Yesterday Strava has released a much needed update to its iOS and Apple Watch app which allows syncing between Apple’s own workouts app on the Apple Watch and the Strava app. Strava have achieved this by improving its HealthKit integration.

This addition is really useful if you want to use Apple’s workout app on the Watch and not Strava’s own app, but do want to use the social benefits and challenges found in Strava.

How do I activate this?

First, make sure your Strava app is up to date and then go to Profile > Settings > Applications, Services, and Devices and then click Health. The app will then ask to talk with Health on your iPhone.

This won’t automatically add all of your history from HealthKit, only the last thirty days of runs, swims and walks and any other activity. You do have to manually import the activities, but from then on it will automatically upload any new ones.

Strava has also added some handy new additions to allow users to crop activities on the iPhone directly now.