Edit Activity time and distance

I know this is a long-standing issue, but I'd like to make the point for giving users the possibility of manually editing distance and time of existing activities.

I understand that the logic is that Strava does not want challenges and records to be affected. Bu this is a huge inconvenience for users who care little about challenges and records, but on the other hand, want an accurate record of their ACTUAL activities.

A possible solution would be:

a) users are allowed to edit distance and time so that their totals are accurate (and similar across platforms)

b) Challenges keep recording the original activity and not the edited one. I can leave with a month challenge underreporting my number of km. But I am annoyed by Garmin Connect and Strava giving different totals for activities.

What does support think of this?

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  • Official comment

    There is an existing discussion on the topic of manually editing activity distance

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  • I don't know why this got negative votes. I'd like this at least for races where there is an official time and certified distance. The distance often ends up being wrong, especially on trails where the distance can easily be 5-10% short. For example today I ran a 10 mile race and my watch recorded 9.5. And for some other runners it was even less recorded distance. On the other hand it is easy to forget to stop the watch when finishing and have some extra time at the end. Editing the time by cropping the run isn't always easy if you don't move much after the finish and stay at the same place. Strava shows the track by distance rather than time so cropping doesn't work well in this case.

    And even for non-race activities deleting the recorded activity and entering a new one isn't a good solution. In some cases I want to keep the GPS track because others may find that useful (for example, turn into a route). 

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  • I agee with Stanislav.  For race events I want to be able to edit the time to match the official race clock.

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  • Today Strava lost the first 44 minutes of a 66 minute bike ride, but kept the distance and route, giving me an average speed of 60km/h !!! It should be easy to fix an error like this, but it seems actually impossible.

    Strava - Please allow users to edit app errors like this.

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  • yes, please add this possibility. I finished a half marathon, but my Polar M400 only recorded 21.0km. I now have a new personal record for 20km but my race was not counted as half marathon. This is pretty annoying. In polar flow I could simply adjust the distance and time to match the official result.

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  • I have to agree this would be an important feature. And it is already implemented in several other running apps. But GPS is just wildly inconsistent. I run the same handful of routes and on any given day my GPS track of those routes can very by as much as .25 or .3 miles. So if I'm trying to compare performances on those routes and I can't standardize the distance for the routes, I can't get an accurate comparison. I also agree about the difficulty of stopping time, especially at the end of a race when there is often lots of confusion and trying to hit the appropriate (rather small) buttons to stop and then save the activity results in a several seconds lag between the time recorded and the actual time of crossing the finish line. 

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  • Strava, go look at how this feature has been implemented on runkeeper, that is exactly what we need. I run lots of trails and the gps can be spotty at best and normally requires a little massage to get the correct route.

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  • My issue is if I want to use my watch / HRM on the treadmill / bike it syncs across from Garmin with the wrong distance.

    Should be such an easy fix??

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  • Yes, yes, yes!!!  I consistently find that Strava has put a straight line from one place to another because it "lost" me.  Can I please be able to put in the actual route that I traveled?  I would love to be able to drag the route onto the roads/tracks that I went on - it knows the start & finish times.

    I don't mind at all if it says "this route has been edited" or whatever, I just want to know what I actually did!

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  • Treading on Strava-EPO territory here.....

    Edit the original gpx or garmin file, delete the original uploaded track and re-import the modified gpx with the gap filled. 

    https://activityworkshop.net/software/gpsprune/

    http://www.gpsies.com/convert.do;?language=en

    The reason Strava don't want editing tools onboard is the support requirement would be massive and it would be an instant source of grief for them.

     

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  • I also vote for allowing manual updates. I often forget to start or to stop my Pola V800 during races. During indoor swimming, watches cannot recognize pools done with flipper only or sometimes some pool is added or missed by watches. I can correct those problems in my Polar Flow records, so I'd really appreciate to have this feature also on Strava.
    Please, make Strava one step greater than it is already!

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  • Agreed!

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  • I was just checking out some stuff that transferred over from Garmin Connect.  Funny I don't remember this ride, but apparently on May 10, 2010, I did a 26,686.4 mi ride in about 1:25.  

    If records and challenges are a concern, surely this isn't what they were referring to.

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  • Agree, sometimes also I start my phone before the race, as I need to put in the iphone sleeve on my arm, so time is off by a couple of minutes. Today the distance due to some error, noted 27K, when I did 22Km, would like to correct as its giving me incorrect records. Nothing can be done, at least let users correct this on the web version, like other websites.

