Yes, you can record activities without being connected to your phone. Afterwards when you are connected to your phone again, you can manually sync the activities from Strava history on your watch.
Having trouble syncing again. Walked a few miles this morning, finalised the activity on my watch and it said it had sync’d. Checked my Strava feed for the activity and it wasn’t there. Strange. Went back to the watch’s history, the activity was there so ‘tapped’ to sync, waited a few seconds and it said ‘sync completed’, only the activity still provided the opportunity to ‘tap to sync’ again and hadn’t uploaded to my feed. Tried it by WiFi, Bluetooth.....cannot get it to sync. Don’t know what’s up.
An hour later my watch notified me that Strava was zapping the battery and sure enough, down 40% in an hour.
Strava app on the galaxy watch is so rubbish therefore I reverted back to samsung health sync to strava.
On the Strava watch app, I was having issues with GPS, getting the incorrect distance etc..
Im having the same issues. Gps keeps dropping and all distances are wrong. Also why did they not include audio cues. Anyways I deleted the app and now samsung health is not syncing either. feeling really disapointed.
Running again today and yest again gps and miles are incorrect, that is 3 times this week. I have now given up on this watch. Just purchase Garmin Vivoactive 3 and I will sell my galaxy watch.
The Vivoactive 3 is a *far* superior fitness watch. Step counter is better. GPS is fairly solid (although sometimes that too gets a bit inaccurate), the heart rate monitor works all the time. I wear my Vivoactive 3 when I go for a run. I just use my Galaxy Watch as a dress watch
I would by the Music edition now (they didn't have them when I bought my Vivoactive 3).
Haha thanks. Well actually the GPS accuracy is not that bad on my Galaxy watch (I just went for a run with my Smartphone and Watch and turned Strava on both devices on). The deviation was <2% which is negligible in my eyes. But again, the sync did not work (again) which frustrated me (again). Also, when I use the watch for a run and turn Spotify and Strava on the battery drain is massive (70% in just 45 minutes). I also read that the garmin vivoactive 3 supports Spotify offline modus since a few weeks so another consideration to change to the garmin vivoactive 3 music.