new STRAVA Features for all – Record Indoor Activities on Mobile

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STRAVA : Record Indoor Activities on Mobile


STRAVA has just added some new features for all users including NON-subscribers…yay!

Today sees the rollout of new indoor recording features on the iOS and Android mobile apps. This is a good enhancement and helps include many more athletes who simply aren’t always running and cycling. In a nutshell, it records your indoor workout with HR plus some other stuff and if you want some more detail on that…here we go:

  • Strava will support a subset of non-GPS activity recording in the mobile app for all athletes.
  • This will provide an enhanced recording experience for athletes via their mobile app.
  • Athletes recording activities indoors will be able to see their elapsed time, starting time, and heart rate (if an HR monitor is attached) instead of distance and speed as they would for an outdoor activity with GPS.
  • All uploaded activity will show time, HR (if available) and calories (if available).
  • This feature will work for cross-trainers, stair steppers, weight training and yoga.

Take Out: This is an apparently trivial update but may well have more significant implications down the line. Firstly this will persuade some people to use the platform as their favourite sports/activities are now better catered for. Secondly, the volume of data, complexity and sheer number of activities recorded may increase quite significantly for Strava – even someone like me might start to log 3 or 4 indoor activities a week on Strava. That multiplied by millions of Strava users adds up to a LOT of work the Strava back-end might have to do. Of course, it might also inadvertently increase the number of Strava subscribers too!


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