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Strava is one of the most popular fitness apps around. Tens of millions of runners, cyclists and active people use the service to record their activities, compare performance over time, and share the photos, stories and highlights of their adventures.
A new software update means Strava now plays nice with Withings Health Mate. It works for Steel HR, Steel HR Sport and Pulse HR watches allowing you to sync workouts between the Withings app and Strava’s feed.
To enable the integration navigate to the Profile/Strava page in the Health Mate app. Tap “Link to Strava”, and enter your user name and password (or set up a new Strava account) when prompted. Click on “Done”.
The feature can easily be enabled or disabled by going to Profile/Strava in the Health Mate app and toggling the “Sharing to Strava” option. The integration also provides the option of enabling Strava screens on the Withings watch. This is done by going to the Devices tab and looking for “Screen Customization”.
The Strava app allows users to dive deep into their performance stats. It recently added two new features dubbed ‘Fitness’ and ‘Perceived Exertion’. The first of these provides insights into how workouts are adding up over time, the second allows users to manually rate how their run, ride or other workout felt.
The Withings software rollout has started today but may take a few days until it makes its rounds. Simply open up the smartphone app and update the tracker’s firmware when prompted to do so. It’s also a good idea to make sure you’ve installed the latest version of the app.
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