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How to set up Strava on a Samsung Galaxy Watch or Gear Sport?

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Strava is, without doubt, one of the most popular workout tracking apps on the planet. It’s got a host of useful tracking features, an impressive social ecosystem and it runs on almost everything.

Now while Strava is extremely helpful to have on a phone, it becomes even more useful when you’re running it on a fitness-oriented device like a smartwatch. And for that exact reason, it’s available for all leading smartwatch ecosystems.

In this article, we’re going to show how to set up Strava on a TizenOS watch from Samsung.

Also read: How to sync data between Samsung Health and Strava?

How to set up Strava on TizenOS?

To set up Strava on Samsung Galaxy Watch, Gear Sport or any other smartwatch running TizenOS, follow the steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Make sure you have Strava installed and set up on your phone.

Step 2: Go to the Galaxy Wearables app on your phone and navigate to the Galaxy App Store. Search for Strava. Download the app on your watch.

Step 3: Now open the app on your watch. You’ll see a screen prompting you to go to and get a four-digit code.

Step 4: Head over to the website mentioned above; you’ll see a prompt telling you that you’re going to have to log in to receive your four-digit code. Hit Continue.

Step 5: You’ll need to log in to your Strava account. Then you’ll be asked to authorize your watch with Strava. Go ahead and click on Authorize

Step 6: You’ll be taken to another screen and presented with a four-digit code.

Step 7: Head back to your watch. Enter the code we got in the last step here. Tap the orange tick

Step 8: Strava will show a success message on both the webpage and the app.

Step 9: Go ahead and give all the permissions Strava needs to run on the watch. Track them rides!

The permissions to the main app interface (left to right)

Keep in mind that the Strava app on your watch works independently. It syncs the data directly with Strava servers and not with the app on your phone. The downside is that you’ll need to launch the app or the website to be able to access all the information about your activity.

Also read: Samsung Health vs Strava: Which one to use on your Galaxy Watch?

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here:

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