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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  • 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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  • New user.  I'm liking the ability to record my daily hikes with the dog.  But I can't seem to remember to stop the record when I'm done.   I wind up driving home and then remembering. No way to edit the hike.

    Seems like an option to auto stop/pause when returning within proximity of the starting point would be an easy addition. 

    Or if the pace is suddenly >15mph

    Thanks

    Dave

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  • Dave Logie - You can crop out the portion of the activity that was in a vehicle or otherwise needs to be removed.  In the mobile app, just open the activity, then click on the three dots in the upper right corner and select "crop".  

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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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  • To assign different default gear to recording devices

    For example, I using my Suunto to record a MTB rides, whereas mobile for Road bike. I would be nice if I could set these different default device to type of the device that was used for recording.

     

    Thanks!

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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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  • 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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  • I want a section for suggestions about recording activities. It will allow me to do suggestions. The reason that is important is because of no where on the forum to suggest improvements. An example of when I needed that was asking at allow running power from a Garmin, as is currently allowed from an Apple Watch 

     

    When I have a suggestion then nowhere to suggest it happens and that is not ok because I'd like to make a suggestion.

     

    Here is a picture illustrating my point from above. See how the forum is doing no sections for suggestions about recording data? 

     

    For example: This is important to me because I'd like to make a suggestion.

     

    I think a section for suggestions of features (more than only Training Log, Goals, and Routes) would be great because then I could see suggestions. This is important to me because I have to not post my suggestion because there's no section for it.

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  • Import Endomondo archive

    I want an import option for Endomondo archives.

    It will allow me to import activities, photos, routes and more, all provided in the exported archive from Endomondo. The reason that this is important is because of the closure of the Endomondo service. Many new (and old) Strava users will benefit from this option and it would be a convincing feature to get Endomondo friends on board. 

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  • Hi,
    Now that Strava supports Bluetooth HR monitor pairing (which is great)
    It would be even better to let the wear OS strava app to allow thos connection as well

    The problem is that for running, you don't want to carry your phone and using watches' HR monitors are quite innacurate for running/intervals, therefore the best would be to allow the watch (wearOS) app to connect to a bluetooth HR monitor so I don't need my phone to get an accurate HR reading

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  • Show the edit screen right after importing an activity

    Currently, I have to do many hops every time I import an activity.

    By showing the edit screen right after importing an activity, I won't need to close the health settings screen, then go to my feed, then reload it a few times, then open the activity that I just imported, for then to be able to edit it.

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  • Inventory
    - Access from a mobile application
    - Temporary removal of a part
    - Measurement of the resource at the time of replacement / removal
    - Fast switching of some things: wheels, tires, pedals
    - Turn on notifications when passing a certain mark
    - Recommendations from Strava for care when passing resource marks
    - Entering a resource when adding a part, for example, if it is not a new part
    - Transfer of parts between users, for example, if you rent a bike or sell a spare part
    - Option for self-assembly wheels. Separately hub, spokes, rims.
    - Search for popular brands from the list. Replenishment of the list of positions. Part characteristics.
    - Integration with MyCampy

    - Statistics resource details among users

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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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  • Redefine explore segments for casual runners/cyclists

    As a new Strava user and a (very casual) runner, the effort comparison highlighted in the landing page of each segment is redundant me. These are often professional runners and it would be delusional to think I can ever get anywhere close to their marks.

    I would find it a lot more useful if we were given the option to:

    - Find/meet people around you with similar marks
    - Have a percentile distribution of marks (i.e. Your segment run was top 50% in the X/Y age range). Perhaps, even, goal suggestions based on this data.

    Likewise, the club's leaderboard for very large open groups. To me, only for small clubs where everyone knows each other a leaderboard sounds fun.

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  • I have just converted my 8-year endurance horse riding history from Endomondo. Mostly Strava is very comparable but I have found it irritating that it does not offer horse riding as a sport. I have to select "ride" and pretend that my horses are mountain bikes. Please would you add horse riding as a sport and make it possible to bulk convert from "ride" to "horse ride".

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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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  • Segments Discussions/Chats

    The capability to have a discussion/chat around a specific segment as such. So we can decide to comment someone effort not in his/her activity but in the segment page.

