App-based fitness coaches have been growing in popularity over the past few years, as companies attempt to turn their fitness tracking apps into services that can also help people train more effectively.
The latest to do this is Strava, the self-proclaimed social media network for athletes, which has added a new feature called Live Segments.
Live Segments is essentially aimed at runners and cyclists who use their phones to track their progress, and offers real-time audio and visual cues on personal records, the segment, and who s at the top of the leaderboard.
Premium customers will also see their efforts in real-time on the screen, as well as personal records.
When the segment is completed, you ll see your results for the segment on the screen.
This could help in fine-tuning the details of a training session.