Great app! 5/5
I think that Strava is an awesome app whenever I remember to record my runs! When I forget it's not so awesome but for the most part it sure is! I'm so glad that the app exists! It is well worth Downloading it for your iPhone!
Great standard biking app 5/5
Have been using this for about a yr to track my rides, great basic functionality and does exactly what I need.
For outside it’s great, for inside not so much 3/5
By MJ Dark Side
Big fan of the app for outdoor use. Hands down best app for outside.
Indoor use is almost useless. Mainly because you can only select run or ride... granted you can change the activity after the workout BUT spinning is not an option. The biggest beef I have is that even though the app will “record” a 1-1.5hr indoor workout session, as soon as you end the activity it records a 10-12 min workout. What happened to the other 50-80 mins? Poof, gone. At least MapMyRun has an edit function where you can edit duration,distance, calories... etc. no so much on strava. You can edit the description. It would also be useful if you could manually add a workout - so that if you use the Apple workout app then add all the results from that workout - but no that option also doesn’t exist. Lastly it would so cool if you could sync workouts from strava to Apple health or vice versa... again not so much.
So for indoor months choose mapmyrun for outdoor months choose strava.
Limited privacy and incorrect data 2/5
Very disappointed that Strava refuses to allow users to not disclose location- needs an opt out feature so maps are not public.Also, upload data from GPS computers such as Garmin or Wahoo, do not upload accurately. I’m a premium member now but will not renew.
It WAS great but new version loses ride details 1/5
By OC Doug P
It used to be lightweight and snappy, but new version uses too much phone process. It gets locked up mid ride and loses the ride detail. Bad bad bad. This is a pretty new iPhone 8 too so I have a phone that should handle it. Bummer. I’d hate to switch apps but this is no good.
Does not function as advertised. Folks who answer emails are clueless. Even for free it is a waste of effort.
Strava doesn’t listen to its base 1/5
Nobody asked for white, now we have no choice but white background.
No one asked for algorithmic tampering of activity feed, now we have no choice but to rely on some unknown computation of what they think we should see.
Everyone has asked to be able to upload pictures from PC, Strava ignores this and makes white background and messes with activity feed.
The feed was the last straw, I am no longer a premium user.
Watch app is totally broken - not able to save runs 1/5
By Im Pacific
I have a fully up-to-date Series 3 Watch (OS and app version). Every time I finish an activity after the latest release it says my location has not changed and so it can’t save the activity. This is after running 7+ miles more than once. I know the GPS is working because it’s accurately tracking my pace and distance.
PLEASE PUSH A FIX ASAP! This is a bug that makes the app actually useless lol, I really would like this valuable data to not be lost every run.
Nice app stopped working on my Apple Watch (v4.1) 3/5
Please fix!!! Love the app until it stopped working w my iPhone 6S Plus (v11.1.2) and AW.
One star because it went being a great app to being useless. The new timeline feature is a total screwup - it randomizes the order of all posted activities: My last triathlon shows up as though I ran first, then swam and then bikes. Doh! Also, the app used to be able to use the Apple Watch as a HRM, but they then chose to endorse fitbit, and so they won’t allow the watch to be used as a HRM.
Watch out! Apple Watch update is terrible 1/5
Left my phone and went on a run with my series 3 and lost a 5 mile run. Said it couldn’t save the run because it didn’t detect a location change. Thanks Strava. Uninstalling now.
This app is great for both running and cycling. It does everything it says it does. I specifically like the segments feature and the ability to run in "virtual" 10ks and such.
The problem I have with this app is it’s premium tier. First off, the built in apple activity tracking can do most of the same stuff this app does. It’s only a matter of time before they integrate segments, which will be one less reason to use this app.
The thing that most annoys me is that this app holds your HR data hostage and doesn’t share it with other apps that could analyze your HR data and show you trends. It does this because they want you to sign up for premium, which is expensive and doesn’t offer many features I would use.
It didn’t use to do this but now that it does, I’ve started using the built in apple activity tracking. Then I use Cardiogram to analyze my HR data to show me my cardio zones.
Good App. Sometimes a bad experience 3/5
The app is cool but on the watch the buttons aren’t responsive. Today, in the middle of an important run my watch app decided to update. WTH? Lost all that data.
Great app to see ones progress each day. 5/5
Perfect app with one flaw 4/5
Perfect app for running and cycling (with friends) the only flaw is that you can’t adjust your activity manually after Strava/user or the gps messed up that activity.
Love it !!!!!!!
Best app to keep track of your cycling workouts!!!
Nice resource 5/5
Chronological matters 2/5
By AJ Hagwood
Without a chronological feed, this app is useless
Love it 5/5
It has become an indispensable tool as well as a connection to my race team and athletes in the wider world.
Every person who rides a bicycle must use this app.
Hard to beat 5/5
Fantastic all around!
