No elevation gain for manual Treadmill activities

Hi,
I would like to refer to this old thread:
https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/208835857-Enter-Elevation-data-for-a-Manual-Activity-entry

Unfortunately the feature is not working and somehow broken. I have created an entry with 1200ft of gain here:
https://www.strava.com/activities/891739393

and yet the activity is still showing 0ft gain and there is no way to edit it. 

The activity was entered manually on my mac using Safari browser.

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  • If you don't tag your run with "Treadmill" it looks like the feature works properly.

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  • That's correct Jared. Something I didnt know earlier and had to do few tries to make that work. Wish Strava can grey out the elevation field when "Treadmill" is checked so that people aren't confused.

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  • Next question: why can one create a treadmill workout, add elevation, and then have the elevation ignored???

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  • I also found out that elevation gain doesn't work with a Treadmill activity. Sure, you can just not mark it as a treadmill activity, but the bigger question is why does elevation gain not get saved for a treadmill activity? Some treadmills show your elevation gain, and even if they don't, it is easy to calculate how much elevation gain you made. So why does Strava assume all treadmill activities don't have elevation gain? Can this be fixed so that treadmill activities keep the elevation gain? Thanks.

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  • If the miles count, the gain should also be counted. I do a lot of high incline walking on the treadmill in the winter, and I think it would make sense to tally it up.

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  • This is ridiculous. As a trail runner in New England, winter treadmill workouts for gain are a must. Please fix this, Strava!

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  • I just tried to do this for a manual entry with and without the Treadmill tag and the elevation didn't show up in either case.

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  • Dealing with this myself.  Three issues, in my opinion:

    1) Bad UI to allow user to input elevation and mark treadmill, only to ignore (irreversibly!) the elevation input.

    2) Why NOT allow elevation in a manual treadmill activity?  Seems crazy.

    3) Why can't I just add elevation manually to a recorded treadmill activity?  As in: record indoor run on my watch, then add known elevation after the import?  This would be best.

    So my only solution is to delete my recorded activity (along with HR data!), create a manual run, do NOT mark treadmill.  This is dumb.  Strava, please fix!

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  • Back in the day where Strava doesnt have the "fitness feature" i care slightly less to have my HR data with the treadmill activity, but for it to be accurate, we need to keep the HR data.

    I agree with Jim Vlieg above, the ONLY way to keep the elevation is to create manual activity from desktop browser.

    It is getting harder and harder to justify paying the Summit features - as that is now not accurate.

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