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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  • Only 5 years? Seems so much longer.

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  • Maybe somebody needs to hack Strava and do it for them..? Looks like the only option! Either that or figure out a way to make a big fuss about it on social media.

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  • It's really annoying that Strava gives me temperature and weight in Fahrenheit and lbs because I use miles for distance.

    It defeats the point of having data if you don't know what it means.

    Come on Strava!

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  • I like having the option of normal units (Miles, Feet, Pounds, Fahrenheit, etc) or silly units (m, kg, c?  Whatever they are), and now you can select between the two.  So why on earth don’t the challenges switch too?  Meters for distance or altitude just don’t make any sense to me.

    Please give us the option to see challenges in the units of our choice, normal or unusable!

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  • Wow, this thread should not exist.. not having this for 4 years or more is absurd...to say the least.

    Unit selection by the user is a simple feature...who is the product manager ? This feature takes 1 -2 agile sprints and is done...

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  • Yes please, I want miles, pounds and celcius!

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  • I personally would like km, pounds, and F.

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  • I hope Strava actually read these postings. I'm surprised they haven't already expanded the customisation of the units on their site.

    Even with these additional settings. It would be nice to see the key pieces of information on a recorded activity displayed in both miles and kilometres. The unpreferenced units can be shown in a smaller, greyed out font. I run various distances for different events, some measured in miles, others in kilometres. It would be ideal to see both set of figures for quicker cross referencing of information.

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  • I have just uploaded swims using my Garmin Swim and it has uploaded in yards and I can't seem to change it. Because the pool is used in meters it makes it pretty hard for me to use Strava for all my training needs. So the option to change the unit per activity would be amazing!!

    Thanks :)

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  • I second on Karl Craggs comment

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  • Frustrating that there are no UK units. We use Celsius but not KM. Please fix for the UK users

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  • I'll suggest something EVEN BETTER than this. As a European living in America I actually want to see *both* pace per km and pace per mile, for instance. But in order to switch between metric and imperial takes a whole series of clicks to update my preferences, and then navigate back to the page I was on. So I'm suggesting that each metric simply have a one-click toggle attached where you can switch the units instantaneously and without reloading the page. For instance, it says "10 km", you click on the "km" and every distance changes from km to miles -- and the units for elevation and temperature etc don't change.

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  • Another vote here for separate user-selectable control over each unit - can't think why it would be any other way?!

     

     

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  • Agreed with the above. UK Statute as it is on the Garmin. Distance I'm imperial, everything else in metric.
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  • please click "me too" if you leave a comment

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  • ME TOO!

    This conversation has been going on since the end of last year (2013) Isn't about time that Strava pulled their finger out and did something? Either make an announcement as to when it will be implemented, or tell us they can't be bothered!

    Either way it will help me to make a decision as to whether or not to renew my subscription when it is due.

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  • This would be a really handy improvement to the interface.

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  • I'm in the UK too. I agree this would be really useful - can just about cope with ft, but hate being stuck with F for temperature, i need it on C, but don't want distances in km

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  • It's really an exercise in stating the bleeding obvious, this.  Strava: support user (viewer)-settable units for display of measurements, optionally with "template settings" like the Garmin's "Statute UK" .  Converting between measurement systems is easy for computers to do.  JFDI (look it up if you're not sure what that acronym is!).  Also, while you're at it, remember my preference for how to get data off my Garmin, willya (using the direct plugin, please)!

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  • I just wanted to emphasise the point that, where people have mentioned Garmin's "Statute UK" template, that shouldn't be used as something to copy; "Statute UK" gives miles (distance), metres (elevation), Celsius (temperature) - I think there's clearly a large number of people who use miles and feet (like in the US) but want to change to Celsius for temperature instead of Fahrenheit. Separate options for all three items are just so easy to do!

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  • yeah - sorry, I agree - the "Garmin Statute UK" should be the *optional* "quick-setting" but users should have the choice of units individually-settable for each parameter.  Come on Strava.  If your devs can't do it, get better devs.

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  • Yup- me too. I'm in the UK. Deg F means nothing.

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  • Agree 100% - very frustrating not to be able to customise this exactly how we want.

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  • Come on Strava, this is a great idea. Like many, I work in miles, but weigh myself in Kilograms, but work in feet when  it comes to height, but can also work in meters with height. Its not that harder thing to achieve surly. 

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  • I am considering dropping my premium membership. What is the point.

     

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  • I know Strava will have to re-code their website and apps but if Garmin can do it with the Connect site...

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  • Any news on this one?

    Fahrenheit is pretty meaningless to a lot of us Brits under the age of sixty, however we still commonly use miles.

    Come on Strava, this must be pretty low hanging fruit. You'll make a lot of people happy. Probably amazed also, but you've just said that you'll add extra weight options above 200lbs* so miracles do happen.

    *Again the option to use stones here would be nice, but even I realise what a ridiculous measurement system that is, even if everyone in the UK uses it.

     

     

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  • It's a bit mad one can't change it.  I didn't know.  I changed over to Metric a couple of years ago and I'm so used to it now I don't care anymore.  

    My wife is a miles person and I wanted to change her Strava to Miles but Metres for height gain.  

    But can't do that.   Ridiculous.  Strava what you at?????

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  • Come on Strava.. lets see you fix this for all of us here in the UK, and elsewhere around the world!

     

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  • Same here I would like to switch individual units rather than the Imperial/Metric only switch as currently available. My personal combo would be Miles, Kg and Celsius. I might even go premium again if you implement this.

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