Do you like the design of the new Strava record screen?

Let us know what you think about the design and functionality of the new record screen. 

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  • Not happy with the new update.  Design is not intuitive, really wishing there was an option to have it run in the 'classic' mode.

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  • Agree with Jennifer.... Most of us put our phone in our pocket.... ride and then check the ride after upload later.

    This new version does not lock the screen automatically.
    It's taken me a while to get used to it, and I can see if I have a bike mount how it would work well... but I cannot see me doing that.

    Perhaps we need the option to run in 'classic mode'

     

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  • @Warrick - the screen should only remain on if you have the setting "Prevent Auto-lock" enabled. To check this, please go to the record screen and click the settings icon. Click "Screen Display" and make sure the toggle is off. 

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  • Hi Elle, I'll give that a go, thanks.  I've been moaning about the New version not picking up the GPS as easily as well..... you had any feed back around that?

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  • not happy with the WHITE only version - 

    I feel it's unsafe to look at during night rides.

    It;s nearly painful to look at during early morning or night runs.

    thank you for asking.

     

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  • I could not find a way to make sure that I have a lock on the GPS before to start my run (hint anyone?)

     Overall, it is pretty nice to have a view on the map during stopping times, but the app is a tiny bit less intuitive imo. 

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  • need average time!!!

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  • Well, in regards of design the feeling is rather schizophrenic with new bright record screen and rest of app with original dark. My personal preference is bright one as it feels more clean.

    You simply need to let people customise the app. Each runner has very specific preferences -> shoes, clothes, gear, liquids, terrain, etc. This should be your key knowledge in understanding that app needs to be also modified according to ones preferences - data shown on record screen to start with.

    I desperately do miss average pace and set of information to be provided by audio cues (this is also reason why I still use endomondo as my primary running tracker app)

    I really appreciate auto-lock function

     

     

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  • Hi Laurent - please see our FAQ here. 

    GPS strength indicator

    There are no longer green status bars for GPS signal strength. Instead you'll see a halo around your location indicating accuracy. The smaller the halo the stronger the GPS signal. 

    Michael - please see here: https://strava.zendesk.com/entries/70488810-Can-there-be-a-Dark-mode-screen-background-option-

    Martin - I don't believe we've changed the display of average pace our our audio cues from the previous version. 

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  • Hi Elle,

    these are two separate things:

    1. average pace on record screen

    2. audio cues - this point is actually not related to update as there is no change compare to previous versions; however it's something I would love to see changed.

     

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  • Thanks Martin - I hear you on your request for more robust audio cues. Thanks for the feedback. 

    For your feedback about average speed not displayed on the record screen (unless the app is paused, then average speed will be displayed) please see the link here. 

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  • I am a part of https://strava.zendesk.com/entries/70488810-Can-there-be-a-Dark-mode-screen-background-option- 

    We got no response from anyone on that post.

    So one tends to go where they might be heard.

     

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  • Sorry for the confusion Michael - since this is a feedback forum and discussion area, we will be monitoring the content closely but may not post a reply for every comment! 

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  • Hi There Elle

    I don't think this is correct

    This is what happens to me on my Galaxy S4.

    When I start it it get a large Blue Halo...... (which is actually it pickling up my Wifi)

    If I leave it it does not pick up a GPS (I know when it does as it is a small blue dot)

    I have to turn off/on location services... as soon as I do it says 'location services are disabled...would you like to enable them to record strava activities'....

    as soon as I press ok, the GPS starts up.

    and then eventually the Large blue Halo goes to a small dot.

    All of this is adding time to start a ride..... in the previous version all I had to do was press start... no problems.

    It is as if the new version does not 'turn on' the GPS.

    Very frustrating!

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  • Hi Warrick - I see that you already have a support case open with one of our agents. Please continue this dialogue through the case and we'll do our best to get to the bottom of the GPS issue you describe. 

