How to Setup Strava Breakthrough and Workout Reports

Strava breakthrough and workout reports allow activities that are uploaded to Xert and synced to Strava, to have images like the ones above to be attached to your Strava activity feed.  These are Strava Sponsored Activities but have the benefit of showing you and your followers information about your breakthrough achievement or workout completion.

In order to get Workout and Breakthrough Reports on Strava, your activities need to go to Xert first, before they go to Strava. You cannot get BT reports if your activities are being synced from Strava. This is the normal process if you are using Xert EBC for Android or iOS.  If you are using a Garmin to record your activity, you will first need to disable the Garmin connection to Strava:

On your web browser, open the Strava Profile Settings and under the Social Connections section, be sure your Garmin Connect connection is disconnected.  Click on Disconnect if connected.  Next, go to the Sync > Strava page and check that your Xert->Strava setting is enabled:

Enable Sync from Strava to Xert so that your activity name updates on Strava will be reflected on Xert.

Next, enable Garmin Connect sync on Xert.  Go to the Garmin Connect page, and click on the Connect button, login and authorize Xert with Garmin Connect. You’re all set! This will ensure your Garmin activities go from Garmin Connect -> Xert and then Xert -> Strava with Workout or Breakthrough Reports, if applicable.

Manually Updating Strava Activities

You can generate a Breakthrough or Workout Report image manually by opening the Activity Details page for the activity and clicking on the Breakthrough or Workout Report icon.  You can then upload this to your Strava activity or post on Instagram, for example.