New post ideas

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. 

 

Please make sure to 'upvote' the comments below that you'd like to see as individual topics.

 

How to format your new idea and/or feedback:

Feedback that is actionable and constructive is most effective. When sharing, please consider the following when framing your thoughts:

  • If you have a new idea, it's helpful for us to understand why that feature is important for you and the value it will bring. For example: I want __. It will allow me to do ___. The reason that is important is because of ___. An example of when I needed that was ___.
  • Specific examples and details that illustrate the problem/confusion you are experiencing. For example: When I do ___, then ___ happens and that is not ok because ___.
  • Screenshots that help visually illustrate the problem. For example: Here is a picture illustrating my point ___ from above. See how ___ is doing ___?
  • An explanation of why this is important. For example: This is important to me because ___.
  • If you propose a solution, an explanation of how that solution would help you and why that is important. For example: I think a ___ would be great because then I could see ___. This is important to me because I have to ___.

 

If someone has already suggested the same idea as you, you can help us quantify the demand for the feature or improvement by upvoting the original comment. To upvote, click the up arrow on the right-hand side of the comment. 

 

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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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  • Manage equipment (shoes/bikes/etc) on the mobile app

    It would be really nice to not have to use the desktop app to add gear to your profile. That one missing feature is the only reason I go on Strava on my desktop computer at this point vs on the mobile app. 

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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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  • Very nice, the Scrum methology of adding whises to your application :-).

    I want to be able to adjust the types of sports I do in my app profile settings. It will allow me to see the number of activities per sport I do. The reason that is important is because of I don´t run or swim, but am active on several other sports, which I cannot see at my dashboard. An example of when I needed that was kind of every day.

    My walks are not visable, as you can see in my screenshot.

     

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  • Under stats, there's no option to view total miles for WALKS or HIKES. This is not tracked any way besides a post in the newsfeed. Walking/Hiking miles don't even contribute/appear in your overall activity stats which is ridiculous. Why is swimming a stat but walking and hiking isn't? I'm sure more people walk/hike than swim. 

    For clubs/challenges, there's no way to have a TOTAL miles all time view, only a weekly view of total miles which is ridiculous.

    Feature Request:

    1. Add Walks and Hiking Stats under your Activities
    2. Allow Total miles view for clubs and challenges
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  • Gear management – need option to un-retire components

    For bikes/cycling we need an option to un-retire or pause gear components, i.e., for correct accounting in the standard approach of changing bike gear such as wheels, cassette, etc.

    For me ist seems that this could be easily achieved by either

    • - providing an option to un-retire components
    • - adding a third status "paused" which can be undone

    Of course, only one component of the same type must be active at any given time, all others retired (or paused).

    This looks like a very simple change and I would hope that this could be implemented in due course.

    In the longer run, it would even be very attractive to be able to reuse components on multiple gears and track that correctly – i.e., they (wheels, etc.) could be in "paused" status on one bike and active on a different bike – handling overall usage of the component correctly across the different bikes.

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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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  • I'm not sure if anyone has suggested this before, but I thought it would be helpful to be able to define waypoints in more detail when building routes. For instance, when building a cycling route it would be helpful to label where you can find potable water, a cafe stop, a sketchy river crossing, a place to buy snacks, etc. 

     

    Just a thought.

     

    Jp

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  • Add tracking of gear/components usage time.

    Currently the distance for each gear/component is tracked, which is very nice to see its milage. However, I think it would be also good to track a time and the time from last service (which need an option to mark a date of the last service). This could help to determine when next service is required. Adding a recommended service period would be also good and have warning when it is met.

    Thank you for considering this.

    Cheers
    Tomasz

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  • Allow components to be suspended and then reactivated - Like Alessandro, I have bikes that I swap chains, wheels and tires, depending on the season and event. I would like to be able to manage them when I load the activities and consequently how many km I do with a specific component. A simple "Reactivate Component" feature would be a bit help

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  • As a mountain biker, I should be able to view total equipment hours so that I can keep track of important service intervals.

    Suspension service intervals are specified in hours, not distance.

