- Strava have today announced a #StatMaps feature that will change the appearance of activity maps on the platform.
- When applied, the new feature will replace the standard orange polyline currently used in activity maps.
The world's largest sports participation platform, Strava, has today announced their latest innovation, with the launch of #StatMaps. According to Strava, #StatMaps will allow runners to ' display the visualisation of their activities through a data-driven polyline colour'.
A feature currently only available to Strava subscribers, athletes will be able to choose between various hashtags when completing their activity. On adding these to the title or description of the run or ride, the specific data stream type from the activity will be picked up as a source of data values, which each data stream type having a distinct colour.
Athletes will be able to choose from:
- Pace #PaceMap - Darker colours are faster paces
- Speed #SpeedMap - Darker colours are faster speeds
- Heart Rate #HeartrateMap - Darker colours are higher heart rates
- Elevation (Absolute) #ElevationMap - Darker colours are higher elevation/altitudes
- Elevation (Gradient) #GradientMap - Red is climbing, Green is descending
- Power #PowerMap - Darker colours are higher power outputs
- Time #TimeMap - Darker colours appear later in the activity
- Temperature #TemperatureMap - Red is hotter
Last month, Strava revealed they had over 66 million users worldwide and more than 11% of the UK population have now downloaded the app. They also revealed Battersea Park to be the most popular running route in the UK, with 26,000 people completing a run in the South-West London park during lockdown.
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