For the lovers of running or cycling (as now called), this application may interest you. It allows you to record the two activities with a degree of detail very deep. Even with many competitors in the market, STRAVA stands in the detail of the information generated for the user, also feeding a tyoe of sports social network with the same name has long used, especially by lovers of cycling. The STRAVA Inc., a company based in the United States, San Francisco – California, pulled out with this project in 2009, however the arrival of STRAVA to smartphones, has made the brand grow exponentially and started to be unloaded in a way addictive, and today millions of users.
To start using the application, you just have to download the same in Google Play Store and register in the first use. In my case I used my Gmail account as associated, however may also use the Facebook account, very simple.
Initially we should introduce as many information as possible in the user data, then choose our main activity (Running/Cycling), and thus begin to record our activities. It is important to point out that it is necessary to activate the location on our Android, because the application needs to use the GPS to do the reading of activity data. During the running we can see the activity time, distance and pace in part, after the close of the same and synchronizing with our account you can view the map of our race, lost calories, time per kilometer, altitude and more.
The advantages of this application does not stop there, the smartphone is given us weekly statistics, we can inform you about the equipment used and find friends who use the application also competing/comparing our times with theirs. Excellent motivational factors. We can also say that through Bluetooth signal we may associate a rhythm band.
The usefulness of this application is immense, because it spans two large groups of physical activity, giving practitioners a simple and efficient way to monitor its activities, and may later analyze them and see where they can improve.
The application only takes a little over 30 MB in memory of the smartphone and, of course, promotes a high battery consumption of our gear, however, nothing out of the ordinary for the person using this or another application for the same effect, perfectly acceptable consumption taking into account the need to have GPS to find active.
To conclude, we recommend the application, do you not only enjoy popularity but this is a great accessory for any athlete of running or cycling. The less positive single point is the fact that there is a Premium version and this naturally can be paid, however the same offers us training plans, technical videos and much more. Try it and you will be addicted, for sure.
Note: This review was made by Miguel Barros in android-emotions.pt and translated by Margarida Martins.