Which fitness tracker works with Strava

Analyze your performance with heart rate data

Measuring your heart rate during exercise can help you understand your fitness better over time - it is a very good indication of how far you are pushing your limits and how well your body is responding to demanding activities as a result of your exercise. The heart rate data gives Strava members access to a number of helpful functions, including relative performance, heart rate zones and an automatic update of your fitness score.

Strava is compatible with a number of GPS devices that record heart rate data, including Garmin, Fitbit, Apple Watch, Wahoo, Polar, Suunto, and TomTom. How to connect a GPS watch or other supported device:

  • On the website:
    • Click on the plus in the upper right corner and then on Upload activity in the drop-down menu.
    • Click under the device you want to upload data from Getting started .
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to link your accounts.
  • In the app:
    • Navigate to the settings page in iOS via the gear icon or in Android via the navigation menu.
    • Tap Applications, services and devices.
    • Tap Connect a new device to Strava.
    • Select the manufacturer of the device you are using and follow the instructions to connect your Strava account.
    • If you cannot find the manufacturer, check the Strava website by following the steps above.

If you use a separate Bluetooth heart rate monitor, you will no longer be able to link it directly to Strava. However, the sensors can be connected via the Wahoo Fitness app. When you connect your Wahoo Fitness and Strava apps, activities recorded with Wahoo Fitness that contain heart rate data are automatically uploaded to Strava. You can find more information about linking your accounts here.

After you've connected Strava to a compatible device and if you've allowed Strava to collect and process health-related data, your heart rate data will be shared with the rest of the data in your activity uploads. You can hide the heart rate data in your activity posts if you don't want to share it with other athletes.