It’s a challenge for many runners, particularly on long runs or on remote trails. How do you let everyone know where you are? Garmin has a their “My Live Activity” tracker that lets you send a map that lets people track your progress.
Strava has added a similar feature with the new Strava Beacon. When you’re running with your smartphone, you can send a text with a link to anyone – they don’t need to be Strava users – that lets them follow your progress.
Beacon lets you share your location with three designated “safety contacts” before starting a workout. Once you share your location with them, they’ll receive a text message with a link to a map where they can track your movements in real-time. They can see how much battery you have left on your phone.