Strava for Apple Watch Gains ‘Beacon’ Safety Feature

Strava apple watch beacon

If you use the fitness tracking app Strava, a new update brings the Beacon safety feature to Apple Watch.

Beacon allows you to share your location with up to three safety contacts during your activity. This is useful if you’re heading out for a bike run, run or any other outdoor activity. Previously, the ability to enable Beacon was only possible on the iOS version of Strava, but now you can activate it on Apple Watch.

Prior to enabling Beacon on Apple Watch, you need to set up your safety contacts within Strava on iPhone under Settings. Once that’s done, launch Strava on Apple Watch, head over to Settings and toggle on Beacon. The next time you start a run or bike ride from Strava on Apple Watch, for example, your safety contacts will automatically be sent a location link to see where you are.

Click here to download Strava for iOS in the App Store.