Planned

Add a manual entry should allow you to select a route from My Routes

Creating routes in my routes for common rides/runs (eg, one's commute) would be a lot more useful if adding a manual entry let you just select one of your existing routes. Then if you forgot to start recording in the app that day, you could just quickly get the correct route into your activity stream without having to add a manual entry with just distance.

38

Comments

20 comments
  • Official comment

    Hi everyone, 

    Please be aware that we have a very similar post, Attach a Route (map) when entering a 'Manual Entry'

    There is good support from the community for this feature. In my mind, the heart of the feedback stems from the desire to see a manually created map using the Strava Route Builder, with distance and elevation, attached to the other stats created in a manual activity, such as time and start date. 

    This feature has not yet been prioritized by our team for development. I'll be sure to share any updates as they become available. 

    Comment actions Permalink
  • Absolutely agree!  Been looking for this feature for the pat 15 minutes.  Guess I need to wait for it to be added.  Kind of thought that was one of the reasons to create a route in the first place.

    7
    Comment actions Permalink
  • You would think that this would have to be something so obvious to include. It must be coming.

     

    3
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Its 15 October 2015, still not happenning or what??

     

    1
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Yes please, just spent an annoyingly large amount of time trying to work out how to do this. I have a circuit training class where we will do runs as well as various exercises with weights which means I don't want to carry my phone for fear of damaging it. I've mapped out the route, but frustratingly can't use it. 

    2
    Comment actions Permalink
  • This is what I have been looking for.

    Exactly why on earth we would create a route if we wouldn't use it on our own phone n for our regular activities. As far as I understand strava, the routes only useful for navigating with other GPS devices such as garmin. 

    For manual input ... why don't we just upload activities from routes that we previously created (or just any existing routes out there)...that wud be very practical! 

    1
    Comment actions Permalink
  • I have had several occasions now where Strava will not sync a recorded route, consequently it is lost. I have added such routes to my route in the hope that I could upload to my training log to at least capture the activity. Come on Strava sort this one out???????

    1
    Comment actions Permalink
  • I run a lot and managed these activities on a website www.jogmap.de who didn´t allow to export the tracks. But i would like to have my ancient activities here in Strava. So it would be great when in could use my routes on Strava to merge them with the Timestamps i could see on the other site.

    1
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Agreed it would be nice to add a route to an activity already logged.  IE. Microsoft Band 2 has all sorts of data and syncs nicely with Strava, but if I accidentally turn off the GPS or I don't want the GPS for really long rides because of battery it would be nice to add a route to it.   I think it would be really cool if you can merge an activity as well.  Say I get the Garmin Edge 1000 for my bike and use that for a lot of the GPS data but want to use the Band 2 for heart rate etc... those would be logged as 2 activities but then I would like to merge that data together.

    1
    Comment actions Permalink
  • I agree .. it seems weird that you can't do this. I just created some routes thinking that this is what routes were for!!

    2
    Comment actions Permalink
  • These requests date back to 2014, and still nothing from Strava?  This would seem to be a minor addition, and it is concerning that this could not have been accomplished by now.

    2
    Comment actions Permalink
  • this is exactly what i was looking for. Hope they will have it soon.

    1
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Agreed!  Also, if you just do the manual import, your elevation doesn't get added.  MapMyRide lets you do this, why wouldn't Strava?

     

    I also tried creating the route in MMR and then importing the file to Strava - apparently it doesn't contain the GPS data so there is no real way around this..

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • I have a similar issue and sent a request to Strava Support.
    See the discussion here (to be continued):

    • Jan Ligthart Yesterday at 18:01

      I've created a route and saved it.
      I want to use this route when registering an activity, because I've cycled the same route more than once.
      On some occasions my phone lost contact with GPS and no correct tracking was done.

    • Avatar
      Keith Hillier Today at 00:15

      Hello Jan,

      Sorry but we are unable to create an activity from a manually created route. Activity data needs to have time and speed data which a manual route does not have. If an error occured while recording you can create a "Manual Entry" for any missing data. If you have any further questions please me know.

      Best,
      Keith
      Strava Support Team

    • Avatar
      Jan Ligthart Today at 00:47

      Keith,

      I understand the need for speed and/or time data.
      Wouldn't it be a solution to incorporate at least the time data available from a different source (e.g. a stopwatch or the readings of a heartrate monitor) ?
      This would supply the average speed over the total distance traveled.

      Regards, Jan

       

     

    1
    Comment actions Permalink
  • @Jan Ligthart

    Thanks for sharing!

    It doesn't make sense to me that you can't use a saved route, and then manually enter the time it took you to complete.. since they allow you to add manual times anyways, you're right that they should be able to calculate your speed based off of how long you say it took you.  

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Unfortunately Strava keeps denying us this IMHO simple addition to the activity entry-system. According to the follow-up on my conversation with Strava Support, to which I tend to disagree and am very disappointed of:

    Keith Hill

    Keith Hillier (Help Center)

    May 16, 4:56 PM

    The each point of data would need to be time stamped to a particular gps point. Sorry we won't be able to fix this.

    Best,
    Keith
    Strava Support Team

    The need for timing each and every GPS-point doesn't make sense to me, as I use Strava to keep track of my rides without any interest in PBs on specific segments.

       
    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • This has not been prioritized yet? Over 200 comments (and many more that are probably too disappointed to post) and 2 years with no results? That is pretty lame.  

    2
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Look at what Runkeeper does, it allows you to enter a duration and from this it gives just an average pace.

    At least this allows us to record the distances/duration for runs.Just exclude these manual runs from 'segment best times',

     

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • I think perhaps Strava is missing the point of this request... all people really want, when saving a route, is to know the distance.  When you enter a manual activity you have to enter time and distance.  So if you select a saved route, all it's really going to do is act as a proxy for the distance entry.  You then also have the advantage of the route name being a tag.  That's all... it's a really simple thing to do.

     

    One of the other Strava support people below talked about mapping each point on the map to GPS data - that's totally unnecessary and has nothing to do with this request. 

     

    It really is a straighforward request, and it is a feature most people would use.  I have literally just used Strava for the first time and the very first thing I did was save my route, and they try to log a manual activity. When I logged the activity, the first thing I did was look for my saved route so I could select it to get the distance into the manual entry.  So it really is one of those intuitive features that people would just use because it feels natural.

    2
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Totes agree. I am a totally new user. My first Strava action was to create a route, then add an activity (trying to select the route).

    0
    Comment actions Permalink

Post is closed for comments.

Didn't find what you were looking for?

New post