Strava Running and Cycling App No Longer Requires iPhone Tether for Apple Watch Series 2

Strava Running and Cycling App No Longer Requires iPhone Tether for Apple Watch Series 2

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The Strava running and cycling app has been updated to no longer require an iPhone tether when being used on the Apple Watch Series 2.

The app now uses the built-in GPS functionality of the second generation iPhone to log data. It records heart rate, time, distance, pace, and speed.

"Research and athlete feedback often drives new Strava features and integrations", says Strava's Head of Integration Mateo Ortega. "We're excited to add to our growing list of compatible devices, and see this as the first step in providing our athletes an excellent Strava experience on the Apple Watch Series 2. Our athletes can look forward to continued updates as we strive to provide the best Watch experience possible."

You can download Strava Running and Cycling GPS from the App Store for free.

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Strava Running and Cycling App No Longer Requires iPhone Tether for Apple Watch Series 2Strava Running and Cycling App No Longer Requires iPhone Tether for Apple Watch Series 2
Mike Manthe - March 11, 2017 at 12:02pm
This was a huge mistake by Strava! By removing tethering you've forced cyclists to either settle for the SEVERELY limited amount of data one can capture from the Apple Watch alone - or the more robust and extended capturing ability of the iPhone app without the ability to use the watch to quickly/easily monitor speed, distance, heart-rate, etc. on-the-fly. Not to mention the fact that the GPS on the Watch is less accurate and slower. There's also the fact that the battery on the Apple Watch doesn't last nearly as long as the battery on the iPhone when capturing fitness activities. With the Apple Watch alone, cyclists cannot capture data from their power meters, speed & cadence sensors, their more-accurate chest strap HRMs, etc., etc., etc. - you know, the things that are *actually* important and critical for cyclists! Why did it have to be either-or? Couldn't Strava have made it a choice? Let me choose to tether or not. A lot of paying 'premium' Strava customers (including myself) are extremely frustrated with this! Epic FAIL on Strava's part!
Mark Luhdorff - February 22, 2017 at 11:21pm
"The app now uses the built-in GPS functionality of the second generation iPhone to log data. It records heart rate, time, distance, pace, and speed." Instead of iPhone, don't you mean Apple Watch Series 2.0?
Gavin - February 23, 2017 at 2:50pm
Read the article title and the first paragraph....
Gavin - February 23, 2017 at 2:52pm
Sorry!! I see the mistake now lol
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