Custom Unit Preferences (Miles, Kg, Celsius)

I'd like more control over what units are used in the app.  Specifically, I'd like miles, kilograms and degrees Celsius.  Miles is the most important to me so at the moment I'm stuck with other units which mean nothing to me (pounds and Fahrenheit).

Can we just get fields in the settings area for each unit of measurement please?

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  • Thanks for the recent feedback and the twitter action! 

    I spoke with one of our engineers, and apparently if you upload through Garmin Connect, it's Garmin that sends us a "pre-formatted" Activity Title in the MM/DD/YYYY date format. There is nothing on our end that is causing this date format. As @John pointed out, most other unit preferences are determined by the language setting in the footer of any Strava page (as well as the Profile Settings for "Display Preferences"). 

    I'm not sure whether changing some setting on Garmin Connect will correct this so that the DD/MM/YYY format is sent to Strava instead? 

    Another thing to test is uploading a Garmin FIT/TCX file to Strava manually instead of using the Garmin sync - as this might result in the desired default Activity Title format. Has someone tried this yet? 

    Per the original topic for this Feature Suggestion, we're certainly aware of the demand for more custom unit preferences. This isn't something on our list for the near future, but please know we have it in the back of our minds for when engineering resources and prioritization allow. 

    Thanks! 

     

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  • Well if you're just going to set the units use on a localised country level then Celsius is the correct unit to use in the UK, analogous to setting the correct date format.  All of our national weather forecasts are delivered in Celsius and nobody really uses or understands Fahrenheit.

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  • Thank you for your belated comments on adjustable units.  With regard to my renewed subscription, this isn't something on my list for the near future, but please know I have it in the back of my mind for when your engineering resources and prioritization allow. 

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  • Well first of all I tried the English British thing. no different with the time zone, on my activities or seeing my friends. The fact the choice isn't English and English US, like most websites or programs just shows how concentrated you on are the US market and not the world.

    Secondly your team speak rubbish. My Garmin is set to be Day/Month/Year both on my 810 and my Garmin Connect. It transfers it find to Endomondo but not to starve so being no expert I would hazard a guess it is something at your end. 

    Finally being that it's only north America who for some reason has decided to use a scale of temperature that does not make sense, maybe it's in your interest as a company to listen to your users and allow people to have Degree Celsius.  

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  • Elle,

    Thank you for the update and confirmation that these (actually quite useful) changes are not going to happen any time soon. I would have to presume the number of requests for this versus other stuff is quite low hence why you're not even planning to implement them. I would also presume though the vast majority of users by far don't even know about these forums but would still appreciate this added usability. Please believe us when we all tell you that most of the civilised world doesn't use Fahrenheit or Lbs!!

    Personally I would much rather the Developer(s) at Strava spend their resources on useful stuff like this rather than things like the pointless fake KOM achievements or removing the ability to view kudos before you give it and many many more things.

     

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  • You may as well have saved your time on that reply and typed "We don't care".

    You only have to look at the world heat map to see how many UK users there are compared to the US, how about doing us a favour an implementing this instead of wasting time on new icon graphics and bull**** - everyones a winner - achievements.
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  • Well, the free functionality of Strava is nice, but I won't be renewing my subscription either.

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  • FWIW - I'm not sure about "no one wants or understands" Fahrenheit in the UK; I was brought up with Fahrenheit so I know that round about 70 is quite warm, and 80 is starting to get a bit hot and, back 30 years ago when I was a kid, I would've known when it was getting a bit cold (32°F is 0°C). Older people might still be quite happy with Fahrenheit but Celsius has been the prevalent temperature measurement in the UK for most of my life now and it's what I'm most comfortable with. It's a similar thing with miles/km, ft/m - to me miles/ft make more sense for distance/elevation than km/m. Other people want miles/m or whatever. I just can't believe that it's taking so much effort to try to get Strava to implement a relatively simple change which will make a lot of people more happy (it's worth remembering that, for every person who is posting on this forum, there are probably thousands of unhappy people who can't be bothered posting and will just live with it!

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  • http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metrication_in_Canada suggests that Strava's Canadian users must be similarly (age-dependently) irritated by this. In the UK it's very similar. The logical solution is to offer each user customisation of units for all measurement parameters! You must be storing the data in some normalised set of units otherwise we wouldn't be able to make the very limited choice that's currently on offer - so you (just) need to implement finer granularity of multipliers to render the measured values. Simple as that .. There are a limited number of parameters so you could actually implement it by creating all the possible (or likely) combinations as "setting-sets" .. (rather than just metric vs imperial).
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  • That's a thought, as long as they don't just copy Garmin's example which is also inadequate at the moment. For distance/elevation/temperature their options are Metric (km/m/°C), Statute (miles/ft/°F) or Statute UK (miles/m/°C). Having metres for elevation is worse than Fahrenheit for temperature in my opinion so I have Statute set on mine :-)

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  • We're in a strange situation in the UK where we mainly use metric measurements, except for distance and speed, so I vote for this as well:

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  • You're flogging a dead horse with this one I fear...
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  • I'd really like this to be implemented.

    Cycling in miles and running in kilometres would suit me nicely.

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  • I'm an 80's uk child. I need miles and Celsius :) I only use km for strava challenges and i convert in my head for that.
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  • Yes please add custom fields for metric & Garmin statue just until the UK can work what measurement system they are going to use :-)

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  • Just upgraded to premium and can't believe this isn't already available so may have to reconsider. I had expected Strava to be pretty much the most advanced bike tracking site but in a lot of ways it's quite primitive.

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  • Our Club has regular meetings in which we "showcase" rider's activities...  Based in the USA it would be great if we could filter, for example, the Challenge Results by either Km or Miles, meters or feet, etc...

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  • Yes please to changing it to what we individually want (miles, kms, C or F). F Means nothing to me other than head scratching

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  • Yes Please, a Temperature in Fahrenheit, means absolutely nothing to me.

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  • Still going, still no response. Think STRAVA should read this article from Friday's Times which delves into the mysteries of using measurement units in the UK http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/columnists/article4448775.ece

    I'd like to see Bushels, and perhaps chains as possible measurement units for Strava

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  • PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE can we have the option to have temperature in degC? Without having to change everything else into metric.

    Looking at my friends ride, they did 16.9miles, and the temperature outside was 88F which means absolutely and completely NOTHING to me :(

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  • Canadian here, can confirm that we're a mishmash too. I don't have a mobile device, though. Can we get this on the website too?

     

    The Garmin 225 is quite nice in this regard: you can choose different units for weight, height, distance, elevation, and pace.

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  • This was suggested in 2013. How long does it take to add a drop down box? 0_o

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  • I know you may have to allocate some time/resources to implement this but really, how hard is it to change one drop down menu into three?

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  • It would be great to be able to set default units per activity type and to toggle the units on an individual activity. If this were available I'd "Go Premium"...

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  • +1

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  • I want the option for C

    This means nothing to me...

     

    Temperature 61

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  • I'm sure i've put my name in here already but Please give us this option - I'm int he UK - we don't use degrees F - would be like using C or the Kelvin scale  !

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  • +1 for individual unit selection (miles, lbs, ft and °C here)

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  • Temperature in Centigrade

    Distance in Miles

    Elevation in Feet

    Weight in Stones or kilograms

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