No way to flag activities and no way to change gear from the app. So every run I get an email saying it’s time to buy new shoes because the ones I added when I created an account in 2016 have logged however many thousand miles. How difficult would it be to add this feature to the app?
And since we all either use the app or a smart watch to track an activity, I don’t see a reason not to be able to flag activity from it. I used to regularly commute to work along a train path, and the leaders would always be in the 30-40mph range, incidentally exactly the speed of the train. Same with many of my trail runs, where they would have splits exceeding 4 min/mi. Yet to flag, one would have to get to their computer, find the activity and segment(s), and flag that way. That’s way too much friction, so leaderboards are skewed. It also wouldn’t be terribly difficult to implement an auto-flag feature for when someone is faster than a certain threshold of the mean (3-sigma maybe?) or names their activity something other than its classification (“early morning ride” or “bike” on a run, for example). Pull the activity from leaderboards just like a regular flag.
I’m ambivalent to the paid features. I don’t need Strava to track my goals, effort or training, and I don’t care how I stack up against others in my age and weight class. But if you need that then you do you. Though let’s be honest here, Strava’s business model and likely major revenue stream involves monetizing users’ freely-provided activity data. I can’t imagine Premium bringing in much for them.
l don’t know anyone who uses their computer for Strava; we live in a mobile world, so there’s no reason to restrict full functionality to the website.
Okay so this is a bit of a rage review. I've been using strava pretty dilligently for about 2 years. It's been mostly great, showing timed splits and elevation gain to give a good granular sense of what happened during a workout. It's really all I wanted, since I don't intend on getting heart rate monitor.
However, lately strava has been goofing up on time elapsed, distance gone, maybe my actual location? Not sure. But it'll take a good half-mile for the app to figure out that I've started moving, even after manually starting a workout and confirming that my location is correct. It will also just stop registering that I'm still moving in the middle of a workout, paradoxically showing my location way off of the blue line while the timer is still running. This throws off all the calculations for timing and honestly is pretty disheartening that I don't have an accurate record of my efforts.
I know strava gets is revenue from user data, but why am I using this broken app if it isn't even giving me the data it has advertised? How reliable is the background data being collected? At this point, I might as well go back to using the timer and maps apps built in to iOS, since I'm already using them to figure out what strava did wrong in the first place.
I started using the app about a month over month ago and it automatically said if you choose to your subscribe at $59.99 a year. I was happy with a month-long trial, and pretty sure I was going to subscribe anyway.
Pros: Stats are killer. Elevation gain, speed during segments, segments themselves, heart rate, comparisons, etc.
Connects to my watch and other apps. I can record workouts without opening the app. If I want to open the app, it has a great dashboard while recording! YESS!
Personal Records are like a built in cheerleader and/or coach for the everyday person or skilled athlete to track whether they’re getting better or now. The joy in beating PR’s = tiny release of dopamine. Bottoms up, cycling peeps.
Cons: Through the trial, the ads for said trial kept popping up and, whether I wanted to subscribe or not, I wish I could’ve turned them off. They’re just really irritating, especially for me who I was planning on signing up anyway.
Fast forward, my subscription went through automatically through my iTunes, which I’m stoked about; However, I still don’t have access to any of the upgrade features and the ADS ARE STILL THERE!!! So dev team! What would you have me do?
