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Safety feature: Text status reports to family member's phone

I'd love it if the Strava app could be set to automatically push selected text messages to a family member's phone at certain intervals - like, for instance, "Starting Ride", or say - sending a location link on a GPS map every 30 minutes.  "Ending Ride" would be very useful as well as excessively long pauses (accident?). It might be annoying to some - but for those of us who ride a long alone, in remote areas, it would be a nice safety feature. I've heard that there are other apps that CAN do this, but running more than one location hog app at a time on my phone would drain my battery quickly. If I'm already using Strava, it would be nice to have just one app to start and stop. 

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    We look forward to hearing your feedback about Beacon, the feature where you can share your real-time location with family and friends. Leave us your feedback in the community discussion linked above. 

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  • Great idea. RoadID I think has functionality like this.

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  • Jessi...look for a feature announcement tomorrow for us.  Strava Beacon.

     

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  • Find my iphone is enabled for us to track me on rides. No matter what you use there is no way for someone to know you were mauled by a bear or a large rolling boulder smashed you. Unless you link a hrm with strava. Im told you can have strava alert someone in the event you flatline. No matter the device you must have a phone. And yes extra drain on batt is an issue. Still a nice feature, just not sure it is necessary since ios and android have this built in - of course everyone must be logged on to their apple icloud or android acct to see tracking. Currently no native interval alert feature though. In the end, Beacon or native os apps will be able to help search and rescue bag you up. 

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  • I am looking forward to using Beacon.  Please add choice to use email for notification rather than just text.

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  • I updated to Premium specifically for the new safety features. To be complete, the app needs "finish" and "help" text notifications.  Otherwise, my "safety contacts" are never sure if I am taking a water break, already finished, or need help on those long rides.  Keep those upgrades coming - especially for the Apple Watch!

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