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This is the place to suggest new post ideas.

As you know, we made some changes to our forum that will enable our small team to do a better job of engaging with you. One of these changes was controlling the creation of new posts and topics. If you cannot find a thread under which to post your comment, you can suggest a new post idea here. 

 

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  • Hide Zwift from Feed

    Ich wünsche mir die Möglichkeit Zwift (und andere Virtuelle Aktivitäten) in meinem Strava Feed zu verecken.

    This feature would finally allow me to see the activities that really interest me.

    This is important for me because my feed is or was flooded by virtual activities. I find this unacceptable, since "real" activities are lost in the flood of "plastic miles".

    Currently I am solving the problem by unfollowing all users who post Zwift-rides. But this is probably not really in your sense and the idea of a social network.

    I would be totally happy if this would be a feature that I have to pay for and would defentily resubscribe to payed membership.

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  • a Post that relates to Recording / Layout

    A Feature I'm missing: Custom Layouts (Subscriber only, for all I care)

    It will allow me to use my phone as a cycling computer. It is an important feature, because people want to be shown different stats, depending on their riding style and goal for the day. Somebody might just want to see the current time and total mileage, while someone else prefers a screen with just cadence and power.

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  • I'd like to see a post about issues with segments in general.

    Two issues which were brought up repeatedly in the previous forum:

    1) "Segment search" is essentially useless; you get results from all over the world with the name you're looking for. You might as well get rid of it if it's going to stay in present form for much longer.

    2) "Segment explore" is great but limited to bike and run which makes Strava much less useful for other activities (e.g., hiking, nordic skiing, inline skating) than it could be.  

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  • As a MTB trail liaison for a park in my area I was wondering if there was a way to see the Count/Summary data under the heatmaps.  We are looking for info to show the increase in users on our local trails due to covid covering both Pedestrians and Bikers.  Where we could show last year month X had Y Activities and even better to see # of Runs/Hikes/Pedestrian Events and # of Cycle Activities in that period.  

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  • Let's discuss segment discovery. The existing mechanism for returning only 10 most popular segments for any area makes it nearly impossible to see many interesting segments, especially longer ones. If one zooms out, the area includes more short segments that are much more likely to be matched on a greater number of activities and thus are more popular. That obscures longer segments. But zooming in results in not fitting both ends of longer segments so they won't show up either. So practically you'd never see most longer segment no matter how much you try, even if you know they are there.

    Just to clarify, by longer segments I mean segments that take an hour or longer to finish. For example, there is a very interesting 18 mile loop segment in my area. Despite many runners regularly running on trails that that segment consists of there are only 3 people on the segment leaderboard - you have know know about the segment and start and finish in a specific pointing order to match it. There are many segments like that that I learned about only by accident by seeing them on other people's Strava activities with zero chance of finding those in the explorer. 

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  • Relative Effort based on Heart Rate AND / OR Perceived Exertion

    I want to be able to set Relative Effort to be based on BOTH Heart Rate AND Perceived Exertion, not just one of them. I think that both things are important when measuring Relative Effort, as high heart rate doesn’t always mean hard effort, it could just as much mean that you may be stressed or have a higher heart rate for other reasons, just as you a low high rate doesn’t necessarily mean that you haven’t performed a max effort.

    Relative Effort should be measured by both of them, or we should at the very least be able to have it be measured by both, as it can give more accurate data of our activities as we get a wider picture of our performance.

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  • Currently it is only possible to click on the graph to see information every 7 seconds or so it seems. 

    I want to be able to highlight parts of the graph and see the averages for that part only. The splits every 1 km do not allow me to compare across what I know to be similar terrain, since the splits do not match.

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  • In Strava you have 2 goals: a weekly goal and a yearly goal. 

    In the winter I ride a little bit les (I frequently miss my weekly goal) than in the summer (when I sometimes double my weekly goal). Therefore I wish the possibility to set different weekly goals.

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  • Music "anthem" feature to add on your activities

    I'm not sure which thread this suggestion could fall into, but I would love a feature that allows you to choose a song as your "anthem" for your published activity. It may be a song that pumped you up the most while you were on your run/ride/etc. Not everyone listens to music while doing Strava activities, but I think a lot of people do! This could look something like the Spotify anthem feature that Tinder allows you to include on your profile. As you're scrolling through the feed of your friends' activities, it would be super interesting to see which song they uploaded as their "anthem" and perhaps there could be a button to play the tune right in the feed to hear it. 

    Clearly not important for performance but I think this would add an extra dimension to the social component of Strava (which is what already differentiates Strava from all the other fitness tracking apps in my opinion).

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  • I’m not a fan of the new way to get KOM stats. It was much better to be able to see my position in all my relevant groups in one view - especially my age group. My feeling is that you’re giving too much emphasis on the rather weak local legend feature.

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  • Another suggestion to provide motivation for older athletes who can’t easily compete for the overall KOM / QOM would be to introduce age group ‘gongs’.i.e. overall leader and top ten in each age group.

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  • I wish there were a way to have my running shoes (the only shoes I've entered in gear) only be defaulted as the gear used for running instead of running, walking, and hiking as well because I don't walk in my running shoes nor do I hike in my running shoes. Other than creating a dummy pair of shoes in my gear, there is no way to not have the miles traveled during hiking or walking to count towards the mile count of my running shoes, which falsely inflates the shoe mileage. A similar issue lies with bikes. Sometimes I may ride a friend's bike; however, I have no desire to enter their bike into my gear just for a single ride, which, without the ability to turn off gear for that ride forces me to falsely inflate the mileage ridden on my bike that I've entered into my gear. The simplest solution as far as I can think of would be to allow the user to choose a "None" or "N/a" option as the gear for a specific activity in addition to any gear that has been entered into their profile. Considering the fact that the gear was left empty in my activities before I had added any gear into my Strava profile, I'm assuming there's already a "None" option, it just is not accessible to the end user. If this option could be made available as an alternative to entered in gear, it would solve the bike and the running shoe issues. A more complicated solution to fix just the running shoe issue would be to allow the user to tie gear to specific activities, because I could see that some people would run and walk in the same shoes (I personally don't).

