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  • Have you checked your Strava pricing?
  • vlad_the_invader
    Full Member

    For some unknown reason, my subscription was billed in US$ so it varied slightly each month due to FX rate variations but I’d been paying $6USD since 2013.

    I haven’t received an email from Strava about price increase but my account page was showing February renewal would be $11.99 USD per month,so doubling.

    Obviously, I cancelled. Shame as I found the personal heatmap and leaderboards quite useful but I’m sure I’ll find a replacement for those features eventually…

    oikeith
    Full Member

    You can now (finally!) select the default map in your profile – Profile/Settings/Default Maps/uncheck ‘use 3D map for trail sports’. (And yes it always took several attempts before – I ended up using both ActivityFix and Strautomate to beat it to submission).

    I love you, thank you for sharing this, its bugged me every ride since it was launched!

    ross980
    Free Member

    My Strava Premium is free with my Gympass membership. Be interesting to see if it’s still included after the price hike (personally I wouldn’t pay for it, I’d just use Garmin Connect more)

    sillysilly
    Free Member

    Got fed up of not being able to use bluetooth power meter connected to my iPhone / Apple Watch and not using it enough. It’s such a small increase but was enough to make me analyse if I’m getting value out of it.

    Sure I’m not the only one right now that is now looking through all auto renew subscriptions and culling those that are not providing real value. Very silly of them to time it for Feb. They would have likely got away with it in the summer.

    footflaps
    Full Member

    Can you change from monthly to annual payment?

    I can’t find any options other than cancelling….

    Rubber_Buccaneer
    Full Member

    Cancelled mine, just not enough I use to justify a £10pa increase. They will have to bring the price down or offer just the bits I use for a lower fee if they want to get me back.

    bensales
    Free Member

    I’ve been on 3.99 munflees since joining in 2015. It’ll now be 8.99 when it renews on Feb 15. So I think I’m out.

    Premium features I used were the training log, fitness & freshness, and the route planner but here nothing I can’t do with Garmin Connect. I original paid as I felt 3.99 was a worthwhile amount for the whole thing, and as a software engineer, I believe software should be paid for. But I don’t get a tenner a month’s worth of use out of it now.

    DrJ
    Full Member

    There’s a new video update from DC Rainmaker. I don’t know what it says cos his voice gives me a headache but maybe it has useful info.

    Jamz
    Free Member

    Well I think Strava is great and I really can’t see what all the fuss is about. It’s 4 pints in an entire year?!

    scotroutes
    Full Member

    So Strava are in reach of EU law too, by having different prices for different EU countries.

    DrJ
    Full Member

    Cancelled mine – Garmin connect will just do fine and like many, cutting back.

    I’d like to say I agree, but Garmin Connect is a steaming pile of poo so I may bend over (and apply the Singletrack Valentines bum butter) and keep Strava.

    JEngledow
    Free Member

    I emailed Strava about changing the currency and this is their useless reply (it’s not really encouraging me to renew):

    Unfortunately we won’t be able to adjust your currency on our end. I would suggest canceling/downgrading your subscription to prevent it from automatically renewing:

    If you subscribed through our Strava Website you can cancel/downgrade by going to:
    Strava account
    Cancel subscription
    Complete subscription cancelation request

    When your subscription expires, you should be able to resubscribe with the correct currency. If you’re not seeing the correct currency when you subscribe through our website, I would suggest trying to subscribe through Google Play or iTunes depending on your device.

    vlad_the_invader
    Full Member

    It’s 4 pints in an entire year?!