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  • Family Account

    Similar to the Spotify/Netflix Mode (4/6 accounts, one membership). I am a premium user since 2014. I like to challenge my family and see how each of my kids perform against certain segments both cycling and running. However a premium account for each family member is an overkill when something similar can be achieved across other complementary services/platforms. I also love the weekly relative effort analysis (premium feature) however again is something we can now find in other services as well at a more convenient price if bought as a family and if all of us have the same hardware brands (as we have). When Strava took out some of the analytics features to the base account I lost some of the playful moments with my friends and family. So unfortunately I'm one of the folks that decided not to renew Strava and leave premium to create my family and our segments in other platforms. It has been a great journey folks and you rock but unfortunately I'm not anymore your target market as you seems focus and happy with the individuals models (2 months to gift a subscriptions IS NOT THE SAME).

    Note: In the past we had a big forum discussion around family account but I don't see it anymore here in the new forum. Does anyone know where to find it? 

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  • What I’d like to be able to do is apply some sort of filter to people I’m following. I know I can just mute them, but I’d like some more granular control over what I see and don’t see.

    For example, I’d like to be able to filter out the following as I have no interest in seeing some activities

    - Walking the dog type rubbish.
    - Non-Cycling/Running/Swimming activities
    - Activities under a certain duration and/or length
    - Activities flagged as a ‘commute’

    Ideally, I could define some filters and then selectively apply them to one or more people who I’m following.

    Are there any plans to enable this sort of functionality?

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  • I agree with Eric

    I'd love to see some more metrics for people focussing on low HR maffetone training

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  • Strava Challenges are a month long. However club leaderboards are only a week long. This makes it impossible to get a meaningful sense of accumulated distance/time etc.

    I have created a group of runners and we have a go at the month long challenges. However, as the leaderboard resets after a week, the app does not allow us to see each other’s accumulated distance beyond one week, meaning the leaderboard is meaningless beyond a week. The only way around this is to set up a separate spreadsheet and add our data to that, which is clunky and isn’t a solution, just a workaround.

    Solution? Provide the option in Strava to reset the leaderboard on a weekly/monthly/annual basis.

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  • I'd like to see KOMs / QOMs by age group for us age-challenged but not overly physically-challenged folks.  I'm in the 65-69 age group and it is basically impossible for me to get a KOM but not too difficult for me to get an age group KOM.  I'm competing with my age group cohorts at the national and UCI levels, why not on Strava?

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  • Hi,

    I want to be able to track my horseback riding activities. The reason that is important is because of Endomondo is stopping per 31 of December. There are no other good tracking apps for horseback riding. Could you make this a option for tracking? 

    Kind regards.

    Marnix

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  • FlyBy.

    Make FlyBy possible on a ride by ride basis and put a button on the ride web page so that you can turn it on easily... 

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  • I want Nordic Skiing to have Skate Skiing versus Classic Skiing as different Sport Activities. The reason that is important is because of both techniques are skied on exactly the same trails, so basic training data (like km, pace) is muddied by this overlap, while KOMs and PB's will inevitably be dominated by Skate. It would be easier for racers & coaches to be able to see and record these two techniques discretely (e.g. how many hours/km of classic skiing this week, improvements in pace for skate). Options like substituting a different activity like Backcountry Skiing fails, because there's overlap between Nordic Skiers and Backcountry skiers. Help before the winter comes would be greatly appreciated!

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    • If you have a new idea, it's helpful for us to understand why that feature is important for you and the value it will bring. For example: I want __. It will allow me to do ___. The reason that is important is because of ___. An example of when I needed that was ___.

     

    I want the ability to filter the types of activities I see in my feed from the people I follow. 

    It will allow me to remove activities such as weight training, treadmill, elliptical and similar activities that I do not care about seeing. 

    The reason that is important is because I do not participate in any of these activities and they just clutter up the feed of the activities I do care about. 

    An example of when I needed that was every day.  I'm only interested in mountain biking and to a lessor degree, running.  I really don't care to see that someone did a "Morning Activity" or "Trainer" or "Offroad Dirtbike Ride".

