Strava

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Strava is a run and bicycle exercise tracking silo that also has native client apps.

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How to Export

You can export your Strava data either as individual activities or as a bulk export.

Bulk export

  1. Go to https://www.strava.com/ and login to your account
  2. Go to https://www.strava.com/settings/profile
  3. Scroll down and under the "Download your data" click the "Download" link or button
  4. Wait for your export to show up in your email

The bulk export consists of a .zip archive folder of one file per activity, named after the date-time YYYYMMDD-HHMMSS-EXERCISE.gpx where EXERCISE is a word like "Run". Each file contains only the name of the activity, e.g. "Morning Run", the start-time, and then a GPX trk of timestamped latlongele points of the exercise.

Not included:

  • Kudos (Strava like equivalent) on activities
  • Comments on activities
  • Photos added to activities

More details:

Activity Export

You can view your activities in a list here:

  • https://www.strava.com/athlete/training
  • From there, you can click on an individual activity permalink
  • Then add "/export_original" to the end of the URL and it will download a JSON file with much more information than a GPX

Not included:

  • Kudos (Strava like equivalent) on activities
  • Comments on activities
  • Photos added to activities

API

  • The Strava API offers access to detailed data, which also includes kudos/likes, segment results, etc.

Third party tools

  • You can use tapiriik (for free) to sync GPS files between a number of destinations, including a Dropbox folder.
    • This will not sync manually created activities.
  • Strava offers an API with a healthy ecosystem. Maybe other services offer export...?
  • On IWS 2017, Sebastian Kippe added Strava to Huginn, an open source IFTT alternative in Ruby. See his demo

Features

(this section is a stub and needs expansion!)

Strava is a specialized silo for tracking distance and speed of activities, so it offers a lot of different views on your data. Most features are visualizations of your runs/rides, one by one or overall averages.

Overviews of activities: (need to be logged in to view)

Other features:

  • Routes - map with route to follow while running. Make your own private ones, share with friends, or use public routes.
  • Segments - parts of routes, with their own Leaderboards and Personal Records, with a lot of sub-sections on age, gender and weight class.
  • Shoe and bike tracking - you can keep track of how much miles / kilometers you ran on your shoes and rode on your bike. You can pick a bike / pair of shoes per ride / run, which will add the distance to the total distance on the bike / shoes.
  • ...

Brainstorming

If we could submit feature requests to Strava, e.g. to make it more indieweb friendly, what would we specifically request?

  • ...


Criticism

  • Sign-up requires birthday (year month and day)

Downtime

  • 2017-02-28 Strava’s iOS app was nearly completely broken likely due to that day's S3 outage: 2017-02-28-strava-ios-down.png

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