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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    Hello everyone, 

    No good news to report, yet, as this feature is not planned. However, I've recently included this feature request in a report as a strong recommendation for the development team at Strava to consider. I used some quotes from this discussion as well. I'm doing my best to relay the information here to be considered. Thanks for your continued feedback and comments. 

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  • This is also a problem when using a treadmill.  No way to connect the effort you did with the miles ran on a treadmill

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  • Agree.  Strava needs a simple edit feature for a couple critical data attributes.  I'm surprised you cannot adjust the summary level distance and time attributes as can be done on Garmin Connect.

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  • It would also help to be able to edit the time.  For example, if the watch logs only 4 miles of a 10 mile run, presumably it logs the time only for those 4 miles.  What about the time for the other 6?

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  • I agree that there should be a way to edit the total mileage. I run with a Garmin 310XT and while it is quite an accurate GPS in my opinion, it simply cannot capture every single twist and turn with quick and multiple elevation changes that trail running often includes. Many of my trail races are run on courses that have been accurately wheel measured and will often be from 1/2 mile up to a couple of miles longer than what my Garmin says. While on the course, this results in at best having an educated guess as to what my pace is but after finishing, it results in me not getting full credit for how far I have run. When I have a PR in a half marathon, but my GPS only reads 12.4 miles, I don't get the credit for even having completed a half marathon much less PR'ing it. Please, Please, Please make this feature available.

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  • Yes, I'd like to edit "mileage" covered when on a turbo-trainer etc.

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  • There seems to be a distance discrepancy between Garmin Connect and Stava. My mileage on Garmin Connect says 50.1 miles where Strava says 49.8. I'm disappointed that I can't chronicle my first half century in Strava. While I can edit in Garmin Connect, this feature isn't available in Strava and would be very useful!

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  • We still need the ability to adjust the time and the mileage of an activity not just crop the end.  Sometimes we also forget to start the gps or the battery dies but we want to adjust the workout to accommodate.  I can do this with Garmin Connect and SportTracks no issue but Strava cannot do.  So i have to use other software to track and plan my workouts since Strava is not accurate, yet?

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  • I don't see how a company like Strava can claim to be a professional technology company when you don't even realize that GPS reported distances aren't 100% correct.  

    I got into this thread the day I ran my very first 1/2 Marathon but wasn't given credit for it because your company is so effing competitive that you think that I lied about it.  I guess I was supposed to keep running past the finish line, through the parking lot and do laps around the pavilion just in case?  I USED YOUR TECHNOLOGY to help train for that run for months, and yet, you screwed me out of my accomplishment.

    Look at this...8 pages of requests for the same feature and you still won't listen.  Maybe it's time for a blog post somewhere and I'll use this thread as an example when you won't implement a completely reasonable feature.  I will also recommend new runners who are trying to achieve life-time goals to NOT use Strava as they most likely won't give you credit for when you reach them.

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  • Adding a separate manual entry is not a good answer for indoor training activities.  We need the edit function. 

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  • @Luis, you can try the Crop feature we have on the website - that can be useful in cropping excess data from the end of your activities. 

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  • IF a device battery dies, this is an absolutely essential feature to edit the mileage, I am missing 12 miles from today's ride..  Surely enough people have asked for this to warrant the inclusion of this feature??

     

    Can you give us an update please Strava as it was being "considered" back in February?  Are we likely to see this or not?  If not, I'll move to a tracking app that caters for this as it is VERY annoying.

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  • Please add this function. 

    Most of my running PRs are not listet here, because my Garmin didn't pick up the exact (official!) length of the race but is some 200-300m short and therefore Strava does not recognize a half marathon as one. Really annoying :-(

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  • Extremely frustrating. What's the problem? Just add the possibility to change distance (and time though distance is most important) manually already!

    No matter how modern or expensive your GPS watch there are several issues with how distance is measured. Resulting in incorrect data which is a real pain for everyone that wants to track their achievements  - i.e. your customers.

    If you are worried some people will do it to unjustly impress or something just put an icon "distance edited" next to edited activities.

    There really should be no technical challenge for your programmers.

    PS

    Oh, so I'm allowed to edit this post but not erroneous distances. Seriously...

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  • I ran a world record 1:06. Yup, I'm that fast...according to Strava.

    Did I miss an answer somewhere, is there a way to edit data after a run? It's hard to take the app seriously if the numbers are often extremely inaccurate.

    I just want to edit miles and time. It would be a bonus if I could edit my route too. My last run looks like I ran up a trail and rode a zip-line back down. Three other guys on the same trail run had correct data, all using Strava (same cell provider, same phones), but not mine. So much for cups and trophies. This isn't the first time either, it has happened on many runs. Is there a way to edit or delete a bad-data run?

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  • I like Strava but never ever go premium if i cant edit my indoorcycling classes data. We have Tomahawk indoorcycling bikes whit milage meter..... 

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  • I like Strava, but this impossibility to correct bad GPS is a no-go for anything more than the free account.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How the hell is this not a thing yet!? Requested in 2014?! When I swim indoors my watch doesn't pick up GPS. I don't want to have to export and edit the files that come from my watch every time I swim :(

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  • I'm honestly shocked that entries cannot be edited! Those of us who use phones to track our runs sometimes run into glitches. I added a manual entry to make up for my battery dying last week, but today my phone gps was off by 1/2 mile for some reason. There's no way to reduce the milage. This can be done on every other app I've used. This is a BIG turnoff. Don't think I'll be using Strava anymore.

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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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  • @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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  • The lack of such a basic feature is both a huge annoyance and the main reason I have to use another app/service as my 'official' mileage/training log. Come on Strava, just add the ability to edit mileage/time but then exclude any edited activities from segment records and leaderboard. It's not bloody rocket science!

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  • I think the easiest sell for Strava would be an edit feature where the distance could only be increased by a certain amount. Maybe 0.6%. This should give enough leeway without creating too many issues. I did a marathon on the weekend and it recorded on my watch as being 41.995km, or 200m short.

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  • It's truly shocking that nothing has happened since my post many months ago, nevermind since 2014. It's great that Strava is taking money, but not listening to its users. For one of the last remaining 'independent' fitness analytics/trackign apps, this is pretty poor. Net result- I finally cancelled my Summit membership and will be moving back to RunKeeper. They have had an edit function early on and their analytics is pretty decent, too.  

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  • On April 19, 2017 10:43 M G 2 wrote

    "Hello everyone, 

    No good news to report, yet, as this feature is not planned. However, I've recently included this feature request in a report as a strong recommendation for the development team at Strava to consider. I used some quotes from this discussion as well. I'm doing my best to relay the information here to be considered. Thanks for your continued feedback and comments."

    Its almost two years later, still the feature is not available. Any new news?

    Thank you,

    Glen

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  • Elle, thank you. That worked perfectly!
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