Auto Pause Issue 3/5
Maybe this is user error, but when I stop for a water break, the app pauses recording my ride and doesn't auto resume when I start back up. I never remember to hit resume. If you're going to auto pause, them auto resume! Great app but this is frustrating. I'm probably going back to Apple Workout app.
Forget about Pool Swims 3/5
3 stars for no pool swim tracking. Only outdoor swimming with GPS is available. Importing from other apps produces inaccurate metrics.
Bug Recording Movement on Apple Watch 1/5
By KW Run
I’ve used the Strava app with my Apple Watch for more than a year now. It had usually worked well, but recently I started having a problem. I’ll go for a run—six miles this morning—and when I go to Finish the run in the app, it tells me no movement was recorded. If I cancel, I see in the app itself that I’ve gone 6 miles. So it recorded something. Seems like a pretty obvious bug. This appears to me to pop up mostly right after Strava updates the app. Regardless, it’s making me consider going back to Garmin.
When are you all going to get the app fixed. It’s annoying to open up the route you just rode to see other maps blended in. Ergh!!! Been like this for months on and off!!
Holy Hell. 1/5
NO other app drains your battery like this one.
I have to turn off location services on my phone or this app will drain the battery even when I’m LOGGED OUT OF THE APP.
It’s not supposed to use my location services (GPS) unless I’m USING IT.
Not so with Strava.
It will drain your battery to nothing in 30 minutes.
I’ve reinstalled the app but I’ll be looking for something better.
I can’t turn it on and ride for more than 30 minutes without my phone going dead.
What good is that?
Cheezus people, fix this.
Apple Watch 4/5
Wish i could use premium features on my watch
Keeps on getting worse 1/5
The number of updates to this have become beguiling. The app store seems to know exactly when I am about to go for a run and time the updates for then. On numerous occasions, the updates fail to load and I have had to restart the watch and do a fresh install of the software. This is exceedingly annoying.
Flag via mobile 4/5
Too many cyclists screwing up running KOMs. Would love to have a flag option on mobile since lost KOM notifications occur on mobile.
so far 3/5
Up until recently, Strava has been outstanding and is my go-to because of its simplicity and consistency. however, over the past several runs however I have seen almost a mile cut out off of my daily running distance which is not acceptable.
Lacking certain premium features 4/5
While I think that the app is accurate and helpful, if not fun in many respects, it lacks the fitness in freshness feature. This would be easy to implement and add notifications for peaks and valleys of your fitness.
Chronological order please! 3/5
Love Strava since the beginning but as many other athletes, I really miss the chronological order. Please bring it back or at least provide an option for it.
New version is terrible for running 1/5
Ever since the new update my course/distance tracking has been way off
So close 4/5
I’ve been a user for about a decade and lately I’ve really come to enjoy the fitness/freshness tracker. But now that summer is coming and I want to swim in addition to run and bike, the tracker becomes completely useless since it doesn’t have a way to log heart rate while swimming. The Apple Watch fitness tracker is great for swimming. Why can Strava use that data? If it could replicate the data or download the data I would give it 5 stars.
Not recording full ride 3/5
Seems to be a decent app. However, lately it has been stopping on its own and then continuing all on its own. I have lost record keeping on some of my rides and more importantly on my longest ride. This really upset me because it cut out my longest and hardest ride. This is a big deal to me due to others I ride with and how I compare myself to them. Very bummed about that. Why would this happen...?
New Start feature on mobile is TERRIBLE 2/5
By annoyed by strava
I have been using Strava for a long time - 4 years or so. As of the last update, they added a feature that when you start an activity a window pops up that makes you select an activity, then you have to hit Start again to start the activity. This is SO ANNOYING. Why do I have to click 3 buttons to do one thing? Please revert back to the old way of starting an activity.
Besides this new, highly annoying, nonsensical feature Strava is the greatest distance and elevation tracking app available. If you bike, run, or hike I highly recommend it (assuming they FIX THE START FEATURE).
Horrible Update - Please Fix ASAP 1/5
Newest update degraded GPS accuracy and removed accurate pausing.
- GPS: I start from same location for every run. Current update no longer shows my true start point, but starts 50-100m farther along, so distance is less for same time, vastly increasing reported pace
- Pausing: now when putting app on pause during a run, app continues to count time & distance, so again overall pace is vastly increased.
- Bonus: still no interval timing. Hey Strava, it’s 2018 already!
Great but a couple fixes 4/5
Strava is a great app!
Love getting my runs and sharing with others
BADLY NEEDED: ability to see LAPS in the app!! Like, I did a warmup and a tempo. How long / fast was the tempo? YOu CANT SEE!
You broke my watch app 1/5
Suddenly my Strava on my Apple s2 says to log into Strava and connect the device. But I have and it used to work. I've logged out and on, reset it up, even uninstalled and reinstalled. Strava didn't respond to my tweet.
