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You can now import your Apple Watch workouts into Strava for iOS

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What you need to know

  • Strava for iOS has been updated to include support for HealthKit on iOS.
  • This means that you can now import workouts recorded by Apple into the app, including from Apple Watch.
  • Previously users had been forced to use third-party apps to bridge the gap between Strava and iOS-recorded workouts.

Strava for iOS has been updated to include support for iOS HealthKit, which means you can now import workouts recorded through your iPhone or Watch directly into the app.

The new update was released on February 12 (opens in new tab) and its release notes state:

Hi there, we have a lot going out with this week's release:

  • You can now sync workouts & activities to Strava recorded with the Workout app on your Apple Watch. We've also made activity import a little smarter, and removed upload duplicates.
  • We're bringing activity cropping to mobile! In case you left your GPS running a little too long, you can now edit your activity on your phone.
  • Summit members now also see their heart rate, power, and Grade Adjusted Pace on Segments.

This means that if you record a workout using just your Apple Watch, like a run or walk, you can then import the workout data directly into Strava. To enable the feature, you just need to head to the Settings within the Strava app, selecting 'Applications, Services, and Devices'. Pick the Health app and you'll be able to see your workouts recorded through Apple.

As mentioned, you can now also crop your activity on mobile, in case you leave your GPS or tracking running for too long. Summit members can now also see their heart rate, power, and Grade Adjusted Pace on Segments.

Stephen Warwick
News Editor

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.