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How to connect your Google Pixel Watch to Strava

A powerful device calls for a powerful fitness-tracking platform.

Published onDecember 21, 2022

The easiest way to round out your wearable is with third-party apps. If you’re currently sporting Google’s first-ever smartwatch, adding one of the most popular social fitness-tracking tools to your app drawer is a no-brainer. Find out how to connect your Pixel Watch to Strava.

Read more: Everything you need to know about Google’s Pixel Watch


To connect Strava to your Pixel Watch, download the Strava app in the Google Play Store and log in with your Strava credentials.


How to add Strava to your Google Pixel Watch

Out of the box, the Google Pixel Watch has a lot to offer. One of the most powerful tools the watch features though is the Google Play Store for adding even more tools.

  • Open the Google Play Store on your Pixel Watch.
  • Search for Strava and tap Install. You will also need to install the Strava app on your phone if you have not already.
  • Once installed, open the Strava app. You’ll be asked to log in to the Strava account on your paired phone. Enter your login details. You will also be asked to authorize Strava for Wear OS to connect to Strava. Tap Authorize, then tap Allow.

How to use the Strava app on your Pixel Watch

Open the Strava app on your Google Pixel Watch to get started using the service right on your device.

  • From your app drawer, open the Strava app and tap the workout you would like to begin.
  • The first time you use the app, allow Strava to access your location and read health data from your watch. Allow all permission requests as they appear on your watch.
  • Tap Accept to accept Strava’s terms.
  • Wait for the app to lock on to your GPS location, then tap Start to initiate your workout.
  • When you are ready to pause or end your workout, swipe right and tap the pause icon, then save or discard your workout or tap Resume.

Sync your Fitbit account with Strava

Unconventional as it may be, the Google Pixel Watch is also a Fitbit device. To sync your Fitbit account to Strava, follow the steps below.

  • Open the Strava app on your phone and tap the Settings icon in the top right corner of the screen.
  • Tap Link Other Services, then select Connect a device to Strava. Select Fitbit.
  • Tap Connect Fitbit, then follow the onscreen prompts. You will need to log in to Fitbit using your details and authorize Strava access.

Read more: How to connect Bluetooth headphones to your Pixel Watch


Workouts recorded in the Strava app will automatically upload to your Strava account.

No. The Pixel Watch does not offer auto-pause in the Strava app.

Downloading the Strava app and a basic Strava account are completely free. If you want to tap into more tools and services, you can sign up for a Strava Membership for about $8 monthly.

Yes! Learn more about Strava training plans here.

If you would like to change the units used by your Strava app, scroll down to the bottom of the app’s workout list and tap Settings>Units.

Currently, you can engage in 40 different workouts on the Pixel Watch, ranging from running and rollerblading to cycling and snowboarding.

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