Strava adds the Beacon safety feature to Garmin fitness devices

The world’s largest social media network designed just for athletes, Strava, announced the integration safety feature Beacon to Garmin LiveTrack.

What is Beacon?

When cyclists or runners head out for an exercise session, they leave the house to take on the roads and trails. Sometimes it can be difficult to locate your loved one when they’re in the zone since they aren’t paying attention to their phones. Beacon is a feature in Strava software that allows athletes to share their real-time locations with select safety contacts.

That’s an important feature for keeping track of loved ones on a real time map since they may lose track of time. It’s also not unheard of for runners and athletes to take a fall, get hit by a car, or get caught up in other trouble.

Strava Premium’s Beacon feature is now available for select Garmin devices:

  • garmin-forerunner630-2015-10-21-01Edge 520, 820, 1000
  • Edge Explore 820
  • Forerunner 230, 235, 630, 735XT
  • Fenix 3

Beacon is available now for Strava Premium members with Strava v4.22.00 or later. Download Strava for iOS or Android and upgrade to Strava Premium to access additional Premium features such as Live Segments. To learn more about Strava, visit

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