Great tool, needs a few more features. 4/5
By Running back to Garmin
Converted over from Nike Run app to Strava a few months ago and I’m loving it! I use my Apple Watch 3 and pay for the pro version. I find that the app and watch work very well together. Overall very pleased.
I do however wish there were more options for (a) goal setting and (b) workouts:
(A) I do wish I could set more than just a weekly and yearly mileage goals, being able to reach a pace goal or a run distance goal would be great for motivation.
(B) one of the features I miss about my Garmin was being able to set a goal distance or time or split pace for the run i.e. 6.5 mi or 60min or 9min/mi instead of having to constantly look at my watch to see when I have reached that point. I also wish there was a feature to set up workouts for the week I.e tempo run on Tue at various paces. This feature especially has me turning back to my Garmin when I train for big races.
Great app! 5/5
Love it. Don’t leave home on a run/ride/swim without it!
Addicted to Strava 5/5
Strava return my interest in knowing my numbers, keep training and do not give up. Connect me to others riders at same level and goals. I feel ignored without my Strava results... 🙃
Must have app!
Great tech, great community 5/5
Strava is what I should have done when I was doing this kind of stuff. Good tech and great community
Great except duplicate entries 3/5
Strava consistently duplicates old cycling Apple Health entries giving me 2, 3 and sometimes 4 times the mileage that I actually ride. Each entry is an exact duplicate including the date and time. Evidently this is a long standing bug that Strava can't reproduce themselves.
Why Background App Refresh? 3/5
My old tracker app was not going to be supported by iOS 11 and a friend recommended Strava. I really like the app and appreciate that it does everything I need despite the focus on social networking which isn't my cup of tea.
The one thing that really bugs me is Strava's requirement for Background App Refresh to be active. I never needed to have that on for my previous tracker and I don't even need it for most apps which handle GPS and data functions just like Strava. I usually leave that function off to preserve battery life so it is an extra step (along with turning on location services) I have to take when starting Strava. If it could be updated to eliminate that requirement, I would give this app 4.5 stars (I know I have to pick an integer).
Long time 4/5
By ♥ Dan ♥
I have used this app for a long time I use it a lot and love that I can share and compete with friends all over the globe.
Love it 5/5
Keeps me motivated!
Gives my inner nerd an outlet 5/5
Data is part of my “why”, and I enjoy being able to track lots of aspects. Even at the free level, Strava does everything I ask it to do.
Really good App 5/5
I use this app every time I run.
Apple Watch App Still Not Up To Par 3/5
Great app. But you cannot hear the audio cues through earbuds when you run or bike from the app on the watch. The audio cue comes from your watch. Ugh.
Road vs MTB 5/5
Please make two different Rides to separe the records for me that always run a a mountain bike is almost impossible to beat the records make a a road bike.
Add Cadence & Treadmill mode 3/5
If the Apple Watch can collect cadence from its sensors, please let us see it. Pretty PLEASE? Let us see the pedometer data in the form of cadence!!!
Needs treadmill mode...You can do this especially since you are using the pedometer data. Please address for athletes who travel and occasionally have to run indoors!!!
Works great, BUT..... has some issues 3/5
Strava works great but it has some discrepancies after a ride....to name a few.... elevation and calories. Another issue is the “Hazardous Segment” issue.
Let’s start with HR and calories.
My Garmin Edge 1000 is linked with a HR strap. This, coupled with my Age/Height/Weight is the most accurate way to monitor my HR and calories burnt. At the end of a 5 hour century, Strava will use their algorithm and say I burned 1700 calories when Garmin says its over 5000. 1700 seems way low.
Elevation has always been messed up but it seems to be more of a device issue. Strava does let you do an elevation correction but sometimes it’s not for the better.
The dreaded HAZARDOUS SEGMENT
Anyone can flag a segment “HAZARDOUS” for any reason and it then becomes invisible to all. Why? Most segments are as safe as the day is long....but when someone gets beat and lose their KOM, they get mad and flag as hazardous. Strava should change the way they handle the hazardous segments.....when someone flags a segment, make it so they are the ones that it’s invisible to, not for everyone.
When Strava fixes the above issues.....I’ll revisit this review and give it 5 stars.
Great for running and cycling... However 3/5
The website offers so much more than the application. I can only start a run or bike from the app. So when I go on mountain hikes I have to go to the website and edit my upload to reflect that. Other running apps are way more flexible and give you the option in the app. There are ~30 other activities on the website but the app offers 2. You also need to go to the website to create your gear for your workouts as the app lacks the functionality.
Losing confidence 2/5
Strava is a pretty decent app, but recently I’ve really been losing confidence in the accuracy of its data. When I track my runs on my Apple Watch, the summary at the end always shows different results than the results I see on my phone, and sometimes those numbers are different than the ones I see on the web. I can understand there being some difference between the data during a run vs after, but once the run is over, it should really be the same on all platforms.
