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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  • Distance cannot be edited? Are you kidding me? New to Strava but probably time to go back to Map My Ride.

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  • Yeah, they expect you to just do a Half Marathon on your own when you take these challenges...or I guess you could run past the finish line at a race and keep going through the pavilion and the parking lot until you finish the Strava distance.  It's ridiculous.

    GPS by it's nature is inaccurate and they, as a technology and services provider, should KNOW that.  I will NEVER pay for Strava again.  

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  • my initial issue was because of an input mistake/keystroke error. when I saved the activity I realized it and then couldn't edit. what a joke! and too bad for those who actually PAID for this service...

    I know a little programming and I know it's not at all difficult to provide an editable field. This isn't a technology challenge, but a political one, by design, that comes with Top Down/crappy UX. The impoverished granularity here signals that. And it's also totally consistent with the data grabby nature of device-centric automated platforms that attempt to sell us on the 'quantified self' (a feeble and simplistic model of human factors/interactions if there ever was one). There's still a lot of runners out there who don't or won't reduce running to a bit of data on their wrist and who would rather just enter the information manually. 

    As well, most of the fields featured on sites like this don't bother providing space for other kinds of data - like injuries, health notes, etc. That nagging injury or the GI issues or perhaps some other health note that impacts your running. Maybe even what you ate that contributed to an epic race. etc. Running isn't just about distance and speed. At least for some of us its still a human passion involving whole people with whole lives who live and run in many different ways.

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  • GPS devices do run out of battery and it is very frustrating when that happens in a very important race and the race distance and time can't be correctly shown on Strava.

    I should remind Strava that it sponsors Western States 100 race yet a lot of WS100 finishes won't be able to fully record the entire race on Strava except if they manage to recharge their device mid-race. When I ran WS100 two years ago my watch died 2 hours before the finish. I would be grateful if I could go back and edit the run to show the official 100.2 miles instead of whatever my watch recorded as well as my official time.

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  • I'll add my two cents as well in favor of allowing manual distance edits.  I recently rode the longest mountain bike ride I've ever done but the app crashed and only recorded half of my ride.  It's frustrating enough to lose the data, but it's even worse not to be able to add in my actual distance.  It's baffling that Strava hasn't added distance adjustment after more than 3 years and seven comments pages of people asking for it.  Manually adjusted data can be excluded from segments and challenges - I just want this documented for my records.

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  • It is beyond me why an edit feature is not incorporated into any recent updates to allow for mileage 'adds' or 'reductions'. Upon completing a short ride (20 miles), half of my ride was not recorded due to auto-pause not re-engaging. Extremely frustrating that half of my ride was not recorded and that I could not enter an edit mode to update the balance of the route.

    I rode with a friend who's app did record the entire route, but I am not able to 'copy' his route to my activity feed either.

    If this is not a priority to add to the programming cue, it certainly should be.

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  • Strava has reached critical mass and is on autopilot. They will continue rolling out marginal new features occasionally, but no longer have an impetus to provide a quality, updated product. The only way it improves is if a new competitor comes along with a functioning, full featured product, and they start losing customers. Otherwise, Strava could give a shit about what any of us customers want.

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  • I tried Strava. I dislike Strava. It dropped coverage on two of my first four rides. So I'm done with it and back to the more reliable MapMyRide.

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  • Done with Strava. Everyone! Check they can't debit your card and leave. MapMy? Way better...

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  • For all data fields why is editing not a feature (elevation is my pet field)?  What is the reasoning for preventing this?

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  • Well I'm (sort-of) pleased others are having this problem. I just ran a marathon today (Marathon du Médoc), and my phone died at 33.8km. I had just assumed that it would be possible to edit the run and add on the extra time and distance (it is on MapMyRun, although their GPS gliches took me to Strava in the first place). Paying six euros a month for this, and I can only say I'm very disappointed.

    Having said all that, it was a bad time, because the Marathon du Médoc is the one where you run theough all the châteaux and taste the wine. Great fun!

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  • It's not just running.