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  • I am getting older, no more PR's for me. A great addition for us older folks, or in training would be to see our monthly PR's for different distances. Example, I run 15, 10k distances during the month of January. At the end of January my best 10k time during the month shows up. I am sure with all the info and algorithms you have it would be a very easy thing to introduce for us paid subscribers. And not just a 10k, but best efforts for whatever distances the user uses.

    This would be much better for the user experience than having to scroll back thru each run and calculate how we did for each distance.

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  • Labels for routes to be able to filter.

    When opening the routes page I would like to be able to create labels to sort the routes. I want to be able to create labels for MTB, Gravel and Road for instance, but also for areas where I go biking. The next obvious step would be to filter the routes by label so that I don't have to sort throught tens of routes to find the right one.

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  • Less important but on your running distance personal bests is there a way to see more than just your overall top time? On a specific run it will show 1st, 2nd or 3rd but I can never see it again.  Also, the distances for personal bests seem to be set but don't display for all distances it records, it would be nice to see all the distances that are recorded.  Finally, would be nice to see the personal bests over a given time period. As I get older I can't compete with my younger self but would like to compete with myself over the past year or several years.  Also, I was involved in an incident that took significant damage, surgeries and recovery time to my legs, I have no ability to match my pre-incident times but would like to see how I'm doing post-incident, being able to search these personal bests over a specific timeframe would help me to know I'm improving and give me something to work towards rather than chasing a former, younger version of myself I can't match.

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  • SPORTS TRASH IN TAPE. SPAM WORKOUT.

    We need a function to disable (filter) any types of subscribers' workouts in our feed. The main user wants to see run

    ning, cycling and swimming workouts. Triathlon this is Strava 🏃🚴🏊

    For example. I only want to see running workouts in the feed, and I don't want to see all the other workouts.

     

    СПОРТИВНЫЙ МУСОР ИЗ ЛЕНТЫ. СПАМ ТРЕНИРОВКИ.

    Нужна функция отключать (фильтровать) у себя в ленте любые типы тренировок подписчиков. Основной пользователь хочет видеть тренировки бега, велосипеда и плавания. Triathlon this is Strava 🏃🚴🏊

    Для примера. Я хочу видеть в ленте только тренировки по бегу, и не хочу видеть все другие тренировки.  

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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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  • Un idea. Potreste aggiungere anche la possibilità di cambiare ruote sulle bici? Mi spiego io ho una bici con 3 set di ruote. Mi piacerebbe poterle gestire quando carico le attività e di conseguenza quanti km faccio con uno specifico set. Altra cosa non sarebbe male poter tenere un diario ad esempio per le bici dove ad esempio si segnala un tagliando a km oppure una caduta oppure sia da promemoria quando bisogna portarle a tagliandare per la garanzia mettendo una data limite e un limite di chilometraggio.

    An idea. Could you also add the ability to change wheels on bikes? I mean I have a bike with 3 sets of wheels. I would like to be able to manage them when I load the activities and consequently how many km I do with a specific set. Another thing would not be bad to be able to keep a diary, for example for bikes where, for example, you report a service at km or a fall or as a reminder when you need to bring them to service for the guarantee by putting a deadline and a mileage limit.

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  • Would like to echo Simon P with the needed ability to hide virtual rides from my feed.  I'm all for virtual training, but I would rather be able to see real rides in the feed as my own preference.  

    I think that Whoop, also falls in this needed category to turn off.  Now we get to see how people sleep and their recovery graphs.....watching people kudos the pros with the wearable is mildly funny in my mind.  

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  • Reinforcing the request by Abbey M to have 'Skateboarding' and/or 'Longboarding' activities.

    I mostly do long distance skating (LDP - Long Distance Pushing/Pumping), and with endomondo shutting down, the community is now settling with Strava and recording activities as 'Inline Skating'. This isn't fair to inline skaters (they're can be faster than us longboarders), because our results show up in the Segments they maintain and compete.

    It would simply be a "copy" on the 'Inline Skating' activity, only called Skateboarding or Longboarding, and with the capability to have Segments for this activity type.

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  • How about default equipment for activity type? Like Bike1 for virtual ride, Bike2 for a road ride and Bike3 for a mountain bike ride.

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