    Good God,4 pints of what? you must have a lot more expensive taste in booze than I do

    onewheelgood
    Full Member

    Google Pay is still telling me that my annual sub will renew in May for £39.00 – which isn’t a number I’ve seen in any of the reports. Still, I expect when it actually happens it will be £54.99. then I’ll have to have a think about whether that’s a reasonable amount for a retired person to spend.

    richmars
    Full Member

    Update from DC Rainmaker:

    Strava Finally Responds – YouTube

    branes
    Full Member

    I’m billed in USD, I think because I joined when I was in Japan. $80 / yr seems a bit rich so I’ve cancelled until they can bill me in UKP. We’ll see if I miss premium features and bend over for the $80, as it seems that they struggle with switching pricing to your home country.

    twonks
    Full Member

    For those not wanting to go through the latest DC Rainmaker video, you can now see what your renewal costs will be by logging into your Strava account through a browser, not the app.

    Of course, they may instigate another price rise sooner, but as of now –
    Mine renews in September (Annually) and is now £54.99 for 12 months.

    I’m crap as I can’t remember what it was previously but, I don’t mind that for a year.

    bensales
    Free Member

    Further to my post above about binning because my monthly was going from 3.99 to 8.99, I may now reconsider. As the new yearly is 54.99, that’s 4.58 a month. I can live with a 60p increase.

    I wonder if one aspect of these price changes was to try to shift more people to yearly subs.

    convert
    Full Member

    As an annual subscriber I think that’s only an increase of £5 or £10….of itself nothing to get too stressed about. However, in the currently tricky time globally and a bit more squeaky than I’m used to personally on top of that – it’s been a nudge to get me to downgrade to the free version. I’m not convinced I actually use the premium stuff – I guess after the downgrade if I notice something missing I’m used to I might possibly reconsider. Too many people like me though and the free version will have to be downgraded again to make more of us stump up.

    footflaps
    Full Member

    I’ve just cancelled mine as it was monthly and I think I’ll switch to the cheaper annual option – which it hasn’t offered me yet…

    n0b0dy0ftheg0at
    Free Member

    Finally got around to doing a short gentle outdoor ride yesterday, recording on my Lezyne Super GPS and doing a direct upload to Intervals site…

    More than enough analysis including power data that I expect to keep me happy this year. Can create custom interval durations very easily on pc. Only slight downside is raw elevation and data can’t be corrected like it can on Strava for barometer equipped GPS units.
    Intervals was intelligent enough to recognise same ride directly uploaded to Strava and not accept a duplicate.

    I have only ever used the Strava route builder to loosely plan rides, rather than saving a route and sending it to my GPS units for navigation. But even with “places of interest” and “global heatmap” turned off, there is a horrible lag when zooming in or out of the standard route builder map.

    Is that zoom lag horrible for all, or perhaps our pc showing its age, a ~7 year old i5-6600k system with RX 580 graphics?

    scotroutes
    Full Member

    I wonder if one aspect of these price changes was to try to shift more people to yearly subs.

    I expect Zwift to do the same. It’s dominated by users in the Northern hemisphere and many of those don’t pay for/use it in the Summer months. A higher monthly cost, offset by the deal of an annual subscription, would be much better for their cashflow.

    poah
    Free Member

    I paid for my wahoo X for the year. One of the reasons I went for it over zwift (that and it being better for training). Can do a load of stuff for free on it as well including the fitness tests.

    paladin
    Full Member

    Renewal taken today £44.99, and it now says £54.99 for next year

    fathomer
    Full Member

    I had the email yesterday to say mines going from £3.99 to £8.99, only a 125% increase!

    dirtyrider
    Free Member

    mine said it was increasing to £8.99, just had a notification from my bank, £3.99 for strava 😂

    dirtyrider
    Free Member

    oh, my settings no have reverted back to £3.99, states will renew on 28/3/23 at £3.99

    n0b0dy0ftheg0at
    Free Member

    I cancelled my sub days before the renewal date on 11th Feb, but having just seen this thread update I thought I’d check my Strava account…

    And it’s saying it will auto-renew today (28th Feb) 2023 for $59.

    If I go through the “cancel subscription” it still says my sub will auto-renew 28th Feb 2023 for $59.

    No sign of an unwanted payment through Paypal so far.