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  • Hard time understanding fitness graph, my value have totally slumped since august and I seem to get less effort points for similar activity - I started uploading real power data from both cycling and running I have also adjusted FTP from 200-220-240 based on tests. Can someone explain a jump from 280 to 198 in 3 months under same load and I feel a lot fitter than in aug it’s a 30% slump and no signs of flatlining and fatigue or overtraining is not an issue.
    /M

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  • I'm not sure if anyone has already posted this idea, but it would be nice to have a way to update local trail conditions natively within Strava for MTB riders. Apps such as MTB project have this feature, but its often out of date. I think it could be valuable to have a section in ride information to submit trail conditions when adding photos, changing gear, etc. This could be a simple as a wet/dry slider bar much like the "how did that activity feel" metric. This would allow for your followers to see much more updated trail conditions.

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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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  • Rucking 

    It would be nice to see a ruck type added with a pack weight variable... I have been doing a lot of rucking lately, under hiking and trail running. But with the extra 30-40 lbs, I am moving much slower. So of course, Strava is logging it at a much lower training level causing all the stats to be much lower. Worthless for everything but distance and heart rate.

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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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  • Flag my bike as an ebike

    I would like the ability to flag a bike as an ebike, then whenever I record a ride using that ebike the activity type would default to Ebike Ride. This would save people from having to manually amend the ride type, or potentially forgetting and accidentally recording Ebike Rides as regular Rides.

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  • More realistic bike types

    The list of bike types is currently Road Bike, Mountain Bike, TT Bike, and Cross Bike. This list seems antiquated and needlessly sports-centred. There are plenty of other types of bike that could be added: gravel/adventure bike, hybrid bike, cargo bike (long john), cargo bike (long tail), tandem, folding bike, utility bike, touring bike, trike, BMX...

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  • As a runner who follows a Low Heart Rate training schedule, I would like to replace the "Relative Effort" data column on the Activities and Matched runs screens with "Average Heart Rate". This would greatly improve my ability to evaluate fitness progress.

    Enable user selection of data columns displayed on the Activities screen.

    Enable sorting the listed Activities by clicking on a given column header.

    Enable exporting of listed Activities in simple ASCII delimited format.

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  • Perhaps the Strava app could be updated to feature a dark mode, especially when flicking through the feed in the early hours. Nearly every other app out there has a dark mode - shouldn’t Strava join the club?

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  • Please make a separate topic for segments. Segments is, in my opinion, the most important feature of Strava. This is the feature that brought me to Strava and keeps me as a premium users. There is a lot more to discuss about segments other than segment leaderboards. For example, difficulty to discover interesting segments that aren't popular for whatever reason or issues with live segments.

    Let's take this segment for example: https://www.strava.com/segments/26455567

    This is a great trail running segment in local mountains that almost nobody knows about. Running this segment is like competing in a mountain running race - it would take around 2 hours or longer for most people to finish it despite the segment being only 7 miles long. But there is one problem - you will never find it. There is a number of shorter segments around - so this segment will never show up in the top ten in segment explorer no matter how much you try. Even if I zoom on the area that shows both start and finish of this segment and no other segments, Strava still won't show it. Why? Only Strava can tell. The only way to find segment is to see another person's Strava activity where they matched this segment. That is how I find the best segments, by the way.

    Second, let's talk about Strava Live Segments. This segment apparently is fine and, despite having nearly 3000 ft of downhill, syncs as a live segment to my Garmin Fenix watch, which I am really happy about. Please keep it this way! But the only reason it syncs to my my watch is because it has just a tiny bit more uphill than downhill. It the owner had adjusted this segment a little bit so that the amount of downhill was just 100 ft greater, Strava would deem this segment dangerous and stop syncing it to devices. And yes, apparently, according to Strava this segment is less dangerous than a flat road where elevation drops just 13 ft over a mile. The latter won't sync to my Garmin watch. That seems just way too much arbitrary to me, especially when applied to running segments. 

    Please add a topic to discuss that.

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  • Automatic recording of laps

    I am missing the possibility to get an activity divided into laps. For running I get automatic splits in km, but I would like to have a laps split as well for the relevant activities like running, nordic ski, ice skating. Some of the functionality seems to be there as I was doing outdoor ice skating and there were segments like fastest lap, time over 10 laps etc.

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  • Personal heatmaps while planning route are perfect feature. In combination of public heatmap I save a lot of time. But I still miss one imporatant feature that whould allow me to plan routes 100% in strava and not use Komoot to replan route.

    I'm taking about the feature, that would allow to put pointer anywhere on the map. Not it sticks to closest know path but a lot of the are not present on the map. 

     

    Please add an option to not "Follow ways" know from Komoot. 

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  • I also like the idea of an "efficiency" rating.   In addition to the above mentioned HR/Pace comparison, maybe a HR/Power comparison.   Or combine HR, pace, power, and VAM on a climb segment to come up with an efficiency rating?

    Thanks!

    Andy

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