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Display distances to two decimal places

Strava - please display distance measurements to 0.01 of a km/mile, instead of the current limitation of one tenth.

The existing granularity of just one tenth of a mile makes it very difficult to meaningfully compare activities, especially for runners where it takes some time to cover that distance.  I'm sure cyclists would also appreciate the change.

This limitation has been identified in a number of threads as the reason people use other apps so should be of concern to Strava.

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  • Agree with Andrew. I also always run a bit extra at the end to get it to a next tenths of mile because I hate when Strava truncates my mileage, however Strava still manages to sometime truncate 0.02-0.03 miles from the distance, so when I have something like 3.31 miles on my watch Strava still displays that as 3.2 miles. That is absolutely ridiculous considering how much screen space Strava app wastes on other things. 

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  • Best way to let Strava know how you feel is to ditch their app altogether. I did and started using Runkeeper. I like it a lot. Way better than Strava, who obviously could care less about their user base and the usability of their app!

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  • For the love of all that is holy, you provide and incredible service and your entire platform is amazing........ BUT you don't have 2 decimal places on your app for AppleWatch that tons of people use to track their runs. It is such an incredible oversight that I keep thinking I'm doing something wrong or I've missed a preference somewhere. Nike has this on their app and they suck, come on Strava, you guys are the best, and this is all that is holding you back from being darn near perfect.

     

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  • False dawn for me. I can see the 2 decimal places on my app  in my history & when I have saved my current activity. 

    But while I'm active I still only see 1 decimal place, using a sony xperia phone. Anyone see the 2 places  when they are active??

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  • I’m with Kevin. Only 1 decimal point during use. I’ve upgraded to the latest. THAT is where I want to see it. As for size of phone: I’m using iPhone 8 Plus. Plenty of real estate, but they ought be easily able to scale to smaller phones.

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  • Note at beginning of thread says they’ve fixed this and “completed” this request...over a year ago. And here we are still posting...

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  • My Garmin showed I ran 6.00 miles and Strava reported it as 5.9. Annoying for sure. In agreement with y'all on this.

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  • So Strava is telling us that GPS can't tell when I have moved more than 50 feet? That's simply not true.

    As for the person who asked how much of a code change this is - It's a change in a single line of code. Actually, it should be _one character_ in a single line of code. The effort is trivial!

    Strava simply doesn't want to make this change which means to me, one of two things. One possibility is that the display page is completely hand coded, which makes the code change non-trivial. But if this is the case, then Strava has done a lot of things wrong and I don't want their app. The other possibility is that Strava really wants us to upgrade. Ah, there we go. Make the free app irksome (not wrong, just irksome) so that the people will upgrade to the money-making version. But if all Starva can think about is how to inconvenience their users in ways to get them to cough up for the pay version, then I guess I don't want their app in that case either.

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  • So, you are confirming the incorrect program action. Please FIX it. There is no reason to impose the floor operation to round floating point values. Why are you not using rounding instead? This is simply incorrect logic.

    Similarly, the is no viable reason for limiting the distance to a single digit. Please FIX it.

    If Strava declines user input like this, I can assure you that I will NEVER purchase any Strava product. Disregard of your users is the fastest way to kill your company

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  • I'll communicate your thoughts to the team Bruce. Thanks. 

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  • Thank you. I would very much appreciate that, and I think a number of other people here would appreciate it as well. These changes represent modifying exactly one line of code each. As you can see from some of the comments here, the refusal of Strava to make these very minor changes is extremely frustrating to your users - and to what gain for Strava? So that no one can say that you're off by 0.01 miles? You'll get a lot less resistance to that sort of error than you will for refusing to make simple, reasonable changes for your users.

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  • Please communicate my thoughts as well. I'm astonished you haven't fixed this yet. It's a glaring mistake.

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  • Thank you Elle.  Hopefully they this will be corrected asap.  Have a great holiday!

