Strava Enhancement Suite update

By Chris Lamb

I've been told I don't blog about my projects often enough, so here's a feature update on my Chrome Extension that adds various improvements to the fitness tracker.

All the features are optional and can be individually enabled in the options panel.

UPDATE: For the canonical list of features, please see the project page.

Repeated segments

This adds aggregate data (fastest, slowest, average, etc.) when segments are repeated within an activity. It's particularly useful for laps or—like this Everesting attempt—hill repeats:

Leaderboard default

Changes the default leaderboard away from "Overall" when viewing a segment effort. The most rewarding training often comes from comparing your own past performances rather than those of others, so viewing your own results by default can make more sense.

You can select any of Men, Women, I'm Following or My Results:

Hide feed entries

Hides various entry types in the activity feed that can get annoying. You currently have the option of hiding challenges, route creations, goals created or club memberships:

Variability Index

Calculates a Variability Index (VI) from the weighted average power and the average power, an indication of how "smooth" a ride was. Required a power meter. A VI of 1.0 would mean a ride was paced "perfectly", with very few surges of effort:

Infinite scroll

Automatically loads more dashboard entries when reaching the bottom, saving a tedious click on the "More" button:

Running TSS

Estimates a run's Training Stress Score (TSS) from its Grade Adjusted Pace distribution, a measure of that workout's duration and intensity relative to the athletes's capability, providing an insight into correct recovery time and overall training load over time:

Hide "find friends"

Hides social networking buttons, including invitations to invite or find further friends:

"Enter" posts comment

Immediately posts comment when pressing Enter/Return key in the edit box rather than adding a newline:

Compare running

Changes the default sport for the "Side by Side comparison" module to running when viewing athlete profiles:

Running cadence

Shows running cadence by default in the elevation profile:

Running heart rate

Shows running heart rate by default in elevation profile:

Estimated FTP

Selects "Show Estimated FTP" by default on the Power Curve page:

Standard Google map

Prefer the "Standard" Google map over the "Terrain" view:

Let me know if you have any comments, suggestions or if you have any other feedback. If you find this software useful, please consider donating via Paypal to support further development. You can also view the source and contribute directly on GitHub.

Chris Lamb is a freelance software developer and the current Debian Project Leader. You can read other posts by me, see software I have written or read more about me. You can also follow me @lolamby.

Tags: Misc Hacks

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Wednesday 6th August 2014

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