    I did Swim Serpentine yesterday - The 1 mile swim.

    For a change I decided to do it in breaststroke.

    Because my Fenix 3 never left the water to maintain satellite connection it recorded the distance as 585 yards.

    I can correct it on Garmin Connect but not Strava

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  • Yes another vote for being able to edit distances - my scenario was forgot to stop my watch and it kept ticking distance even when sitting on my desk. 18 hours later.... boom another 20km i did not run.

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  • Henry Talbot

    There already exists a feature to make runs shorter (on the web interface), its "Crop" on the tools menu.

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  • It would be nice and somewhat expected that I could edit the activity....distance, time especially. Forgot to push stop on my Garmin for an hour while I drove my car home from a remote run. Totally screwed up my length and pace, as you can imagine. Thanks for considering this request.

     

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  • I can't even find a Tools Menu on the Web Interface. And, therefore, I cannot find anything called "Crop"

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  • Jeff, when viewing your run, click the wrench on the left side of the screen.  That will bring up a list of menu items...Crop should be one of the selectable items.

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  • Strava is good, but so limited. If I forget to turn it on, why can't I go back and add the segments I missed?  Stupid. No way I'll ever buy premium with such limitations. 

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  • Not having the ability to edit the distance means that you could never use Strava as a true and proper running log and for that reason, I see Strava purely as a gimmick (Facebook for runners).   I'm not saying that Strava doesn't have good features, it does but, it's a major issue where distances can't be edited.

    Stava, you could show the GPS distance and alongside it the real (or edited) distance.

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  • Yes, having GPS distance alongside with the manually entered or edited distance would be the right thing to do. Then the manual distance could be used for the log ans personal statistics and the GPS distance would be used for challenges. Everyone would be happy! This is how it is done on Garmin and Suunto platforms.

    I strongly suspect this is a database /API limitation so it may be quite difficult for Strava to fix without disrupting a lot of code that depends on the current version of the API.

    Strava builds a social network and doesn't care about it being an accurate training tool.

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  • I don't suppose the feature to amend/edit distance/route to an existing activity has been added to Strava?

    Sometimes I forget to turn my GPS back on after a water stop, only realising that after 5km or so. I'd like to be able to edit the map by dragging the route (that is now only a straight line between A and B) to accurately reflect where I know I ran. Or, when I run through a tunnel and lose signal, I want to be able to amend the route so that distance is not lost.

    Is this doable, yet? Thanks

     

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  • It would be very useful thing!

    Please let us possibility to edit distance.

    1) I have a Polar watch and application Polar Flow in my phone 
    2) I running with watch and after I finished, application Polar Flow exported training session into Strava application 
    3) Strava application creates training with Polar data but without distance because distance is absent 
    4) I want to have possibility to correct this training - correct distance in Strava application by manually entering of distance! And I cannot do it for exported trainngs. This is not approach for me to create training in Strava application first, because this training will not have important data such as pulse.

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  • Seriously...this should be a priority!  I use Garmin as do most runners and cyclists and it routinely does not transfer over distance.  Makes comparisons completely useless!!!!! I pay the fees i want the goods!

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  • I am baffled why you can't do this. I ran a half marathon at the weekend, I got my official chop time but my Garmin import to Strava says 21k rather than 21.1 so it's not an official half. It can be done easily in Endomondo.

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  • I'm a new Strava runner and already I'm looking for this basic feature. I use an iphone and watch, no Garmin.

    As an example - 10k run yesterday where my watch didn't start the run, but was wrapped up in layers of gloves and sleeves so I didn't notice... 10k later I find that Strava has logged 70 metres. I have the run time and distance from the basic activity tracker on the watch so I want to use that to correct Strava.

    Mapmyrun has this feature in the free version...

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  • Hi All,

    You could try my solution below:

    One of those unlucky ones who trains indoors, tracks HR with my garmin but does not have trainer who would connect with garmin device as well - so only HR and time data is available from workout.

