Strava Introduces Live Segments for iPhone and Android

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SAN FRANCISCO – May 18, 2016 – Strava, the social network for athletes, introduces Live Segments for mobile devices, the latest Premium feature to inspire athletes to improve their performance. Ideal for the millions of cyclists and runners who use a mobile phone as the their primary training and recording device, Live Segments offers real-time audio cues and visuals of an athlete’s current effort on a segment, their personal record and the person who is at the top of the leaderboard.

Learn more about Strava Live Segments here.

Strava Live Segments provides a variety of visual components, allowing athletes to view their second-by-second performance during starred segments and popular local segments. Audio cues enable athletes to hear their progress on a segment.

“Last July, we launched Live Segments for Garmin cycling computers and saw that athletes really enjoyed the feature. We wanted to extend that positive experience to the millions of athletes who use their phone for riding and running,” says Aaron Forth, Chief Product Officer at Strava.Strava Live Segments screenshots

To use Strava Live Segments, athletes simply begin by recording a ride or run. As athletes approach a starred segment or a popular segment, the screen automatically changes to Live Segments mode. Athletes will see a map of the upcoming segment including a notification bar with segment name and start location. As they get closer to the start of the segment, the notification bar turns from black to orange. Once the segment starts, Premium athletes then see their current effort in the center of the screen, their personal record on the left and the KOM, QOM or CR on the right. Color coding makes it easy to view progress and effort during a segment. Upon completing, the screen summarizes their results and then returns to the athlete’s live stats.

Strava Live Segments is available now for Android and iOS users. For more information on Strava, visit

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