Edit Distance for an Activity

Can we please have an edit mileage feature.  I use a garmin watch when running but it often does not pick up at the start of the run, sometimes for quite some time, and therefore despite me running 10 miles, it only logs 4!!! Can we have the ability to manually edit the mileage.  And then show on the logs that mileage was edited.

It would also be good to edit the course, and plot the actual route taken to check the distance run.

Many thanks

There is a related Feature Suggestion found here: Manually add Distance for an Indoor/Stationary Activity

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  • Well, that's why I will never sign up for a premium account ever again.  In fact, I think it's time to delete the app once and for all.

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  • Yes completely agree.  I am trialling other apps at the moment.

    I've got my premium Strava until October so will use it until then, but I am finding Strava increasingly frustrating and they do not seem keen to listen to what their users are asking for.   

    I'd be interested to hear what other apps others might change to when moving away from Strava.

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  • I'd like ability to manually edit both distance and time to be able to enter official race time and distance instead of time and distance measured by GPS devices. The time is often inaccurate for up to a few seconds. It is hard to stop recording exactly when crossing the finish line so the recording often includes at least a few extra seconds. Similarly it is hard to start the timer exactly. The distance is another story. In trail races the distance measured by GPS device can easily be up to 10% short which results in reporting an inflated pace. For example for a 50K race (31.5 miles) GPS watches often measure as little as 28.5 miles. Even the best devices like Suunto Ambit3 would normally report 30-30.5 miles. 

    Strava, please strongly consider this feature if you consider yourself a serious platform for Athletes! I am OK with having this for races only (for all runs tagged as races, not just for a very selected few races officially recognized by Strava).

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  • Strava support blows. They are ripe for a mass exodus to an app that works, and responds.

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  • Can a STRAVA employee please address this issue and give a straight answer???? I use a Garmin Fenix and HRM to monitor HR, cadence and other running metrics when running indoors (No GPS) The watch often gets the distance and therefore pace wrong, especially if big variations are present (interval training). In Garmin connect I can edit this activity to include correct data yet Strava insists on using the original data recorded by the watch. Why should I pay for a service that will not allow me to correct it?

    If this feature is not remedied soon then I will be cancelling my Strava premium membership and working to convince other club members to do the same.

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  • Totally agree Andy and everyone else. 

    STRAVA! FIX THIS! 

    I've just bought Premium Membership and already regretting it.

    I ran 10.01k this morning using my TomTomSpark watch which syncs to TomTom, TrackMyFitness and Strava. Both TomTom and TrackMyFitness synced correctly logging the 10.01k as did my Spark originally on the run...Strava adjusted my distance to 9.9k!!!!!!!

    NO!

    Seems Strava utterly unconcerned about their customer base from this post. Looking to get a refund asap...such a pity as on the surface Strava seemed great...very disappointing...

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  • Agree, joined premium and disappointed with the lack of ability to edit for many of the same reasons above. Not going premium next year! I see this thread was started in 2014 and here it is 2017 so apparently Strava has no plans to change this.

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  • I was really hoping Strava could be my one "account of record" for all my activities but due to this issue I'm using Garmin Connect instead. I haven't renewed my premium membership due to this issue alone.

    I just have too many treadmill and stationary bike workouts during the winter months that I'm not going to create manual entries for. I'm not even looking to ensure these are highly accurate since they are not outdoor runs/rides but just to capture overall distance.

    I understand the possible motivation on Strava's part to prevent cheating on Segments but for indoor activities I don't see the downside. This is easily resolved by not allow editing when a GPS track is included in the workout.

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  • So, I read the first comment on 2014 who asked about this issue, then I go to last page which is the last comment on 2017(and  hopefully the issue is resolved, so I can edit my distance),unfortunately the issue still not solve?? =="

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  • Still not added after 3 and a half years? Thats crazy. Such a simple thing.... come on Strava! Add it please!!

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  • Still a problem, I was researching a way to edit obviously there is no way.  I have all new personal best records now because I ran on a treadmill on a cruise ship. So basically I am faster than any Kenyan as I ran 17mi in 1 hour. 

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  • Thanks for that post Chris Carson, mad me chuckle but only briefly as STRAVA again miscalculated this morning's run at 6.9k instead of 7.2 as MapMyFitness and TomTom did...runners, do please keep posting on this issue and I suggest moving from Premium to another company - maybe lack of cash flow rather than conscience will prompt some action from them...

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  • Thanks @Elle for took this into account, for me this feature will be useful for track runs, as sometimes my Garmin is overestimating the distance (I'm counting the laps to be sure about the correct distance..). In Garmin Connect it's possible to correct the distance, but the correction is not passing through Strava.

    Thanks and regards,

    Stefano

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  • I've been annoyed by this a number of times, but seeing as it's now finally actually made it onto a feature request, I'll add my 2p. 

    This feature is a must. I'd pay for this feature. If someone asked me why I would NOT recommend Strava, this would be the thing I'd mention. 

    Why? 

    * phone batteries die - especially in the cold. I don't know how others feel about this, but especially the runs that are long are the ones I want to keep a record of. Happy to give up all manner of PRs etc. when edited. Last week I ran 2 Oceans in Cape Town. It's annoying to me that I am missing the last 11k of the longest run I've ever done. I wouldn't actually have lost them if the Apple Watch app wasn't so crap I had to run with the phone app open at the same time, but that's a separate issue... 

    * apple watch/strava app etc. all make mistakes. Correcting these sometimes can be nice. Like when the Valencia marathon was a full km too long...

    What I do now is edit the run in Runkeeper, export, then import here. Or I just accept Strava is wrong. Which is what I do most of the time, but as per above, for some long runs, it's worth it. 

