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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  • Just like to add to the strangeness that is UK units of measure.  For us triathletes that use Strava, we tend to record runs and cycles in Miles but the majority of swimming pools in the UK are 25 or 50 metre pools so swims distance (at least indoors) needs to be in metres to be meaningful. I would therefore prefer that ALL units were customisable for ALL activities.  Elevation seems to split people.  I prefer to use ft but a lot of people prefer metres!

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  • No update from Strava since Jan on this? How hard can this be to implement?

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

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  • If someone has the time, this could be done with a chrome extensions or a bit of fancy JavaScript loaded from a favourite button. This site http://veloviewer.com/ used to have some fancy favroute buttons to change google maps to street maps (before strava did it) but cmon strava it is a little lame that we don't have this option.

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  • +1 for custom units. Must have C!!

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  • Temp in Celcius please

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  • Temp in Celsius/Centigrade please. I like miles and kg.

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  • 2 years! is there any point in this Suggest a new feature forum?

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  • I commented on 1st April 2014! A waste of 5 minutes of my life!
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  • I'm not what you'd call a Strava power user but have been premium for the last few months. I have just cancelled premium and citied this thread as a reason. I'm not really interested in heatmaps and all the other crud that they seem to put their effort into and if they can't be bothered to address basic usability features then I'm not interested in giving them my money. I would suggest if other people did the same then perhaps they might take a bit more notice?

    As an aside, my account says I've been premium since 4/6/15, but this is not in fact the 4th of June as I would read it but the 6th of April. So they can't even display the date in the format of the country that I live in, or give me the option to change it. I'm definitely not feeling valued as a customer.

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  • Strava are not improving simple things like this, whilst all the other companies are and are slowly catching up. May not be long before we all start using alternative Gps apps.
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  • Dear Strava,
    Of ALL the countries in the world, only the Bahamas, Belize, the Cayman Islands, Palau and the United States use Fahrenheit. Go do some basic maths and you will see the bulk of your userbase is outside of those countries, so either implement this quick and easy fix, or watch as your users slowly start migrating to other services.
    I certainly won't even consider paying for Strava if it cannot offer me such basic functionality as allowing me to choose my own units. Look through this thread - obviously I'm not alone in feeling this way.

    What will it take for you to implement this?

    PS: You DO realise other competing services exist, and have started offering the equivalent of of segments, don't you?

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  • Everyone, on behalf of Strava, make a sentence from the following words: Hand, We're, To, Talk, The, Listening, Not, 'Coz

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  • Maybe we will get mote attention with twitter? I do agree that it kinda makes premium feel very over priced. You would not by a thermometer that give reading in the wrong unit would you.
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  • Perhaps Strava competitors could use this thread as a place to advertise alternatives.  Pointing out their flexibility in how units are configured would be a feature people here might be interested in.

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  • I would like to be able to choose my own units (mix and match) for each activity type. Various people have asked for this over the YEARS but nothing has been said or done. t least tell us if you anot going to do this.

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  • Honestly, I don't get it. It's not like it is complicated to implement. I like the post to twitter idea.

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  • Actually, I don't know why we would think that it'll produce any greater effect. Perhaps if we all opened a NEW feature request and bug report and whatever other variety of entry, and post the links here and then everyone who's interested ALL go and "like" and comment on ALL of them, we might actually be able to (at least briefly) dominate the strava user-feedback domain to the point where other people might realise how poorly Strava considers the importance of responding to user-requested features, seemingly!

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  • I have twitted , I am no word smith but I could fix this code issue ;)

    https://twitter.com/SteveDrakey/status/685447967751442432

    I am not asking for re-tweets, but if we use #Strava and also mention them @Strava

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  • This is surely a *SERIOUSLY* easy thing to do.  They clearly already store the data in a "base-unit" form (e.g. I can switch display between F/miles/ft and C/km/m and all is well.  All we want is the option to control the *presentation* units on a per-parameter basis.  SIMPLES.  a couple of extra parameters per subscriber.  Thassit.  COME ON STRAVA.

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  • Steve Drake suggested a temporary fix to this is a browser extension so I built a Chrome extension to do exactly that. It only converts temperature from Fahrenheit to Celsius (mainly because I'm happy with everything else in Imperial units). It should work with the temperatures on the "Overview" page and also the graph on the "Analysis" page; for it to work, make sure your units are set to Imperial.

    Here's the link: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/strava-in-celsius/jlgbeobeddnoijopjdaadgomcmmlbjni

    Its my first browser extension so any comments/criticisms, suggestions are welcome. If any fellow nerds are interested, the code is on GitHub: https://github.com/philtgarner/strava-celsius

    Obviously I would prefer this was a feature in built to Strava but for now this will do.

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  • Phil Garner, that really is very awesome!!! I got as far as looking at the html and thinking about doing it.

    Nice work!!

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  • If you're on Firefox not Chrome, I wrote a Greasemonkey script to change the units a while ago: https://github.com/mark-raymond/strava-unit-changer

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  • Phil Garner, thank you SO much! Is there any scope for a modified version of the extension to change feet into metres?

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  • William N, there definitely is scope for this. I think a conversion for altitude could quite easily be added to the extension (now I've got Fahrenheit to Celsius working the hard work should be done!). I'll look into extending it to enable you to pick whatever units you like for all fields (although I have no idea when I'll get round to this).

    Please note: if Strava change the layout on the pages this extension will probably stop working. If it does please let me know and I'll try and fix it ASAP.

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  • Yes please - would like miles, and C

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  • I'd like miles for running BUT... metres for swimming.

    My pool lap is 50m but it comes out as 55yd and the paces come out as time/100yds. Surely nobody uses yards for swimming anymore, even the USA has metric pools.

     

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  • This topic seems to have trailed off, but I can't see that the suggestions have been implemented. It's a +1 from me.

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  • How long does it take Strava to work out how to multiply numbers by a constant factor?... 2.5 years and counting.

    Your competitors figured it out years ago. And not just the distance/weight/temperature, but even that kilojoules are the actual metric SI units...

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  • I'm astonished that anyone forces you to use the same units for all activities.  I want miles for my cycling, why must I then have miles for swimming as well, and on top of that I'm stuck with Fahrenheit..... 

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