Workout app Strava has released their biggest iOS update of the year, which brings a new redesigned feed, plus the ability to now share posts not related to tracking workouts. The update is also available on Strava.com on the web.
The new feed makes it easier to see “what’s going on in your athletic world”, while photos, maps and achievements are now highlighted more than before.
The introduction of Posts on Strava now makes the app feel more like a social network, as people can share beyond just their workouts. The company says on Strava, “the curation, drama and clickbait content on other social networks can stay on other social networks. Filters and negativity aren’t what being an athlete is about.”
The top of the app now has three tabs: Following, You and Clubs. Your activities and those from your followers now show more prominent details, with distance, elevation gain, time and achievements put front and centre:
“Strava is an active community of people who are passionate about their sports,” says James Quarles, Strava CEO, in a statement to iPhone in Canada. “We want to create more ways for the community to share their interests and expertise. Posts and the new feed make Strava the best place to tell a story about someone you met on the trails, ask a question about new gear or to seek kindred spirits to help achieve your goals.”
Check out a video below of how Posts work in Strava:
Strava says there are 11 million activities uploaded every week, or 16 every second, while 1 million athletes join every 40 days. The app has over 1,100 professional athletes on the network, making it a popular app for fans to see detailed workout metrics from their favourite athletes (stalk me on Strava here).
Click here to download Strava for iOS in the App Store.