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Strava introduces Live Segments for iPhone & Android + video

Real-time segment info now available on your mobile phone

Strava has extended its Live Segments feature for Premium members to cover mobile devices.

Live Segments provides real-time information concerning your current performance on a segment, along with your own personal record and the data of the person at the top of the leaderboard.
 
You get a variety of visual features that allow you to gauge your performance second-by-second on starred segments and popular local segments, and audio cues also tell you how you’re progressing.

Strava launched Live Segments for Garmin cycle computers last year, and now it has been extended to the Strava mobile phone app. 

Check out our review of the Garmin Edge 520 cycle computer here.

To use Strava Live Segments, you begin by recording a ride or run. As you approach a starred segment or a popular segment, the screen automatically changes to Live Segments mode. 

You will see a map of the upcoming segment including a notification bar with the segment name and start location. As you get closer to the start of the segment, the notification bar turns from black to orange. 

Once the segment starts, you see your current effort in the centre of the screen, your personal record on the left and the KOM (King of the Mountains), QOM (Queen of the Mountains) or CR (Course Record) on the right. Colour coding is designed to make it easy to view your progress and effort during a segment. 

Once you’ve finished the segment, the screen summarises your results and then returns to your live stats.

Strava Live Segments are only available to Premium athletes. 

“Before, during and after activity, Premium maximises performance and elevates the Strava experience with personalised coaching, advanced analysis and now Live Segments,” says Strava

Premium is available to all Strava users for £3.99 per month or £39.99 per year.  

Strava Live Segments is available now for Android and iOS.

Get more info on Strava Live Segments here. 
 

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 over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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