Now … off just like that.. The really good thing about Strava was the social aspect. I was expecting it be turned off moving forward but i have lost all of it unless I guess people go and turn it back on manually which I think most people won’t or won’t care to do. I also made a lot of friends through flyby. This is not entirely true in my experience. Not working AGAIN. The most common question I receive outside of the “what’s the best GPS watch for me” variant, are photography-esq based. So another fun feature is all but dead. Kind of a weird observation. This sits in the “seems like a good idea, but isn’t” category of security protections unfortunately. Strava’s response here seems bumbling and half-baked at best. Gord – “fly by was a free service – you didn’t need a paid membership for it….”. So I thought I’d try to be part of the solution by deleting nearly all my created segments. With some 70 million users being disabled with the flick of a switch, the feature essentially becomes useless overnight. Anyway, I decided to cancel after paying this wonderful service for 3 years. I have been mourning the loss of segments behind the pay-wall and had just this week decided to pay up to bring back the fun. Correction After clicking their name in the list I expected to see the activity page with full details, but instead I got the message “activity not available to you”. It’s amazing seeing the blazé attitude towards privacy in a lot of the comments here. However, the feature showing ‘Today’s’ segment performance has disappeared. Sure, I do think it’s knee-jerk without much thought, merely to put out a fire before it became another ‘Soldiers publish secret location data on social network and are surprised it’s public’ incident of a few years ago. I mean, during a run, my friend I bumped into a couple having *fun* in the wood. A lot easier is just to look at a segment statistic of a given day to get these links. I got the paid membership in May to get back the segment results they removed from the free product. Removing features like this kind of kills that. Like most people, I don’t use the Strava desktop site daily. Communication can be somewhat difficult like the time they sent me an email saying that my charge would be $2.99 on 9/4/20, but it ended up being $7.99…. But now, being so quietly turned off, no one knows its gone, so it becomes kind of useless. It was nice to see who was going past, made a lot of friends that way. Strava quickly disabled the 5+ year old feature, but hasn’t really communicated that well in any way. Would the “Flyby” feature still present itself in my activity if I’m the only person currently showing in it? Archived. Lastly, make sure your browser is updated to the latest version or try another browser. If your activities are public you’ll be seen on this. For me, this was one of the most useful features of Strava. UNLESS, you opted in to have your user name shown. (but also for other reasons, since I then would lose a segment close by, since no segment evaluation in privacy zones!). I assume most Strava Users don’t read D C Rainmaker and aren’t going to check the settings. I’m now seriously re-considering whether I want to pay for this after all. If I passed someone and we chatted for a minute, there’s little chance we’d stop to exchange details. There is no reason to use them anymore. I read it over a morning cuppa just after 6am and it spurred me on to have another look at my privacy settings. So, this was a bigger change that simply setting eveyone’s flyby privacy to Off. You'll support the site, and get ad-free DCR! Not worth paying for that though it’d be like paying for Facebook. The reason I do this is that if they don’t have a privacy zone setup, then people could look at their run (since the ‘Group Activity’ feature is enabled), and find our start/end locations. This is a completely different thing to IRL meetings, and Strava provides a very real way to gain extra information about someone. I’m fairly certain I never had my ‘ACTIVITES’ public in the past and was still able to use Flyby, but I’ve been fiddling around with my settings so much over the last couple of days – trying to get Flyby to work again – that I can’t be sure. I agree – no information at all is counter-productive. I am sure there are many more creepy characters on those sites than there are on Strava. They also have the advantage that they know when they saw you and have their own track recorded so from a privacy perspective FlyBy is considerably worse than just a public activity. This means that the activity was within 50 meters of you at some point, and did not ride with you for an extended period of time (has a low correlation). When I look for it in my Strava Desktop I cannot see where it is. I’m headed to Paris – what do you recommend for training or sightseeing? I have built an extensive list of my most frequently asked questions. Had a local case in DC where a cyclist assaulted some walkers who were posting BLM posters/flyers. A local farmer (obv a Strava user too) must have used Fly-by to see who had been past this remote area and publicly-spirited messaged us. Most people only the app and are not even aware of the feature. I have turned it back on, but what’s the point if the people you are blasting past have it turned off? I don’t think Strava has any discretion. Not working AGAIN. Again, if you press the ‘regenerate’ button on Strava’s Privacy zones, you’ll notice it doesn’t actually center on your house (and it hasn’t for years). You could say strava is in sleep mode. I think it’s far more likely that this change has been brought about because of GDPR, a breach of which would cost Strava in fines. If you’re new around these parts, here’s the long version of my story. Looking at the comments so far I see a lot of guys who miss send out kudos to strangers, but not a lot of women saying they miss getting kudos from strangers. Equally there might even have been romances that started with a Strava flyby. So most users wounldn’t know to switch it back on…. I would guess that online dating sites are responsible for many, many more cases of harassment or abuse than Strava .. yet women and men willingly sign up for those. Also if I click flyby it opens a new tab but just loads a map of the world and then stops, no ride details load. Strava turns every iPhone and Android into a sophisticated running and cycling computer (and