Introducing Real-time Segments for Android and iPhone. (*See below for a quick refresher on Strava segments.) Want to know exactly how you performed immediately after completing a segment? Want to see how you stack up against friends who ran or rode the same segment moments before you? One of the most requested features by Strava athletes has arrived.
Instant Segment Times Right to Your Phone
Real-time Segments gives Premium members their segment times instantly and removes the wait — see the day’s leaderboard and where you stand immediately after completing the segment. Settle any debates with friends about your times while you catch your breath at the end of a big push.
Track Your Friends and Go Hands Free on Android
Now available on Android and coming soon to iPhone, see which of your followers on Strava are currently out riding or running. Go join them, or get that extra motivation to post a time next to theirs on that day’s segment leaderboard. Premium members can opt-in to this feature (note that it is “off” by default) and choose to share their Active status as well as real-time segment stats with followers.
Real-time Segments for Android, and coming soon to iPhone, will also have audio support on popular segments so you can listen to your segment times after a segment effort.
Turn on Real-time Segments and Active Friends
Enable Real-time Segments by swiping left to the Segments screen and tapping Real-time Segments and Active Friends, or by tapping on the gps location icon on the Record screen. iPhone users can tap the segment location icon on the Record screen to turn the feature on or off. Please note, Real-time Segments will use more battery and data in order to update your results immediately.
*What’s a Segment?
As a refresher, a segment is our term for a specific section of road or trail (learn how you can create a segment of your own in your area). Almost every segment on Strava has a leaderboard so you can track your progress on a given segment, and see where you stack up against friends and locals who have ridden or run the same segment.
It’s a big day for the mobile engineering team. We just released the latest versions of Strava for iPhone and Android…ON THE SAME DAY. Both apps are now on the same release cycle. This version includes some popular feature requests, so download the app and let us know what you think.
Live Map: Now you can view the map of the run or ride you’re recording while your activity is underway. Swipe to the second panel of the Record screen and see where you’ve been.
Manual Entry: Forget to track a ride? Want to get credit for a treadmill workout? Add an activity manually by selecting the + icon in the top right of the Record screen and ensure that your training history is complete.
More Ways to Share: In addition to sharing your run or ride directly from the Activity screen, you can now share by tapping and holding any of your activities in the Feed. Let your friends know what you’ve accomplished.
Enjoy these updates and have fun out there.
Download the latest versions of Strava for Android and iPhone.
- Social Feed: Your Feed now shows the runs, rides, and workouts of those you follow. Tap on your friends’ activity detail to comment on their performance and motivate them with kudos. Toggle from “Me” to “Following” to see your activities or activities of those you follow.
- Find & Follow Friends: Go to your Profile to search for friends individually, or see Strava athletes who are your friends on Facebook. What’s more, you can manage your followers, as well as your Enhanced Privacy settings from Strava.com, and your preferences will sync with the app.
- Club View & Social Notifications: Your Feed shows the runs, rides, and workouts of those you follow, and we’ve now added Clubs to this view. Toggle from the “Following” or “Me” tab to “Club” view to see your fellow club members’ activities. In addition, you’ll now see notifications from your Feed screen. Easily check out who’s given you kudos, commented, or is following you.
- Run Audio Announcements: Available on Android and now on iPhone too, get distance updates without stopping to look at your phone. From your Settings screen, tap on “Audio Announcements” to get an audio update every mile or kilometer you hit, or every half mile or half kilometer.
Available on both Android and iPhone, you can now filter segment leaderboard results by club, gender and time frame. Upgrade to Premium to level the playing field and see how you do against athletes in your own age group and weight class.
Segment Effort Comparison:
Available on Android and iPhone, track your segment efforts over time, and see how your performance compares against friends! From your Segment Detail screen, you can see your best effort on a particular segment compared to your top three all time best efforts. Upgrade to Premium to see your PR compared to a friend’s best effort on a particular activity. (This Premium feature can only be viewed via the mobile app.)
Bluetooth Heart Rate Support + Premium Features Now Available for Strava Cycling and Strava Run for Android
This latest version now supports Bluetooth Heart Rate sensor data collection from Zephyr HxM devices. This means that both Premium members and free users will now be able to see HR trends over the activity, in addition to elevation profile and performance graphs, letting you stay on top of every element of your training.
In addition, we’re happy to report that Strava Premium memberships are now able to be purchased directly from your Android through the Google Play store. New and existing Premium members can now enjoy and maximize their favorite Premium features on Strava.com and on their Android:
- Filtered Leaderboards – Level the playing field and see where you rank among athletes in your own age and weight class
- Heart Rate Zone Analysis – Dial in to your training and goals with heart rate zone distribution data
- Suffer Score – Determine exactly how hard you’re riding and running and get credit for your intense workouts
- Power and Pace Analysis – Gauge your effort and maximize the efficiency of your training with pace and power zone distribution data
- Advanced Segment Effort Comparison – Compare your efforts and see how you’re tackling the same climbs or tricky sections of road or trail over time. Currently only available for Android.
We know you’ve been waiting a long time, and we’re thrilled to finally deliver. Strava Run for Android is now available to download from Android Market! This free app makes it easy to kick your training up a notch with highlights including:
- FREE unlimited run uploads
- Detailed run stats including distance, pace, time, splits and full map view
- View of your recent activities from all devices in your Feed
- All time and year-to-date stats on your Profile
- Ability to change your activity type to ride, hike, ski and more to easily keep track of your cross-training
Need some coaching while you run? Strava Run for Android features audio updates on your pace, distance, and time. Make sure you’re staying on track without checking your phone.
