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I would really like to manage my favorite (starred) segments separately from segments that I want to sync to my Garmin device. There are a few reasons for that:

1) Garmin devices can handle only a relatively small number of segments. Theoretically the limit is 100 but in practice Garmin's implementation is glitchy - when the number of synced segments is large, it randomly fails to sync some segments and the sync time becomes too long (e. g. up to 10 minutes when on mobile network).

2) There are some segments that are extremely difficult or impossible to discover because they are long and have little popularity. I stumble upon segments like that by seeing them in someone's activity. I star as a way to bookmark them, so that I can run them some time in the future.

3) Starring a segment is a popularity booster. I star some segments because I don't want them to get hidden and deleted.

Basically I want to keep more segments starred, but Garmin's issues force me to unstar many segments and keep the list of starred segments short, which is opposite to the original intention of starred segments.

Ideally there should be a separate flag for whether a segment is synced. Synced segments should be a subset of starred segments. I would really prefer to go thorough a list of starred segments and select or unselect which segments should be synced. That would be great! 

Mt. Kenya

Agreed! I star segments I have gained a top ten in, but again, like you this is not something Garmin likes. I know Strava keeps automatic lists of KOMS bUt does anyone know a better way of seeing your top tens, and getting notified if you get knocked out of top ten?

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Mt. Kenya

100% Agree. I star segments to bookmark them, I don't want to have them uploaded to garmin. I think Strava should add ''Saved segments'' - the ones you just save for yourself to find easily. And starred segments is a level up from Saved segments which means they will be uploaded to Garmin. This way you can just scroll through your saved segments and ''star'' a couple of them that you want to race, say, within the next few rides.

Mt. Kenya

All the mentioned points are true

  • battery life
  • stress to eyes 
  • Extremely bad in dark environments because you get migraine etc 
  • Might wake up partner when using at bed time
  • All apps go to dark mode when navigating and stuff like it because you eyes need to adopt to brightness to see in the dark again when your screen glows
  • Common add on
  • not hard to implement with a proper living design guide
  • topic has been around for ages

As of 2023 I will now promote to cancel subscription of Strava to everyone in the clubs I am in. I hope this will result in significant losses for you because you do not seem to care about this while 90% of the users need this feature.

Maybe recent development practices of triple A game companies should be something you can learn from: they listen to their audience. They give them timelines or tell them that It will come (later). 

Status changed to: Archived
Moderator Moderator

Hello. We wanted to let you know that your idea submission from July 2022 regarding managing device synced segments separately from starred segments has received little support from the Community and will not be added to our Product Roadmap in the foreseeable future.  The idea submission will be archived.  

Please note that your feedback is valuable to Strava. As stated in our Community Idea Guidelines, we receive many idea submissions each week, and realistically, there may be various reasons that prevent us from including an idea on our Product Roadmap.  

We want to thank you for taking the time to submit your idea and we look forward to your continued contributions to the Strava Community. 

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STRAVA | Community Hub Team