Might be time to switch to run keeper or something else, I guess.
Love it 3/5
Still love it but the new split bars are counter-intuitive and frustrating.
Love Strava 5/5
Happy member for 3 Years. It’s totally upped my work outs. My only complaint is that it’s a little too focused on cycling and I am primarily a runner.
Blocking people 3/5
Why can’t I block people now? The tool icon on their profile is gone. There is a person I need to block, yet I can’t. I don’t want them knowing where, and when, I run. Yet I have friends I enjoy sharing these things with, so I don’t want to lock down my entire profile.
Login on iPhone X broken 1/5
Fb login jumps you back to login screen on successful auth.
Heart rate visibility? 1/5
I have a heart rate monitor (armband) that I was able to pair with strava.
Unfortunately, I cannot manage to see my heart rate in the app while I run. The “average” rate is visible, but why would I give a bleep about my average rate while I’m running?
Three possibilities here. One, the interface is unintuitive and I’m missing an easy way to make my heart rate visible to me. Two, I’m an idiot. Or three, the data (which come directly from my band) are being hidden behind a $96/year paywall.
I’ll update this review if I find out I’m an idiot.
Great App! Please improve photo viewing 4/5
Great app. Love the GPS tracking, mapping, photo sharing, and tracking capabilities... and no Ads. Please improve the photo viewing experience - can't enlarge the photos or control zooming as it is. That's my only complaint.
Wonderful - Highly Recommend Trying It 5/5
By Awesome dude 20
I have been using Strava for some time now. My first run recorded was in June 2016. Over the time period of about 1.5 years I have been very happy with how the app functions. If you have never used the app, it is something like a Facebook wall. Everybody’s posts pop up and you can click them for more information provided the user wrote some additional info. You can gather up friends and followers to see your activities and you can see there’s. The great thing about this is it makes these activities more fun. You can push each other without having to be with one another on your workouts since you can see the efforts your friends are putting out. There are things like segments and routes that can make a timed course anywhere that anyone can post there best efforts on. For example, there is a long hill nearby. Someone can make a segment from the bottom to the top and people can try for the best time up the hill. It brings everyone together in friendly competition regardless of where you are. You can even connect globally with groups that give out challenges (like run 50 miles during the 25 days of Christmas) if that’s what you want. You can also track your progress and make sure your gear isn’t getting too worn by posting your things into Strava.
Note Strava allows you to connect multiple different apps to it. That means you can probably still use your old running/cycling recorder and Strava will simply post the data for you directly from the app you use. For example, I use Garmin Connect and it automatically posts my activities to Strava when I sync my watch to my connect app.
Clearing up possible misconceptions:
-There are apps that Strava can not sync with. However, there are so many apps that it can sync with that I have never heard complaints of these apps that can’t sync.
-You can use Strava alone to record your activities instead of an external app. It has a record function built in.
-You can (as of a recent update) post things that are not an activity.
-The online website for PC is more powerful than the app. For example, the PC version is how you can create segments or routes whereas the app cannot perform the functions. The benefit of having the app is you can have everything posted/synced via your phone only. Plus you can see your and others posts on the go.
-The app alone (without PC) is perfectly fine for the average user. It is just the advanced functions are on PC as well.
-You can use the app for other things such as swimming, kayaking, Nordic Skiing, kitesurfing, CrossFit, snowboarding, rock climbing, etc.
-You do NOT have to have a GPS tracking device or even use the built-in recorder to use the app. You CAN post things manually giving you know the vague distance and time.
I hope this has clarified the app for you. I would recommend giving the app a go for a week or so. You might discover you like it.
The app is cool, but the Watch limits are a problem 3/5
There’s a lot of cool stuff you can do with Strava, but it’s got some problems if you look at the Watch app. Half of the premium features aren’t present. Apple Watch heart rate monitoring also doesn’t work terribly well.
Default icon screwup, tedious manual entries 1/5
By LD socal rider
Latest update screwed up icon
Other issue - creating repetitive manual workout entries is exceedingly and unnecessarily tedious. Please fix (glad to help)
Recent change to feed chronology not appreciated/desired.
I don’t use Facebook or similar, and will be disappointed with Strava if feed gets filled with noise
I use Strava with a Bicycle club and it is great. Thank you
Map features 4/5
Would be nice if the map zoom worked with one hand (tap and drag)
I use to love this app 1/5
What with the last few updates to both this app and to iOS the application keeps on dying while I am using it.
I would start my run and by the time I reached the half mile point I wouldn’t hear any indication and I would look at the iPhone screen and not see the little blue bar at the top of the display. I knew at that point that Strava had stopped working and it would need to be restarted. This happened several times over the last few days and it is far too frustrating and annoying so I have moved on to other running apps. I had submitted a previous bug report which was to update my iPhone to the latest version of iOS (which I did) however that did not fully fix the problem.
By the wayI had already paid for a subscription.