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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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  • @Jojo, this is simply ridiculous. Everyone that I know in trail running community complains that Strava cuts too much time when it displays moving time in the app - just search for "moving time" here on support site and you'll see similar complaints. And you are trying to convince me in opposite.

    Is this enough proof for you? It says "moving time" below. This was mostly off trail on very steep terrain so I can assure you this was way slower than 17 min/mile. Why do you think the app shows elapsed time?

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  • @Stanislav C. - I can see one difference in that you are classified as a "Run" and I use "Hike".  I also see that you are displaying Pace where I get Avg. Heart Rate.  Also, are you premium or free?  And what Android version are you on?

    I will try using Run instead of Hike on my next activity (Sunday) ad see if that changes anything.

    Sorry to thread jack everyone!  Moderator, can you move these posts to a new thread maybe?


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  • Just switched from Nike+ Running and purchased a year of Premium. Really disappointed not to have the option to show .01 as run with iPhone or AppleWatch. It may not be perfectly accurate, but it is more accurate than just using the tenth. I can more easily learn to work with it.

    Please post an update for the folks asking for this and help us get this released!

    Thank you!

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  • Why doesn't the map show the km markers on a run.  I also use pacer which shows all the km marks so you can see when the pace is slow it was uphill for example or fast doing a downhill sprint.  I find this lack of info on the map very annyoying!

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  • Why doesn't the map show the km markers on a run.  I also use pacer which shows all the km marks so you can see when the pace is slow it was uphill for example or fast doing a downhill sprint.  I find this lack of info on the map very annyoying!

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  • Thank you Strava! I now get 2 decimal places on my app, hurray! Saves me running just a bit past my house and back to get the distance up to the next 10th! A great change, thank you!

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  • Hey everyone. With the latest app update, and the website, Strava now shows two decimal places (hundredths place). Let's call this a win! I've attached a screenshot. 

    My only additional complaint is that when you "View Workout" the *Laps* are still shown to 0.1. I would definitely want to laps to 0.01 as well.

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  • This is so annoying. I love Strava but this is my only gripe. Is this just an Apple Watch thing? Or do other people use Garmins etc with the same problem?

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  • No brainer!

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  • Just wanted to give Elle Anderson some well-deserved recognition for the excellently written explanation for "How Distance is Calculated."  It is explained very clearly with just the right amount of information.  Probably involved some good editing, or even trialing on real people.  Thanks, Elle.

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  • JoJo, Strava still shows moving time for everyone. Personally I'd rather see elapsed time though. They have a poorly documented hack, that switches from moving time to elapsed time when you record your activity with a Garmin watch and press a pause on your watch at least once (or use an auto-pause). Is that your case by any chance? 

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  • @Stanislav C. - I am not seeing moving time in Android in Strava hikes I have recorded.  In fact, all past hikes have been converted to the new UI display which has removed moving time for all my past hikes also. 

    If you are truly seeing moving time ON ANDROID on your cellphone, then you can insert a screenshot in a reply to show that you are seeing this.  Otherwise I have to assume that you are posting from your hip.

    I want to see BOTH moving time and elapsed time, which is how it used to be on Android and STILL IS on Windows Web Strava.  Again, elapsed time alone is of no value, especially if you desire to compare against others, who might have rested for different time periods or not rested at all.

     

     

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  • Thanks Joshua, we have traditionally floored distances for weekly totals and training log totals which causes some distances to round down (Garmin does not floor it's distances, so a 9.98 km run will be 10 k on Garmin, but 9.9 on Strava). Over the summer, we began displaying the floored distances on the activity pages as well. 

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  • I'm probably in a minority here - maybe because I'm only a cyclist not a runner, but I really don't like the 2dp presentation of distance. It's just not necessary for cycling activities.

    Great to see Strava respond to user feedback - however I feel like this time and effort could have been better spent elsewhere!

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  • Strava is doing it’s best to create data for a future business case illustrating a company that failed by ignoring it’s customers and assuming the attitude that they know better.

    I haven’t used Strava in at least a year now as I switched to Runkeeper after realizing they really don’t care.

    I follow this thread out of sheer incredulity at how willfully a company can silently thumb it’s nose at it’s customers. A year after leaving they continue to reinforce my conclusion that waiting was futile.

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  • We do not calculate distance stats to the hundredth place because GPS data is not accurate to hundredths. 

    Please see this in-depth article on GPS device accuracy by DC Rainmaker: http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2011/06/2011-sport-device-gps-accuracy-in-depth.html

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