COMPARE AND SHARE YOUR PERFORMANCE
Strava Run for Android features segment leaderboards so you can see how you stack up against others and set new Course Records. Track your best efforts on key distances, earn achievements for personal bests, and let your friends know what you’ve achieved by sharing your activities on Facebook and Twitter. There’s more to come – stay tuned and be sure to rate Strava Run for Android if you like what you see!
GU 100,000 MILE CHALLENGE
Put yourself and our app to the test next month in a new running challenge brought to you by GU. Get ready to rack up the miles and win some incredible prizes from March 9 to April 9. More details coming soon!
Available Now: New & Improved Strava Cycling app for Android + Join the Specialized Classic Climbing Challenge
The latest version of Strava Cycling for Android is fast, fresh, fun and ready for you to download or update now. Strava Run for Android coming soon!
GET MORE OUT OF YOUR RIDES
This latest release of Strava Cycling for Android focused on improving performance, polishing the look and feel and adding more user controls. Features include:
- Monitor your performance, climb the leaderboards and earn achievements like Q/KOMs (Queen and King of the Mountain) and PRs (Personal Record).
- Enjoy more ride analysis and full map view from the Ride Detail page.
- See all time and year-to-date stats from the Profile page.
- Pause and resume rides with ease.
- Easily make edits to your Profile and Settings pages.
- Title your activity and change your activity type to run, hike, ski and more. Your changes will automatically sync to Strava.com.
- Ability to login via Facebook Connect.
- Faster location initialization and faster upload.
- See all of your recent activities from all devices – not just those recorded with your Android.
A Classic Challenge from Specialized
The Compete tab just got even more exciting. Riders, how much do you think you can climb in 45 days? It’s almost time to find out. Introducing A Classic Climbing Challenge, brought to you by Specialized. You’ll be tasked to attack an extreme climbing goal from March 15 to April 30 for your chance to earn a custom Specialized & Strava water bottle and surprise finisher gift, not to mention the gargantuan bragging rights. Join now and check back soon for more details. Runners, your next challenge is right around the corner. Stay tuned and get ready!
We’ve made some changes to the layout of our site. You can still access your profile in one quick step – just click your name in the top right corner.
Thanks to all of your support, a fantastic Android developer, and the help of many Strava members who helped us beta test, we have released our first Strava Android app!
The Android app will function much in the same way as our iPhone application, harnessing the phone’s GPS functionality to track rides which are then uploaded directly to Strava.com.
And as you all know, the more people who get on Strava and start adding rides, climbs, and segments, the more fun and motivating it becomes. So don’t be shy about spreading the word to your friends with Android phones. Thanks again, and welcome to all of the new Strava members who have joined through the Android app in the past few days.
For more info: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.strava
Back in October, we launched Indoor Training Videos for iPhone and Android to give Premium members even more ways to stay fit, reach peak performance, and meet goals, even when faced with inclement weather.
We’re excited to tell you that you can now access these Premium training videos from our partner, The Sufferfest, right from your computer on Strava.com. In addition, you can access them from the Strava Cycling app on your iPhone or Android.
Premium members, three videos are now available and we’ll be adding more periodically. Each video offers a structured workout focused on a different training element so you can stay on top of your game:
- Fight Club – 58 min, Time Trial
- Revolver – 45 min, Speed
- Rubber Glove – 58 min, Fitness Test
Since the release of Indoor Training Videos, athletes from around the world have been sharing their indoor training setups with us. Share yours by tagging your photo with #stravasuffer. We may send you something to ease the pain.
Ready to suffer? Go Premium for $6 per month or $59 per year. Squash the rain, sleet and snow (or extreme heat for those in the southern hemisphere) and make your indoor training count.
When the weather keeps you from getting outside, it’s time to log a workout on your indoor trainer. And now you have extra motivation to make your indoor training count. We’re excited to be partnering with The Sufferfest to offer our Premium members access to monthly training videos designed to help you stay fit, reach peak performance, and meet your goals.
Premium members, you can stream these videos via the Strava Cycling app on your iPhone or Android, and coming soon to Strava.com. Three videos are now available and we’ll be adding more periodically. Each video offers a structured workout focused on a different training element so you can stay on top of your game. You can now train with the following videos:
- Fight Club – 58 min, Time Trial
- Revolver – 45 min, Speed
- Rubber Glove – 58 min, Fitness Test
In keeping with Sufferfest tradition, we want to see your dedication to staying on top of your game when the elements are against you. Take a picture of your indoor training setup (aka your Torture Chamber) and tag it with #stravasuffer.
We’ll pick some of our favorites to highlight from now until December 1, and we’ll send you some swag in exchange for your buckets of basement sweat.
Ready to suffer? Go Premium for $6 per month or $59 per year and make your indoor training count.
Training videos cannot be accessed offline and you will need a WiFi connection or a mobile data plan (your mobile provider’s data rates apply) to access them. Check out our Support Forum to review the Training Videos FAQ for iPhone and Training Videos FAQ for Android.
We’re excited to bring the fun and motivation of Strava Challenges to our mobile apps. Download the latest versions of Strava for Android and iPhone today to discover, join, and participate in upcoming Challenges directly from your mobile device.
Invite friends: Challenges are more fun with more people. Share Challenges via Facebook, Twitter, email and SMS and compare your results with friends.
Get motivated: Stay on top of your game with new Challenges every month and see how you stack up against athletes around the world.
Kick things off with one (or more) of our June Challenges. We’ve got The Junedoggle, which is the next installment of the Monthly Training Series, as well as a few others for runners and cyclists.