New post ideas

This is the place to suggest new post ideas.

As you know, we made some changes to our forum that will enable our small team to do a better job of engaging with you. One of these changes was controlling the creation of new posts and topics. If you cannot find a thread under which to post your comment, you can suggest a new post idea here. 

 

Please make sure to 'upvote' the comments below that you'd like to see as individual topics.

 

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  • I want an option to tag an activity as "Warm up/Cool down". This would then not count the activity in my "number of runs" but still include the distance and time in my overall stats.

    E.g. If I do a race, with a warm up and a cool down, that currently gets classed as three runs but I only see it as one. 

    Over the course of a week/month/year I like to calculate the average distance of a run but this number is skewed by shorter warm ups/cool downs.

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  • Can Strava break out biking options on the app? I would suggest matching the various types of biking that people do. E.g., road, MTB, and gravel as a start. The app does this already with different types of skiing. Users would be excited to see more biking types as options.

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  • When will you add new sports in the list? Now we can only choose Ride, but there is a big difference between Cycling and Mountainbike. So you can choose between Walk or Hike; Alpine ski, Nordic ski or snowboard. With Garmin you have a lot more choice, maybe to much.
    I'm a mountainbiker, so it would be nice I could select Mountainbike instead Cycling when I go off-road.

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  • I am requesting an upgrade to Segment Explore that can answer many of the other requests on the Explore feature. When going into Explore if I could click on a segment result and hide it from my results, similar to hiding segment results from your activities it would be great.  I still want to be able to see these segment in my activity results but not when searching for a new ride/run. I like to go on new routes and use explorer to plan rides/runs.  If I could hide segments that I know well or I'm not interested it would allow me to see the less utilized segments.  I could zoom out and look for longer segments only.  It would give me control to really dive into finding the segments I want (length, hilly, rare, etc...) without a lot of special features being added to Strava.

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  • I would love to see Strava put effort into building a full-featured cyclo-computer display on the mobile app.  My phone has a MUCH larger screen than my Garmin or my wife's Hammerhead.  I think about some of the data that I can display on those devices--like grade, altitude, heartrate, zone, average speed, max speed.  As I get older, I find myself preferring my phone as a computer--because I can read it without prescription glasses.  

    I would LOVE to see Strava put more effort into the realtime display during a ride on mobile.  I am not the only person getting older, and not the only person with an enormous phone screen.  I bet there are ways you could make that computer more fully featured than a lot of the aftermarket computers--while also being easier to read and one less device to carry.

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  • One of the metrics I would love to see in Strava is Pw:Hr or also known as The ratio of Power and Heart Rate as a measure of decoupling. This gives you information about your performance, but also on how good your aërobe capacity is building up. It used to be available in TP basic by accident and they removed it recently, but I think it would be a great addition to the metrics in Strava too.

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  • I would like to find segments for swimming to compete and challenge with other swimmers and to monitor personal improvement of achievements.

    For running and cycling it is very easy to find segments nearby. For swimming this option is not (yet) available although a lot of swimmers use STRAVA and have already created segments. The only way to find them now, is the notice in the activity áfter the swim you recorded…

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  • Hello,
    In our area we have many Strava users with e-bikes.
    I think that they don't know that they are not working properly when they save their rides as normal bike rides.
    For some MTB uphill rides we found these users in the top 10.
    That's not really fair.
    I asked some of them and they didn't know the difference.
    If we want to change the ride to an e-bike ride, that's the last option in the list, so no one saw that.
    My idea is when someone saves a ride with good segments, ask in a popup window what type of bike he/she used. (MTB, road bike, e-bikes, etc).
    I think this would be a good way to filter out some of the wrong users

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  • The weather for a ride should be the range of temperatures and wind (etc.) during the ride, not the conditions at the start.  In Texas we start super early in the summer.  Strava says it was 75F during my ride yesterday, but it was close to 95F when I finished.  And the wind picked up.

    Think about it!

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  • I would love to see Strava add a comments/dialogue section to each segment page. This would allow users to discuss road conditions, safety, water stops, road closures and other key items about the segment. Would make it interactive to be able to see and plan for a segment before you go tackle it.

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  • Could you please create a post or topic for "Sport Types". The purpose for this will be for feedback and features for a specific sport type. It will also be the place to suggest new sport types not yet supported on Strava.

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  • I'd like to be able to publish on Strava the workout that I create with Garmin Connect, so they have the title of the workout instead of the general title that Strava gives to the activity like "Evening run" or "Afternoon activity".

    If I do a workout called "Deadlifts Week 3 Day 1", I would like this title to be published on Strava, not "Afternoon activity".

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  • I'd like a way to move components from one bike to another in the Gear section.

    Specifically, I have a pair of power meter pedals as a component on one bike, and I’d like to transfer them to a different bike, as a component under that bike, and keep the distance the pedals have done as a total between the two bikes, so that I know when the pedals would need maintenance.

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  • It would be great to be able to organise all my routes - so for example to alphabetise them so I can find a route quickly without have to trawl through them all. Or perhaps be able to put them in folders.

    Thanks

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  • Live Segments: choose with whom to compare.

    I just started to use live segments and I find it interesting, but a work in process. Here is my issue: I am 60 years old and when a live segment comes up where I am being compared to the KOM who is a 20 / 30 something-year-old chap this is absolutely useless, for me. Actually, it is more depressing than anything else. Also comparing to my PR will be soon useless too, I am still holding up but it won't last many years. 

    The bottom line is I would like to be able to choose with whom to compare: I would love to be able to compare to my last ride on that same segment or to my PR  over the last couple of years or so. 

