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. 

 

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  • Please add free text tags option to activity. So we can add multiple custom tags and later find/group analyze activities based on tag. For example find same races over years, add multiple gears to activity (even to non run/ride type) , group activities done with training group, etc . Possibilities are countless 😉

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  • I have a rather large number of routes that I created for longer trips. It would be helpful to create a folder for each of my trips and move the routes I intend to ride on these trips in there. Would help to keep a better overview and have things organised. Thank you for your consideration.

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  • Just came to Strava member/subscriber from Endomondo closing down as Strava seems like the best option ive found.

    What I really miss though are some features. (Maybe repeating some from other...but hard to get an overview with no headers on the seggestins....)

    - Estimated best distances - fastest 1km, 5km, 10km, hour etc on each sport listed on the activity
         Graphs of this over time, how has my best 10km SUP-ing developet over time for example
         List of personal records with links to the session

    - Activities list...Add a date filter= important. Good would be other filters, like distance etc.
    - Localized date format option, ex YYYY-MM-DD

    - Some sport options, Skateboard, Hockey, Dancing, Orienteering. Some could be solved with "Tagging", like separate Classic Cross Country Skiing, from Skate Cross Country Skiing (Nordic Ski here)

    I like your Segment thing but it does not work for SUP:ing or other "out of track" activities. Would be nice if you could adjust sensitivity on the track similarity to allow more deviations, or best would be if the option was just between certain "points" A-B (or more).

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  • A PRIVATE PERSONAL DIARY / TRAINING LOG  TEXT BOX WITHIN ALL ACTIVITIES - that only you can see and not viewable by followers, So some protected data:

    I think all athletes would welcome a private text box within their activities where they can log their own PRIVATE notes / training details / mental health log / personal log of details they don't want shared, but would be extremely useful to record on each activity.

    I am sure people have things like their personal weight / medication / diet / training strategies they don't want shared with followers/public but would lover to track and trace over past performances. 

    I know I would benefit and surely some part of your activity you always want to record some private/personal reflections. 

    Come on Strava this should be easy - something private/personal, might help some athletes with their MENTAL HEALTH  as well as their PHYSICAL HEALTH with some protected data. Not everything on our Public activities has to be shared with our Followers.

    A private section / personal log diary would be a great addition to each activity for our training/ health.

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  • Commute auto-detection - Usually commutes are from A to B and B to A, would be great to be able to tag home and work for example and have those rides automatically tagged as commutes

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  • Tag you activity

    I want to be able to tag any activity after my own purpose.

    It would allow me to add a tag for my favorite course, a vacation trip, my rides to my mother-in-law, or whatever. Then adding a tag search to that and a calendar to the search feature I could see how many times I did my favorite course during the last month or months, how much I biked during my vacation trip or visited my mother-in-law and so on. It’s important to have the possibility to add multiple tags so that I can have one tag for “vacation” and another one “vacation location” just as one example.

    The reason why it’s important is because it would be so much easier to find any properly tagged activity to find that epic ride, compare how you preformed during a specific trip and so on.

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  • Request for a very simple Metric for ride: Ride Score

    Easy to calculate.
    Can be used for further goals or challenges.

    Ride Score= ride in Km. X elevation gain in Km

    Many riders are riding in area full of mountains. So for them elevation gain is rather approachable target then KM covered.
    As we can see that many targets/challenges in strava are primarily focused on KM.

    Ride score can create a rather interesting metric.

    E.g. Rider 1 does 100 km and elevation gain of 200 m, this will create a ride score of 100x0.2=20
    E.g. Rider 2 does 20 Km and elevation gain of 1000 m, this creates a ride score of 20x1.0= 20

    Now create challenges or goals based on ride score.

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  •  Show heart rate from apple watch in iPhone app. And add avg. Speed just like the feature in mapmyride

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  • Add an option for shuttled/lift accessed mountain biking. This will solve many problems:

    1) Avoid issues with shuttled riders taking uphill KOMs

    2) Create an easy way to avoid unearned climb from counting to personal/challenge stats. Strava currently does not allow elevation from an activity to be excluded from stats (even when you intentionally pause during uphills). This could be separately fixed.

    3) Allow these types of activities to be recorded in one activity. Currently, many riders will split up activities into many and crop the shuttles. One activity that just ignores the uphills would solve this (it would be similar to the alpine ski mode, but include downhill mtb segments).

    Many mountain bikers are loyal strava subscribers, but I think that will not last long with the current prices and the fact that trailforks is rapidly catching up in providing a comparable platform and actually gives a damn about mountain bikers and implementing features useful to them (versions of this simple feature have been posted for over 5 years on here) 

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  • Today I got a notification that I should replace my shoes. Then I asked myself the question; 'what was the average pace on this shoe'? I got some easy run shoes - tempo day shoes - race shoes etc. So I thought how nice it would be not only see how many miles/km's you ran in them, but also the average pace per shoe.

    Would be a nice/ fun add I think!

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  • When will you add new sports in the list? Now we can only choose Ride, but there is a big difference between Cycling and Mountainbike. So you can choose between Walk or Hike; Alpine ski, Nordic ski or snowboard. With Garmin you have a lot more choice, maybe to much.
    I'm a mountainbiker, so it would be nice I could select Mountainbike instead Cycling when I go off-road.

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  • Multiple activity groupings as a 'Tour'

    It would be nice to have a tour feature which groups activities together. If I go out and do a cycle/hike/cycle each activity uploads separately and clogs up my feed and my followers' feeds. If you could select these activities as part of a 'tour' and stitch the maps together it could be pretty neat, whilst still allowing the stats of each individual activity to be viewed.

