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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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  • Yes please, fully custom-able...  I'm UK so Iike deg C and miles...  I also like lbs, but I know not everybody in the UK does...

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  • Just adding another voice to this request.

    Everyone I know; runs in miles, swims in metres and cycling is spilt evenly km or miles.

    Weight is stones and lbs, or kg (lbs on their are are exclusively used for baking, I don't think Strava tracks baking).

    Temperature is neatly divided by age; over 60 it's F, under 50 it's C, in-between some of us are really hard to please and use F above freezing and C below (I'm not suggesting that as a realistic option).

    Thanks

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  • I'm British, over 60 and I use Celsius/Centigrade for temperature and kg for weight. But I like distance in miles and speed in mph.

     

    At the end of the day, we all just want to choose each unit individually.

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  • Please implement this feature!!!

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  • Agree. Being British I run in miles and mph and everything else I do is in metric.

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  • I want miles, metres, celsius and kilograms. Please !

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  • Yes please , adding my voice for all of the above

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  • This is just ridiculous. Hundreds of likes, eight pages of support over many years and Strava just keeps ignoring this aspect of basic funtionality...

    Maybe it's time for more concerted action? How about a Facebook campaign to have UK subscribers cancel their subscriptions over the summer in protest?

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  • Over 5 years of users asking for what must be a childishly easy modification to make i.e. allow users to simply select they preferred method of measurment. 

    Every time a Strava bod reads one of these for 5 years they have decided doing nothing is the best way to serve their users. Seems counter to the public image they spend so much effort projecting.

    Maybe they care that much about us all after all. 

     

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  • Just do it the tried and tested way Garmin connect so it. Simple. Amazed this isn’t yet a thing for Strava.

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  • Can we have a reason from Strava as to why this hasn't been picked up after being requested for over 5 years from a large number of users?

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  • Strava, I can only assume the reason this has not been implemented in the last 5 years is due to its difficulty. Let me help out.

    Fahrenheit to Celsius - T('C) = (T('F) - 32) / 1.8)

     

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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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  • Yep same here, i want Miles and Celsius and plans to get this updates ?

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  • Wow the earliest posts in this thread go back more than 6.5 years!  Come on Strava ... Its a really simple change!

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  • Yes, come on Strava! What's the problem? We're not all American you know!

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  • Thanks Strava for making changes and improvements, and appreciate recent change "We're betting on our athletes" and "We're obsessing over our athletes - over you - and no one else".

    I've been meaning to unsubscribe since my first post over 6 years ago because I live in the UK.  The standard American vs Metric unit switch does not work very well for us.Height and short distances in metres, longer distances in miles; speed in mph or kph for some events, temperature in celcius, weight in stones/pounds or kg. No "one for all" switch will ever work.  A per item selection is required, on both Android/iOS App and PC browser, and possibly an option to show more than one unit.

    Given you are not targetting non-American nations for your "our athletes", would you consider a significantly reduced subscription rate for overseas athletes?

     

     

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  • Why on earth has this not been done. Now I have to pay (fair enough) for many Strava features let me see the units I want. I need miles, m, kg & Celsius so basically metric but with miles but others want different combinations. Just let us select each - not difficult I'm sure. I just looked for the temp and it was in degrees F. Not many in UK use that now! 

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  • "As of today, the Display Preferences setting on web now contains a separate unit preference for temperature (Celsius or Fahrenheit)."

    7 years to do half the job.

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  • Do we have to wait another 7 years for the rest of the feature to be implemented?

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  • Just need to fix the analysis (on the website at least) to work with centigrade now ... at least its a step in the right direction ...

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  • How insulting! Seven years and hundreds of requests yet they ignore their customers, teasing us with just a partial solution. 🤬

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  • Well done Strava for separating out the temperature units!

    However, you should not mark this thread as "answered" because you've only done one item: temperature.

    2) height/climb/elevation which should be meters while distance remains miles.

    3) weight should be kg (or maybe stones, pounds, ounces) while distance remains miles.

    You've made a great start.  You've proved how easy it is.  Now could you please separate out all the units.

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  • Doesn't work. Display Preferences is set to Celsius, but I'm seeing everything in Fahrenheit. The summary section on my activity and the analysis graph.

    Tried going into Display Preferences and re-edited and saved the setting but no change.

    7 years for that and it doesn't work!

     

    Display Preferences are useless anyway as feed order setting doesn't work either. Set it to latest, should be chronological but I get activities from today, yesterday, today, days ago, more from today.

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  • I praised Strava for separating out the temperature unit.
    https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/208835307/comments/360012870912

    But sadly this does not work properly.  Shame.

    The temperatrue in the weather conditions pane is in Celcius (the unit I selected).
    The temperature in the activity summary (show more) is in Farenheit, as is the temperature in the Analysis graph.

    Madness!

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  • I would echo what Bob has said. My experience is that the temperature in the activity summary is not updated and still hardcoded as being in F.

    This is a woeful oversight by the Strava development team. It took 7 years to introduce a change which failed to resolve a very simple request. Maybe it was just so that you could falsely mark this thread as being answered so you could ignore it for another 7 years?

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