Include all Activity Types for features like Suffer score, heatmaps, and Segment Achievements

Hi,

A couple of weeks ago I found a few cycling segments in the middle of an area with plenty of wetland/bogs, where we wouldn't expect anyone to cycle unless they have a fatbike. Everyone on the leaderboard had done the segment in winter time.

I asked the people on the leaderboard whether their activities were actually cycling (as they had tagged it) or whether it was cross-country skiing. In only one out of 11 cases it was cycling (fatbike). In all the other 10 cases they had tagged it as cycling even though it was skiing.

So I asked them why they didn't tag it as skiing. Some of them didn't know it was possible (since it hasn't been available in the app until recenty), but six of them told me that they tag all skiing activities as cycling - on purpose! Because otherwise they wouldn't get any heatmap, suffer score, achievements, statistics etc.

Of course I told them to select the correct activity type and instead tell you (Strava) to "upgrade" nordic skiing to a real activity with statistics, segment explorer, suffer score and heatmap. But we told you several years ago, and you are too slow, so they don't bother. They are thus filling up your database with wrongly tagged activities!

I've told them to start using VeloViewer to get statistics from skiing (even when properly tagged), but it doesn't offer them the other features...

So Strava, are you aware of this? That you are building up a pile of wrongly tagged activities, just because people want the features you've only allowed for running and cycling?

Please do something about it!

I don't understand why it should be so difficult for you to offer the same features for other activity types. Most likely it would be easier for you to implement all activities in the same way, instead of developing separate methods for each activity type...

 

Anders

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  • This would essential for Strava. As a person living in area mostly covered by snow, nordic skiing is an essential part of any athletes winter training features - would love to see the same analysis of my nordic skiing exercises as of cycling. Also would really appreciate nordic skiing to accumulate for the fitness / recovery table.

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  • I agree totally on this! and i feel kinda cheated as i payd for the premium, but since i am a skiier and only run as a supplement to skiing, i feel the premium was waste of money..
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  • Suffer score for ALL activities recorded with a heart rate monitor!

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  • Agree on this!

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  • I also agree.  I record my cardio gym sessions and have to record them as stationary runs so that I get a suffer score so I can easily compare the efforts.  As it's just based off time in heart rate zones I can't see that it would be difficult to implement.

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  • Suffer score for all activities that record hear rate please.  I will edit my indoor rowing activity to run to generate a suffer score.  I'll add the suffer score to my notes and then switch the activity back to indoor rowing.  Totally unnecessary.

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  • Has Strava not yet implemented this? What's taking so long?

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  • I agree with the comments above, we also need suffer scores for alpine ski. Can we get an answer from the Strava Development team?

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  • +1 on Handcycle for suffer score.

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  • Hi everyone, We are working on supporting Suffer Score for all activity types. In fact, I think almost all activity detail pages have a Suffer Score, including swims. Are there any examples of activity details pages without the Suffer Score displayed? Thanks.

    Unfortunately, I don't have any news about Personal Heatmaps or segment achievements. 

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  • Thank you, it looks like there's suffer score available for several more (all) activity types now! Even for ice skating, rowing and walking. Of course only for activities where a heart rate monitor was used.

    Regarding segment achievements, wouldn't that be easily activated? (since they show up if you switch the activity to Private and back to Public).

    Regarding heatmaps, it would be awesome if you managed to at least make global heatmaps for more activity types than Ride and Run. The personal heatmaps are less important.

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