We have a couple of great updates this week to the things you care most about in Strava — your rides and your friends’ rides.
Now you can get up-to-date details on your friends’ rides in Strava. We’ve added a friends activity feed to your dashboard, which displays your and your friends’ recent activity. Notable rides — long rides, personal records and KOM/QOMs — are all displayed in this feed. We’ve added a similar feed of just your activity to your athlete profile page, as well as a feed of interesting club activity to your club pages.
This adds greater visibility into your friends’ activities on Strava and provides an easy way of keeping up with their accomplishments. If you’re new to Strava and don’t know how to follow your friends, take a look at our blog post on the follow your friends feature for more information.
We’re making progress towards providing more accurate ride data for Strava riders by improving the data that your device is collecting.
In this update, we released another step in a series of improvements to elevation data provided by non-barometric devices with noisier or less reliable elevation data (basically any device other than a Garmin Edge 305, 705 or 500). In cases where there is not enough good elevation data in Strava, we now grab elevation data from a USGS database (US data only). Not only are we providing better elevation data, but it also means we can create climbs for riders with these devices.
Stay tuned for more updates, and let us know what you think about the improvements we’re making!