asked this on March 24, 2012 02:53 PM
Strava crashes constantly on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus- it'll run for several miles, then spontaneously end. Any suggestions?
I have the same issue.
Me too. I gave up and went back to Google MyTracks. Always works flawlessly.
Is it easy to transfer data from Google MyTracks to Strava?
Fairly easy, although I haven't been able to get it to work entirely on my phone. Perhaps if there was a mobile version of the Strava website it would work, but for now I export the track as a GPX file and then upload it from my laptop. You can transfer the GPX file over to your computer any number of ways. I upload to my Dropbox account and then grab it from there. Log on to the Strava website, click "Upload Activity" in the top right corner, select "Upload a file on your computer", and then select the GPX file. Works great.
I just added direct Strava upload support to my biking app IpBike.
I have not had any bad feedback from any Galaxy Nexus users and I look to of had some. It's an interesting phone for me because it has a pressure sensor which I use for getting good quality Altitude data. Unfortunatly when you upload to Stava at the moment it treats the altitude data as if it has come from a gps and dose an online lookup for it. I am trying to work out how to make it treat my data like the high end Garmins in this sensrio, but no promises.
Please keep us posted! I would LOVE to be able to use the barometric altimeter in the Nexus to track elevation change during runs and rides. It's one of the reasons I bought the Nexus in the first place. I sure would have thought Google would incorporate it into MyTracks, but so far, nothing.
You can do a send of a ride / run recorded in IpBike and if you use .gpx format then MyTracks is on the list of apps that understand the format and will import the data into it's database. I don't know if MyTracks will modify the altitude data suplied with the .gpx file I would be suprised if it did.
Strava has a bulk upload email address - firstname.lastname@example.org - once you have saved your .gpx file, just send an email to the bulk upload address at Strava and it will add automatically. I think you need to send the email from the email address you registered with Strava but so far all my uploads have worked as expected.
I use Oruxmaps on my Galaxy S2 (seems to have very little affect on battery life and seems to have the most accurate logging...I'm about to add a BT HRM device so hope to get this data uploaded at the same time as well. Once I finish my ride, I stop the tracking and a .gpx file is created automatically, I then select the file and email it.
same issue here. Any word on this?
They haven't updated the Android app since March 6th, so I assume this is still an issue. I haven't even tried again, I'm still using Google MyTracks.
I've been dutifully using catlog to log my Strava sessions to try and catch a crash so Strava's support people can figure out the issue. Unfortunately, it seems as though catlog might be preventing the crash to begin with. I've never once yet had a crash while running catlog, and the one time I forget to run it Strava crashes.
I have the same problem. I tried using the Mamyride app it the phone rebooted again. I'll try My Tracks next. To upload to strave I export the tcx from my track then email it to strava as an attachement, all on the phone. You'll find the tracks in the My Tracks folder.
Hopefully Verizon will release the Android 4.0.4 update soon- supposedly it'll reduce or eliminate some of the random rebooting problems with the Galaxy Nexus.
Have you tried another tracking app? As mentioned before, I use Oruxmaps - totally free and a seriously powerful piece of kit, but I have an email address set up (the Strava bulk email one); the device is set to automatically create a .gpx file of the track and I then start recording a new track - do my ride then stop it at the end. The track is automatically saved, I go to Tracks, select the most recent and then select send by email (.gpx) - it then opens up my email client with the file attached and I email it in.
Although this isn't the Strava app, Oruxmap seems to work very very effectively. it has been the most accurate recording app I've tried and I effectively just switch it on, turn GPS on and start recording and leave the phone in my bag for the ride. Battery life is very good (but I don't have any live updating going on) and it does what I need (and then a huge amount more if needed).
Have you tried another app for the recording as it may be a combination of the device and the app you are using...
Just got a new Nexus. My Strava app would not work, so I rejoined with an alternate e mail address. Now Strava records my ride but when i try to save it I get a page saying" Strava has stopped running"? So it will not save it . I clear it, start a new ride and it happens all over again. Also is there anyway to retrieve my old saved rides that appear to be erased? Very frustrating, as i was using this app almost daily..............
Why is there no Strava response to these comments? Do I need to look elsewhere for their position on this show-stopping Nexus issue? Without a solution or workaround I will take my new Nexus back and revert to using my old HTC Droid Incredible. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
I've actually received a number of e-mails from Strava. They are working on the problem. In the mean time I've been using Google Tracks as another person above recommended, it works great and seems to be rock solid. The only problem is that it isnt' nearly as convenient, you have to manually upload the track to Strava after you are done with your ride.
I have had the same problem with the "map my ride" app, so it's not just a Strava issue.