    Listen to user feedback, its not a nice thing, its a need for all runners. Thanks for taking action.

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  • Great for times when you forget to start your Garmin watch!

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  • Yesterday's NYC Marathon was 27.1 mile for me on AppleWatch2 Strava app. I had an extra mile I didn't know about. :-) We should be able to adjust the original recording on races, even they ask this is NYC Marathon...etc.

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  • Went for a morning run. It's quite cold outside and my iPhone shut down after 35 minutes. Now, when it's up and running again Strava thinks that I used a plane for the last 1,2 km out my route. 

    Strava, it's NOT COOL that you won't let us edit out own activities.

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  • Agreed!

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  • Definitely would be helpful. Rode today with a friend. Both had strava on. My data said 39.5miles covered, his said 46.2. I know we live 0.5 miles apart butility 7 miles is too much of a discrepancy for my liking.😔

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  • Another issue that would support this thread ... I've just bought the Fitbit Ionic, replacing my old Surge. All my regular runs are showing up 10% shorter, thus my pace is suddenly looking very slow. Strava recognises the same route being followed and thus shows a comparison, but it looks like I've suddenly broken my leg.

    I'd really like to correct the distance so at least the trend looks ok.

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  • I went for a ride today, but forgot to stop Strava before the car ride home so now have a 30 minute drive included.  I would simply like to be able to cut the last 30 mins on the mobile app before I sync, so that my relive video is accurate.

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  • I did pause and stop strava after my run, but had to hurry to pick up my kid right after.  Sensing car motion some time later, strava decided to restart the clock.  I now have a superfast CR on a segment, yippee!!!!

    duh?  Can I just remove a few of the last points to where I ended the frickin' run?

     

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  • I agree with Rick.  Strava seem determined to ignore this issue so the choice is to accept it and continue, or move on to a different site for logging activity.  I've opted for the latter.

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  • Why can't we manually edit distance? Think of all the indoor spinning/cycling activities that don't get distance captured? What is the logic behind lacking this functionality? Garmin Connect has it. If it has something to do with safekeeping "official" results, there are many other ways to game the system if one sets their mind to it (for example, riding in a motorized vehicle and recording it as a cycling activity).

    Strava, do you not monitor and comment on popular topics?

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  • Auto-pause got stuck so my 5.5 mile run ended up only recording one mile.  It seems reasonable that I should be able to go in and quickly edit this like in mapmyrun.  Someone here said that adding this feature would be a support nightmare for Strava.  I contest that point highly as utter silliness.  THIS thread seems to be a support issue as there are many clamoring for this ability available in competing applications.

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  • I am in agreement with everyone who is in favor of being able to edit distance and time.  This discussion goes back several years!  I am very surprised that something has not been done to correct this yet.  I wonder how many users of Strava have changed to another program just because of this issue?

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  • Yet another trivial easy to implement requirement that they will never, ever get around to implementing.  I did a half-m yesterday with a PB which, due to my Garmin not recharging the night before, I added as a manual entry.  Despite the distance being entered as 13.1 miles (the pretty much defacto known distance in miles for a half, right?) it decided to convert that to 21.08 km instead of 21.09, which as it hasn't registered as my new half marathon PB, I'm assuming 21.09 is what Strava is expecting.

    I >could< delete it and do it again yes, but I've got some nice comments history on there which I didn't want to lose and THIS SHOULD BE AS EASY AS EDITING ANYTHING ELSE ON THE ACTIVITY!!!  SORT IT OUT STRAVA!

    THIS my friends is why so few people pay for the "extras".

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  • Why can I not edit a treadmill run to add the distance? I am not interested in deleting it then adding it manually - I get the feed from my Polar app.

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  • I find it quite frustrating that my Strava always says at least ..2 of a mile less than my running buddies that use Strava but today it was .6 of a mile less than it should have been. When you've run 18.1 miles( Strava says 17.5) you don't need that. :-(

     

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  • For race editing would be great. In my example I got way better results on my 1st ever race (10km) and now after improvements I cannot beat unreal my time. Strava added +2km in the result of average pace of 3:57.. :D (for me it is impossible at the moment) I do not want to delete it, 1st race you know.. just fix somehow the kilometers.

     

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