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.
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.
I like the community aspect of this app. It keeps me going. As far as live recording of activities, the auto pause resume doesnt work as well as I would like and the recording page is not as customizable. I normally use a gps watch, but there are times where I forget the watch and need the app and the strava app is a worthy substitute, but not perfect.
As a cyclist and runner I use this app nearly every day. It is great for encouraging my fitness friends by recognizing them for their workout. The KOM's and PR tracking is fun but for cycling it isn't very reflective of individual effort as most of these are set when riding with a group.
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