Not accurate 1/5
Recently switched from Garmin to Apple Watch. I use the Strava app on my watch. I just ran a half marathon and my distance was off as well as my time. I have it set where I get the mile notification after each split. After my race I synced with the app. The times of my splits are completely off from the notifications on my watch.
One of the best mobile apps around 5/5
By Eric Archer
The only way Strava could improve is an iPad app.
Best Workout app I’ve used so far 5/5
I use this app with my Garmin Vivofit and I love it. It track everything perfectly and you get to see the map where you walked, bike or ran. I love to see it all the mapping is by far the best. You can also take pics of your run ect and upload them 😊
Big iOS Disappointment 1/5
Just downloaded and went out for my first hike. Almost done, found out app had stopped and turned itself off. Under FAQs for problems with Apple iOS iPhones, they admit there are problems with no reliable fix available, just suggestions that many tried with no success. Adios Strava. Hope you het your act together.
Not for outdoor use 1/5
The app turns off bike routes through google map. Without the routes I found myself on the busy streets, next to heavy traffic. Until I realized that it was the app that dis it. The Basically might be nice for tracking your activity. Just don’t use it if you need help navigating.
Apple Watch app refuses to sync 1/5
By Comfy sweats
I have Strava on my iPhone and Apple watch. The watch app is glitchy (auto-pause doesn’t disengage at the start of my run) and for the past week (before the most recent update and after) refuses to automatically sync to my phone. The “Sync” button in Run History is useless. Strava Support hasn’t been much help in fixing this. I had no trouble before the most recent updates. Generally I love Strava, but this lack of connectivity is really starting to bother me. Without GPS data, none of the features in Strava are accessible
Enjoy the Stats 4/5
I love using Strava to track my mountain bike rides. It helps keep me motivated and keep my training in track. Do wish they let you embed videos...hint hint😉. I’d enjoy sharing some vids of some MTB rides 🎢🚵🏽♂️
Please stop updating during my runs 3/5
Another missed run because I can start the watch app just fine but half way through it closes out to update itself. Really annoying
Strava rocks 5/5
I have been out of road cycling for about 30 years, been mountain biking, but decided it was time to get back into the pure exhilaration that is road cycling. I had a friend recommend Strava. Did the free version for a month and moved over to premium. I’ve had no issues with usability or sophistication. The app gives you what you need to grow or just maintain. The only fault I have found has to do with gps accuracy not the strava app. Velocities seem to be off by 3-5 mph on hard descents. Then again, fast is just fast. Overall a great app.
Hard to find contacts 3/5
By kelly and Geo
Have to scroll through contacts to ask them to join. No way to search or categorize. Finally gave up finding my buds in my hundreds of contacts.
No Avg Speed in Workout Feed 3/5
By Mito Cringo
Strava works fairly well overall, but why in the world is the average speed of a workout not displayed in the feed view?? The design has so much open space to incorporate it, but instead I have to click on a workout and swipe right twice to see it. Average speed should be visible in the workout feed and on the first display of a workout when you click through to it.
Took too long to figure out 2/5
I couldn’t figure out how to use it. I needed something faster. I wanted to use to search for local bike trails and record my own. The recording function was easy but the searching for local trails was a total loss.
This is the worst company and the worst app 1/5
This company refuses to listen to its customers, refused to support people who cannot run or who cannot bike. There are millions of people who due to physical limitation or age, cannot run or bike. On this companies forums there are a multitude of people who have requested walks be added as an activity, from 2012 to the present day nothing has been done and the company continues to ignore its customers. What does this say about this company? It says they don’t care, they do what they want to do. I used to pay for a subscription to Strava, but after seeing the way this company treats its users, the people who write their paycheck, I canceled my subscription and went with a competing product. If you can’t listen to your customers you don’t deserve to be doing business with anyone! It’s an absolute disgrace!
Watch not working 2/5
The latest update killed the ability to start a run on Apple Watch
NIGHT MODE 5/5
PLEASE add a night mode feature for this app/desktop website. Basically another option that’s darker and not the white background
GPS not working 1/5
I used to love strava, but for the past few weeks it has stopped tracking my runs. The timer will be on, but the gps just won’t work. I’ve tried every single thing in the book, from redownloading the app to turning location services off and on. For now I’ve been manually inputting my runs from Nike run, but if this issue isn’t resolved soon I’ll just switch over to Nike full-time.
If it isn’t on Strava... 4/5
The app is great. When I first started riding I used Strava while riding, but now I use a Wahoo for that and Strava for tracking my fitness, and the social side. Would like to see a dedicated iPad app with good analytics.
