While we are proud of the new feature, we can’t take all the credit. The concept for Beacon came from the Strava community. “We started by surveying our athletes to find out what types of features they would be most interested in and safety ranked highest,” said Rayleen Hsu, our Director of Product Marketing.
"Let’s say it’s 3:30, you said you’d be home at 3:00 and you’re not moving towards home,"
Take a quick look at how to send a Beacon:
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.