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Apprentice

I cant get my shealth to sync to strava either and i have it set up as advised in the previous post...i did download strava to my galaxy watch but that disnt sync either 🙄.

I ended up reinstalling the app but I lost my history. It has, touch wood, synced ok since then. It has also updated the app today so maybe they are on top of things..😂

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New Member

I have the Samsung gear s. I don't seem to be able to install Strava on my watch. 

I have Samsung health on my phone and watch which sync, and Samsung health says that Strava is linked. But nothing gets uploaded to my Strava account. Can anyone help. It's driving me mad. Thanks

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New Member
I can't download Strava onto my watch. How did you do it? Thanks
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Apprentice

I used the galaxy wearable app on my phone to install strava-ride walk run app. Phone links/updates to watch and it apeared on watch when it synced. I dis have issues where i could not upload watch activity to strava but i uninstalled app and reinstalled. So far no more issues. Sorry for the laymans explaination, im not very good with the technical speak. 

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Observer

Hi, there.

Anyone who's already using the Strava app on Samsung watch could tell me if the LIve Segments are working fine (or if it's possible to see them on the watch)? Thanks!

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Apprentice

Nope.. the Strava app is still very basic. No Live Segments yet.

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Observer
Oh, that's a shame, I was really excited to buy the watch but live segments are a must-have for me :/
Thanks for your answer, anyway!
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Apprentice

According to the rumour mill they are planning to bring out live segments for the app sometime in the future.. No idea when though.. it feels like they rushed a bit to launch this basic app on the watch. It's still a bit glitchy.. Almost 50% of the time I have issues when recording an activity. Descending bumpy terrain on a MTB, the heartrate is all over the place, but I'm not sure if this is just a problem with this watch, or if all watches will have this issue on bumpy terrain. Sometimes heartrate just doesn't record at all. Sometimes GPS data is bad and shows me on a route that I didn't even ride or run on.. Sometimes GPS starts tracking 500m too late, or stops recording for no reason an hour into an activity. Lately I would start an activity and I make sure it is tracking..then 5 minutes in when I look on my watch it completely stopped the Strava app and is on the watch face without saving any activities.. It's really getting frustrating. As far as I can tell from comments around the web, it is a Strava app software issue, and not a Samsung hardware issue.. So I hope with a few Strava App updates all these issues can be resolved.. I'll give it a few more months time for Strava and Samsung to sort this out with software updates, otherwise I'm returning the watch.  Luckily I'm still recording with my old Sigma Rox 11 for backup when the watch fails on a ride or run. This watch has so much potential to knock big name sports watches down a bit, but all the functions just feel as it missing the mark a bit. I think the best way to sum up my experience: It's a great smartwatch with good sport functionality, but not a great sportswatch on its own. If you want a dedicated sportswatch and you don't need the ton of other features of this watch, then I'd say get a Garmin. My problem, I need and use the other features of this watch daily..Would've been awesome if the Strava tracking could be sorted out.. Then this would really be the perfect watch for me.

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Explorer

If you care about fitness and measuring fitness data, the Galaxy Watch is definitely not for you. I would suggest a watch that works with fitness, such as a Garmin.

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New Member

i have the samsung galaxy watch and I am using the strava app. does anyone know if i can go for a run without my phone?

will the watch record and store the data until the bluetooth connection to my phone is reestablished and uploads them?

 

many thanks!

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