Strava Live turns smartphone into real-time Strava computer

Strava sells Premium membership with Quad Lock bike mount for US$99

With an update of its mobile app, Strava has a new interface it's calling Strava Live, which gives a host of real-time cycling metrics and a live map. Some of the features are available for free; Premium subscribers can also access things like power and cadence, if they have the required sensors.

The Strava Live app update is for iOS and Android.

Garmin recently announced Strava Live Segments, where riders with certain Garmin Edge computers can track their performance on Strava segments in real time.

While many of the metrics and recording functionality of the Strava app existed before, Strava Live offers an optional always-on display and and custom settings to manage battery life.  

Strava’s chief product officer Aaron Forth said some 87 percent of Strava users used their phones to track a ride or run in 2014.

With that in mind, Strava is selling a  Strava-branded Quad Lock bike mount now, with a one-year Strava Premium membership and Quad Lock bundle going for US$99. International pricing is to be confirmed.

Strava Live is available with the latest version of the Strava’s iOS and Android mobile apps.

Ben Delaney

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Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team Issue, Specialized S-Works Tarmac, Priority Eight city bike... and a constant rotation of test bikes
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
  • Beer of Choice: Saison Dupont
  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA

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