Update broke the app 2/5
I am using a 6plus and most recent update broke the app Try to open and it immediately crashes. Restarted phone and no better result
Map My Run is better 1/5
I’ve been using my Polar HR monitor and Garmin HR monitor for running and cycling respectively. While the Garmin usually syncs up within a few minutes of finishing the ride, every time without fail since 2017 I’ve had to manually reconnect my Bluetooth as it doesn’t want to connect. If I were to not go back and connect the second Bluetooth device (it shows up as two for some reason and just bc one is connected doesn’t mean the other is), my ride would never make it to strava.
My Polar is even worse with Strava. Not only do I get the aforementioned problems (admittedly not as frequently), this particular bug is the worst for me. Sometimes the Polar workouts just straight up never upload to strava no matter what device I use to export the activity. Why is Strava not trying to improve this issue that’s been ongoing for over a year? They go to the effort to analyzing data and incorporating some graphs but what about the user experience?
I now use one of the two competing apps and both HR monitors work fine.
Great App 5/5
Awesome app, but if you’re looking for suggestions, something needs to be fixed w Garmin-Connect compatibility. Some of my rides never get transferred to Strava.
Sends spam notifications 1/5
Had to turn off notifications from the app.
Fix Watch Auto-Pause 2/5
Please, for the love of all things, fix auto-pause on the Watch app.
Strava is great, and I’ve used it for years. Specific to the app - the Watch app needs to be revisited for some much needed improvements.
Since the latest update strava does not include manually entered miles in total miles for the year. So much for this app being my primary tracking device.
We want to record swimming activities also 5/5
When Strava will be able to record also swimming activities, it will be completely PERFECT!!
Please update it
Wrongfully charged for premium 1/5
I never agreed to be charged for premium but the next day I checked and saw that I had been charged for Premium. I tried to cancel it and get a refund but that didn’t work. There is absolutely no way to contact strava to get a refund and I emailed them a few days ago and still haven’t gotten a reply.
Best app for recoding all your activities 5/5
By J Zuend
I have by now logged thousands of miles biking, running, and hiking. The app is very simple to use yet gives you tons of information if you add heart rate monitoring or your cycle power meter.
I love the ability to add photos and competition for KOM’s.
There is no other app out there that is so comprehensive and yet so simple to use.
Strava is easy to use and fun. 5/5
By Cessna 206T
Strava is easy to use, it makes it fun to look back on what I have accomplished. It helps me to see how my current fitness compares to previous years. I paid for the upgrade and didn’t use it much, but consider it a worthy donation. I put my phone on airplane mode when I’m riding, to preserve battery. The GPS does a great job of tracking my ride.
FALSE KOM’s 5/5
Huge fan of strava! My only suggestion would be to somehow flag/remove those people who earned a KOM by accidentally or purposefully leaving their strava on in there car. It’s usually pretty obvious to tell when you analyze their ride and segment. Running up hill at 40mph huh? Everything else is on point! Thanks guys!
I don’t want to choose a sport each time I hit Record. I’d like it to default to the last activity.
Stopped recording run 1/5
The app kept pausing recording my distance run. My main need for a gps is accuracy. All of the social bells and whistles don’t mean anything if our workout is inaccurate.
Serious problems. 1/5
By Jason Simpson
For the last 5 months or so, with a few days here and there of working properly, Strava or iPhone has been unable to properly keep track of my distance. It just goes crazy & puts random lines all over the place. It was a 5 Star app, but lately its just been a disappointment. Made walking not so much fun. Fix it & you’ll get your 5 Star back.
Old 5* review:
I use this app daily, but I can't run. I have to use the run option for it to keep up with my miles daily / yearly. Wish there was an option to change this.
Everything I want and more 5/5
A guy at the bike store told me to try out Strava for my rides and to be able to interact a little more with the community of cyclists, runners, swimmers. I started using it but also kept using MapMyRide (MMR) simultaneously since I was familiar with the app I’d been using. After getting use to Strava I can say it’s hands down better than MMR. Of course it does the basics very well, which is essential in a fitness app (tracking miles, times, routes, etc). The features that make it stand out are the “segments”, the “rankings” of others, and the simplicity.
Starting from the last first, the simplicity. Has a nice large display while using it and tracks the indicators that are important in a workout. No nonsense.
The segments and ranking kind of go hand in hand. Strava breaks rides down into shorter segments and tracks the time that you completed these segments. In a 5 mile ride you might see 8 segments with the times and speed that you completed them. This makes it easy to see where and how you can improve.
Now that it tracks your time on the segments it can compare your time to other people that do those same segments. If you’re competitive it gives a nice motivation to move up in the rankings. There are several rankings that it uses: all-time, gender groups, age groups. It will list the top 10 in each group and then below that will list about another 5 people grouped around your own performance (if you’re not top 10 yet).
You can also “follow” people to see what they are doing for training and courses that they ride. This has helped me to compare my own results and push myself further to get better.