How to get live stats on the Strava app

When recording, athletes with the Summit Training Pack will see speed, cadence, heart rate, and power as real-time values instead of averages. Runs will still use average pace.

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  • How do I change the app so it uses my Wahoo speed sensor to track speed instead of GPS? GPS is the less preferred option when I ride on the road, but for obvious reason doesn't work at all when I use my indoor trainer during the winter. Would really like to use the Strava app during my indoor training rides, but if I can't do this the premium membership isn't worth it.

  • Elle, would you have an answer to the question raised by Doug? I'm also interested to learn how a Wahoo speed sensor can be used to track - or actually only show the speed in Strava Live based on wheel revolutions instead of GPS?

  • I have a third to that request. I find that the GPS speed sensor can tell I'm stationary on by bike while on a trainer so it goes into auto pause. Cadence still works but it won't record speed data from the speed sensor.

  • Is current heart rate announced with a voice, or just displayed on a screen for premium users?

  • so I'm confused , so we will need a power meter and heart rate monitor right?

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  • I have bought the Polar Bluetooth speed and cadence sensor. I have set them up on the bike and the two devices are successfully being picked up by the Strava App. However, no read out is shown of speed or cadence? I am totally confused - do I need a separate Polar device to act as an intermediary or am I doing something wrong? If Strava picks up the device what is it doing with the information received from it?

  • meu ultimo pedal dia 09/05/2017 o qual fiz com mais 4 amigos todos os stravas marcaram certo já o meu marcou uma quilometragem bem menor e uma velocidade de mais de 200 km hora não sei onde falar aqui por favor me ajudem

  • Hi,

    I'm very interested in getting current/ average heart rate feedback during my workouts. I use the polar beat app at the moment and upload to strava just to get this feature, but I would like to get on strava.


  • I am a Premium member, but my live screen has now switched to average heart rate and average speed, and I can find no way to change it back. Any suggestions?

  • I can't believe that such basic functionality is not available in the standard app. Virtually any other free sports tracking app offers this, usually with a number of customization options, and direct upload to strava. So why would anyone use strava for recording at all?

  • Strava is best for riding.
    But for running , I can't see current heart rate for non-premium user ... only average heart rate is not enough,
    Switch to runKeeper App , which is much more friendly for running.

  • I downloaded Strava after getting a Garmin watch and a friend recommending it to me though I had to uninstall it after only one week when I realised that this feature isn't available.

    I now use the Mapmyride (free version) app instead which i have found much better to use. You can customise each screen with up to 5 different metrics (speed/pace/cadence etc) and then just swipe between screens if you want more than 5.

    There is a small ad bar at the bottom of the screen when using the app though this is NOT visible recording an activity.

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