suggested this on February 27, 2012 01:45 PM
Add the ability to mark activities as Kayaking, Canoeing, Rowing on Strava
Great idea. The data is useful: it would be helpful to associate it with the correct type, rather than workout or ride.
I've used Strava to record surfski (kayak) races but cannot find a "kayak" or "surfski" or "paddlesport" heading.
I too would like to see kayaking included as activities.
Dear Strava Support, could you add a heading "Paddlesports" for us surfski, kayak, and stand up paddleboard racers? My race season has started and I'd like to use something more descriptive than "workout".
Ditto this in a big way! In fact, the data I collect when paddling does not need elevation beyond the initial setting. For whatever reason the elevation varies considerably and that is not necessary. We would only need to know the elevation of a particular paddle (lake at elevation or sea level) for the whole duration. Thanks!
Strava is Perfect for Kayaking/paddlesports. Segments work along river courses or around the edge of lakes and simple "Fastest KM" etc is also perfect. Please include "Paddling" to be generic or Kayaking, Ski Paddling, Standup Paddling, Rowing to be more specific... Thanks
Another vote for at least a generic paddling group if not more specific. Thanks.
Rowing would be a great addition, especially for club and university crews keeping track of course records. More than one "paddling" category needs to be added, since the distances and speeds of the subcategories are so widely varied.
I race stand up paddle boards and outrigger canoes. A paddling option would be fantastic! Currently I use the cycling option to track paddling, as it gives me avg. mph/max speed etc. But everyone thinks I'm riding a bike REALLY slow, and in the middle of the water (-:
Please please add Kayak etc.... I had to put my session down to Swim!!! ... after all you have Roller Skiing and how many people on earth does that? ;-p
I agree with all the above. "Paddle Sport" would be great to cover all the paddling activities/races out there! Thanks!
Another vote for rowing - I'd like to minimally add time/distance+ data from concept2 rowing machine (stationary trainer). They've sold a LOT of these over the years beyond most crew programs having these, and there is data from the rowing computer you can use/upload.
Yes, please add paddling (surfski, kayak, SUP, etc.) Thanks!
Yes, please add a "paddle sports" option. I follow my cycling on Strava, and I just had a V8 moment when I realized I should be tracking my paddleboarding on this site.
I have only been running for a year and I love Strava but with the stationary rowing as my cross training sport it would be nice to be able to track that as well.
I can't believe you can strava a kitesurfing session and not a kayak paddling session! I love strava!
Add another vote for paddling. Kitesurfing but no kayaking? Seems a little ridiculous.
SEEMS NOBODY IS LISTENING TO THE USERS!!! - Shame :-(
I don't use Strava, but I would if Strava included Paddlesports as a categorie
We need Paddlesports on Strava!!
I'll add my voice to the chorus. I love Strava for cycling but use another tracker for rowing on the bay. Obviously altitude is not a consideration, but distance and heart-rate should be tracked. There are ways of getting stroke rate, the equivalent of cadence, from the phone accelerometer, which would really complete the package.
ROWING and Stationary Rowing is a must... definitely a lot more people would get involved if it was an option.
IS NO ONE FROM STRAVA GOING TO TAKE UP THE CHALLENGE or even just answer the question?
Even RUNKEEPER logs rowing!!!! _ may just have to go back there.
Great request, As an adventure racer the 4 key sports of running, riding, swimming and paddling are what I am looking for.
One more for kayaking ... right now I am logging them under wind surfing :)
Another one.....I would LOVE a kayaking or paddlesport option!!!!
Another vote for kayaking. I logged my last one as workout. Not sure how I got over 200 feet of elevation change; I agree that elevation should not be shown, but I love the map. Lake Tahoe was great!
Me too, please add paddling, or the sub types - kayaking, surf ski etc.
I have been doing a lot of training on the concept 2 ergo, Concept 2 have a great online log like Strava. But it would be great to be able to load all activity together, cycling rowing, ergo all in the one location. There are other 3rd parties that have apps that link into the concept 2 ergo.
I do lots of paddling please consider adding Kayak and SUP to the list.
Yes, PLEASE add kayaking or paddle sports in general.
Here's a thought: Maybe it'll take some activity on our part to convince strava that there is a reason for this.
In other words, start creating segments, following people, etc.
For now, label 'em workouts, but name every ride with either Kayak, SUP, row, outrigger, etc. in the name of the activity.
If a bunch of people start doing it, Strava will want to cater to the need.
Great idea David. I try to include SUP in all my titles. Glad I'm not the only one.
Yes, a good idea. I can upload some rowing from Runkeeper, and try recording in Strava this weekend.