we work with your GPS watches and head units, too). Nah, they won’t answer that – at least not paid subscribers. This issue should now be resolved with the latest version of the Strava app, v181.0.3. Granted someone could have used it to follow a runner or cyclist home, but that’s a lot of effort when you could just follow them home! I aim to leave no stone unturned. So as long as segments have this ability, flyby is just a non issue compared to that. It’s a nice break from the day to day sports-tech talk, and I hope you get something out of it! This is a real shame, I used Fly-bys to look at other competitors routes in MTB orienteering events. Honestly, Flyby has been part of why I didn’t bother with Strava. They said I can not get a refund for the remaining 7 months. This issue should now be resolved with the latest version of the Strava app, v181.0.3. Nobody needs Strava for the Analytics all that information and more is available in Garmin connect. Discussion Starter • #1 • Dec 20, 2015. Flybys are only useful/fun if a significant number of users have the feature enabled. Strava is a little more complicated because there are so many different ways to interact with other users (all the leaderboards, for example). Does it require someone else, who would feature in my Flyby, to change their privacy setting away from the default too? yes this what Brian H says ^^^ 100% correct. After that I used flyby to see every person that went past the virtual me, was very useful. People want to meet people. Then I find there’s a limo of 3 a day. In regards to the issue of not communicating the change, I wish they had done it instead of me learning about it in an article days after. The only option is to go private. I’ve never felt so lonely, a whole week of running and not one flyby! Strava athletes know the best places to ride and run, and with 50 million of you in total, that's a whole lot of routes – not just the world's must-do roads and trails, but also the easiest ways to get around town and the most bang-for-the-buck workouts from almost anywhere. Knowing that “Ray Maker” runs every day near Schipol narrows the search enough that you’ll almost certainly only find one person matching that search. What made me pay yesterday was I noticed the FlyBy function was missing and I incorrectly assumed that they had made this part of the premium package. If they’d communicated it to people widely and made it easy to re-enable with a single click from an email it would’ve mitigated the fallout somewhat. The FlyBy feature is basically dead now. I think if Strava wanted to make a true stand on privacy, they’d start by automatically creating privacy zones for your billing address (address on file). I noticed it was gone all of a sudden, but didn’t know why. nuke it immediately. They won’t be getting money from me next year. I can’t fathom the rationale behind disabling one of Strava’s most unique and enjoyable features? Plus, I’d argue if a person is that determined to sit by their computer for years waiting for privacy zones to update to triangulate the exact spot of someone within that few hundred meter radius, it would seem a heck of a lot better option to simply just go sit outside the routes they ran/biked and see where they ended up. Why haven’t you yet released a review for XYZ product you mentioned months ago? link to youtu.be. This is a social medium! Which…people do occasionally. I got home after my ride and reached for my smart phone to check out how competitive I had been on the segments contained within the ride. In pandemic era, it’s been helpful in identifying masks friends who I couldn’t recognize that flew by me in opposite directions. Think my written reviews are deep? And here’s a quick video snippet (without audio), showing the feature working live on a ride from last summer: You could then zoom-in to areas as well, and see the larger routes of the people that went nearby you. And “expensive segments”? GOES 0.0.2 Mar 24, 2020 Download and process data from GOES-16 and GOES-17. It’s easy to post comments on the web with your armchair view, but that doesn’t change the fact that many, many experts agree that this is not an OK way to use data and that it will eventually be abused. Install $ pip install strava-flyby. I also just put together my complete ‘Gear I Use’ equipment list, from swim to bike to run and everything in between (plus a few extra things). But as always, don’t post on a social platform if you don’t want social data shared on said social platform. Click on the title of an activity and you are taken to the overview screen which shows KPIs for the ride (click on the “show now” button to reveal the calories burned estimate and elapsed time for that ride) plus achievements, a map of the ride, an elevation chart and your segments. Or you could ask someone for their name. exaclty. Companies seem to be terrified of even the slightest breach. So activities marked private were/are never visible (despite the Twitter user’s statement to the contrary). So, there ya go – a complete look at the rise…and now fall, of Flyby. Start times are only visible to your followers, so what’s the problem really? I usually use flybys to send kudos and follow runners to build a platform for the brands I am an ambassador for. My friend list on Strava is made up of people I know in real life and want to share my training with. I was trying to find flybys for yesterday’s activity… couldn’t find anything until I hit google searches. I wrote a little bit about it five years ago, showing how it worked on a random Sunday morning ride. Users can re-enable it, but only if they knew it was disabled in the first place. This is all gone. Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by! I’m pretty disappointed by Strava’s handling of this. OMG, this!! bug/development? The only communication they’ve done to date is putting a notification at the top of your desktop/website feed. Where do you see (or not) the Flyby activity ? with someone and a nice way to catch up afterwards by pinging quick kudos. I thought it was something I’d done, but it turns out not. Attribute Explanation; Flyby : A ( ) means that this activity was a flyby with the primary activity. Thanks for the complete update. Cant believe Strava turned off Flybys without any coverage. We know the saying if you aren’t paying for something, then you are the product. Fun fact, whilst she was still Prime Minister I could look at Margaret Thatcher’s medical records – weren’t very exciting (although Dennis being her “dependant” was pretty hilarious). Alternatively, for everything else on the planet, simply buy your goods from Amazon via the link below and I get a tiny bit back as an Amazon Associate. At least with the new option, you can be public but people can’t use Flyby to identify you. Garmin give you all the same features for free for life. I’d prefer Strava quietly regenerate these circles every month for fun, but they don’t do that to my understanding. I use it when I need it. If you draw one or two privacy zones this way it’s effective, if you draw 100 then very quickly the real centre will begin to show because the random fake centre must by definition revolve around the real centre, otherwise it might occasionally put your house outside of the zone. Users can re-enable it, but only if they knew it was disabled in the I’ve used it to find lots of like-minded runners and have made friendships from connecting with it. In the last few days there has been a big windows update that took a while to complete, but the problem predates that so pretty sure that isn't the problem. I *NEVER* start/end them at my door (anywhere I go, even at hotels in cities). Turning it on for Races would be a good idea for my main use but it wouldn’t reunite cameras and owners! Wasn’t illegal back then. After getting over the injury I was trying to use the new limited free version but was struggling, as not able to see the rankings was a huge benefit, so was toying with the idea of going back to premium. 2,038 Posts . Instead they took it upon themselves to decide what users want. We appreciate your patience and understanding.”. B) I simply don’t make public things I don’t want public: For example, you won’t find on my Strava feed my bike route each day from home to dropping off kids at their schools, to then going to the office. As it is now, it is completely useless and pointless.. they could have also prompted users to the change and gave them 3 options The riders that never knew about it deserve their anonymity IMHO. No problem, here's the platform I use - you can too! I tried to create a new meet-up but that failed too, then a third. Strava has somewhat quietly turned off, for all users, the Flyby feature, after a tweet went viral during the last few days, based on privacy concerns. It’s very hard to be secret in public these days. at the bottom right click on “Downgrade to the free plan”. It is a different scenario to a heartrate band. . Rankings and full stats for my rides were interesting for a while, but I’ll never be anywhere near #1 on any segment, and now I have a pretty decent idea how I’m riding. Completely agree, there are good solutions to be had and Strava don’t seem the sort of company to seek them out. Put them out their misery, sell off the assets. On the other hand, on another local trail it was used to identify someone who was actually punching cyclists going the other direction – the right person. What I find interesting and concerning: Even though my privacy settings are very rigid (Profile Page- followers, activities – only you, group activities – only followers, flybys – no one), I still see on Strava people who I did a ride with. Moving the centre of the privacy zone will, in all instances, reduce the area where your house might be. What they did was basically ruin it for everyone based on what is likely nothing more than hearsay about supposed Strava FlyBy stalking. It … Flyby was only one way to do that! When I click on the link for flyby it now gives me a world map instead of my ride. I used this to see how many people used a cycle path near me. . Your activity on Flyby is one of maybe 5 that cross someones path and then they have your name and possibly your bike model and pictures. I’m just amazed this took 5 years, it’s pretty much always been illegal in the UK! But at the end of the day, you might just be wondering “What does Ray use when not testing new products?”. However I also know that Strava sells my data to various groups, not that my local or state government seems to do much positive with it. Perhaps “takes one to know one” is relevant here. . Knowing that “Dave” served you is not useful since “Dave” might live 50 miles away. Yes, it’s a completely useless feature now. My dad got an e-bike and I want to log my rides with it on strava but don't want to ruin the local strava … virtue signaling? All you’d achieve is a slightly larger circle, given enough activities. I re-enabled it, but I doubt most will, so it is effectively now useless. Same here, only for running. and there’s no way that they’d go back on themselves and have it as opt-out again like it used to be, so that’s it, it’s dead…. Moving time too short and pace too fast on Suunto activities? Install $ pip install strava-flyby. This excitability seems to be an attribute of new, enthusiastic individuals who just discovered exercise and want to share it with the world. Being attractive has it’s pros and cons like most other things in life. Gotta have those social features, implications be damned! However, that does/did require that users have both their activity set to ‘Public’. I did notice lately that some athletes showed up in the fly-by list of who their activity should have not been visible to me. I would much rather just scroll through ads and get the segments back for free. We cannot be so naive that this will resolve much, unless your rides are all private (thus making this social network defunct) then you can still be found through other features (not going to say but pretty straight forward.). I just wish more people didnt keep everything so locked down on garmin. At least, if you believe Strava Segments are the soul of what makes Strava, well, Strava. Hope they fix it or I’ll be gone. If a user does not want the public to see anything about their activity they could toggle this setting from “Everyone” (default) to either “Followers” or “Just You”. I think Garmin adds history on new segments. And their lack of any communication or warning on this switch was the final straw for me I went in and cancelled my Summit membership today (or as they say “downgraded” it). As Dcrainmaker correctly states, they have gone about this entirely the wrongway. Then hit up Wiggle at the link below! 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