Walk Activity Suggestions for Strava

1. Create a new setting in the Run app so the default activity can be changed to something other than Run (e.g., Walk).

 

2. Create a new setting to allow a user to turn off the new annoying lock on the record button. That's not necessary for me since I already have a screen lock on my phone.

 

3. What happened to my ability to see my recorded walks tallied with my runs on both the website and in the app? It's great that 'runs' now only include 'runs' but I'd also like to be able to see how much hiking, walking, etc. I'm doing.

 

Thanks.

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  • Its great the product team is aware of the request - will they ever produce anything?   Or is there enough of a separation to have a different strava app for walking?

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  • Hi Strava support,

    It is clear there are a significant number of your users that are very interested in incorporating various walk type activities into you software. I'm sure the community agrees that any training program will include both high intensity and recovery activities of which walking may well play a part. Walking is often used as a low impact way of progressing / recovering from injury and is for many a stepping stone towards more challenging activities. Please consier again adding this as an activity type and allow a broader range of users/activites into your community - I'm sure this is a win/win scenario for all,

    Thanks, Ian 

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  • Still no ability to have my Strava default to 'walk' as my activity of choice? Actually it's my activity of necessity since I can't run or bicycle. I can't be the only one. With the aging population of the United States, I would think this would be something you should have added a long time ago.

    I know I can manually change my activity to 'Walk' after the fact, but it seems so '5 years ago' to have to do this manually every day. 

    Having said that, thank you for your great app. 

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  • Does anybody from Strava read these comments?

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  • I suspect that once in a blue moon -- when nobody at Strava has anything better to do -- someone will reluctantly glance through the comments and maybe take notes on any earth-shaking suggestions. Otherwise, the forums just seem to be for venting frustrations. I would certainly like to see some of the suggested walking enhancements, but I'm not going to hold my breath.  Most of my workouts are trail runs, but when I'm in a city with only sidewalks and roads available for working out, I resort to speed walking.  Often I walk faster on those hard flat surfaces than I run on my hilly, winding trails; so it would be nice to be able to keep track of the walks in greater detail -- for example, which shoes I was wearing. After all, walking fast on concrete will wear out shoes just as fast as running on dirt trails, so if the idea is to keep track of shoe wear in order to know when to replace the shoes, it makes no sense to record mileage on shoes from running but not from walking.  Anyway, as mentioned, the forums seem to be only for venting frustrations, so I don't expect anything to come of this particular rant.

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  • My Garmin watch successfully adds my walks as walks but it would be fantastic to have these showing up in the stats alongside my runs.

    By the way Strava, some of us walk competitively, it's a real sport!

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  • Have just found some relief from my frustration, even if short-lived. For my last three walks I tried something new. After ending my walk, and BEFORE hitting "Save", I changed my activity from the default "Run" to "Walk". Only then did I "Save". To my surprise my walk was saved accurately. I will test this every time to be sure it wasn't just by chance. Would like to know if others have tried this. Did you have success over the long haul? 

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  • Hello Strava,

     

    Your comment on 1 October, thank you.

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  • I have always changed mine from run to walk, than save. But it still does not give you an overall total as the runners. 

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  • The walkers are waiting...turns out arthritis doesn't go away, and I can't run any longer. 

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  • you said to "stay tuned" back in October 2017.

    when can we have walking as a proper activity such as running and cycling?

    the only two activities I use Strava for is walking and cycling - I don't want/need running

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  • Ok Strava, So On Jan 24th 2018, i posted on this thread, regarding walking.  Its now Jan 2019.  This thread has been asking for this feature since 2013.

     

    GET YOUR BLOODY FINGERS OUT, give your paying customers what they request.  I think we have all been very patient now.  Time to start cancelling memberships i think, and move to other apps that actually care and give a damn about there customers.

     

    Looks like you are a typical company, not bothered about customers, just bothered about profit.  those companies only last so long, unhappy customers dont stay.

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  • Strava, what's up? It's been so long. Surely you have something by now. Walk goals, please.

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  • LOL Martin F, do you do standup ?

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  • Darryl, depends, does it pay? Can I tell gallego jokes?

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  • LOL Darryl, he certainly should!

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  • 2020 walking still not included in stats

    It is as if Strava is saying that walking is not an activity worth recording stats for when I am sure that there are more people out there walking than running and all the walkers would like this information recorded and stats reported on as a runner gets

    very frustrating and makes me want to end my membership I feel so strongly about it

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  • Thanks for the great feedback around our walk activity type! We realize this is also a very popular activity type in addition to just running and cycling. While we don't have any plans in the works to develop our walk activity features and functionality, but it's still useful to have this feedback and please know the Product team is aware of it. 

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