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  • Hi Bryce, 

    Does this mean you'd like to see your activity data displayed to the hundredth instead of just the tenth of a mile/kilometer?

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  • I too would like to see the KM distance as two decimal places, so that it matches my Garmin? Garmin = 21.37 Strava currently = 21.4

    Would like to see Strava as 21.xx

     

    Would that be possible?

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  • I too would like to see this.  My TomTom watch shows two decimals places, as does RunKeeper.  But Strava rounds it, so my 5.01km run is showing as 5.1km in Strava.

    Of course this might be due to discrepancies in calculating the distance, but without being able to see the detail I can't tell!

     

     

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  • Is there any way of doing this? Community Support didn't provide how to do this, but I would like to know if it's possible and, if so, how to change it.

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  • I would love to pull the trigger and use strava full time + premium, but until we get 2 decimal places I need to stick with endomondo. :(

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  • Sadly it seems the Strava team focus all their effort on new features that nobody asked for like "Strava Local" ... and none on fixing really simple and obvious shortcomings like this.

     

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  • My tomtom recorded runs always get rounded down, by a lot! My recent 5.04 km run is a 4.9 on strava. That's 140 meters "lost" on one run. I have soo many x.9 km runs on strava that ar anything from x.0 to even x.12 km! How come runkeeper and I guess every other site gets the distance exactly the same as the watch but strava rounds down by over 100 meters?

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  • @Markus Kylberg that's not rounding, but a result of the different algorithm / mapping software it uses to plot the run.

    If it calculated the same (5.04km) it would display as 5km rounded.

     

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  • @Ben, sure, technically not correct rounding. But still very odd that they have some different algorithm that cuts over 100 meters from runs.
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  • Strava's loss, I literally subscribed to a year of endomondo before my run this morning after the lack of support for this.

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  • I've moved this topic to our section for "Suggesting a New Feature". 

    Please click the "Me Too" button to vote! 

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  • @Markus Kylberg while it's a little annoying, you don't know that the TomTom is more accurate.  The software in your watch is making it's own calculations to determine the overall distance and it doesn't have the benefits of a map and all of Strava's accrued data when doing it.  I'll give Strava the benefit of the doubt on that one.

    It would be nice to have the option of just taking the total as calculated by the collection device ... but that's a different suggestion and off-topic for this thread.

     

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  • @Ben, well I ran 5K on a track, and my tomtom measured 40 meters too far, and strava measured 100 meters too short. So strava is further off.
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  • I'm happy with one decimal place, as long as it is rounded correctly. Currently, the Strava algorithm rounds everything down - even 0.99. As any schoolboy mathematician should know, .05 and above should round to .1!  Annoying enough for training, but even more so for , say, a 5k race that is measures by GPS as 3.09M and Strava logs it as 3.0M...

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  • I would like Strava to use the common rules on rounding numbers.

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  • I agree, showing last night's run of 5 miles as 4.9, even though the Strava statistics clearly show it was 4.993 miles (7m34 pace per mile, 37m47 duration) is very, very irritating.  I don't care that my TomTom does tend to slightly over-exagerate distance (the run last night I think was marked as 5.03 miles on the watch - 0.04m difference I can live with!)  It also does the same on laps (I have my watch set to record laps each 0.5 mile, but many get represented in Strava as 0.4 - visually that's a 20% error on that number).

    I know in the grand scheme of things this rounding doesn't actually make any difference to either how far I've run nor the pace calculations shown, but it just makes Strava look amateurish - we all know that 4.99 rounded should display as 5.0, not 4.9.  And its such a simple fix in the coding to get it right that I can't believe the error still persists!!

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  • I just logged a ticket for something like this. I ran some 800m intervals, with Strava showing each interval as 0.4 miles. When I change the display preferences to show km instead of mile it shows the correct 0.8km. I have loads of runs where Strava shows the run 0.1 mile shorter than Garmin connect, but its particularly annoying with intervals. 

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  • I REALLY want distance shown in app to two decimal places.  Makes doing intervals etc...  much easier so you know exactly how far you have run.  I would assume this is a fairly simple thing to adjust in the programming of the app as most similar apps show distance covered to two decimal places.

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  • One of my recent activities was 3.0 miles on movescount.com but ended up being 2.9 miles on Strava. I think the reason for that is that it actually was something like 2.995 which movescount rounded to 3.00 but Strava still rounded it down. Please show two decimal points and round it properly.

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  • I can't agree more.  You can't get any sort of reading on shorter distance intervals.   Doing 400's rounds to .2 for example.   You have to go to Garmin Connect to get any more detailed info.  Every single runner I've talked to that uses Strava its their biggest complaint.    Seems like it was rounded to one decimal place for bikers when Strava first started and then never fixed for the runners who care about it.

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  • Endomondo, Wahoo, and May My Ride (et all) all display full reported ride data, Strava thinks it knows better than my hardware based distance?  Sorry, survey says: "Wrong Answer!"

     

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  • This is a must! This is the only thing holding me back from being a premium member and using this app full time

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  • Give us the choice to either have it rounded out or let us have the exact with a decimal point. How long to these requests have to continue before something is done?

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  • Yesterday I ran a half marathon trail race and although it was not officially measured as accurate by any authority here in the uk it was measured by using three different gps devices to give a medium distance. I wore my TomTom Spark GPs watch and recorded 13.29 miles. After uploading to Strava it has been shown as 13 miles and as a result I haven't completed this months Half marathon challenge! That's not cool strava.. not cool.. I worked very hard for that :-( having checked a couple of other competitors from the same race they have 13.1 miles showing so how can I get mine to be correctly updated?

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  • @Elle Anderson: LAPs are finally visible on mobile devices. Does it mean that this will be implemented after 3 years as well? 1 decimal place for LAP distance is really not enough.

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  • Monday I did a 5 minute rowing machine and got 1214 meters. Tuesday I improved to 1229 meters, and Wednesday 1263 meters. But Strava only lets me choose 1200 meters or 1300 meters, nothing between.

    I have the same problem on the treadmill. 2.21 miles cannot be distinguished from 2.29.

    Strava, please give us precision to the nearest 1 meter. It can’t be that hard. You can do it!

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