are already using the Garmin Edge to track everything. And I found it was not responsive--and switched back to the watch face.

    So yes: at least for now, the Strava app for the watch is a bust.
     
  5. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040

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    Oh, okay.
    I use a Garmin, as well, to track my rides. Looks like I should keep using it and forget about Strava. ;)
     
  6. Fthree macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Fenix 3 and use the garmin app. Love it
     
  7. Older bird macrumors regular

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    I have been with strava for years. The recent update has ruined it for me. It is buggy, it won't upload to health kit, etc. I started using cyclemeter last week and I am very impressed. Like Apple products, it just works. The Apple watch interference is smooth and it even loads my rides and runs to strava so I can still compete with my friends. Very impressed!
     
  8. Fireball Dragon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the replies. Well, that's certainly disapointing. I was quite looking forward to the Strava app on the AW. I have a fenix 3 anyway, but was just curious to see what functionality the Strava app brings.
     
  9. pakyooh macrumors 6502

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    Tried it today. Launched the app from the watch and went 100ft or so to check on it. The recording restarted to :00 again.

    The app update description instructs:

    To record an activity on AW, first launch Strava on your iPhone and then push start on your watch.

    Going to give that a try tomorrow.

    Just not sure though if Strava and Activity monitor is link. Do I also start the workout app to log the info or does Strava transfer the data to Activity as a workout?
     
  10. dejo Moderator

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    Do some of the Garmin Edges give you Strava real-time segment updates? (I know my Edge 500 doesn't but it's pretty basic). Because the Watch app does.
     

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