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Can I import heart rate monitor data to an existing ride file on Strava?

Ryan Frohn
asked this on March 13, 2012 05:15 PM

I do not have a Garmin device. Instead I am looking at buying the Digifit (plugin device for iPhone) heart rate monitoring system. Ideally I would like to be able to sink the heart rate monitor information with Strava on the iPhone however if the programs are not compatible I would like to import the heart rate data into my bike rides. Would this be possible? Or is the only option to have a Garmin device that does both heart rate and cycle distance?



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Todd McNeilly

I have the same question

March 16, 2012 07:43 AM
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jason flynn

I use strava through the android app and use a suunto watch with hr monitor.  I do not have a garmin.  I upgraded to the premium account thinking I could add my heart rate as noted at teh end of known segments.  It does not appear that I can add my heart rate notes to strava, negating the need for the premium membership.  Please correct me if I am wrong.

March 17, 2012 01:46 PM
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Ryan Frohn

I also asked STRAVA customer support and was informed that in the near future (month or two) the STRAVA iPhone App will link with ANT+ heart rate monitors!!! Fantastic news.

In particular check out "Wahoo Fitness" Bike Pack for iPhone - for all the details on how the new system will work.

March 17, 2012 03:30 PM
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Alex Childs

Is there currently a heart rate monitor that works with the Droid and also works with Strava?

I read about the Zephyr HRX but looking to find out if it will allow me to load heart rate data directly to Strava...?

April 19, 2012 10:10 AM
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Goat Rider

If the Strava iPhone App links with heart rate monitors (Polar, ROX, etc) I would upgrade to Premium in a second.  Hopefully it will work with a broad range of them, not just the ANT+.  Would be a big sell for running too - if I could just grab my iPhone and heart rate monitor strap...

May 07, 2012 07:50 PM
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Fred Tomaseck

at the least they could let you place your avg and max values manually, that would be nice

May 09, 2012 11:33 PM
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katherine beal

I also have the same question re the 'Wahoo Fitness' bike pack along with heart rate belt.

It would be really helpful if:

1. Wahoo Fitness HR belt could be paired with the Strava App on the iPhone or Android, such that I could view my heart rate during an outside ride or indoor spin class (not just when I get back to my computer).
2. Heart rate monitor data was part of the free version, like Endmondo.

May 16, 2012 02:47 AM
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Bruce (Stra… E.

adding HR to android phone would be a big plus!

May 24, 2012 12:03 PM
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Scott Spielman

Would be great to manually input my heart rate information.  I use a polar heart rate monitor and it would be great to be able to simply edit the details of the ride and manually put this information in.   Is there anything in the works to be able to do this?

June 10, 2012 04:57 PM
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G. De La Rue

YES! Please make it so I can manually input my heart rate avg and max. This would be fantastic.

June 15, 2012 10:56 PM
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Matthew Prator

I would be thrilled if I could manually add max and avg heart rates as well.

June 19, 2012 06:14 AM
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Albert Sikkema

Any update on this? Looking for this feature as well, if it's on the shortlist I'll hold. 

June 25, 2012 12:21 PM
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Eric Bridgwater

+1 for heart rate monitoring for Android ( motivation: there's over 1M Android activations per day!)

Barring that, manual heartrate upload would rock.

June 29, 2012 09:03 AM
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Ray Boulanger

My android phone hooks up to my Garmin chest 305 strap  using Endomondo. Will it work with Strava?

 I would run right out and upgrade to premium if it does. I believe sensing the original ant is only  it is only a function of the  HTC Rhyme and one Sony phone but I could be wrong.


July 10, 2012 04:11 AM
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Derick L.

If you are using Android and have ANT+ support (either native or USB Stick) you can use IpBike to track ANT+ devices (including HR) then upload to Strava. You can upload directly from the app, but Strava will report that you used the iPhone App (IpBike does it this way to save bandwidth. Not sure how it saves bandwidth though) or you can save the TCX file from IpBike and upload it to Strava using your mobile webbrowser (you have to have file browser installed on your phone to find the TCX file after it is saved). With this method Strava will report that you used a "mobile device". Either way, HR and Cadence should be imported. I don't think IpBike supports Bluetooth though. The developer is very responsive and if enough people asked, he might include it.

July 29, 2012 02:44 PM
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Andrew Ebling

I too would like to be able to manually add maximum and average heart rate figure to each ride.

As a work around for now, I'll just add these figures as a comment on the ride. But ideally I'd like a way to be able to track these over time.

August 01, 2012 03:54 AM
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Sara-Ann Covich

+1 for manual HRM input - max, min, average.  Just numbers from the watch!

August 12, 2012 02:52 PM
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Kenneth S.

+1 for manual HRM input - max, min, average.  Just numbers from the watch!

September 04, 2012 11:08 AM
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Greg Armshaw

I would like to import the Heart rate data from my Garmin FR70 to the activities recorded using the strava android app on Strava Dashboard

January 03, 2013 07:07 AM
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Mary Hearn

I'd like to be able to add HR information to each ride too.

January 04, 2013 12:38 PM
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Jerry Rabenaldt

My Zephyr works great when actually out on a ride.  I have an issue when I'm on the trainer and there is no time related HR data uploaded.  Only the Avg and Max values.

January 08, 2013 09:45 AM
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brian pearce

I use a timex HRM and would be happy just being able to Edit my ride and add my avg HR after the fact.

January 20, 2013 11:53 PM
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Roger T

Add me to the list. My bontrager node records time spent in the various HR zones. I'd like to manually add these times to a ride.

February 04, 2013 01:36 AM
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Colleen Sachs

+1 for manual HRM input.

April 22, 2013 10:32 AM
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Alex Ellis

+1 manual HR - avg/max input to rides via website/mobile app.

April 26, 2013 03:38 PM
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Steven R.

Please, I'm begging you update the app to allow for manual HR input. Avg/time in target zone/etc...

May 07, 2013 08:29 AM
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John Thorhauer

Wow.  No field for even a manual heart rate?  I just tried out the android app and was looking into switching from Endomondo.  But if there is no place for manual heart rate entry then I will be switching back.

July 04, 2013 05:11 PM
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Corrie Kuilder
I am using a giant hrm,ant+ enabled,how and can i add it to a strava activity?
July 16, 2013 10:50 AM
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Paul Morris

+1 for manual HRM

August 11, 2013 11:25 PM
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Thomas T.

+1 for manuaal HRM

August 23, 2013 03:36 AM
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Kier Stiteler

Please at least allow manual input of HR. Very simple algorithm.  Some of us actually still take out pulse with fingers out there!

September 07, 2013 11:56 AM
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Ivan LR

+1 for manual HRM. We really need it to track or healthy status. Its almost 1 year and 6 months and no way to add it without expensive adaptors (I use Garmin Etrex 10).

September 22, 2013 07:58 PM
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Marian Kmet

+1 for manual HRM. please!

September 25, 2013 06:52 AM
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Andrey Kateshov

+1 for manual HRM. Really need this feature!

November 13, 2013 03:47 AM
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Strava Customer Support
Check Answer

Hi folks, 

Thanks for your feedback! In the meantime you can use a few different devices alongside the Strava apps in order to record your HR. 

Please refer to the appropriate Knowledge Base article for your deviceiPhone or Android




November 14, 2013 02:11 PM
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Elle Anderson
Strava Support

Please vote for this existing feature suggestion posted here:


January 09, 2014 03:46 PM