Treadmill Running Edit distance

My Garmin watch does not calibrate to the treadmills I use.

Quite simply the distances uploaded to Strava are always wrong.

I don't want to create a manual entry as it won't have data from my heart rate monitor.

The Training Peaks and Garmin apps that I use, both allow me to edit the distances that I record.

Why does Strava not offer this function?

Thanks for any responses in advance.

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  • I have the same issue. 

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  • I run on a treadmill with Garmin treadmill activity setting.   But when I calibrate my watch after the run, before saving, the run is saved properly with the calibrated pace.  But the run is still saved with the original incorrect calibration.  

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  • Can someone from Strava please respond...

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  • Having the same issue. I ended up just deleting the synced activity and manually inputting the correct time/distance. But it would be nice if there was an easier way to fix this!

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  • Yep, I have the same problem and cant find an answer

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  • Same issue! Please fix

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  • same issue!!! pls fix this,STRAVA

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  • I’m having same problem.

    What’s the point of having Strava Support if they don’t respond?

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  • Same issue with me. Can calibrate to GARMIN IQ, but STRAVA stinks.

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  • Same issue, curious that nobody respond.

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  • And me! Incredibly frustrating!!!

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  • Since my post above I too have bought a footpod. I can confirm that it will immediately resolve the distance and pace issue. Cost me about $80AUD on Ebay. STRAVA still does post 'total time elapsed' so if you take breaks in between treadmill sessions upload each separately. My thanks to Keith Randino for the footpod suggestion.

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  • Just started using Strava and it is kind of pointless if you cant edit distance for activities like treadmill. 

    I would have rather gone and paid for Strave summet then a foot pod that i only need for Treadmill.
    It has been 8 months since this was posted so guess they are not going to fix it. 

     

     

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  • Having exactly the same issue here. Hopefully there will be a fix soon...

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  • Same issue. Using a Garmin 945 on treadmill

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  • Same issue. Treadmill says 5.2 KM. Garmin Connect says 5.2 KM (after I calibrated it before submitting on my watch). Strava says 4.4 KM. That's an 800m difference. Can't change it. Even after deleting the activity and reuploading the tcx file.

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  • I also have the same issue. Furthermore the Treadmill Data is not synchronized from Garmin to Strava. Luckily I'm still in the free subscription period. Might have to look for another provider (sad as many friends are using Strava..).

    Would be great if someone from Strava could provide a short feedback (postive or negative).

    Thank you in advance!

     

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  • Same as others. Strava please respond...

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  • Upon reflection, I actually think it is a Garmin issue not Strava.
    The Garmin device asks to “Calibrate and save” but when you choose that option it “saves” first (which is when I think it syncs to Strava) then it “calibrates” which makes the Garmin info correct but Strava info incorrect.

    Either way Strava should still respond, but I think we need to send this thread and our issues to Garmin for action.
    Cheers.

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  • The Garmin device actually just adjust the total distance in the “fit”-file.
    Did some exploration on it, and when you export the “fit”-file from Garmin it contains the original lap times/distances.
    So nothing’s wrong on the Strava side...

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  • Fair enough but Strava should still let us edit the distance for treadmill sessions. I have the same issue for indoor cycling. Yes, it can mess with challenges, but in my opinion, indoor activities shouldn't count for challenges for the same reason why we're having this discussion: tracking distance indoors is inaccurate.

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  • @saidou - not really....if strava just let you edit the distance then problem solved and no knowledge of file types etc would be relevant.

    Treadmill stuff doesn't count towards Contests or anything like that so no reason they can't just make it editable....it's hardly complex to do, it's one line of code.

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  • For now, I disconnected my Garmin from Strava. Pointless if this is not working. ):

    Please go and log calls to Strava, sure if they get enough calls for this logged they will look at it. (I Hope)
    I posted a description on how to log a call but it looks to me like it was deleted...Will try again in the next post...

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  • To log a call:

    Go to the Strava site.

    Scroll right to the bottom. On the right, there is "support".
    On the support page scroll right down to the bottom. In the middle, there is a "Submit a Request"

     

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  • I have this issue as well :-(

    I run on a treadmill with Garmin treadmill activity set. When calibrating my watch after the run, before saving, the run is saved properly with the calibrated distance. In Garmin Connect the correct distance is displayed. I sync my activities with TrainingPeaks and Strava. The upload to TP works fine. But the upload to Strava doesn't work as expected.. Strava displays the incorrect distance.

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  • This has been an issue since January. Strava is obviously not reading these. Yes they should offer an edit option but I think it’s simply the fact that the file is sent to Strava from Garmin upon “saving” which is before “calibrating” it to the correct distance. It’s a Garmin issue in my view.

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  • In my case I am doing the save and calibrate at the gym. Later when I get back home I will upload my activities to Garmin and then the integration with Strava takes place. Nothing will be sent to Strava before Garmin gets it.

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  • I also tried to do the calibration while phone is not in sync, but there is no turn around the data uploaded to astrave later one is always the initial distance. In my case higher than actual because running intervals.

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  • I'm also facing the same issue. A difference of 400-500m is always there once it is synced to Strava. Either, there should be an option to edit the distance or to re-sync from Garmin.

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  • PLEASE PLEASE address this issue Strava / I really love your platform and want to keep my HR data

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