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Status: Gathering Kudos

When I search in My Activities I must give the exact word used as one of the words in the activity title.

Searching with "morning" gives (a lot of) hits, but searching with "morn" gives zero hits.
I'm used to searching with partial words and think that it would be a nice feature to add to the Strava website.

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Status changed to: Gathering Kudos
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Hi valldeby,

Thanks for submitting your idea to add a workout effort estimator. It has been reviewed by our moderation team and is now open to voting.


Marya (she/her)
STRAVA | Community Hub Team

Yes, the search could definitely be better.


Strava, please improve the search!

I have 12+ years of activities on Strava. Finding anything by name is nearly impossible.

Here is an example. I am going to do a run on Grand Ridge trail, so I want to look at my past activities. If I search for "Grand Ridge" as two words, it returns me all activities with either "Grand" or "Ridge". I don't know why this has been implemented to use the OR combination of entered words. That is not how people do searches. The more words I enter the narrower search should become. But with the activity search that is opposite. Please change that.

Searching for partial words may also be a good idea, but I suspect, based on how fast the search is, Strava probably uses indexing of words, which would make the partial search impossible.

Mt. Kenya

Like other search functions on other sites, it would a huge advantage to be able to search my activities using many of the available statistics and characteristics of the activity. For example, find all rides with max HR > 160, or all rides with average power < 120, or distance > 50 but less then 75, or all rides within 10% of my FTP, or all rides with over 2% of climbing, or ...

Or, of course, any combination of these using AND, or OR.

Mt. Kenya

My 'advanced search' capabilities has been merged with this idea of improved word searches. I disagree that my idea is similar to the merged idea, as mine is much more comprehensive, but there you go. 

I guess my suggestion will get hidden amongst the comments and not get noticed.


@vinags I'm with you, maybe they employ some dumb algorithm that automatically merges ideas if some words are the same. A more similar idea to yours was proposed in, maybe you can kudo and comment that!



God **bleep** yes how is this not a thing? Literally planned a ride based on the fact i thought I'd ridden a mountain but it didnt show on my activities. Only to find 'Buff' didn't show 'Buffalo'. Seems like a basic search process many people would do.

PLEASE FIX THIS! Searching by part of a word is a basic search feature even my 10 year old website has.