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  • After a few rides with the new UI, I can't say I like it. Today I finally figured out one more thing that's bugging me: there's too many screens.

    In the previous version, we had the recording screen.

    Now there's pre-recording screen, active recording screen and finally paused recording screen. Settings/devices are available on two of those.

    There's two ways to get to the map screen from the pause screen but only one way to get back.

    The new screens are too complex for a situation where they're supposed to be used.

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  • I use a Galaxy 4 for this app also. I did a practice ride with mine the first day I got the notification about the new download. The first thing I didn't like about it was the little white box that showed up after the voice told you what Segment and time you were getting ready to do. That was very easily taken care of, just select the box hat says don't show this again. 

    I love how the app tells you half way through a Segment how you are doing. I think it is a great app, especially the new update! The numbers are big enough to read, it downloads well, and the best part is that the app doesn't use a lot of my battery power while I am keeping it on the screen for the whole ride.

    Keep up the great work guys!

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  • Thanks Leonard! 

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  • Elle... an update

     

    So what I've done is uninstall a few apps which also used location services.....'iheart radio' and 'weather underground'

    So now what happens is I start strava... it starts the GPS and we're all systems go.!!

    I installed those apps at about the same time as the Strava update....

    So I think we are all sorted now!

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  • Hi,

    I must say I have mixed feelings on the latest version. I'm not using the premium version. The new recoding screen is very readable while riding. I would have been very pleased with it if it still contained the data it used to contain for years. Now it doesn't really offer any additional value over a stopwatch while riding. It's a shame that the real-time heart rate is now a premium feature, I don't think average heartrate is usefull data to see on screen: you cannot be sure you're training in the right zone, you cannot do intervals... 

    Peter

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  • I concur with many people's feedback in this topic; the screen has become much less intuitive; only showing average speed during bike rides does not make sense at all; and the bright white screen is dangerous to use when riding when the sun is down. Please let us have the option to revert to the original record screen. At the very least, make it possible to change the colors to use a dark background, for safety reasons.

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  • The bright screen is fine in bright daylight. Ridiculously bright and intrusive in the dark. To not include a dark option is foolish. And not very safe, imho. The lack of average speed is a big no no. Some customisation is needed, considering other apps have been offering this for many years now. Don't spoil things, guys.
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  • I'm all for change and I'm sure will get used to most of the modifications to the app. Whilst frustrating, I understand that some things will be improvements and others are changes for change sake to keep things 'fresh'.

    However, I do have an issue with enforced changes which have significant measurable negative effects. As several others have said, the white screen, while an improvement under some circumstances, has an impact on battery life for those who wish to keep their display active while riding.  I've found an decrease of 17% in battery life of my iPhone5  while running Strava since the update. I haven't noticed a significant drop outside of Strava, so I think it's reasonable to say that it's the app at fault. Quite apart from the this, while riding at night, having a very bright source of light right in front of your eyes is a safety hazard, even if you can set it to dim and 15s as that's enough to impede your night vision for 40-60s.

    An option between black/white would be an adequate (if not perhaps simple from a design perspective) solution.

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  • The white screen isn't great for night (but admittedly isn't as bad as I first thought—i.e. its probably not a safety problem having it on your handlebars + always-on with an older/smaller iPhone, haven't tested with a massive iPhone 6S which could be a bit of a problem with the huge white area), but I still think it would make sense to have both day (white) and night (dark) modes for the recording screens (if not the whole app).

    On the main screen, the record function (centre-bottom) uses a suitable "Record" icon (circle). When you open up the record screen, the button to start recording is a "Play" icon (triangle), which doesn't make sense, and is inconsistent.

    Before recording, or while paused, there are 3 buttons down the bottom: Settings, Devices and the "Play" button. Devices is also accessible inside Settings, so is redundant. The sensors button could be removed and the settings put at the bottom left (small + round like the map button at the bottom right) and we could have more space for the map or other info above it (maybe not a big deal on iPhone 6s but on smaller screens the map is tiny). Alternatively, move the settings button to the top of screen (it's rarely used) and move the sensors button to bottom-left.

