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Strava launches instant segment times feature

See in real-time whether you nabbed a KOM or beat your previous best

Strava has just released a new feature called Real-time Segments that gives users live performance updates during their ride. If you're a Strava Premium athlete, you can now see exactly where you stack up on a certain segment the instant you complete it, without waiting until you've uploaded the ride to see your results.

Real-time Segments allows you to see the day’s leaderboard on your phone straightaway, so you can see where you stand. So, if you've been targeting a specific segment you can now see in real-time whether you nabbed a KOM or beat your previous best time. 

“Bringing segment times to athletes in real-time is huge,” says Alex Mather, Head of Product at Strava. “It's incredibly rewarding to put out a hard effort and instantly see where the effort stacked up - no more waiting until the activity is finished to see the results. Segment times is just the first of some really exciting real-time features that we have in the pipeline.”

Now available on Android and coming soon to iPhone, Strava athletes can see which of their followers are currently out riding or running. Premium members can opt-in to this feature (it’s “off” by default) and share real-time segment stats with followers. Real-time Segments will also have audio support on popular segments in order to listen to performance updates during a segment effort.

You can download the latest version of the app at www.strava.com/mobile.

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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