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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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  • I don't really care about who joined what challenges.

    It would be great if I could remove all the Challenge updates in my feed.  I like to see what my friends ride; however, I really do not care to see who joined what Challenge.  

    Please add a feature to filter the kind of activities, information and posts you want to see in your feed.

    Thanks. 

     

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  • Two suggestions I'd love:

    1. A feature akin to Local Legend, but for visits to a particular summit irrespective of the route taken.
    2. 'Point to point' segments, where a start point and end point are specified and the time measured irrespective of the specific route taken between those two points.
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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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  • I would find it very cool if we could have a more detailed view of the elevation on mobile. Currently, when looking at the km splits it shows overall elevation gain/loss. I believe that the option to see elevation gain and loss simultaneously would be more insightful. This could be an easy implementation where for example one taps on the word 'elevation' at the top of the column and it could create two mini columns with the legends '+' and '-' at the top to indicate gain and loss, respectively. If this is unclear I can send a diagram of what I mean. 

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  • Hi,
    I’d like to be able to create a personal heat map of my regular bike rides, ebike rides and a combination of both (based on my selection). Thanks!

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  • If an ebike segment and a bike segment are identical, it would be interesting to see the comparison of those times in a personal view (this should only be a personal view for my own reference, not something that is visible to everyone because it may ruin the experience for some bikers)

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Show Battery Levels on Strava “Ride Upload” push notification.

    There’s nothing worse than being out mid ride and either you’re bike computer or worse, your electric shifters run out of batteries. We all have our own little methods to try minimise that happening, but it still happens from time to time.

    What I’d love to see is the battery levels for all of my devices (eg bike computer and group set batteries) shown on the Strava pop up message advising when a ride has been uploaded as this is the moment when you need to go back to your bike and start charging them. Other pop ups from those devices manufactures are helpful, but they often come up at times when you can’t do anything about it (like mid ride). it’s as you get off your bike that you really need this advice so you can do something about it straight away.

    Let me know what you think!

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  • The Beacon feature is good, but at the same time a bit difficult to use, and especially for those who will follow me while I do an activity.
    It should be possible to follow me live via the app or via strava.com for those on the beacon-list.
    Here is why:
    1. If I send a message (SMS) to those who are on the beacon-list, they have to follow me via the mobile, since SMS normally go to a cell phone.
    2. If a person on the Beacon-list wants to follow me via strava.com on a computer, it is a very time consuming process, since the SMS have to be copied to a PC, and so on.
    3. There are unnecessarily many steps from I click on "send message" to those who follow me can actually follow. The whole process should be easier.

    Overall, the Beacon feature was better on Endomondo, and it was free. But I like the Beacon feature on Strava beacuse it updates more frequently than on Endomondo, but at the same time I hope it can be simplified a bit, since this is the main reason why I have a subscription.

    It's an important security feature, so it should be easy to use! Thanks!

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  • Hi, I'm using Strava segments to measure FKT times in mountains environments and realized they are not very useful for that. A mountain track can go over snow and different surfaces and the actual path can vary from an ascent to the other so many times the segment is not recognized properly and the time is not recorded. It would be helpful, when creating a segment, to add an option to recognize only the starting and ending point of the segment, independently of the route taken (like the base and top of a mountain). This will allow to keep track of climbing times much more efficiently, not obliging the runner to take any specific route and it would fit much better what is actually done climbing a mountain. It could be called FKT segment or something like that.

    Looking forward for an answer, thanks for your attention and best regards,

    Marco Regalia

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  •  I want to be able to view my miles per bike per year ie:  in 2020 I road 3700 miles and 300 were on my fat bike, 700 was on my mountain bike and 2700 was on the road bike. It will allow me to do track maintenance on my bikes and to see where I am spending more time/miles and I can compare each year against each other. Right now I can only see the overall miles for each bike for as long as they have been listed in my 'gear' list.

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  • I want see 500m splits for rowing segments. We use them for training longer stretches (e.g. 4k) on the water. It will allow me to analyse splits (time per 500 m). The reason that is important is because with our rowing meters, we do not have the exact (=GPS) start and stop positions on the water, so we cannot compare attempts. An example of when I needed that was rowing this segment.
    Rowing splits are given in minutes:seconds per 500 m, e.g. 2:00 / 500 m

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  • Its pretty frustrating that every segment is flagged when you do shuttles and get a really fast time on the uphill. Why can't you just flag that segment? If we do heaps of shuttles runs you have to try split the ride up and delete a whole lot of bits. It should be much similar, especially now that we are paying for leaderboards. 

