We get it all the time – as we’re heading out the door the significant other asks, “When are you going to be home?“. Sometimes it’s because there’s yard work to do, sometimes it’s because we’re meeting friends later that day. While those are valid reasons we have to realize that the real underlying reason is simply because they want to know you are safe.
That’s the root of Beacon.
Beacon lets Premium athletes share their real-time location during an activity with up to three safety contacts. It’s a feature for all athletes, not just those who want to improve their performance.
If you are a premium Strava member here’s how to start Beacon.
1. Open up the app and go to start a new run or ride.
2. Tap the Beacon icon in the lower right.
3. Pick up to three safety contacts who will receive your location.
4. An orange dot will indicate when Beacon is active, letting you know your contacts can see where you’re going. Remember you’ll need to send a text every time you start a new activity to keep your Beacon up to date.
We give Strava a big two thumbs up on this new development!