How to Use Strava on Galaxy Watch, Gear S3 & Watch Active

Strava official app is now available for Samsung Gear S3, Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active & new Watch Active 2 smartwatches. Strava is an incredible fitness app that enables you to track multiple activities and provides you with stat with high accuracy. You can track activities including running, cycling, walking, track distance, swimming and calories burned. The features of the app help you to perform workout from your home with professional guidance.

Strava app motivates you towards workout with monthly challenges and competition with others. The app turns out your smartwatch into a perfect fitness tracker and lets you stay informed about your workout sessions.

It has a comprehensive program for several indoor and outdoor activities as well as show you route maps with the help of inbuilt GPS. Compatible Samsung smartwatches are Samsung Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Watch Active 2, Gear Sport, Gear S3 and Gear Fit 2 & Fit2 Pro.

All these devices are packed with various impressive features and the Strava app let you create the perfect fitness ecosystem at your wrist. Not only you can record your fitness data but also you can share it with friends and others to get feedback. Here we will discuss how to use Strava app on Samsung smartwatches.

Install and Setup the Strava App

1. First of all, go to the Galaxy Store on your smartwatch or paired smartphone and install the Strava app on the Samsung watch.

2. After that from your computer or your paired smartphone open Samsung.strava.com and link your Strava account.

3. You have to Sign Up to enter to the next page. Enter email & password to create a new Strava account.

3. After successful login, You will be provided with a four-digit access code on your computer screen or mobile screen and you have to enter this code on your watch.

Strava App Galaxy Watch

4. Now, before recording activities, you should grant the permission for location, data permission & safety warnings.

How to use Strava on Samsung Smartwatches:

1. You should open the Strava app on your Samsung device.

Strava on Galaxy Watch

2. After that you have to select the type of activities being recorded.

3. Indoor activities are on the left side in black whereas outdoor activities are on the right side in gray color. Outdoor activities require a GPS connection.

Strava on Galaxy Watch Active

4. When the device is ready to record activities, the GPS icon will turn from empty to white and this process can be completed in a few minutes.

5. After that press ‘Yes’ orange button located at the center to start the recordings.

6. Now, on the top of the screen, you will see a total time shown, at the center you can see average pace or speed whereas at the bottom you will notice the total distance and heart rate.

Strava on Gear S3

7. Swiping to the left allows you to open Settings, pause the ongoing activity, finish it or discard it.

Strava on Gear S3

You can configure settings according to your convenience to record the activities.

You can select the Auto-Pause option which is available only for running and riding activities.

You can switch between units of measurements like Kilometers and Miles to track your activities, though it only affects the stat on the watch.

Also, get Notifications for a split time during your runs.

In case you found that any of the activities is not synced with your Strava account, then you can select Tap to resync option below the activity date and summary. This will enable you to record activities even if they are missed and this is useful to check your progress over time.

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