Ride logging and comparison service Strava introduces new features in latest version of its mobile app


Strava has released the latest version of its ride tracking and mapping app for mobile devices, which now enables you to upload photos of your ride directly from your phone and share them with other riders. Previously you could only add images to your activities if you linked it with an Instagram account.

The online service for cyclists and runners has also introduced a couple of other changes to the app (version 4.4), including improved display of segment leaderboards so that mobile users can access data more easily. There’s also a new ‘My Recent Efforts’ feature that allows users to compare their own rides over a particular segment.

As before, the Strava app is a free download via the Apple App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android), but users can upgrade to a ‘Premium’ service for £3.99 per month or £39.99 per year to gain access to further features, such as more in-depth performance stats and analysis.

Aaron Forth, Chief Product Officer at Strava said: “Version 4.4 really enhances the Strava mobile experience for our athletes. Strava Photos adds more depth to the stories Strava athletes tell one another through their activities.

“My Recent Efforts and the improved leaderboards will enable athletes using smartphones to track their progress over time, while also seeing how their performances stack up among the athletes and Clubs they follow.

“All of the new and updated features are elegantly designed and integrated into the app. Version 4.4 has exciting new features while still providing an intuitive and engaging experience.”

More details: www.strava.com

  • Sami Jumppanen

    Adding photos has been “off” for some time now, just searching for information about that…

  • Martin P. Hoff

    hmmm good question – why would anyone want to take pictures to memorise their favorite activity? Beats me.

  • johnsutton

    Who stops on a training ride to take photos?

  • Daniel Ward

    £3.99? it’s now £4.49 a month and £44.99 for the year.