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posted this on February 2, 2012, 4:53 PM

You can upload your activities to Strava using any of the following methods:


Instantly sync from the Strava iPhone or Android app

iPhone:  Android:

Recording and syncing an activity 

Troubleshooting iPhone uploads

Recording and syncing an activity

Troubleshooting Android uploads 

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Uploading through your device's software or website

Most popular GPS devices can upload data to Strava through syncing software built by the manufacturer. For information on your device, please choose from the list below. 


Uploading or syncing from other fitness sites to Strava

Syncing with these sites requires use of a third party website that connect the two accounts.

If your fitness site is not listed, check here to see whether syncing is possible through 


Upload a file from your computer 

You can upload files directly to Strava via our file uploader found here:

You can upload the following file types as long as the file is 25MB or smaller and contains workout data:

  • GPX
  • TCX
  • FIT
You might want to use the file uploader if you have rides on your computer that are no longer on your Garmin or you have rides on Garmin Connect or another site that you would like to export and upload to Strava.
Note: Route files cannot be uploaded at this time
Uploading a Garmin file
If you have an Edge device, you'll find that the device mounts to your computer like a hard drive. All you'll have to do to get your rides uploaded to Strava is:
  1. Hit Browse
  2. Navigate to /Garmin/garmin/activities
  3. Select the file - (the end in .fit or .tcx)
  4. Press "Open"


Add an activity manually

If you want to record an activity on Strava without a GPS device, you can create a manual upload. Simply input all the information manually, like distance, time, activity type, etc. 

To do this:

  1. Log into Strava
  2. Click on "Upload" at the top right corner of the page
  3. Click on "Manual" as listed on the left side
  4. Select your Activity Type, enter the other required fields, and click "Create"


 Updated: May 14th, 2015 

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