Please add SUP as an activity type. Thanks. Strava is great!
Used Stava to record my row this morning. It did a good job with the route, speed and heart-rate, but couldn't figure the calories. When I changed the "Type" to "Run" I get an estimate of 1500 calories which is probably about a third too high, but I get the split times and pace for each km, which is great. NOTE to Strava... if you ever get to adding rowing and paddling, the split times, like on a run activity, are very useful, and the calorie burn is probably a bit less than for a run of the same distance and speed.
Also, let people add any items they want. The list should be more configurable.
Add Paddlesport, kayaking, paddling ... don't care what you call it, but please, please, please add it.
I'm a cyclist but train on a concept 2 rower at home. I would be great to add my rowing to strava.
There is a real need to have Kayak as an activity...Thank you Strava
One person suggested removing the elevation data once you implement the "kayak" workout type, but I would suggest against it. My regular kayak route includes a couple of places where I have to portage for a short distance to get past some rapids while going upstream. I like seeing the little bumps in the elevation data, it helps me see where the portage places are.
It is hard to believe that walking in snowshoes is more popular than kayaking. I have been using that category to separate my paddles from runs and rides.
Dear Strava Support, could you add a heading "Paddlesports" for us surfski, kayak, and stand up paddleboard racers
I originally posted here April 5. Still no "paddlesports" or "kayak" heading. I'm considering using Endomondo http://www.endomondo.com/home as they have "kayaking" and "rowing" workouts.
I agree with "M" in the previous post.
What is MEGA annoying is that no one from Strava have had the good manners to answer this thread.
Hey Tony Goodridge, are you a paid Strava subscriber or do you use a free account, if you don't mind me asking?
Tried Endomondo... very inaccurate in regards to max speed. Showed me hitting 6.24 when I generally hit 7.7-8.5mph on the same downwind run & tide flow.
If I paid for Strava Premium, i'd probably cancel, but since it's free, I don't really mind it calling my paddles 'bike rides.' Sure seems like a simple fix/addition though.
I've used RunKeeper for a couple of years to record my rowing, and it's adequate. After experimenting with Strava for rows I think you are correct that the ground track (or "water-track") and speed from Strava is more accurate. I record them as "Runs" in Strava, as I like getting the km splits, and the "Best Efforts" section is kinda interesting. Of course, it's mislabeled, and I think the calorie estimate is off, but the run screens are pretty good for rowing. I do wish I could get a heart rate average for the whole workout though...
I do export the GPX files from Strava to keep my activity records in RunKeeper complete, at least until the day when I can do everything in Strava. It is certainly the better tool, and unmatched for cycling.
yep it'd be great to have kayaking, or more generic paddling, added as an activity type. I call my paddling various things such as nordic skiing, kitesurfing etc due to lack of a decent option. Bizarre it hasn't already been added given so many requests over several months. I'm clueless with IT, but can't imagine it's all that hard to add another option to a drop down menu? correct me if i'm wrong about that!
This might get some response. Copy and paste this
Hey Maruice, have you seen the number of requests lately for the addition of "paddling" to the list of activities: https://strava.zendesk.com/entries/21067997-add-kayaking-canoeing-r...
and send it to: email@example.com
Yes, please - a Paddle category in addition to Ride or Run would be awesome.
This would be brilliant ! Brilliant way to train for races too !
Getting my Garmin edge 500 / 800 soon !
Strava please add this feature !
I vote for a generic paddling category or better yet more the specific ones of rowing, kayaking, canoeing. I whitewater and flatwater kayak as well as use a home rower in the garage.
Rowing would be a great addition. Not having it available creates one huge question mark in terms of power output. Watts are trackable on an ergometer (like a Concept 2); it should be pretty easy to establish a correlation for on the water performance, especially since there is no incline to factor in. Pure speed and weight.
Another vote for kayak - Also, KEEP the elevation data. It might not be that accurate, but WW kayaking definitely goes downhill. It's intersting to see the difference in starting and finishing elevation, even if the accuracy in the middle of the run can be a bit haphazard - especially in steep sided gorges.
Another vote for Paddling Activity would be great.
Although I would like ocean activities like SUP or traditional prone Paddleboard.
Thanks for a great product!
One of the issues with water sports is the fact you don't follow as tight a course each time. If your path drifts by more that 75% the segment is omitted. These sports (with the exception of river kayaking, I suppose) would need additional latitude for reliable data capture and interpretation. My guess...
What's the holdup on getting this done?
+1 for Paddle Sports! Kayaking to be specific...
I'm considering moving to endomondo. http://www.endomondo.com/login
Endomondo looks great, and it has paddling. Signed up.
