Strava has made one of its key safety features free to use

The live-location sharing feature lets friends and family know you're safe

two cyclists after their ride
(Image credit: Strava)

Strava has opted to make its Beacon feature free, when used as part of its mobile app. 

The Beacon feature will continue to be a paid for service for those using it with a connected device, such as a Garmin bike computer, Strava says this is "due to the added complexity of supporting those integrations." 

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.