    I don't have any sensors to check, but it doesn't look like you give much info on the main screen about attached/working sensors, so perhaps the icon could be bolder, or show some difference when sensors are actually enabled + connected (or some kind of error indicator if sensors are missing).

    When paused, the button to hide the recording screen and go back to the 'main' home screen of Strava doesn't quite make sense. It has an appropriate down-arrow-icon to show something is being hidden, but its location suggests it will hide the Time, Avg Spd, Distance data and show you more of the map, not entirely hide the recording screen (since it sits just below the map, seemingly part of an overlay that has the controls + stats). This button should be at the top of the screen if it's actually going to hide the full recording screen (going back to 'home') rather than just this smaller overlay (showing a fullscreen map). The button is also hard to hit, perhaps the button size is too small or is sometimes just not responsive.

    The way the different screens swipe up/down or left/right over the top isn't consistent (and likewise the old dark-skin and new white-skin are inconsistent, e.g. when selecting Devices; in fact the term Devices is also used inconsistently, sometimes referred to as External Sensors).

    Dimming seems to break my iPhone 5's brightness settings and screen usability. When enabled, I found the iOS brightness setting would get set down to minimum and not come back up, even after pressing the home button, locking & unlocking, etc. I thought my phone had died while out on a ride in the sun, because the brightness got set all the way down and I couldn't see anything or get the phone to respond. On minimum brightness you basically can't see anything on the screen in daylight. Eventually figured out that the brightness was getting manually set to 0% (by Strava) and sometimes was not getting set back up to a useful value when I touched the screen. I think this was happening when it went to sleep entirely while in dimmed-mode. I've had to disable the screen dimming (at least during the day). Also, with dimming enabled, sometimes after dimming the screen becomes completely unresponsive—I can't interact with any of the buttons or map etc. I have to lock & unlock the phone in order to interact with Strava. All up very buggy.

    If you've got auto-pause turned on, and the display 'always on', every time you auto-resume after an auto-pause, the screen goes back to the main recording screen, hiding the map. This is incredibly infuriating. If I've opened the map, I want to keep it visible so I can see where to go, but every time I stop it gets hidden, and I have to re-enable it while riding (often at the precise time I'm unsure of which way to go, which makes it even more dangerous that I'm having to interact with the phone instead of just glancing down at it to see if I go left or right). If I've brought up the map, it should only go away if I intentionally hide it or stop/end the ride by interacting with the buttons down the bottom.

    While you're paying attention to the new UI, we should be able to put the map in the mode where it rotates with our orientation; this is pretty standard for route-following UIs, but *still* weirdly absent from Strava's route interface. It would go a long way to improving the usability of Strava routes for directions.

    Current Speed. I cannot fathom why that's a premium feature, given it's a number read straight from the GPS sensor. Sure, average speed is nice and all, but I generally don't care about it until I'm done. I *do* care about current speed a lot more often.

    I'd love to see customisable recording screen layouts—either like Wahoo fitness or similar with multiple, interchangeable screens you can swipe between with different levels of detail, or different screens for different contexts, or a way of building your own recording stats screen from different base elements/widgets.

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  • Just saw the other thread on Premium features after writing my previous comment, so I see you're planning the recording screen customisation for Premium users. Great!

    That said, I still think the current behaviour of the Premium Customers' record screen (i.e. showing Current Speed while recording and Average Speed while paused) would make more sense for *everyone*, rather than arbitrarily limiting the display for non-paying users, in what just seems like a petty insult...

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  • I would like to see upcoming segments, like on a Garmin 1000 / 520. Audio notifications are always a little bit too late (start&end).

