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Strava: challenge yourself to greater heights in physical activity/cycling and running
  1. Liam Richard West
  1. Correspondence to Dr Liam Richard West, National Health Service, Oxford University Hospitals, John Racliffe, Oxford OX3 9DU, UK; liamwestsem{at}

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iOS (iPhone 4 and above), Android (V. 2.3.3 and above), Google Glass and over 50 GPS devices (eg, Garmin) that then upload date onto the Strava website.


Free for the standard app, but the user can choose to pay £4.49/month or £44.99/year for the premium version that offers extended functionality.

About the app

Strava has been created for cyclists and runners to track their activities and offer analysis on their performance. It maps the route taken and tracks the pace achieved. Once a route is completed this data is uploaded onto the app and website with subsequent analysis of the activity; calories burned, average speed, maximum speed, speed over certain distances, and heart rate (if a compatible monitor was used during activity).

The reason that Strava has become so popular is its emphasis on competition. …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.