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  • Not being able to edit the distance is THE most frustrating thing about using Strava.  I love everything else, but this needs to be an editable field.  PLEASE add this to a future update.

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  • I second this!  Yesterday my Nixon Mission decided to stop tracking me at 3.6, and my final run was 4.5.  Not a big deal, but still annoying I cannot edit the 3.6.  Luckily I had my phone in my pocket so Google Fit tracked the correct distance.

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  • I don't even want to edit the data - I'd just like the 10.0k distance I recorded on my garmin watch to be recorded as 10.0k in Strava - not 9.9k!

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  • Nathan, the distance rounding down is a separate issue which everyone wants to be fixed too. On Garmin the distance is likely something like 9.997 km which Garmin rounds properly to 10.00 and Strava rounds down to 9.9. Strava always rounds down all numbers.

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  • To illustrate a traI race mileage issue I mentioned a few months ago and a need to edit the distance, here is a fresh example from a 10.8 mile trail race that I just ran yesterday. The pace displayed in the feed is 11:03/M. The official race protocol shows 10:20/M which would look much nicer in my Strava feed. The difference is because my watch has measured almost 0.7 miles short. This race was on wooded mountainous trails with a lot of zigzags, so the shorter distance measurement is very common in conditions like that. I looked at other runners' results, and everyone shows from 9.5 to 10.2 miles on Strava. Strava, please let's get thus fixed at least for races where official results exist!

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  • I would like to add another vote for this option.  While its expected to have some margin of error with any GPS track, I think that it's important to be able to edit an activity for a known course, such as a certified race.  That's particularly nice to have for Estimated Best Efforts and Leaderboards.  

    For example, I ran a marathon over the weekend on some mountain trails and recorded it with both my watch and my phone.  My watch recorded 24.6 miles and my phone recorded 27.1.  Other Strava users who ran the race had recorded distances that fell within that spectrum.  I opted to keep the track recorded on my watch since it also includes heart rate, but now my distance is listed as short of a marathon and that's sad.

    Here are a few thoughts on how this could be improved:

    • * Allow users to adjust total distance and time fields while leaving the GPS track the way it is.
    • * Implement a 'snap to road or trail' feature for obvious inaccuracies
    • * Allow manual editing of waypoints for minor corrections
    • * Create an averaged path from Strava users who ran the same race/segment (do segments currently do this?)
    • * Work with race certifiers to upload official GPS tracks, which racers can associate their run with

    I imagine any of these auto-correct options would have a workflow similar to the elevation correction feature.  Depending on how far you want to take this feature, it could either help Strava keep up with other platforms in this aspect, or really get a leg up on the competition.

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  • From engineering point of a view the right solution is to have 2 sets of fields within any activity - automatically calculated based on GPS and manually entered. This should apply only to some fields such as time, total distance, total elevation gain. Manual fields should be used in the log, to display activity in the feed, to calculate weekly statistics, etc. That would prevent users from posting dummy "missing miles" manual activities - something that I see all the time. Automatic fields should be used for challenges. When manual fields are not entered, of course, automatic fields would be used instead. This would be a simple and elegant solution. The only problem is that it would require database schema and API changes and potentially have impact on 3rd party utilities. I think that is the main reason Strava devs might be reluctant to consider something like this.

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  • Yes, it would be really good if there was a facility for making coffee with the watch...and it should do the shopping..and have a ray-gun...and...and..a teleporter, like in Star Trek...

    IMHO this thread is titled "Edit distance for an activity"...as Strava don't do this it's not a thread about how this works and as it's not a wish list it's also not a thread about other things they could do...or how they could do it ( I think their techs can work that out) - surely it;s a thread to let them know they need to do this or they'll lose paying customers like me...and possibly you...

     

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  • I know there is no plan to make this happen, but after 3 years of constant requests we need to know that the developers and anyone at corporate hears us besides Elle who can only give us empty promises.  I do not blame her in any way,  it is unfortunately how many companies work, but this is a feature that is needed and shouldn't be terribly difficult to add. Does anyone know if there is another way to contact Strava and tell them what we need?

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  • Strava isn't a training app guys it's a social media app!  They also don't listen to user feedback or make changes for the good of their community.  Therefore, I'm done with Strava premium and encourage all other premium users to do the same.  It's a total waste of money.

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  • I have the same problem, except with me, I pause the app while I stop for a breather, and forget to restart when I resume my journey (sometimes I remember and restart it further along). Strava records the whole journey via GPS, but not the total mileage.

    I would think it would be possible to edit/correct the log based on the GPS data, you would just need a good idea of the actual duration of the 'breather'.

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  • Really frustrating. Ran a marathon at the weekend with official time/distance. But my watch only recorded 42.15 km, so on my strava profile it does not recognise this as marathon time. Wish I could link my official marathon time to my strava profile.

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  • Started using Strava today and I love it. However, not being able to edit time and mileage makes it unusable for me. Please add this feature.

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  • yes, this feature is so vital for an activity. My watch always measures shorter than I run. I want to edit the distance to see the correct information. Strava hear us.

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  •  

    Strava is totally user-unfriendly, top down and non-granular. This is about as developer centric and rubbish UX as I've seen in a long while. There are so many BASIC UX violations here...  as well as the absence of rudimentary user controls. It's really appalling that the only response is that you're not currently planning to implement or fix 'features' your users clearly require. I'll be deleting my account for these and other reasons. hopefully there's some savvy sports enthusiast dev reading this who will be inspired to take all the really great feedback here and develop a platform users want and need. It sure isn't this one.

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