Add weather(wind) indicator

The issue with Strava is that every record, KOM etc is usually associated with a tail wind. It would be awesome if it could link into general weather info for each major centre and factor in the weather. Failing that you could add a user updated field that you could indicate the wind speed and direction, I suggest if you could drag an arrow over the map of your ride for direction and length of arrow relates to speed of wind. Also would need a way of handling wind change etc.

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  • Couldn't agree more. Great feature.
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  • Yep! You could readily source geographically-appropriate data from Wunderground.

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  • Endomondo has this feature in their premium version. They show the general weather conditions, but only for the start of your ride. For Strava, it would be necessary to show the conditions this for each segement.  It would be fair to other riders to show wind conditions or maybe some sort of inverse suffer-score (calculated using temperature, wind direction and wind force). This would even be helpfull for segments that are not straight as it would allow comparison of rides under similar conditions.

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  • Agree... 

    Tail wind KOMs, also done IN GROUP most of times... are a real problem for the lack of motivations here in Strava.

    When people see things really imposible, then get bored.

     

    Al least Garmin Connect have a register of the wind in the day that times were recorded...

    Maybe they have more problems to fix GROUP rides problem, but you Strava, you really could do it easily.... a GROUP RIDES clasification/filter.

    And you don't want to do it....  so people will be bored...

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  • So bored of seeing people nip out for 5 miles in a weather bomb..it encourages some people to go out in dangerous conditions, this would be a great feature.

    I agree, wind direction & speed should be shown.

     

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