Erroneous Spike added when I pause Ride

Hi,

New to Strava, and started cycling again after many years.  I've used the app a few times in the last week when riding, but find that if I pause, I get a spike of activity gets added incorrectly.  This has happened a few times.

Hopefully you can see the attachment where I rode to point, turned around and retraced my route for a bit.  After a short time I paused for  about 5-10 seconds - a spike was added that went northwards (in the pic). 

I resumed and turned right (south in the pic)

I've fixed a previous issue by splitting and removing from one of the rides, but don't want to do that every time I pause a ride.  It may be something I'm doing wrong, so happy to be pointed in the right direction! (so to speak)

Using a Huawei P20 Pro (upto date) to run Strava (installed this week), mounted on my handlebar.  Never have an issue with GPS with this phone.

Any ideas?  Many thanks.

 

 

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  • I can't help you but can tell you're not the only one. The same thing happened to me twice.

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  • Same here. Almost every time. And on a wide variety of phones. Especially when pausing to take a photo. GPS spikes all over the place. Consistently.

    makes the app pretty much completely useless as it's main goal is to track!

    What worries me is that it doesn't take more than 5 lines of code to filter and remove 'impossible' points from GPS data. Clearly there is some work to do for Strava devs.....

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  • I did start to export the data file, find the spoke (a pain) and uploading....but have given up and bought a Garmin watch...I know it's free, but as said here, this is the whole point of the app. I suspect most use other devices and sync with Strava - otherwise I would have thought this would have been reported much more.

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  • Hey Glyn, did you ever find a resolution to this "spikey" GPS data?  I have the same issue and I have a brand new Samsung S20 5G. 

     

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  • Also, I submitted to Strava support and this is what they said "We do not have the resources (and it is often not possible) to analyze what caused the GPS data for your activity to be inaccurate".   There was more to their message, but this was the gist of it..   Glad I'm not paying for the fee-based version!  

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  • No resources?

    It takes about 5 lines of code to filter out GPS data points that are impossible given the activity (and the maximum speed for running or cycling). It's really not that difficult, but I guess the Strava devs don't really care about this issue that renders the app completely useless?

     

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  • I have the same issue, usually 3 to 5 spikes per outing. Like Jeroen B. said. This issue makes Strava pretty much useless. It is some that Strava should address and recognize as a VERY important issue for them. I started using map my ride by undy armor. I use the Android app on a Samsung S10. BTW: This just started happening a few months ago.

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  • This happens to me when I take pictures.

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  • Cary Westmark - no nothing.  I actually bought a Garmin watch and use that to record my rides, and then sync to Strava.  Looks like it's a common problem...and as a number have said, pretty easy to sort out I'd say.

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  • I've been having the same problem for the past few months, with several huge spikes in the GPS track showing up after every ride. I've used Strava for a few years now and never had this happen before. Those spikes in the GPS track often seem to be related to where I stopped riding and took off my backpack in which I carry my phone, so I'm wondering if it's related to the accelerometer starting again after a pause? My Xiaomi Mi8 phone doesn't have an autopause setting, but it has autostart - which I assume it the same thing. I'm going to try turning that off.

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