Strava is hugely popular for tracking and sharing rides, in part helped by the fact the basic app is free. The Premium membership has offered advanced features and data metric for a few years now, but it has now been replaced by Summit with three packs of features focused on training, safety and analysis.
Summit replaces Premium with Training, Safety and Analysis Packs available as an all-inclusive bundle or à la carte. This better serves the specific needs of athletes reckons the US company.
Annual Summit membership for all three packs costs £47.99, or £18.99 for an individual pack. Premium used to cost £44.99, so Summit does cost a bit more, but savings can be had by choosing just the package you need to suit your cycling needs. You can try a single pack for £2.49 a month or all three packs for £6.99.
If you’re an existing Strava Premium member you retain access to all the advanced features you’re already used to at their current price, says Strava – presumably until either your monthly or annual subscription runs out.
The Training Pack provides advanced training tools and insights to help you improve your fitness for a target race or event. This pack includes training plans, custom goals by distance, power, time or segments, race analysis, filtered leaderboards and KOM and PR breakdowns.
Analysis Pack helps you go into detail with performance data from connected sensors like heart rate and power meters, so you can get the most from those products. You can analyses workouts in detail with pace zones and lap data, look at your fitness and freshness to see how workouts are impacting your fitness over time, analyse power meter data and use relative effort to train consistently.
Lastly, Safety Pack is focused on routing with the addition of Beacon and real-time tracking, so you can share your location with friends and family, ideal for bikepacking or touring rides.
“Strava is a community of athletes helping each other achieve their goals,” says James Quarles, CEO of Strava. “Ninety-two per cent of Strava athletes who set goals remain active ten months later. Summit Packs are designed to better tailor and personalize our features to members’ needs. Whether your goal is returning from injury or training for your first marathon, Summit Packs provide the performance tools you need along the way.”
The image above shows all the features you get with each pack.
More info at www.strava.com/summit
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.