Heart Rate Announcements/Feedback during recording (mobile)

Dear STRAVA decision maker

In the past I've used a  Polar watch that was set to my Low & High heart rate zones (by setting my age), then during any activity (run/bike ride) I got announcement/warning when I was below/above these values. 
As you've already have the distance Audio announcement I'd like to suggest you אם add
1. Announcement of the heart rate value together with the regular pace announcement that available today. 
2. Warning announcement when the runner exceed this range ( below/above) as by using an old Polar watch. 

Thank you very much for this great App & Best regards 
Itay

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  • I've paid for premium expecting the heart rate monitor to actually be useful whilst riding. But if there are no zone notifications then its not much use and I'll have to use another app.
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  • I'm just waiting for this option to exist to pay the premium access.

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  • Considering moving to strava because many Friends use it. But where is this feature? I too need to watch my heart - and I think it's important to anyone over 50. perhaps strava doesn't care about a few deaths
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  • Guys, really need this feature. Please, add the option to run announcements, so that we could track heart rate as well.

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  • Another vote to add audible heart rate feedback

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  • Me too - want an alarm for when my HR is outside the preset safe limits eg "you're going to die, slow down" or "you're too fat, speed up" would be useful audio markers.

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  • I can only agree with the before mentioned. This feature would really improve strava.

    Real time audio feedback of my HR together with the pace would make it a lot easier for me to not always look at my phone while jogging but getting an update about my HR. 

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  • +1
    have HRM strap paired to phone. Would be very helpful to have audio cues for HR zones ala runkeeper. This would save having to carry a separate device around.
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  • I occasionally used Strava before for cycling.. now I am starting to run as well and googled to see if Strava supports HRM sound notifications.. I wish it did! I already paid for a month to month subscription to see if there's any interesting premium features. Actually none so far. If I could use use a HRM and maybe make my custom training plans with it (with notifications) that would be something to pay premium membership for.

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  • I just came over to Strava from using Nike+ after a recent HRM purchase. I thought this functionality was likely buried in the premium features so I'm please I found this thread before upgrading. Being able to get realtime zone alerts definitely is a deciding factor in which service I'll ultimately switch to for a paid subscription. So far I'm rather surprised that most basic functions like personal challenges, coaching etc, seem to require a premium account as opposed to Nike+.
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  • I think an when the interval is announce (Time/Distance/Time for last KM) this should also state your heart rate. 

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  • I can't believe that suggestions like adding a photo to a ride gets 500+ 'Likes' and this only has 64. Seems like the Suggestions has been hijacked by Facebookers!

    Remember to click Like at the top!

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  • It's been more than a year and nothing close to this feature exists yet. A minimal - Slow down or Speed up announcement based on users heart rate zones would be enough to make me happy.  If wanted to get bit fancier an interval announcement with the current zone would be good also.

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  • Yes, even just the very basic announcement of the heart rate would be HUGE (and most likely trivial to add as a feature).  I love the Strava app for workouts, but I'll have to stick to MapMyRun for racing until Strava can read me my heart rate.  I'm also sad and confused to see features like photos taking priority over this one.

     

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  • I upgraded to Premium for this feature, only to find that Strava does not have it even with Premium.

    For those of us who use our phones in a case on our arm when we exercise, rather than wearing a watch that is easily glanced at, it's very important to have alerts. Strava is good about distance and pace, so for the life of me I do not understand why they have not added this feature in the years since users first began requesting it.

    I'll be cancelling my paid account.

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  • So what similar apps do this? Any recommendations?

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  • The Wahoo Fitness app works with any Bluetooth HRM and provides very configurable audio cues, although I didn't find it easy to set up. The best thing about it though, is that you upload your data direct to Strava from within the Wahoo app which is very convenient.

    However I am now using Runtastic Pro as I just find its heart rate charts and cues generally nicer than Wahoo and its very easy to use, however you must go on to the webpage and download a tcx/gpx file and then upload it to the Strava webpage.

    A combination of the two would be great but having everything in Strava would be even better!

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  • Thanks, Chris Mark. I looked at the Wahoo Fitness app (Android) but I couldn't figure out how to get the heart rate audio cues to work. When I did a search I found the advice to select "TICKR Double Tap." But that's grayed out in my app, as I don't have a Wahoo monitor. Did you get yours to work with a non-Wahoo monitor?

     

    Jeff

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  • @JH Yes, I have Wahoo Fitness running with a cheap Bluetooth HRM. I have iOS, but you need to wear the HRM and have it running (Bluetooth switched on in your phone of course), then from the first screen in the app select Sensors, + Add new sensor and it should search and find yours. You can then check it is giving a sensible reading.

    All Audio cues must be 'created' in Settings, Audio Announcements. There you select what event you wish to trigger an announcement and then what the announcement will say.

    Really, Runtastic Pro does it all for you and is much easier. You should be able to get it for Android for free with a code (google it). It is already free on iOS I think.

    Chris

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  • @Chris Mark - Thanks. Are you using the Android version of Wahoo Fitness? I don't see the options you describe.
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  • +1 would pay premium subscription just for this feature. Customizable heart rate zones and audible alerts wold be a great addition.

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  • This feature is probably to most motivational feature of all.  It keeps you from getting bored because you are focusing on staying within a certain heart rate range, plus it's effective at making you faster if you do it right.  I'm telling you strava, if you want people to continue to work out, thereby increase app usage you should create this feature and really sell it to beginners especially.It's amazing on most heart rate monitor watches.

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  • They way to do this is to set a goal heart rate range, and if you go below that range you get an alert telling you that your heart rate is too low, and if you go above it, your get an alert telling you it's too high.  otherwise you should just get a periodic alert telling you how awesome you are at staying in your target heart rate range.

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  • Then you can see if your pace is better or worse between runs for the same heart rate.  This is how fitness works people, otherwise you can't really tell if you are getting better or not because your mind tells you everything is the same even when you get better.

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  • Please add audio heart rate announcements and threshold announcements.

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  • I'd pay for premium service just for this one feature!!!

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  • Considering getting my girlfriend the Zephyr HRM because she has a heart condition that makes cycling problematic but she likes the data output of Strava.  It would be great if she could set audible notifications when safe heart rate limits are exceeded.  As far as I can see this isn't something supported in Strava?

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  • Thanks for the great feedback about heart rate alert features. We'll be sure to consider this topic. Thanks! 

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  • Runkeeper has average heart rate and current heart rate audio cues already, and it's one of the features I miss the most about the Runkeeper app on Android. I would have gone back to Runkeeper if my heart rate monitor was compatible with it... But for now, I have to glance at the Strava app from time to time to know my heart rate. Please add this feature, I keep going above my target heart rate and it's impacting my training! :)

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  • Yes, would definitely like this option to know HR as I only use during runs and it is not practical to look at phone while running.

    Thanks

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