Strava Beacon Feature with Apple Watch
The beacon feature is fantastic when used properly. Not only is it a way to share your position with someone, which helps for safety, and for communicating where you are (in real-time). I rode downtown two weeks ago in the dark--I easily communicated my location as I was meeting a group.
My feedback is two-fold. First, it is dark when I commute to and from work now. I launch the Strava app to record my trips, and I strongly want the beacon feature to automatically send the text to my wife. I don't want to dig for my phone when it is cold outside.
Second, if the feature is not made automatic, make a control on the apple watch to send the beacon text. I want to control this feature from my watch (if the text does not automatically go out when I start each cycling adventure).
Otherwise, I love the Strava product, and really enjoy keeping track of my efforts each week!