    Nothing has been sent by email regarding a sub renewal.

    Wth?

    n0b0dy0ftheg0at
    Free Member

    Now saying it will auto-renew today.

    Anyone else who has cancelled Premium recently experiencing this rubbish in the web “account” link for their profile, having reverted to free sub?

    frogstomp
    Full Member

    Just checked in my account and it is also saying it will renew at $59 (having previously cancelled). It’s probably just a website glitch but I’ve cancelled the recurring payment in PayPal (Settings->Payments->Manage Automatic Payments).

    n0b0dy0ftheg0at
    Free Member

    Thanks for that info, frogstomp (I would use a like, but I can’t).

    alpin
    Free Member

    Never bothered with Strava much…. Was fun when it was free. With mates you could see how your times compared to others in the bike park or local trails on that day.

    Still use it occasionally to track a ride, but Komoot does the same, but without the competitive edge.

    I pay for Trailforks (10€/year) and bought a Komoot package a few years ago (29€ for worldwide usage or something.

    Use Trailforks lots. Very useful for finding locations to ride in foreign lands.
    Trailforks also has a heat feature, which judging with my experience here in Spain is pretty accurate for showing which trails get ridden and which are a mess. Not sure where they get their data from.

    Komoot is rubbish for trails, but pretty good for planning gravel, touring and road rides.

    I’m not fussed about my stats, my cadence, heart rate now W/kg.

    DickBarton
    Full Member

    The heatmap is based on user ridelogs…so the trails getting a lot of riders (who are using Trailforks, or uploading ride data to Trailforks) will show as warmer trails to help identify popular trail usage.

    I’ve got Trailforks but I don’t use it whilst riding (unless I’ve managed to get so lost that even my nose is giving up on the misadventure!), but when I finish my ride in Garmin, the ride syncs to Strava and Trailforks.

    So whenever a ride is added to Trailforks (either via tracking on the app in realtime or via an uploaded ride file, it all gets added in to the Trailforks heatmap. Same as how it works on Strava and any other system that is based on ridelogs being provided by a userbase.

    footflaps
    Full Member

    Trailforks also has a heat feature,

    Strava has that and one of the reasons I subscribe. It can show you your heat map and everyone’s heat map. I tend to use my one for planning new road rides as I stick to nice back lanes. The general heat map has a lot of people riding on main roads around here, for some reason, so isn’t that useful for planning routes.

    dirtyrider
    Free Member

    email yesterday, my price is increasing from 28/4 – £8.99

    Simon
    Full Member

    I recently got the email to notify me of the increase from £5.99 to £8.99. I’ve decided to cancel my subscription for now.

    convert
    Full Member

    I cancelled my Strava. As an annual subscriber the change wasn’t much but in line with a lot of other people we’ve reviewed our annual outgoing to combat hike in price of living and Strava didn’t make the cut.

    To be honest the free elements of Strava seem to be covering much of what I used Strava for. Even so I’m trying to ween myself back to Garmin which (now Strava is just on the freebie version) is probably better for the fitness side of an active life.

    I’m trying to find some love for Kanoot….and failing. As someone who no long races or trains for racing but instead explores places just because, it ‘should’ be a really good fit. Maybe it’s me, but I’m struggling to get much out of it as yet. As half my active life is on the water and that’s not Kamoot’s thing maybe that’s part of the problem.

    scotroutes
    Full Member

    I use Komoot but only for route planning – which I then sync, through Garmin Connect – to my Garmin devices. I’m aware that it has all sorts of “social” aspects but I ignore these and I don’t record my rides on Komoot either. The “suggested for you” bit is very repetitive at the moment as I’m mostly riding/running from home but it has come up with decent suggestions when I’ve been away somewhere different.

    A you say, Connect provides a pretty comprehensive fitness and analysis suite. I’ve supplemented with intervals.icu, just for a slightly different view of things.

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