    Generally speaking, you might have to think about people getting older and perhaps find a way to split PRs on running period, say the last x years, rather than from the beginning. My first recorded workouts are from 10 years ago, it is not that much when you're young and improving but it starts to get complicated when getting older and your physical ability is deteriorating. 

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  • Turning off certain activity types (Similar to Simon P) to IMPROVE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

    Many of my friends and I would like to be able to TURN OFF the activities that we are not interested in seeing (or SELECT THOSE THAT WE WANT TO SEE), BUT we still want to follow and support our friends is cycling adventures!

    For example, with smart watches becoming popular, many people are now recording walks in the park, yoga, gym etc - which may be automatic or just opportunitistic, or they are the type of person to want to record 'everything'. These activities are of no interest to me, like my zwift activities are probably of no interest to others. I'd therefore like to be able to select the sports that I am interested in, like cycling, running, swimming and hiking. This would make my customer experience more pleasing. 

    I am a subscriber to Strava, and have been for a long time, but am extremely frustrated by the seemingly endless number of these activities which are in my feed. 

    Tanya 

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  • Sarebbe meglio diversificare l' attività CICLISMO nelle sue diverse specialità  Strada, Mountain Bike, Gravel ecc.

    Grazie.

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  • I would also like to be able to create an ebike segment out of a regular bike segment, with the exact location, distance and elevation. There are too little ebike segments and it would make it much easier to support the growing ebike community.

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  • If an ebike segment and a bike segment are identical, it would be interesting to see the comparison of those times in a personal view (this should only be a personal view for my own reference, not something that is visible to everyone because it may ruin the experience for some bikers)

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  • Dave Logie - You can crop out the portion of the activity that was in a vehicle or otherwise needs to be removed.  In the mobile app, just open the activity, then click on the three dots in the upper right corner and select "crop".  

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  • To assign different default gear to recording devices

    For example, I using my Suunto to record a MTB rides, whereas mobile for Road bike. I would be nice if I could set these different default device to type of the device that was used for recording.

     

    Thanks!

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  • As a runner who follows a Low Heart Rate training schedule, I would like to replace the "Relative Effort" data column on the Activities and Matched runs screens with "Average Heart Rate". This would greatly improve my ability to evaluate fitness progress.

    Enable user selection of data columns displayed on the Activities screen.

    Enable sorting the listed Activities by clicking on a given column header.

    Enable exporting of listed Activities in simple ASCII delimited format.

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  • Automatic recording of laps

    I am missing the possibility to get an activity divided into laps. For running I get automatic splits in km, but I would like to have a laps split as well for the relevant activities like running, nordic ski, ice skating. Some of the functionality seems to be there as I was doing outdoor ice skating and there were segments like fastest lap, time over 10 laps etc.

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  • Personal heatmaps while planning route are perfect feature. In combination of public heatmap I save a lot of time. But I still miss one imporatant feature that whould allow me to plan routes 100% in strava and not use Komoot to replan route.

    I'm taking about the feature, that would allow to put pointer anywhere on the map. Not it sticks to closest know path but a lot of the are not present on the map. 

     

    Please add an option to not "Follow ways" know from Komoot. 

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  • I would like default gears to be managed a little bit better. To only have one shoe for all foot based activities seems incorrect ( I don't use my running shoes for my walks, hike or gym). I would rather be able to set my default gear based on the sport/activity. this would accurately measure the distance used on the shoes more and give better timing to when you should retire your equipment instead of false positive. Being able to set the defaults per activity base would solve this quite easily i think. 

    I would also like the ability to report some route segments, whether they are simply 'bad' (I know this is subjective) or need some adjustments. There is one in particular for one of my running route that due to the GPS , is not attainable.

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  • I'm a switcher from Endomondo, as it will be down soon. I miss some basic stats in strava I often used in Endomondo. In particular: calories burned (daily/monthly/yearly-view), weight tracking, best times for particular distances (10km/50km/100km....).

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  • I would like to be able to set a preferred gear per activity type.

    For example one bike for Zwift and one for outdoor rides....

    Thanks!

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  •  I want to be able to view my miles per bike per year ie:  in 2020 I road 3700 miles and 300 were on my fat bike, 700 was on my mountain bike and 2700 was on the road bike. It will allow me to do track maintenance on my bikes and to see where I am spending more time/miles and I can compare each year against each other. Right now I can only see the overall miles for each bike for as long as they have been listed in my 'gear' list.

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  • Feature Suggestion: add ability to track hours and mileage for gear with grand total and something like a trip reset.

    This would be useful to track for mountain bike maintenance intervals.  For example, every 40 hours of riding your supposed to do an upper suspension fork service.  Every 100 hours a full rebuild. 

    May also be useful for tracking use of running shoes and knowing when to replace or maintenance intervals for other gear.

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  • Hello, 

    my request is simple and I think invoked by many users. As users we use different devices that record different data with GPS and barometer: many problems are present on this data. So it's okay if you as a team work to optimize the import of this data into your system to be as accurate as possible. But in the meantime it is time to provide us the possibility to edit some informations: I remember that many of us pay for your services. So, here are the requests.

    - In case of file upload it should be allowed to edit distance and elevation, leaving visible or with the possibility to revert to the original ones.
    - In case of manual upload it should be allowed to associate to the activity a map created with Strava Route Planner (although obviously there is no movement data) thus having information on distance, elevation and climate, leaving the possibility to edit the distance and elevation (consequently no intermediate times or segments can be tracked).
    - Strava Route Planner should allow you to create segments that are not necessarily related to the roads and trails on the map (so many times we go offroad, right ?)

    Thanks
    Good job

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