    As a sort of solution I wrote a little .vbs script that would add distance to exported .tcx files. This would make the activity look like it was performed at the same speed (distance/time) but you could have HR info in the activity as well.

    How to use it:

    1) Go to https://stackoverflow.com/questions/48009657/trying-to-write-script-to-loop-through-and-edit-tcx-xml-file and copy the last piece of code. Paste it to your text editor (ex. notepad) and save as .vbs file.

    2) Export your activity from your tracker account (ex. garmin connect) as .tcx file

    3) Run newly created .vbs file and enter full name of exported .tcx file (ex. C:\Users\YourUserName\Downloads\ExportedSample.tcx), press OK and enter distance in meters, press OK again and wait for a moment (up to 10-15 seconds).

    4) Import the file to strava and check it out!

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  • I’ve been tracking this post for 4 years now and have come to the conclusion that Strava really doesn’t care about being your activity log. It doesn’t matter if you don’t get accurate cumulative totals AT ALL. The only thing that matters and where the focus is put is in the segments. As long as the segments keep their integrity and the social media aspect in regards to those segments stays current, the rest is just fluff and not worth their time. And that’s ok. I have transitioned away from seeing Strava as a serious logging tool and use it strictly in the Social Media role that they are focusing on. I rely on my Suunto Movescount to actually track my training. Which is sad, because the Suunto app is not very feature rich, but in all honesty, it doesn’t have to have all the bells and whistles that Strava has as long as it allows me the basic functions required to accurately log my activities and then it becomes FAR more valuable to me than seeing who the current Queen of The Mountain is. I still use Strava, but for entertainment purposes only.

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  • My Garmin 235 DIED on me today after 20.1KM in to the Folksworth 15 (mile) race today! Was absolutely gutted as it had a full charge before the race started! Would LOVE to be able to edit distance and time to reflect what actually happened today.

    If its a "cheat" its then perhaps make edited runs not count towards club runs etc? But surely this can't be that hard a feature to provide????

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  • @Adomas Karo

    Can you please verify your link!

    or send the sript via email?

    Can't find any code for making vbs script from.

    tnx

    C.

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  • @Carsten Huettl

     

    It seems that my answer in stackoverflow was edited afterwards. Please find script below:

     

    'declare variables
    Dim fso, winScript, fileString, newString, objFile, objNewFile, oShell
    Dim distanceValueToInsert, totDistanceMeters,trackPointsNumber, occurencesCount
    Dim splitPhrase, arrSplit, location

    'create script object
    Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    'create shell object
    Set oShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    Set winScript = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")


    'get file content then close

    'File name should contain full file name including location and extension

    'example - C:\Users\MyUserName\Downloads\SampleActivity.tcx


    location = InputBox("Enter full file name","Enter Value", "C:\Users\YourUserName\Downloads\SampleActivity.tcx")
    Set objFile = fso.OpenTextFile(location)
    fileString = objFile.ReadAll
    objFile.Close

    Set objNewFile = fso.CreateTextFile(location,True)
    newString = fileString
    tempString = newString
    splitPhrase = "Trackpoint"
    arrSplit = Split(tempString, splitPhrase)
    distanceValueToInsert = 0
    totDistanceMeters = InputBox("Enter distance in meters","Enter Value",0)
    trackPointsNumber = Ubound(arrSplit)/2
    arrSplit = 0
    newString = Replace(newString, "<DistanceMeters>0.0</DistanceMeters>", "<DistanceMeters>0.00</DistanceMeters>", 1, 1)

    For i = 1 to trackPointsNumber
    distanceValueToInsert = distanceValueToInsert + (totDistanceMeters / trackPointsNumber)
    newString = Replace(newString, "<DistanceMeters>0.0</DistanceMeters>", "<DistanceMeters>"& distanceValueToInsert &"</DistanceMeters>", 1, 1)
    Next

    objNewFile.Write newString
    objNewFile.Close

    Msgbox "File edited successfully!" & vbNewLine & "Total of: " &trackPointsNumber & " trackpoints edited."

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