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Old 01-27-12, 03:08 PM
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Strava iPhone App

Strave iPhone App

Has anyone else been using this? I've been using it for a week now and I must say it's pretty darn cool. It gives you the ability to track and store your rides. It also allows you to "compete" with other Strava users to see who can get the best times on segments. After you save a ride you can go onto the Strava website and make segments out of any parts of your ride and it will tell you how you compare to other Strava users who have ridden the same segment. It basically told me that I am slow, so I worked a little harder and made the leader board on a couple of the segments that I created.

If you are using it, list your username on this thread and we can follow each other and maybe even compete!

Oh yeah, I almost forgot about one of the best parts, it's FREE!!
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Old 01-27-12, 05:05 PM
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Can be used on Garmin and Android also.

I'm going to give it a go.
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Old 01-28-12, 07:43 AM
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I forgot that you can also share your ride. Here's an example:

Click to see my ride

And if you google strava 49ers you can see a ride that a clever 49ers fan did.
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Old 01-28-12, 08:01 AM
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http://app.strava.com/clubs/bike-forums
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I've been using it since 1/11/12. I think it's a pretty great app. I use it daily.

Pros;
Mileage is pretty accurate. (it is spot on with my computer)
Very easy to use.
Fun to track rides and create segments.

Cons;
Segments don't seem to work in reverse.
Segments are often hard to follow or find the correct course.
Can't ride a partial segment. *


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If you want a little security, edit your settings. You can set any address (home, work) and it will not show the last little bit of your ride in public view. That way, no one can track exactly where you live.

The 49'ers segment is awesome!

*I love the segments, but often wish you could ride a partial segment (such as checkpoints within a segment) and see how you stack up on that particular section. You can always create one, but i think people are generally trying to avoid hundreds of overlaying segments.
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Old 01-28-12, 12:37 PM
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Thanks for posting that link.
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Old 01-30-12, 03:55 AM
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It eats up your battery pretty quick, but other than that the built-in GPS shouldn't cost a thing.
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I've found it eats up about 25% from a 100% charge on my 14 mile, 1 hour commute on my 4S. Not a big deal as I just recharge when I get to the office.

And yes, the GPS is free on iPhones
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I have no problem with battery life when using Strava on my iphone 4. I start the app, turn off the screen, and stick the phone in my pocket. I can do 100 miles and still have 30-40% battery remaining.
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I've always used my tracks app it seems about the same but you can't share but I'll try this new one.
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Originally Posted by stockholm View Post
It eats up your battery pretty quick, but other than that the built-in GPS shouldn't cost a thing.
Okay thanks for clearing that up. I was worried that I would get my bill, and have to pay a ton of money.
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I've been playing around with Strava since I got an actual smartphone earlier this month. If I put my phone in airplane mode, leaving on only the GPS, It'd probably get really good battery life if using it for a longer ride. Haven't had to experiment with it in that way though really. It works great for my 30-35 minute commute.

I'm by no means a speedster on the bike, but it can be fun in a silly commuter racing game sorry of way to log my commute every once in a while and see how my times compare with my best rides and with those of others along certain segments.
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