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  • Premier Icon nickdavies
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    What did you record it with?

    Premier Icon valleydaddy
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    in a word yes but you need to export the route to a GPS device such as a Garmin for example and set it as a route to follow.

    tom199
    Member

    Ah ok, I recorded it on the strava app on my phone. I don’t have a garmin but wondered if the strava app had some sort of playback feature, obviously not. Is there even a way that you can turn the map feature to satellite (like google maps) so that you could roughly follow it on the screen?

    Premier Icon nickdavies
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    You’ll need a gpx viewer for your phone, you can download the route file to your phone and view/follow that way. Don’t know of any free ones but spending a few quid on an app is less than a few hundred on a nav garmin.

    Or you can get the £80 garmin edge 200 to let you follow a route, but it’s literally just a black line to follow.

    Use Viewranger to record routes at the same time as Strava. It uses either open source or paid for OS maps. And allows you to view/create/sync routes from a pc.

    It is possible to export routes from Strava as gpx files then import them into other apps, such as viewranger. Export as gpx Is a premium member feature, however there is a workaround if you google it.

    tom199
    Member

    So I joined a local club that ride my local trails. I used strava to record the ride. Seeing as the route we took was pretty disorientating in places and my memory not being great I struggle to find some of the more hidden singletrack we rode. My question is can I somehow use strava as a sort of satnav to allow me to follow the exact route we took?

    robhenry85
    Member

    If you look at your ride on strava site with pc/laptop you can change it to a satellite view! Not sure if you can use street view tho.

    spev
    Member

    You can export gpx files of your own rides without a premium account(just tried it to be sure), if you want to export other peoples rides then that requires premium

    Premier Icon Clover
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    I’ve used strava phone on my when lost – explore button at the bottom of the phone screen.

    I think it’s intended to show you where all the nearest sections are (which I suppose you could use if you created sections you want to revisit). It was also quite handy for getting me home!

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