It's great to have such competiton and also Strava helps you a lot in training sessions as it measures all the data you need to know. The app is perfect for everybody who wants to compete, train, relax and enjoy some sport. I strongly recommend it.
Excellent way of tracking your progress and logging your miles. If you're a runner or cyclist, you need Strava! Don't be a @stravawanker and log your lawn mowing! All it needs to improve is a way of reporting cyclists/drivers stealing segments. Sort it out!
I am using the paid version almost daily for cycling. Won't ride without thus app mostly due to its social aspects. Otherwise there are lots of other apps which offer more for free. Strava needs major upgrade.
Comparison with past runs and rides to track progress is the best. Does not work for other sports though. Segments to compare with others are cool. Being in touch how friends are working out is motivating. The gap is a Google map on mobile. The lack of it's details does not tell where they were. Switch to OSM as on web will help.
Cyclist premium user. Rides with mates and sportives rather than racer. Syncs with zwift and garmin effortlessly. This is my central repository of on road and online riding and training. it costs but, I find it convenient, used by mates and lots of functions to use routes from others, load segments on garmin, look at historic trends on speed and power and potentially follow workouts - though i principally use zwift and gcn for workouts.
Strava is the best app for training, connecting with friends, and staying motivated. However, it always seems to have some issues that are a bit frustrating. My latest problem is that the pics don't all load up at once. If there are three pics, for example, I have to go in and exit out three times so that each picture loads. Is very frustrating, specially when there are tons of pictures.
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