    TL;DR: I would like there to be a "None" or "N/a" option to enter as the gear for recorded activity so I don't falsely inflate mileage counts on gear if I happened to not use that gear for that activity.

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  • As a user I wish to be able to tag my rides as either Group OR Individual Rides, and to see my performance / times segmented by individual efforts or Group efforts.

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  • Definitely need a 'suggested feature' thread.

    I'd like to see a breakdown of my run in standard distances 1k, 5k, 10k, 20k, 1mile, Half-Marthon, Marathon etc, for every run. You currently only see those breakdowns if you get a new PB or 2nd/3rd fastest. 

    I'm also gutted that Flyby seems to have vanished this past week, I used to love watching it.

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  • Hi,

    A suggestion would be to use some tags to filter activities when analysing datas such as segments results.

    For instance, compare specific materials, or activities performed in a specific context or objective (with someone else specific, with a specific activity training objective, a race or a test...)

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  • I would also add, in line with my previous suggestion above, to be able to visulalize own performance history on specific distance (400m, 1km, 1mile, 5km....)

    And then, if tags can be use to filter activities for closer analysis and comparisons

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  • Finaly, my third idea, to get some customizable diagrams for which displayed data and related activities could be selected.

    For instance, chose all activities flagged with a specific route and a specific training purpose, then display a diagram with for instance date as horizontal axis and speed/pace on vertical axis, and eventualy Heart Rate on plot size 'for those who may have already use such ;)

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  • Tagging and filtering could also be a solution for Simon P. need above https://support.strava.com/hc/fr/community/posts/360073654892/comments/360013108632*

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  • Make Rowing More Than An Afterthought With These Easy Changes

    As a colligate rower, I am connected with a ton of other rowing athletes who use Strava to track their progress and keep each other motivated through individual training over the pandemic. Here are the top 3 changes that would attract the largely untapped rowing market and make this app so much more useful for rowers in general.

    Change #1

    Allow for a rowing tab on your profile!!!!!!! This is the most important change, why is it that the app assumes everyone is a tri-athlete and other sports are afterthoughts? Simply allow for these tabs to be customizable so we can change one of the three tabs to rowing or to any of the categories of workouts available when logging. I would love to see how many meters I am doing on the water week to week.

    Change #2

    Allow for a distinction between indoor Rower and Rowing as I log both in the same category. For the Concept2 indoor rower and the rowing SpeedCoach files, I upload they should not be tallied all to the same category. That being said you can also remove elevation from anything marked as a Rowing or Indoor Rowing workout, as logging elevation on the water is just silly.

    Change #3

    Correct the "average pace" for Concept2 Ergometer interval pieces that are uploaded through the ErgData app. The average pace on Strava includes rest time and rest meters where the monitor picture generated by connecting the program shows the true average at the top of the screen. You can look at my recent workout as an example, the true average was 1:53/500m and it was recorded as 2:09 /500m including the 9 total minutes of rest in my average. Also, note my "friend" making fun of me in the comments for my poor incorrect average pace. How rude.

    Change #4

    STROKE RATE! There are four most important metrics for rowers to know about their workouts: Time, Distance, Pace (in /500m), all of which you have, and strokes per minute (SPM). You record stroke rate but average SPM should be on the Dashboard page the way elevation gain is for biking.

    If all of these changes were made Strava would EASILY dominate the rowing world for keeping teams all connected in their training in the offseason and it would take VERY LITTLE effort to implement these changes. I would love to see it happen.

    Aidan Lee

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  • I'd like to see the ability to filter my training activities by "gear".

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  • I'd like to see you work with Zwift to get the Zwift maps imported.

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  • I would love a post for suggestions; in particular my suggestion relates to supported activity types on Strava. 

    I am a downhill/commuting longboarder, and would love "Skate" as an option (quite distinct from inline or ice skating).

    It's important to me because I love my sport, and I think it would be great to connect with other skaters, because they would then be differentiated from other athletes (I currently am registered as a cyclist). 

    I think it would make it easier for other longboarders to identify new routes as well - many cycling routes are inappropriate/not ideal for skating on, and so if the category of "skate" was differentiated, it would make it far easier to discern routes and discover new places to go, which is always the goal! 

    I really like Strava nonetheless, and I realise this is a niche request so it may not be reasonably actionable. 

    Thank you!

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  •  I want to be able to tag "virtual rides" as workouts, just as I can tag normal rides.

    I see no reason to treat virtual rides differently than normal rides in this regard, I go out/in for a ride and it can be a scheduled workout or just a joy ride.

     

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  • I am interested in Searching my old activities by part of the name or location.

    This allows me not to have to scroll down through past activities to find a route or activity wich might be 2 /3 years old. Also, on some one you follow.

     

    Take the opportunity to ask to restore the Flyby function, wich allowed to look up for friends - and confirm -wich you cross during the activity; or other group ride members wich you did not ask them their account name .

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  • Video for Activity 

    I don't know where to post but i would like to see the option of adding videos to my activity posts. Maybe restricted to 60 seconds similar to instagram.

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