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Does Strava have any competitors?

Old 08-07-15, 09:00 PM
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Does Strava have any competitors?

Or are they the only game in town?
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Old 08-07-15, 09:09 PM
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Or are they the only game in town?
Ride With GPS is pretty nice

I used to use Map My Ride quite a bit. Seems harder to search for local routes than it used to, though.

I liked endomondo before they really de-featured the free version.

I killed my phone a couple of months ago and my olde backup phone can't run any of the big favorites, so I'm running My Tracks right now. It's the best if you like a barebones GPS ride tracker.
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Old 08-07-15, 09:16 PM
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Or are they the only game in town?
No, yes.
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Depends on what you're looking for. As a fitness tracker, they're hardly alone. As a competitive tool and social experience, that's the best you can do.
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Which town?
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i use map my ride, works fine for me. tracks my rides and routes and I can go back over time to see my accomplishments.
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I use map my ride, I really like it but I'm just starting and it's the only one I've used. It logs and emails my rides, makes keeping up with what I'm doing easy. It uses the social media sights to find friends and I don't have any, so can't comment on how all that works.
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I was impressed with this multi-day ride on Ride With GPS. I'm gonna have to play around with its route planning tool to see if it's possible for the average person to plan a map a multi-segment ride like that.

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Old 08-07-15, 10:39 PM
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I've been using Ride With GPS for years. It has segments, but it's really not the place for fred racing. It's extremely well done. It's very easy to create and share routes and works quite well for uploading rides and downloading routes. I avoid Map My Ride like the plague.
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I like ridewithgps when drawing new routes. I've tried different websites and this is the best.
I like strava for logging rides. It's fun to monitor personal performance, see what friends are doing, and go QOM hunting. It's the weapon of choice in this area for sharing gory details of rides.
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Another fan of Map My Ride. Their interface in both the site and the mobile app is pretty slick and you get a lot of good features even in the free versions. I'm currently getting a free month of their MVP-level service and although there's some good stuff in there, I don't think it's really worth the extra $$$.
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Is it easier to KOM on map my ride?
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I use VeloPal. VeloPal is pretty similar. They have some interesting features too. I used mapmyride before, too many ads there.
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I like Ride With GPS, especially for their turn-by-turn feature. It saved me from buying a Garmin. I have no desire to compete with other people locally, so I never signed up for Strava, but by everyone I've spoken with, it's a pretty decent app beyond just competition.
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Old 12-07-15, 07:20 PM
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I quit using MapmyRide and started using RidewithGPS. I like it a lot better.

I couldn't download the GPX files from Mapmyride. I had to pull up each individual "workout" and copy and past the workout number in the URL into another site to convert and download a GPX file. With RidewithGPS, I can just download the GPX file. I recently saw someone post on another thread a site to upload GPX files to show everything on 1 map. I've been doing that with an offline program but my computer crashed and it's currently unreachable on the hard drive of that computer. I like to look at a map and see all my riding over the last few years on 1 map.

I ride a hybrid. I could care less how fast I am compared to others. I'm a fat guy on a hybrid, I'd never be up in the numbers. I ride for pleasure, exercise, and exploration. I don't care how fast I am.
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I like cyclemeter.
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Strava makes everything else, including Garmin Connect, look like an undergrad GPS project from '00. The battle has long been over, and Strava is so far ahead, it's going to take an effort of classic Apple-like quality, ambition, and scale to reel them in.
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Strava is great especially when the world championships come to your town. It's pretty cool seeing your name on a segment next to stage winners in the TDF and world champions. Off course I needed to hammer a section that they used as cool down, but hey, it counts.
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Strava makes everything else, including Garmin Connect, look like an undergrad GPS project from '00. The battle has long been over, and Strava is so far ahead, it's going to take an effort of classic Apple-like quality, ambition, and scale to reel them in.
I don't have much experience with the other ones but I have to agree with this. Strava's UI is great.

(I also wouldn't mind seeing more garmin/strava integration.)
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Strava is like any other site that store you ride data. But there UI is easy to use and their "social" features are way ahead of any other site. This leads to tons of users and an enormous market share and head start on any possible competitors. Any competitor would have the issue of trying to compete against a juggernaut with tons of market share. That could be very expensive for a start up. The only possible competitor would be Garmin... if they bought Zwift and integrated it into their site.
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Strava probably has more than 90% of market share.

I tried Ride with GPS when Strava was broke for about 2 weeks(only for Turkish users). I liked it too but Strava is more fun in every way.

Btw i just login to ridewithgps.com and i have 55 recorded rides. I only recorded 1 or 2 rides with it, i have no idea how it synced with other rides.
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Strava makes everything else, including Garmin Connect, look like an undergrad GPS project from '00. The battle has long been over, and Strava is so far ahead, it's going to take an effort of classic Apple-like quality, ambition, and scale to reel them in.
If they're that good they must already be an Apple product. You know, on the QT and all.
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Strava wins because of their API openness in my opinion. Sites like MapMyRide closely guard the data you upload to them, whereas Strava allows anyone to access it, allowing third party sites that manipulate Strava data like Veloviewer and Raceshape (which ended up being bought by Strava) to exist.

Strava allows you to bulk download all your data from their site, as well as bulk uploading.

Honestly there's a lot of things that Strava could do to make it even better, IMHO, but I honestly think it's the best out there right now.
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