Strava, the renowned cycling and fitness tracking platform, is elevating the experience of revisiting outdoor activities with its innovative ‘Flyover’ feature. This new offering enables users to replay their activities through a captivating 3D video map. It’s a game-changer in how athletes and outdoor enthusiasts can interact with and reflect on their physical activities.
The ‘Flyover’ feature is powered by Fatmap, a sophisticated 3D mapping platform that Strava acquired earlier this year. This integration marks a significant advancement in Strava’s capabilities, blending detailed activity tracking with immersive visual technology. Fatmap, with its roots in providing high-resolution digital maps for ski resorts, has evolved over the years, incorporating satellite and aerospace data to create a comprehensive outdoor mapping platform. This expertise is now at the heart of Strava’s Flyover feature.
However, there’s a catch: Flyover is exclusive to premium Strava subscribers. Accessing it is straightforward – select a GPS-powered activity from your profile and click the “flyover” button. What makes it more intriguing is its compatibility with all historical activities saved on a user’s profile, offering a retrospective journey through past adventures.
Strava’s strategic move to introduce Flyover comes after it discontinued support for Relive, a third-party app that previously provided a similar 3D mapping experience for activities tracked on Strava and Garmin. This new feature seems to be Strava’s way of filling that gap with an in-house solution, ensuring better integration and user experience.
The roll-out of Flyover has been gradual, initially reaching Android users over the past few months, with an official launch announced recently. However, iOS users will have to wait until early December for their turn, and there’s no clear timeline for when, or if, this feature will be available for web users.
This development is particularly exciting for those who enjoy revisiting their outdoor experiences in a more dynamic and visually engaging way. It’s not just a tool for analyzing performance but also a means to relive adventures and share them with others in a compelling format.
As Strava continues to push the boundaries of fitness technology, Flyover stands as a testament to the platform’s commitment to enhancing user experience. It combines the thrill of outdoor activities with the marvel of modern mapping technologies, promising a unique and immersive way to view one’s physical endeavors.
For outdoor enthusiasts and fitness buffs alike, this new feature is sure to add an extra layer of excitement to tracking and sharing their activities. Keep an eye on Strava’s updates for more innovative features that continue to revolutionize the world of fitness tracking.