When I downloaded Strava on my phone there wasn’t any clear info that the App really only functions with the paid version.
Result is that is almost impossible to navigate and get any kind of data with the free version.
Maybe Apps developers should know that whenever an App is full of features the fact that it requires a cost isn’t a deterrent.
Also clear displayed info goes a long way. What good it is to advertise discount percentages on the paid version cost if it is still a quiz how much it is.
For an App that it is described as full of options and with a contemporary design is it really a benefit to use an old dinasaur marketing tool like to entice users and disclose costs when they have provided personal data and set up the app?
The App could easily have so much more success and gain a consistent 5 stars rating only if it was managed in a different way.
However, I also noticed that all the reviews provided have no feedback or replies from the developers which it is usually a I don’t want to bother attitude.
It would be interesting to discover how the App got the Editor’ s Choice mark.
All I wanted was an app to measure how far my morning run was. After downloading, having to log in immediately, then of course it tries to flog me the premium membership before I’ve even had a chance to see whether the thing does what I need, I take it out for a run. Got back and found it had missed most of the run and told me I’d just run to the end of the road and back in 3 minutes.
Maybe I did something wrong, but an app like this should be simple and intuitive at least on the basic functions. Memo to developers: please make sure apps do the simple things well before obsessing over the fancy advanced stuff, because I’m certainly not forking out for premium membership when it can’t even do the basics. In fact, I’m deleting it and looking for another one.
Don’t understand why it’s so popular. I’ve been using Nike App for years, but now they removed the most important option of personal coach. Was looking for something to replace it. But turned out even with premium subscription the “personal’ plan in Strava is a joke. It’s not in app on your phone or watch, you can’t customise it, make it personal, you need to calculate something manually in another app... What’s the point? What is the money for? I can track my pace and HR with a native Apple app, and find a plan for 10K on any running website... It doesn’t ask me what is my current state, nor about my previous achievements or abilities. I don’t even want to try it for free for a month because there’s nothing to try...
Ap was working brilliantly and had no issues but out of nowhere activities recording in the watch app stopped syncing - I raised a ticket and they just directed me to an article saying, we are having issues, we’re rebuilding the app for Galaxy Watch (no time dream given). Not only that but any activity captured in the watch app is lost and can’t be re-added - the data is there in my watch app, just sort it!! Am in the middle of a month long challenge and need the data in 1 place. Galaxy watches are one of the best selling out there bar the Apple Watch so how can they give such a weak response!? Only advice is “record on the mobile app” - FFS sort it out or I will move to another service for good! Total joke!
Strava is a toy. It’s not even a grown up toy but rather a silly little distraction for adults.
The problem isn’t the sport of cycling but rather the fashion cycling has become. It attracts people like golf once did and shopping still does.
It’s become a plaything. The go to for people who will never race other than on Zwift. People who have a best bike that never sees rain. People who can’t service the bike but take it to the boutique bike shop.
Strava feeds off the fad that is cycling.
Hence it caters to the gadget and gimmick minded. Stupid challenges, cycling legends and badges for adults.
Like many people I use Strava as a great way to track and share my extremely amateur efforts. However this year it has been especially useful to help me improve steadily while staying injury free and not exacerbating old issues. In particular I have learned a lot about pacing and managing effort through being able to change the intensity and duration of what I do and clearly see the results in my PRs and overall times. I used the free version for several years but now subscribe as I feel the benefits are well worth it and appreciate the absence of ads.
When you come back tired but satisfied with lots of good exercise had on your bicycle, there is nothing better than immediately having a through look at your most recent achievements on Strava.
All those segments where you done your best and beat that previous PR by just a few seconds or not! Get the wind behind you and anything seems and is possible on Strava App!!
The iPad version of the app is pointless. It’s just the same as the standard iOS version, yet somehow the display is smaller than my actual phone.
It’s actually better to use the website instead, and laugh every time it prompts you to download the app instead. Pretty surprised at how lazy Strava have been on this.
Used for 2 days in a row, 1st day went for a 5k run, recorded distance but said I only ran for 56sec. 2nd run, checked half way round run on watch was still recording (still going good), finished run, pressed finish then got message saying detected no movement... nothing recorded - bin this app
Today’s the 2nd time I lost my record. After I finished the recording and uploading it says uploading error and then the whole record was gone. They happened when the reception is poor.... but come on, can’t it store in the phone first? Really disappointing! I want my money back.