I find that if I have google's "my tracks" open and recording at the same time as strava, that strava does not shut down during the ride. If I only have strava open it resets when ever I make a sharp > 90degrees turn. Or when I stop for a while.
Can you record with both "My Tracks" and Strava at the same time, or do you just have both open?
As I said before my app IpBike I belive is ok on the Nexus and I have direct upload support for Strava. If your actualy interested in mounting the bike on the phone then I belive it is far better than the standard strava app as well as takeing advantage of the Nexus pressure sensor for good altitude readings.
I can actually record with both at the same time. Wonder if my tracs have a way of keeping the phone of going into a poewr saver mode or something.
I did a 32 mile ride this weekend, and a 55 mile ride two weekends ago with both recording - did not crash (me and strava)!
I read that "MyTracks" crashes on the Nexus as well. Has anybody experienced this?
This is consistently happening on my Galaxy Nexus... a major pain. Having to swtich to another app is not a real solution. Strava team.. any updates please? I will say I'm glad I'm not the only one... therefore there must be a fix out there, it just needs to be found1
The Android 4.0.4 update is currently being distributed- that might help the issue. My phone received the OTA update Saturday 6/2/12. I haven't tried Strava by itself yet to test if that's solved the issue. I've also taken Roelof Nel's suggestion and I have been recording with both MyTracks and Strava simultaneously or MyTracks by itself- I haven't yet had a crash yet doing that.
I ended up fixing my issue by clearing my Dalvik cache. Just wanted to post this in case somebody else has the issue.
I've found that pairing my G.nex with a Holux M-1000C bluetooth GPS makes the strava app perfectly awesome. You need the Bluetooth GPS app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=googoo.android.btgps) but it works great. I mount the Holux on my helmet and pair it up with the G.nex, then connect via BT GPS, then start Strava app and use that. GPS unit in the Holux is far, far better than the one in the G.Nex anyway, and to top it off, the Holux is also a datalogger so even if your phone dies, the Holux still has the logs.
I have the restart on my nexus from time to time as well. It's not often, but is annoying. I'd say it happens about 1/20 strava rides.
The worst part is that I'm unaware than my phone has restarted unless I'm listening to music through it or something at the moment. At least if I'm aware, I can stop and start recording again.
I'm not necessarily sure this is a strava problem as the galaxy nexus is prone to random sporadic restarts during other uses. Again, not often, but often enough to be annoying. I'd imagine the use case for strava is similar to to other apps that cause a phone restart.
I used to run My Tracks instead- I have not had the phone restart while running this app, but I'd almost chalk that up to luck. I might go back to using it and see if I get any restarts while it's running during the long term.
had the same issue on my samsung nexus s.
try solving it by going to:system settings>developer options>dont' keep activities
uncheck that option if it is enabled
worked for me
Strava works flawlessly on my Galaxy Nexus. It has under ICS and is on JB. No crashes or whatsoever.
Hello all -
Sorry for the delayed response; we have found that Galaxy Nexus devices seem to have intermittent problems when using OS versions earlier than 4.0.4. You should all be able to upgrade your device by now - so if you're continuing to have problems, please create a support ticket.
MatStrava Support Team
Mat -- could you update https://strava.zendesk.com/entries/20971381-troubleshooting-android... re. the Samsung Galaxy Nexus to say that it should now work with the latest O/S release please? It's a bit misleading as is with its "appears to have GPS issues even when running the latest version of the Android".
Thanks for the heads up. I've edited that page.
Strava Support Team
Strava App works fine for me know.
I use STRAVA android app on my GALAXY S2, with ANDROID 4.2.1. Everytime I want to record a ride/run... the counter starts automatically, even I am not still running (or riding)! The value of average speed and trip distance are totally uncorrected. I don't know why! Maybe, is it a problem due to the new android version?
I'm waiting for new STRAVA app updates... hoping, of course, the problem would be resolved.
Thanks a lot
I've been successfully using the Strava run app on my nexus for a while, but I have recently upgraded to 4.2.1 and the new update to the strava app. the app seems to work fine, but when I turn on the voice to tell me pace etc. at intervals it goes crazy and tells me I'm running a :30 mile pace, then it records a 4 mile run as a 40 mile run. but when I upload it everything works its way out to normal. ?? any ideas why? I am using a custom rom CM 10.1 nightlies so that could be it, just wondering if anyone else is having this problem. I've uninstalled and installed twice.
Scott, I had the same problem for a while, around the same time you did. What fixed it for me was that I turned on Airplane Mode before starting to record a run, then turned it off after the recording was done (I only had to do this once for the GPS to "fix" itself afterwards). Either that, or one of the newer nightlies resolved it (I'm running CM 10.1 nightlies, too).
I researched it and it was a problem with the rom, it has since been fixed.
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