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  • First, my thanks to the Strava team for Live, as I think it will ultimately be a great improvement.  Until then, I have many of the same comments as already raised:

         1) White background too bright at night (provide alternate color scheme(s) and/or make normal and dimmed levels selectable)

         2) Data displayed on the record screen should be customizable like other devices and apps

         3) I'm not a big user of average speed during a ride, but I support those who are

         4) The app is a bit glitchy, with increased recording errors and occasional hang/unresponsive screen in dim mode (iPhone 6)

         5) Some oddly placed and/or non-intuitive buttons

     

    Additionally, let me say I am shocked that elevation/gain is still not displayed.  Hello? Strava Challenges come in two flavors: Distance and Climbing.  So elevation is obviously important.  It's standard on most GPS devices.  Other apps do it.  As much as I love Strava, I'm surprised that something so fundamental to cycling has been missing for so long, and even more disappointed that it didn't make it into Live.

    Also, it's always bugged me that I have a speed sensor, but Strava speed data is still based on GPS readings that due to +/-3 m accuracy result in wildly variable speed calculations that make the speed chart basically unusable.  Whereas the speed sensor is much more accurate, and is supposedly being recorded, I've never found any way to view that data except with another app.  So either the display should default to the speed sensor if present, or there needs to be an option to select the source of the speed data.  That speed sensor data might also be used to provide backup distance information when GPS fails. (Segments would still be based entirely on GPS data, since endpoints not speed are the ultimate truth)

    As an example of what I hope Strava Live will become, up until recently I'd run BikeBrain (http://www.thinkbiologic.com/products/bikebrain) concurrently with Strava.  Strava to record the ride, and BikeBrain as the best app I've found for handlebar display (specifically, the digital screen).  Highly customizable, with the only failing being that it does not have the capability to receive/display power meter data.  I suggest Strava look there for display improvement ideas (or perhaps a partnership?)

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  • Customizable data fields on the record screen is planned for a future update. Stay tuned. 

    Planned updates:

    1. We're changing the "play" icon for the record button back to the previous graphics.

    2. There was a confusing experience when viewing the map and auto-pause kicking in. In the next release, you'll stay on the map view even if auto-pause kicks in. 

    3. The icon to view the map during a recording will also change to be more intuitive. 

     

    Thanks for the feedback! 

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  • Thanks for the opportunity to provide feedback on the new interface. I do like the display, on my note 3 and Nexus 6 the dimming feature works well. I commented on another thread that I think a dark or night mode would also be a welcome feature.

    I don't like that some data has been removed and is now only available in premium. Especially current speed and current heart rate.  I have not found a way to revert back to the previous screens that showed this data. Perhaps that should be an option as well. It's not nice to remove previously free info.

    I only used the previous version for a few rides before this update, but now I am not getting any cadence data in the graphs after the ride. I now get ave cadence (also not that helpful) during the ride, but nothing after. I don't remember what I got for cadence in the previous versions. 

    In previous comments a lot of people seem to be saying to bring back current speed, hr, cadence, etc. I would like to see both current and ave. Many other apps do this and I like it, the Garmin computers and Wahoo fitness for Android.

    The Strava rep in this forum has already stated that no new functionality has been added to the Strava app. Only UI updates, so why start charging to provide data previously available. Strava should at least provide the option of reverting to previous views.

    Strava is a great app, and I'm happy to live through changes for improvement. But not happy to see unfair pricing changes.

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  • If I use a Powertap PowerCal HRM can I see real time data for the heart rate as the recording screen example here https://strava.zendesk.com/entries/70463120-Strava-Live-Changes-in-Strava-Version-4-5-iOS-) shows time, speed, power, distance & cadence with both cadence and power coming from sensor data. If I don't have a cadence sensor will HR go into that gap in the bottom right?
     
    Overall I don't like the new interface but as I only use to record it doesn't bother me too much. I'm thinking of ditching my computer and just using a bar mount for my iphone so then it might. 
     
    thanks John 
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