Strava Running and Cycling GPS

Strava Running and Cycling GPS

1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

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Pros
  • Truly simple interface
  • Strong community
  • Accurate mapping and GPS
  • 'Freemium'
Cons
  • Privacy controls limited
  • Goal tracking restricted
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Expert's Review
8.9
Great

"Strava for better"

Reviewed by / Dec 10, 2014

Runners and cyclist will love this intuitive and motivational app

THE VERDICT

Runners and cyclists are massive fans of the the Strava app, and it’s clear to see why. Whether you're competing with yourself for a new personal best, or vying against strangers who are quicker than you, Strava brings the competition home. A great interface and strong community make this app truly worth it.

THE PROS

Strava has a truly simple interface. Example: if you want to switch between running or cycling, tap on the bicycle or shoe icon at the top and you’re there. It really is that easy.

GPS and mapping are super accurate, and Strava easily records your running and cycling data, comparing you with others hassle free. This community of other users is one of the app’s strongest assets, and a great motivator for competitive types.

It also supports Bluetooth and ANT devices, such as heart rate monitors. All-in-all, a thoroughly ‘freemium’ app.

THE CONS

Privacy could be a little better explained and protected: in-app privacy controls are limited. Goal tracking is also restricted to Premium members.

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Developer's original description available here
“The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Fitness” -Fast Company
Track your runs and rides with GPS, join Challenges and see how your running and riding compares with friends.

TRACK YOUR RUNS AND RIDES WITH GPS
• Follow routes you’ve created or found and view your activity map as you record
• Get key stats like distance, pace, speed, elevation gained and calories burned
• Collect heart rate data from Zephyr HxM Bluetooth sensors

CLIMB THE LEADERBOARDS
• Set personal records and see how you stack up against friends, locals and pros
• Join monthly Challenges designed to push you further

FOLLOW FRIENDS
• Find your friends and motivate them with kudos and and comments
• Share your activities on Facebook and Twitter
• Share Instagram photos from your activities on your Strava profile

FIND PLACES TO RUN AND RIDE
• Explore the most popular segments anywhere you go

GO PREMIUM
• Filtered leaderboards by age and weight to see where you stack up
• Set weekly mileage or time-based goals and keep track of your daily progress
• Train more effectively with detailed heart rate analysis and see your Suffer Score
• Get your performance results immediately after completing a segment
• See which of your friends are currently out riding or running
• Stay on top of your game throughout the year with training videos
• Visualize your training with Power Zone and Pace Distribution analysis
• Access to exclusive Premium gear, Shop discounts, and extra rewards all year
• These Premium features are available through in-app purchasing

Strava includes support for Android wear. Use voice control to start and stop your activities, and get stats about your runs and rides without taking out your phone.

Visit www.strava.com to access even more features.
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NOTE ON GPS SUPPORT:
Strava depends on GPS for recording activities. In some devices, the GPS does not work properly and Strava will not record effectively. If your Strava recordings show poor location estimation behavior, please try to update the operating system to the most recent version. We recommend running Android version 2.3.3 or above. Furthermore, there are some devices which have consistently poor performance with no known remedies. On these devices we restrict installation of Strava, for example Nexus One and HTC Hero. See our support site for more information: https://strava.zendesk.com/entries/21109252-Does-Strava-3-x-run-on-my-Android-device-

Recently changed in this version

Strava’s latest release delivers motivational features to make the most of 2015.

Import Contacts: Fitness is more fun with friends. Import contacts from your phone to find and follow your friends already on Strava.

Matched Runs: Have a favorite route you love to run? The new Matched Runs feature clusters routes you run most frequently so you can track progress and set new goals. Look for your matched routes on the activity detail page.


Comments and ratings for Strava Running and Cycling GPS
  • (74)

    by Michael Campbell on 11/12/2014

    This app really does help your motivation in your riding or running to see if you can beat your best times! Almost becomes addictive!

  • (74)

    by Arnetta Davis on 11/12/2014

    I used the app to keep track of my training last summer. I also liked the encouraging email for reaching goals. Have recommended this app to others.

  • (74)

    by Kevin Banh on 11/12/2014

    Older activities can't be shared. I don't have the button shown on the Strava help sure which allows sharing. I'm on Strava 4.3

  • (74)

    by Giulio Chapman on 11/12/2014

    Perfect for training !

  • (74)

    by Adam Kobel on 10/12/2014

    Great App

  • (74)

    by Robert Corte on 10/12/2014

    Awesome app

  • (74)

    by adam beswetherick on 10/12/2014

    beats everything else....