Wanted to find an alternative app for tracking my running miles (and the occasional bike ride) and decided to give strava a try. When I first downloaded the app, I still had access to leaderboards and all that jazz, but since then Strava has thrown the subscription model at its users like so many others. ($60 a year is pretty wild if you ask me). Although I was bummed, I still enjoyed the challenges and still preferred the overall interface over Nike’s. However, over the past few months I feel like I’ve been seeing an uptick in the amount of runs that don’t get tracked properly. I can’t tell you how frustrating it is to finish a long run, only to get back and look at Strava saying I’ve only run 2.8 miles. Like what?? Sometimes the app won’t even track my movement at all during a run and I’ll find myself on the sidewalk messing with my phone trying to close out of the app to reset it, and at times that doesn’t even fix the issue. I would rather not go back to using Nike’s app (for reasons I won’t go into), but at least their gps tracking system is solid. Strava if you see this, please address this issue. (Currently on iPhone X)
Horrible company to work with. Signed up to try the app after it had been recommended to me. It informed me that I would need to cancel before x date in order to not be charged for the subscription. As that date approached I tried canceling me free trial but it didn’t seem to be working. I googled how to cancel the “automatic renewal” but the instructions were not clear. Anyway I couldn’t figure out how to cancel it. I tried finding a number to call for help - no number. Only an online “help” submission form. I filled it out two separate times and got no response either time. I told them specifically that I wanted to cancel before I was charged and to please help me. No response. Today I was charged the $64 for the subscription that I did not want. I have tried submitting the form for a third time and still haven’t heard anything back. Absolutely horrible customer service and really not happy with their lack of support. Now more than ever, when people are struggling financially and using exercise as a form of release, I’m really disappointed with the way this company operates. Would not recommend them to anyone.
I really loved this app and I’ll still use it, but how the mighty have fallen. There are now multiple problems with this app:
1-Elevation figures for bike rides displayed on Strava are totally erroneous and vary significantly with the real elevation of the ride as well as the elevation displayed on the app on my bike that is quite accurate. There is no way to fix this despite Strava’s claims to the contrary.
2-Two bike rides over the same exact route, with almost identical speeds, elevation, heart rate, distance, time, and power, etc., will yield totally different effort scores.
3-Even though the Strava program thinks they’re there because it won’t let me upload the activity in a FIT file, stating it’s a duplicate, I cannot find any rides done with Zwift on my Strava dashboard.
I have submitted multiple support requests on these issues to Strava support and have yet to get a response. This company has really gone downhill.
I was an avid Strava user for 2.5 years. Every time I was on the trail and met someone new, I’d ask if they were on strava. Every time I was on the trail, I’d record it with Strava.
Strava used to make biking more fun, but now every feature that makes the app worth having requires a subscription.
Want to see how you stack up against others?
Want to see how you stack up against yourself?
Want to see your heart rate over the course of your ride?
Want to see the terrain rise and fall over the course of your ride?
The only service this app provides for free now is your current ride and your fastest time. From an app that has a reputation for providing time and distance accuracy that’s less than stellar, the subscription just isn’t worth it for me.
I can do what Strava does with a stopwatch and apple’s health app. If I want to compare my times to others’, I can get a group text started.
i want to like strava. i *really* do. i've got thousands of miles logged. i've been using it for years now. lately though, if i so much as leave the app for 2 minutes to change a song, it crashes. it doesn't even save the record of my ride before doing so. utterly infuriating when you're 25 miles into a 30 mile record ride. at this point strava making it through an entire ride is no longer the norm. going to start looking elsewhere because this makes me so angry and totally destroys my motivation. before this i was finding ways to cope with the truly BS funneling of free features into a subscription-only access model--especially when other apps offer those things AND MORE FOR FREE--but between these two things this app is turning into a real loser real fast. Goodbye Strava.
Strava took years of goodwill and killed it with this latest update. They need to make money; I get it. But taking away functionality that has been part of the basic app for years is ill advised. They want us to pay to even see our own prior rides!!! I’m out. Looking for a new training partner.
Update 1: turn off your data feed. No reason to continue to give them the data they want you to pay for.
Update 2: Jumbo: Privacy did a similar move and took existing functionality and moved it into the paid app. However, Jumbo allowed its existing users to keep the functionality and made the change effective for new customers. Jumbo A+, Strava F. Learn Strava. Many of your legacy users that made you so popular are now vocal critics.
I have used Strava for years recording my outdoor open water swim activities from my iPhone using the Strava app. Have never had any problems with it until the last six months.
Now my moving times are being recorded/calculated wrong and the overall time and 100yd time are messed up.
If I switch the activity type to a different sport it shows all the correct time and distance so it is recording it all. It’s something wrong with how the swim activity uses the gps data points to calculate everything
I was getting ready to sign up for the paid version of the app but with swimming not working ever I am absolutely not going to pay anything. Lots of posts online and in the reviews of the exact same issue for many others.