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  • Me too.

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  • Elle,

    Has there been any update on this request?  Again, there is no reason to post the distance 'floored' instead it should either be posted as two decimal places or at the very least to the tenths place but rounded to the correct value.  So 3.58 should be either 3.58 or 3.6, NEVER 3.5. Thanks

    Josh

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  • Bumped into this recently as well, when I noticed that Strava displays a 5.98 run (according to Garmin) as 5.9, but exploring the run, Strava shows 6 mile markers

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  • Please Strava - this is my number 1 feature request.

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  • I cannot believe this hasn't been corrected yet.  Strava, could you please fix this very simple, yet integral issue?

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  • Hi, Elle!
    Any word from the devs on when they can fix this issue, please?  I believe it's just a one-character fix (something like changing from "printf(%0.1d)" to "printf(%0.2d)".


    Having to go back to Garmin's page to lookup distances is not the greatest endorsement for Strava.  :)  Thanks!

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  • Seriously. It's just bewildering. Strava, what is the hold up on this? I'm not sure what more it's going to take. Let me reiterate what others have said: I will pay money for Strava but not until you fix this issue.

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  • With all the prior requests for this seemingly simple functionality change being ignored to-date, one might assume that Strava:

    1. Brought their code from someone else and can't modify it.

    2. Doesn't know how to modify what they wrote originally.

    3. Found that too many parts of their code would need to be changed.

    3. Doesn't give a crap.

    Make you choice.

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  • Elle, we were in contact regarding this upgrade back in December.  What is the update here?  This is a no brainer fix.  I will be letting my premium membership lapse at this point.  Sorry, but if you aren't willing to resolve a simple user issue in a timely manner, it is becoming obvious that the user's aren't what the company believes drives the site.

    Josh

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  • I am new to Strava, but also find not showing distances (I use miles) to 2 decimal places annoying.  One thing worth pointing out on the "GPS isn't that accurate argument" is I assume km measurements are shown to 1 decimal place.  Given this, someone walking .1 km would have this displayed.  If it is accurate enough to display in km then someone using miles should expect the same accuracy.

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  • Sorry for double posting, but I wanted to be more explicit in my example.  So if you are recording in km, .1 km = .06 miles however if you are recording in miles .1 km = 0.0 miles.  Or looking at it slightly differently, if you are recording in km, you get a .1 increment every 328 feet, however if you are recording in miles you only get a .1 increment every 528 feet.

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  • The article Strava posted as justification for not adding hundredths is now six years old. It is outdated. Unfortunately, so is the Strava capability. Needlessly so since, as another poster commented, the GPS is good enough to distinguish and display what side of the street I am riding on. That's only a few yards apart.

    C'mon Strava, change the display. What you are doing now is inherently inaccurate.

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  • 100% this is the most annoying thing about STRAVA. If I run 3.18 miles in training (like today) Strava rounds it down to 3.1 miles. That 'missing' 0.8 miles is 129 meters which takes a decent number of seconds to cover even at a fast 5k pace. The result displayed though is the shorter distance at the time taken to cover the longer distance which makes it look much slower than it actually is.
    The official response to this 2 years ago was that Strava 'is looking into it' but obviously in all that time nothing has changed. Will this ever be dealt with? I'd really like to know. If not, why not?

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  • Please fix this strava; I like to do quarter mile intervals for speed work.

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  • No need to fix it for me anymore. I've moved on to another product.

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  • It's annoyed me for some time.  It's obvious to me they use the true value behind the scenes in their calculations.  See my activity:

     

    The distance says 3.1mi in 24:01 but notice in the accomplishments that a 5K effort completed in 23.31.

    +1 to fix this.  

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  • Ha ha ha.  Look peepul, if Strava hasn't fixed this by now, they are never going to fix it.

    If you are on premium, drop back to free.  Maybe if Strava loses some revenue, they will pay attention to their user base.

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