Changes to default Activity names

Starting August 18th, we changed the way Strava automatically names your activities. Previously, when uploading from a device (via the Strava website or via a syncing program) your activities would be titled "mm/dd/yyyy City, State" or "dd/mm/yyy Town, Region, Country". Now, your activities will follow the same naming convention as the Strava App. For example, "Morning Ride", "Afternoon Run", "Evening Run".

 

The default activity name is easy to edit. From the mobile app, when viewing one of your activities click on the "pencil" edit icon or select edit from the menu button. From the website, see the "pencil" edit icon to the left side of your activity page. You can also edit multiple activities from the "My Activities" view under the Training tab. 

 

We made this change in an effort to build consistency between the Strava website and mobile app. Additionally, when viewing activities listed on the profile or Activity Feed, activities are always listed by date making it easy to determine when the activity took place. 

 

September 9th, 2015

We understand that the new default activity names will not work for everyone on Strava. We welcome your comments and discussion on this thread and hope you understand that your feedback is heard and has been discussed with the Strava team. We do our best to cater to all the needs of our community, knowing that new features and product changes will impact our members in different ways. 

 

We don't currently have plans to revert the changes or build additional settings to customize default activity names. Our product continues to evolve and we hope you stick with us knowing that we take your feedback seriously. 

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  • I get the "morning run" or "afternoon ride" naming scheme but I also appreciated having my location automatically show up. Maybe you can do "Morning Run in Chicago, IL" or "Afternoon Ride in Philadelphia, PA" or something like that?
  • "The default activity name is easy to edit."

    You make it sound like we can alter our default activity name, but you are actually just pointing out the ability to edit an individual activity name after the fact?

  • Im not big on the change as I have always liked the fact that the date and the ride location was part of the deafult name. Why not combine the styles? For example: "MM/DD/YYYY Anytown, USA: Morning ride or MM/DD/YYYY Anytown, USA: Evening Run. 

    I'd really like to see the date and location put back in the default activity name.

  • I can see the time that anyone on my wall posted a ride, why does it need an non-descriptive naming scheme like "morning ride"? It'd make much more sense to get rid of the "morning ride" scheme and use the date and location scheme as the default. 

  • Seriously, this is really terrible.  Every ride has the exact same name.  Finding activities, something that used to be a standard and simple task, became hard for no reason?

  • So what has been done automatically before now has to be done manually. Just one question: WHY?

  • Not a fan.  At all!

  • Choices are golden.

  • Please go back to old naming convention! At lease make it configurable so that the user can choose!

  • I have had to manually change the name of most my activities ever since this change. It's VERY annoying.

    If you'd consider it, what I'd really like is options for users to choose which default setting they want.

    And, for me, I'd much prefer a simple Date - Time format. Geographic location is fine, but an ability to NOT default to a specific type of workout would be awesome.

    I really don't understand why this would be a difficult thing to add.

  • So...... people in large numbers have been asking for this to be reverted or an option. 

     

    Can we get an answer Strava? After all, you do take our feedback seriously

  • "We take your feedback seriously" but you won't do anything about the problems voiced. What a crock.

  • Combine the styles, the new and the old one!

  • Can you put in an option to change it back to the date, city etc? The 'morning ride' naming convention is pretty bland. Thanks.
  • An "I don't like this" option for these suggestion pages would be handy, because I'd definitely click it here.

  • So you've effectively eliminated the ability for your users to search their past activities by location, a feature I use regularly in analyzing past rides and exploring routes. Thanks... /s

  • Old naming convention much better. Please put it back or give us the option.
  • You specifically state, "The default activity name is easy to edit.".  Actually, no it's not.  I can't find anywhere to edit the default activity name.  I can only find the ability to edit an individual activity and these are the instructions you give in this post.  WTF?  Seriously?  You won't even let us change the default naming convention, even though you say you will?  This is a good way to get me not to use your app any longer and just Garmin.  Thanks, but no thanks.  This sucks.

  • Yes, I'm with everyone else - bring the old way back please

  • Bring the old method back as the DATE is especially important. Here in Japan we have only recently seen the shift from Google maps with street view to the massively inferior Mapbox service. The Mapbox maps are years out of date and have lead to various errors on segments being recognized. For more remote rides the new map service is useless.  STRAVA your level service is slipping and these enforced changes without consultation or option will end up pushing paying members away.... SORT IT OUT !!!!

  • Strava, please bring back the old convention, or take some already mentioned suggestions about merging the two.   Having 1000s of rides with the same name is not easy to search for later on.  

  • "Our product continues to evolve and we hope you stick with us knowing that we take your feedback seriously".

    If that were true, you'd offer the option for users to select their preference.

  • For those that have come late to this discussion:

    1.  It appears that Strava does not give a d*mn about it's user base and is quite happy to alienate the lot of us even though quite a few (including me) have cancelled their premium membership over this.  I am not at all sure why Strava started this thread when it has become quite obvious that they never had any intention of responding to user complaints no matter how loud and furious they got.  Maybe they thought that the response would not be so overwhelmingly negative and that they could get brownie points by *APPEARING* to care.  If that is so the entire plan backfired - a lot of people are pissed off by the change and even more pissed off that Strava quite obviously does not care.

    2.  The general consensus among those posting early on is that this has nothing to do with consistency (that was just an excuse on Strava's part) but more likely to do with lowering the cost of the service providing the mapping data.  Basically, if I understand it correctly and someone can (and I am sure will) correct me if I am wrong :-), the service they are using now does not offer support for retrieving the location.  Although why they removed the date as well I have no idea.

    So, don't expect a change anytime soon.  Don't expect Strava to do anything to make us users happy.  And if you want to make an impact at all talk with your wallet.

  • Strava is really listening to customers? I cancelled ny premium some times ago and was willing to restart over the summer , just when this change happened and decided not renew it.

    It's  very disappointing, despite their reply on Sept 9, that nothing changed to accomodate their customers. Without us strava disappear.

    I question the fact nobody is even trying at Strava to mirror what Garmin is doing and leaving the choice to user. Not even willing to explain why (no sorry, the mobile app is not a justification, you could adapt the other way around).

    For the price of premium and the activity naming convention, I'm not willing to get premium again. If Strava cares so much abt mobile users, I will change my comment on playstore and reduce the evaluation.

  • I guess it's been 6 months now though, Strava have ignored our comments meaning they are probably taking the view we are just white noise and the rest of the users don't have a problem with it.

  • 400+ comments now. This still sucks.

  • Ah well, my premium subscription expired yesterday. Won't be paying for it now - Stravistix gives the same info, Your loss Strava

  • I really miss being able to see the date of an activity, when comparing my segment performance against another athlete.

    The only way to tell is if a comment has been made on the activity, the date is then left automatically

    a lot of Mountain bike segment times are influenced by seasonal changes and weather conditions.

    The date is a useful part of the telemetry when analysing rides

  • @Robin: This is a discussion about a specific FEATURE! Please don't hijack it for your ISSUE. There a other places where here where you get all the support you need. Thanks

  • Sam's comment should be well taken.  Otherwise, viewing a feed of poorly named activities makes it impossible to know what you are looking at without clicking on the activity's map.

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