Strava recently updated their global Heatmap feature with a new option to view the Terrain in 3D. The goal of the 3D view is to allow users to more easily plan out their route with a better visual understanding of the terrain.
The Strava Heatmap is a function that shows the most popular routes used by Strava’s 75+ million users. In regards to the new 3D Heatmap feature, Strava says, “Athletes who frequently cover mountainous or varied terrain will find it useful to see where the community explores most frequently to inspire their rides.”
Strava has both free and paid memberships. The free version of Strava allows for activity tracking, whereas the paid membership (USD $5/month) comes with a wide range of features including: custom goals, training plans, leaderboards, live analysis and feedback, custom heart zone training, personal heat maps, and real-time segment performance.
Strava continues to add new features and functions to the app on a regular bases. Last month, Strava added group fitness challenges and personalized segment recommendations.