    It would also be good for multi-day cycling or hiking tours so you can see the overall route. And for triathletes

    Maybe it would have to require subsequent activities to start where the previous activity ended or something like that. 

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  • I would like to suggest a new Strava feature which is quite simple to implement I think it would be very attractive to track the wear/usage of your bike gear.
    I know Strava has the option to track how many kms your bike has travelled, I think that feature could be revamped to allow more fine grain, what I mean is I want to track how many kms the tyres of that bike has or how many kms the chain of that bike has, etc

    That way I can tell if my tires travelled enough kms before replacing, same for the chain or the brake pads.
    What I was thinking is like a tree view of the bike with its components in each tree branch/leave.

    That’s all, a simple feature but great for those who like to maintain their bikes and its components.

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  • MTB and chairlift/vehicle uplifts! Come on Strava, sorting out how to record/interpret imported data for this so that the obvious portions made in a vehicle should be possible by now. Even only having a 'Ride' option that could be a road or mountain bike is quite frankly pathetic in this day and age.

     

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  • I like to track both walks and runs but I don't want to spam everyone with my relatively short walks.  I would like the option of making my walks 'private' by default while keeping my runs 'public'.  I have to do this manually at the moment.

    Basically, I would like to set the default privacy on a per sport basis.

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  • Can we have Frisbee/Disc golf as an activity?

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  • There should be a post for new suggested Activity Types.

    (Maybe this suggestion has been made before, but there's no way to search just the comments for one thread, and I'm not reading the 346 comments to find out. Also, the fact that this post has 346 comments most of which are feature suggestions is an indication that the new forum design is not really working).

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  • Add 'Gravel' as a bike type in equipment. It's one of the most popular types of bikes ATM but isn't an option. 'Cross' is somewhat similar but is nowhere near as common.

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  • Hi Strava.

    I have the need to ad just some items to the pick lists

    In the sports-list I really miss the sports Roadcycling (Wegwielrennen) and Mountainbiking (Mountainbiken)

    The reason why I miss them is because as a cycling-sporter I now have only "Fietsrit" I think Roadcycling and Mountainbiking ar the two most importent types of sport one does on a bike. A "Fietsrit" isn't even a sport, it is just a ride on any bicycle Perhaps there is a thirds type of cycling sport nowadays, called Gravel-biking or Gravelling? this probably is also wanted in the list by many Cliclists.

    Then in the very short pick-list of type of sport I now have only Training and Race I very badly miss the type of ride called Touring ride ( in Dutch). This is important because most of the bicycle riders are Tour-riders, not racers. We train for wonderful Tour-rides (Toertochten)

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  • Mark Williams fun fact for you, Strava Labs has a site called Project KODOS, where you can find detailed stats on your kudos data. Everything you're asking for can be found here: https://labs.strava.com/kodos/  

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  • Bruno Bloeyaert - Strava already has a separate category (activity) for e-bikes.  They are separated from other bikes and have their own segments and leaderboards.  Some e-bikers forget or just don't correctly assign their activities to the e-bike category, but it is there for them.  

    If you want to see the full leaderboard, you just have to pull it up on a web browser instead of the app.  A little annoying, but again, it is there if you want it.

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  • Ryan Vogels - How about just pressing "stop" on the recording device when you get to the bottom of the hill and then "start" when you get back to the top?  That will cut the drive back up out of the file and it won't get flagged.  It would be nice to have an option to automatically filter certain segments, but without that, it is really easy for you to do it yourself just by stopping and starting the device during the ride.

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  • Separation between MTB, Gravel and Speed bikes to achieve segment times. Maybe it sound's obvious, but this 3 type of bike share's a lot of segments but within different characterystics, a MTB biker never gets the KOM in asphalt segment because obviously a speed biker will take it or gravel in an downhill versus an MTB, MTB will take advantage in this scenario, it make sense? All the 3 are bikes, but different bikes.

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  • PLEASE ADD ONEWHEEL AS AN ACTIVITY 

    There are a few clubs already forming and I am a part of one of them who are making segments and making times. We currently set the activity as we are ice skating however some bikers like to say that they are ice skating as well and they wind up on our segments leaderboards stealing our thunder. 

    PLEASE HELP ME AND ALL ONEWHEELERS ON STRAVA!!

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  • The weather for a ride should be the range of temperatures and wind (etc.) during the ride, not the conditions at the start.  In Texas we start super early in the summer.  Strava says it was 75F during my ride yesterday, but it was close to 95F when I finished.  And the wind picked up.

    Think about it!

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  • Easy idea: add Elevation Gain to All Time Stats for cycling. Distance alone does not tell the whole story for those of us who like to ride the mountains or ride off road. It would allow me to save time from adding-up my total elevation gain over time by researching each years stats and adding them-up. Comparing stats with friends is fun and this is an important stat!

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  • I would love to see Strava add a comments/dialogue section to each segment page. This would allow users to discuss road conditions, safety, water stops, road closures and other key items about the segment. Would make it interactive to be able to see and plan for a segment before you go tackle it.

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  • Why can't we select the top-three activities for the statistics?

    Now only running, cycling and swimming is available, i do not use either of them but would like to add walking/hicking. and I can imagine that others also like customisation on the statistics listing

     

    see screenshot below:

     

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  • I would like to set my default gear for walking. It is possible to set a default for running and cycling. Everytime I register a walk in strava it’s selecting my running shoes by default

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  • Could you please create a post or topic for "Sport Types". The purpose for this will be for feedback and features for a specific sport type. It will also be the place to suggest new sport types not yet supported on Strava.

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