How to Get Strava Running on Your Apple Watch?

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Are you a Strava user having trouble getting the app to open on your Apple Watch? Don't worry! This guide will help you resolve the issue.

Strava is an incredibly useful and popular GPS-tracking app that lets users monitor their exercise activities like running, biking, and swimming. It's even more convenient when it's installed on your Apple Watch. Unfortunately, some users have experienced trouble with the app not opening on their watch.

The first step in troubleshooting this issue is to ensure that Strava has been properly installed on your Apple Watch. To do so, simply open the Watch app on your phone and select the My Watch tab at the bottom of the screen. From here, you can check to see if Strava is listed in the Installed on Apple Watch section. If not, scroll down to Available and install it from there.

If Strava has already been installed but continues to be unresponsive, try force closing and reopening it by pressing and holding the Digital Crown until you are taken out of the power off screen. Additionally, try turning both your phone and location services off/on again as well as closing all other open applications before recording a new activity. Finally, make sure that your phone isn't connected to a WiFi network when you start tracking with Strava.

We hope this guide was helpful in resolving any issues related to Strava not opening on your Apple Watch!

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Opening Strava on Apple Watch

To open the Strava app on your Apple Watch, simply press the Digital Crown to bring up your Home Screen and select the Strava icon. Alternatively, you can also swipe left on your Home Screen and select the Strava icon from the list of recently used apps. Once you have opened Strava, you can start tracking your activities or view your data from past activities.

Troubleshooting App Opening Issues on Apple Watch

There could be a variety of reasons why an app won't open on your Apple Watch. It could be that the app is not up to date and needs to be updated. It could also indicate an issue with your device's connection to the or the Apple server, causing a temporary disruption in service. If you have tried force closing and reopening the app, restarting your device, and checking for any available updates, then it may be worth contacting Apple support for further assistance.

Troubleshooting Apple Watch Connection Issues with Strava

The most common reason an Apple Watch won't connect to Strava is due to a corrupted installation of the app on either the iPhone or the Watch. The best way to solve this issue is by uninstalling and reinstalling the Strava app from both your iPhone and Apple Watch. To do this, first, use the Watch app located on your iPhone to force an uninstall of the Strava Watch app. Once this is complete, you can then reinstall the Strava app from both devices. If after doing these steps you are still having trouble connecting your Apple Watch to Strava, contact the Strava support team for further assistance.

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Can Strava Be Used on Apple Watch Without a Phone?

Yes, Strava can be used on the Apple Watch without a phone. With the Apple Watch, you can track your activities in real time with your pace, distance, and heart rate displayed. Additionally, you can sync your activities via Bluetooth after you have completed them.

Comparing the Accuracy of Strava on Phone and Apple Watch

Strava's accuracy on both the phone and the Apple Watch depends on several factors, including the quality of your GPS signal and the device's ability to detect movement. Generally speaking, Strava is more accurate on a phone than an Apple Watch, as phones tend to be better at receiving and processing GPS signals than watches. Additionally, the accelerometer in a phone can better detect changes in movement which can help improve accuracy. That said, newer models of Apple Watch have improved GPS receivers which can provide more reliable tracking than previous generations. Ultimately, it's best to test out both options and determine which one works best for you and your running habits.


In conclusion, Strava is an excellent -tracking app that provides users with a comprehensive set of features and tools to help them stay active and reach their fitness goals. It has an intuitive user interface that makes it easy to navigate, as well as reliable GPS tracking to provide accurate data on your activity. Additionally, its Apple Watch app allows you to track your activities right from your wrist. With its many features and options, Strava is sure to be a valuable tool in helping you stay healthy and active.

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