I tried Endomondo for a week and found some features to be way off, particularly top speed, and avg speed. Total distance was a little wonky too. I'd be interested to see what you guys think.
This is turning into a useful message board for what to use instead of Strava. Anyone at the mothership listening???
Canoeing would be great. Just strengthening the people here, I hope, by saying this.
Jeeeez! This is unbelievable! Why aren't any at Strava responding? Is there somekind of fault? Are they not connected to this thread? Btw - I agreee with most people above, and clearly there is a need for a paddlesport category. Let's hope....
This might get some response. Copy and paste this and send it to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Please add at least generic rowing or kayaking. Or how about a generic activity where the user specifies the name of the activity and the performance parameters to display?
Please add Surfski as a category, otherwise a generic Paddling will do!
Good suggestion from an earlier post. Email sent to Notifications Support regarding this activity addition.
Please add kayaking (paddle sports) as a category
Please add paddling (including power support for those using ANT+ paddles)
Please add Rowing (including power support for those using Concept II PM4 computer with v24 Beta firmware that outputs to ANT+ exercise equipment profile)
Please add kayaking or paddling as an activity.
I have to agree Kayaking would be a great addition.
+1 for Kayak, Surfski, Canoe, Rowboat - and maybe even Walking on water!
Add me to the list favoring this request. I mean come on guys — it is just another entry in a database table!
"Boat" would suffice! Would beat all the people i see using "Kite Surfing" to log their canoe / kayak runs!!!!
Waiting for an answer... https://twitter.com/eriker/status/238690769865682944
Considering how long it takes to change a ride into a run, and how the interface and stats change accordingly — it is surely a bit more complicated than a simple category entity in a database. But, then if they are listening and implementing more sports into this site — then the stats they could potentially provide about your paddles could be quite interesting. Speed in knots? LOL...
I would like rowing added as well. Seems no one is listening on this one though...
Please add a Paddlesport category!
I just received this from: email@example.comMat Gordon, Aug 24 03:19 pm (PDT):
Hello-Thanks for your feedback. We've received a lot of requests for this, and though I can't make any promises, I'll pass your thoughts along.Thanks very much!
MatStrava Support Team
I have a good feeling about this. I think Matt will be able to come through for us.
Hey Strava, Love you work and what you have given us. Please consider adding a paddle sports such as kayak and SUP. Thank you very much of your consieration of this and other's request. Regards,
HUGE YES! It would be very helpful for crew! There are even reasonably good equations for caloric cost etc. so that's not a problem. COME ON STRAVA!
Me Too!, Just uploaded first SUP with 910xt!, Doesn't seem to allow uploading directly, had to export from Garmin connect and then I chose Workout which gives minimal information, getting 1Km split times would be useful and people could create segments and compete would be great incentive to power a 500m paddle for King of the Water title :-)
Kevin: I enter my rowing as "Run" on Strava, which gives me the km splits and "Best Effort" scores, which is useful, along with the Suffer Score. I edit the activity title to note tat it is a row and not a run. I think the calorie estimate is a bit high, and would like to get a figure for the overall heart rate average, but otherwise the "Run" information works well.
please add this feature, i would really like to load up my surfski training :)
I went kayaking this afternoon and was surprised to discover that 'Kayak' was not an activity option when I went to upload my data. But I could select Kite Surfing.... how random is that????? How many people Kite Surf and how many of those wear GPS devices? Please add kayaking, rowing, canoeing, and SUP as activities. Combine them if necessary.
Make sure to like at the top as well, I think that's what matters most.
Stationary rowing is a must! The Concept 2 ergometer has a performance monitor that logs tons of info for each workout that can be uploaded to your computer, thus should be uploadable to Strava. Shouldn't be that hard to do. As for the other paddlesports, including on the water rowing, that should be a simple matter of adding more categories with the same algorithms used for running / cycling. Come on, Strava, chop-chop!!
STRAVA!!!!! For crying out loud, your FOUNDERS were both Harvard Crew Rowers!! How can you NOT have rowing and C2 ergometers available? It should have been the fourth activity after bike/run/swim! I mean c'mon... YOU'RE ROWERS!! Sheesh.
At the very least please add a simple manual generic "paddle sports" entry so that we can manually track our workouts.... but that should only be an interim solution while you work on a full-blown paddlesports category(ies). The C2 ergo especially should be added, given it's already set up for transferring its data to a computer for analysis.
AA-RON! I was just about to notify you of this thread and there you are with the most recent post!! And only 45 minutes ago! ;-)
Please add rowing/canoeing/kayaking! As you see many of your users are waiting for it!
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