Connect your Strava account to Livelox
This guide describes how you connect an account from Strava with your Livelox account. A Strava account can in turn be linked to the web services offered by GPS watch manufactures. That means that the routes you record with your GPS watch or with Strava’s mobile app are automatically available in Livelox.
This is how it works to connect a Strava account
- You record in a route with your GPS watch or with Strava’s mobile app.
- If you record in your route with a GPS watch:
- When the recording is ready you see that the route synchronizes to the GPS watch manufacturer's application, for example Garmin Connect or Polar Flow. The newer GPS watches have support to automatically transfer your route to the application by cable or wireless connection to your phone or computer.
- The GPS watch manufacturer's application then sends your route over to Strava.
- Strava sends your route to Livelox. It is ready after a few seconds.
- Livelox does its best to connect the route to a class in a Livelox event (training or competition) based on the geography of the route and any uploaded start times or results. If the route is not automatically connected you can edit the route under My activities and connect it to the right class.
What is needed to get it to work?
- A Livelox account.
- A Strava account. If you don’t already have a Strava account, you can create an account for free.
- A GPS watch or a Strava’s mobile app. If you use a GPS watch you need an account connected to the watch manufacturer's application. If you are uncertain whether or not you have an account, visit the manufacturer’s website. Below are links to a few of the most common applications:
1. Give Livelox permission to collect data from Strava
- Go to your Account settings in Livelox.
- Under Connect to external applications, click on Edit settings for Strava.
- Strava settings in Livelox are seen. Click on Connect to Strava.
- Approve that Livelox connects with Strava on Strava’s website. You might have to log into Strava on their website first.
- Choose which of Strava’s training types should be directly transferred to Livelox. If you do not want your trainings to automatically be sent to Livelox, it is possible to manually add them from Strava on the Livelox page Add a route.
2. Configure the GPS watch manufacturer’s web service to automatically send routes to Strava
This step is only necessary if you record in your route with a GPS watch. The way to do it depends on which web service you use. More information is available at Strava's support pages.
Please note that routes that were recorded before pairing Strava with Livelox are not synchronized. Such routes need to be uploaded by file in either Strava or Livelox.