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Question: I already synced an activity, can I change the activity type?
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Answer: While we had multiple correct answers, here is more information to help you out:
We get it - It can be hard to remember to change your activity type before starting the activity. That’s why we give users the ability to edit an activity at any time to update the sport type (does not include manual activities to virtual ones as these must be recorded initially as a virtual activity using a supported virtual trainer or treadmill.) though you may see some changes to your activity analysis based on the new sport type, including which segments you're matched to.
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On the mobile app:
Yes, you can. I'm routinely reminding my new club members (Beginner Cyclists) to make sure they have the right activity type and to crop their activity if they accidently leave Strava recording when driving off after a ride.
Luckily - yes. Who never accidentally recorded a walk as a run, or the other way around? 😃 I’d also use that option if I want to change a regular run into “trail run”, as I record all runs as one type and adjust the activity accordingly only after syncing to Strava.
On a side note, I wish there was some kind of automatic check of activity type & prompt to change it when needed (or auto-flag) - so many KOM/QOMs and Top10s are littered by people with wrong activity types. Running segments by people on inline skates, cycling segments by people on motorcycles… well, maybe something to come in future..?