Strava is probably the best training app if you are a statistic-obsessed runners/athletes. It is not just a GPS, Strava promotes friendly competition by sharing rides and runs data automatically with a group of like-minded people. It was initially released in 2009 and up to today Strava has 76 million users and reportedly adds one million every month.
In total, 729,097 reviews are found in Google play store with 4.5 stars rating. There has been 10,000,000+ installs and the most recent update is December 20, 2021. While in Apple app store Strava is ranked No. 65 in Health and Fitness category with 4.8 stars rating by 180.9K users. The app is rated as 4+ on iOS App store and it is suitable for all age groups.
Strava introduced a safety feature, Beacon, which is available on both free and paid versions. Beacon allows user to share location with up to three pre-defined safety contacts via Bluetooth, so that they know where you are doing your activities. This is extremely useful during an emergency.
Strava has both free and paid version. Even for the free version, users can still have all sorts of data captured such as distance, average pace, moving time. In depth analysis like elevation gain, calories, run splits, cadence, and even heart rate are presented using charts/graphs.
Although Strava is known as an app for runners and cyclists, you can actually track a total of 31 different sports includes hiking, canoeing, an E-Bike ride, rowing, stand-up paddleboarding, and even yoga. The tracking data is different for different sports. Strava app tracks any workout after users click the Record icon and press Start. However, you'll need to log into the desktop app if you want to plan the route or to find a training plan.
Customization of app’s homepage feed is very easy, that way only those activities you are interested will be displayed. Shortcut like favourites activities will be automatically shown at the top of your feed once you open the app.
•Help to connect people with same interest
•Easy and intuitive to use
•Allows tracking for multiple sports
•Users can get a 30-day trial of the Summit membership before subscribing
•A lot of the in-depth performance analysis is only available on the paid version of the app
•Privacy concern and data leaking threat when connecting online with others
•This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.