Display data from all activity types in the Training Log

Currently, Strava's Training Log interface provides three views: Run, Ride, and Multi-sport. However, despite its name, the Multi-sport view does not include any activity type data other than that for running or cycling, apart from acknowledging that such an activity took place on a day with an XT tag. As a result, Strava is far less useful for those of us who participate in other activities, and many people are avoiding paying for Strava Premium because of this lapse (yes, we feel ignored).

At minimum, we would like the Training Log's Multi-sport view to include cumulative time spent on all supported activities, displaying them in different colored circles, as it does for running and cycling. That way those who snowshoe or cross-country ski in the winter, for instance, will at least be able to see how long they're exercising, as will those who are unable to run or bike, but can walk or kayak, for instance.

Better yet would be additional views parallel to Run and Ride for each activity type that Strava supports. Strava could easily display such a control for an activity on the fly based on that activity taking place at all, or show the control only if the activity took place a certain number of times, or within a certain time period. For me, for instance, I'd get a Snowshoe view and a Cross-Country Ski view, since those are sports I participate in regularly, but not a Kayak view, since I've never done that as an activity. In this scenario, the Multi-sport view should still calculate cumulative time across all activities.

If you're troubled by this discrimination against sports other than running and cycling within Strava, please leave a comment in this thread so the Strava folks realize how important it is.

 

Thanks in advance to Elle for passing this on, and to the developers for implementing it so we can all happily pay for Strava Premium.

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  • I'm really fed-up with this and Strava. Nordic skiing doesn't even show HR. So many other things wrong. Think I'll checkout Trainingpreaks

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  • Josh Flanagan, thank you very much for that info. I was first wondering if not seeing HR in Nordic ski was something to do with my settings, but couldn't find any info. or see any settings to change this - not going to spend 2hrs looking, rather spend 2hr skiing. I certainly will look into the Sport Tracks software. Again, many thanks.

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  • Another example of Strava's many epic fails at serving their customers. Sad. 

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  • I'm also back to baby steps, from cycling to walks and some very light jogging, through a brain surgery and cancer treatment... I hope to hop back on my bike in a few more months, but for now I'm just kind of enjoying these walks. I was quite surprised that they don't appear in any statistics and I just discovered their neither appear in the training log, but these are my training activities for getting myself ready for cycling! Please, let me decide what is are the activities i'm interesting to see in these logs and whatever, You can process and do something with most of any physical activities, so why remove or exclude them from a hand picked list of statistics? Seems more work than including everything, or even allowing a selection of activity types in the profile to include in one's stats. Please!

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  • I am in the process of moving from Fitbit hardware to an Apple watch, and looking at apps that will replicate (and hopefully be better than) my several years of Fitbit data. I thought I had found it in Strava. But clearly a company that ignores the requests of its clientele for many years isn't for me, as my main physical activities are badminton and hiking several times a week. I find the sophistication of Strava in some areas (such as being able to trim walks/hikes if one drives off and forgets to stop the app) and frankly abysmal inability in others most surprising.

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  • I do a lot of hiking in the weekends, and it's frustrating not to see any of this in the training log. I would be perfectly happy if hiking and walking would be displayed together, but just having them as "XT" without totals is a bit frustrating.

    I understand that run/swim/bike appeals to the triathletes, but my guess is that more Strava users combine running (or cycling) with hiking than with swimming. Just making them available in the training log cannot be such a big change?

    Thanks!

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  • I used to be a premium user until last spring when I quit my premium member ship. I will not become a premium user again until this easy solved bug is fixed. I think all premium users experience the same problem should do the same.

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  • April 23, 2015.... How on earth has this not been addressed.

    It is like so many other instances with strava where you have numerous dedicated athletes requesting what would be a simple fix or addition to improve the overall platform for all yet they continue to concentrate on features that no-one requested and you find yourself 3 years down the line asking yourself what on earth they are all thinking over at HQ. 

    I want to renew my membership (I really do, I love strava.... I want to give you money) but until they start resolving simple issues and stop stonewalling, I don't feel like I can. Please change my mind.... It really wouldn't be hard. 

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  • +1

    This is super basic.

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  • Yup.  This inability to see activities other than running or riding in the training log is very frustrating.  The only work around seems to be to label my x-country ski activities as runs.  Don't know what a swimmer is supposed to do.  Why not let all activities be included in the training log? Strava could at least include time, distance, and HR if other metrics are tough to include. Come on, Strava this is not a big coding ask. 

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  • Here is a reply I sent to @Josh in a ticket, and he asked if I could share with this forum:

    I don't know if Strava will expand on the activity types we primarily support. There are no plans currently/in the near future to more fully support activities outside running and cycling, but this doesn't mean that it won't ever happen. Your feedback is of course helpful in determining the demand for such developments, and we greatly appreciate it.

    In the big picture, we're still a small company trying to produce a high-quality product. We are currently striving towards that goal by primarily focusing on cyclists and runners at this time. We understand that the Strava community does many other sports outside this, but our ability to fully support every activity type is limited. I hope you understand our need to prioritize projects, and accept our apologies that we are not able to develop better features for other activity types for you.

     Please keep this discussion going. 

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  • Hey Folks, 

    I appreciate the enthusiasm regarding this sort of feature. 

    Our forums are just one component of our decision-making process in implementing new features and we need to be selective and balance our priorities.
     
    Thanks for understanding!
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