Strava has today announced it will discontinue the support for Wear OS 2.X.X running watches. Further, the company said it will only work with newer Wear OS 3 running smartwatches. It has posted this official announcement on its blog, where it clearly mentions Wear OS 3 support. It is surprising that the most of the smartwatches running in the market are based on Wear OS 2 version. It includes most of the popular watches like Fossil Gen 5 series, Oppo Watch, Suunto 7, Ticwatch Pro 3, Ticwatch E3, and more that runs on previous OS update.
In the market, only Galaxy Watch 4 & Watch 4 Classic run on new Wear OS 3 software. As per the Google announcement, in the future Fossil Gen 6, Ticwatch Pro 3 & E3 will get the OS 3 in 2022. That means apart from Samsung’s new watches, not a single smartwatch is running on this version, nor a sign of it in next few months. Strava should have waited few more months or year before terminating the support, as most users are still new to their watches.
If you are using Wear OS 2.x.x based smartwatch, then soon you will get the notice of the termination from Strava. If you are using Galaxy Watch 4 duo, then you don’t have to worry, and you can download the official Strava app from Play Store. There is no notice yet for older Tizen OS watches, WatchOS, Garmin & Fitbit watches.