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Shkhara
Status: Gathering Kudos

I recently upgraded my bike computer and bought a smart watch. Everyone can immediately check what types they are as they are displayed, taken from the .fit file.

I don't need to show off what gear I have. In many places, it's outright dangerous to share that you have an Apple Ultra or a Garmin Tactic watch, as thugs will follow and rob you for it.

So,  please:

  • Create an option to hide the device name that is taken from the uploaded/synched .fit file
  • And/or an option to automatically rename a device between the .fit file and the Strava displaying of it.

Thanks for considering.

43 Comments
Status changed to: Gathering Kudos
Soren
Denali

​​Thanks for submitting your idea for hiding the source of the recording device. It has been reviewed by our moderation team and is now open to voting.

Thomas5555
Mt. Kenya

Agreed! I understand why you would want to share device type but I feel you should be able to hide it if desired. It seems like a very simple and low-impact change.

Allynleisey
Mt. Kenya

Any word on this?

invincible_89
Mt. Kenya

+1 Any update on this?

Luiz
Mt. Kenya

Up

eyyon77kbs
Mt. Kenya

Please vote for privacy&security.

spires04
Mt. Kenya

Really hope they introduce this. It’s a serious personal security breach

zecanard
Kilimanjaro

While I did vote for this, I would also like if Strava would allow us to display the recording device when importing activities from third-party apps. I record using the Workout app on my Apple Watch, then import the FIT files into Strava using HealthFit. And even though the FIT files contain the recording device, Strava doesn’t display it. I would actually like it to be the case.

Until Strava makes these changes, anyone worried about their privacy/personal safety can import from a third-party app as a workaround.

japerala
Mt. Kenya

Yeah, please add this! I've been waiting this for years!

Former Member
Not applicable

+1

I feel this is a really important privacy feature.

Noreika
Mt. Kenya

+1!

Gbugler
Mt. Kenya

+1

Alphacharlie
Mt. Kenya

Just like the original poster, why does anyone need to know what device I use to record the activity? I can call my bike, shoes or boots what I like without a problem so why not be able to nickname the device?

silver_field
Mt. Kenya

Strongly agree.

nicob94
Mt. Kenya

+1