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  • Could you guys please, please improve the Heatmap!  Your individual ride map is far superior to the heatmap map because you cannot zoom into the detail enough on the heatmap to make it very usable.  I am doing a major ride-every-road project in a big city and I need detail on what I have and have not ridden.  Your heatmap is too difficult to see that detail.  For one thing, you "speckle" the route with the first time it is ridden.  That speckling, combined with a lack of adequate zoom in on the heatmap make it very difficult for me to identify small roads I haven't ridden.  Third Party applications do a much better job but they are getting so popular to use instead of your heatmap that now the API max is getting exceeded every single day and so they aren't usable.  That's an indication that your feature (which we are all paying for) is far less useful.  I'd like to see some improvement effort since this is a paid feature!

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  • I want to be able to see mileage splits when choosing the activity "Nordic Ski." Currently the activity only shows the overall average pace, unlike the "Run" activity which shows each mile's pace. It will allow me to have a better understanding of my progress as a cross country skier, and to analyze my activities more effectively.

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  • Feature Suggestion: add ability to track hours and mileage for gear with grand total and something like a trip reset.

    This would be useful to track for mountain bike maintenance intervals.  For example, every 40 hours of riding your supposed to do an upper suspension fork service.  Every 100 hours a full rebuild. 

    May also be useful for tracking use of running shoes and knowing when to replace or maintenance intervals for other gear.

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  • I noticed something today while skiing and snowboarding with a group. While there is the option available for these activities, it doesn’t record appropriately. I wish there was a feature similar to the auto pause that works so well for cycling and other activities. If the activity could pause when it senses steady elevation gain, it would stop adding false data to the day. This afternoon, for example, strava says I had an average of 8mph and a distance of over 18 miles. Running another app parallel, that accounts for lift and pause time, showed an average of 22.3mph and distance of just 10 miles. Any data collected while skiing or snowboarding is not reliable, except for top speed. I wish this was fixed, so I could just use one app for all activities.

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  • Apple Watch New Feature.

    As a runner that regularly does speed work on a track or threshold repeats during longer runs, I’d like a lap button added to Apple Watch. Ideally this new lap would be comparable to a split where I could see my avg split pace for it.
    In example, on a run where I am alternating between 1k fast and two minutes of jogging, I’d push the lap button at the beginning and end of each transition so that in both real-time on my watch, and later reviewing my data would be more insightful because it would separate these laps.

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  • Manual activities allow for time, and distance. But what about elevation? Sometimes I forget to strava but I still know how many ft of elevation I gained, why isn't there a way to add elevation to manual activities, like cycling?

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  • Your new heatmaps changes are partially good, but I really need to be able to set a specific time frame (start date and end date) to the heatmaps. I was relying on the heatmaps feature to do a project and now I can't do that anymore because the timeframes are year-based. 

    Please add more granular date controls to the new version of heatmaps!

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  • Suggestion for the website and mobile app

    Currently, users can change their language and the date and time format will be derived from the language. However, there are plenty many more countries in the world where people are happy to use English as user interface language but would like to see dates, times and numbers in the familiar local format. Usually, computer systems use the concept of a "locale" for this. For example, user interface can be in English but locale is Estonian. Such a "locale" setting could be added to the "Settings" page and then used throughout the app (web and mobile).

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  • Hi,

    A feature that I think would enhance user enjoyment would be to enable filtering or sorting by sport of the "activities" feed, similarly to how you show data of the main 3 sports in the profile section. Since I have friends that participate in multiple sports, having to scroll and scroll to find their last run (or even my own) can be bothersome. Last week, I for one ran, biked indoors, cross country skied and did weight training twice. All the activities got sent to Strava. If I want to look take a peak at my girlfriend's last cross country ski I have to scroll through all her runs, bike rides and weight training to find it. It takes more effort than it needs to.

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  • Add Paddling options alongside run/swim/ride. This would bring new users to the platform to make use of the excellent sharing and challenge options your app has. Currently paddlers are moving to app like Paddlelogger that support their activity.

     

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  • 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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  • Emma Alex - They did not get rid of the flyby feature, they just decided on their own to disable it for EVERYONE without telling them.  Each person now has to go into their privacy settings and "enable" it.  Unfortunately, most people such as yourself haven't learned this, so only a few of us have it turned back on. It is mostly useless because Strava made a unilateral decision to change things without telling anyone.  

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  • Is it possible to put your routes into folders. I have rides for MTB and road bike, plus rides for my local club which all get mixed up together. I t would be easier to have a single folder for each category and open that up instead of going through page after page of rides. 

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