Learn how OnStar can help you enjoy summer to the fullest
Have you created a summer bucket list yet? This year, many Americans are excited to get outdoors and enjoy activities like kayaking, fishing, hiking and camping. In fact, a recent travel trend report shows that the number of people seeking outdoor experiences rose by 153 percent between 2019 and 2021.
Whether you’ve started a summer bucket list or not, OnStar* wants to help you feel prepared on your adventures. OnStar Members can feel confident when venturing out into the world knowing they can access OnStar safety services practically anywhere with the OnStar Guardian® app.* All you have to do is download the app on your phone, and you can have access to Emergency Advisors* in case you get injured on a hike or experience another emergency.
Whatever fun activities you’re planning, here’s how you can use OnStar and the Guardian app to have a little more reassurance, all summer long.
Exploring new trails
Mountain biking and hiking are great ways to stay active and get out in nature. Plus, there are countless trails all over the country that range in difficulty levels, so you can easily find one everyone will enjoy.
In addition to packing essentials like a helmet, water, snacks and sunscreen, make sure you know how to use the Location Status* feature within the Guardian app. It can come in handy because it allows you and up to seven loved ones* to view and share locations on a live map. Use it if you get separated from the group, or simply want to keep tabs on family members’ locations to know when lunch should be ready back at camp.
Find the world beyond the pavement
Learn how OnStar can help you find mountain bike trails all over the country.
If you fall or have a medical emergency while biking, push the red Emergency button in your Guardian app. A specially trained Emergency Advisor can assess the situation, provide guidance and contact First Responders for you if necessary.
Making waves on waterways
Summer is the ultimate season to try new water activities, and interest in water sports experiences has increased by 311 percent over the last couple years. Whether you’re fishing, kayaking or relaxing at the beach, water safety is more than just knowing how to swim.
Kayaking is for everyone
Learn six tips for your next kayaking adventure.
It’s always best to be prepared if you’re heading out on the water, so pack life jackets, sunscreen and a first-aid kit. If there’s no lifeguard on duty and there’s a medical emergency while you’re at the beach, you can push the red Emergency button in the Guardian app, which can connect you to an Emergency Advisor who can direct First Responders to your location.
Exploring the open road by motorcycle
Summer brings ideal weather for motorcyclists, and experienced riders know the freedom of the open road is unmatched. Having the Guardian app on hand can help free your mind with features like Mobile Crash Response, Roadside Assistance* and Emergency Services.* For longer road trips, you can share your location with friends and family, so they can have peace of mind and know when you have reached your destination.
Venturing outside your comfort zone
Staycations, local trails and nearby beaches are great, but you should also feel confident exploring outside your hometown. Members have added peace of mind knowing Advisors are ready to help 24/7. If you run into trouble, push the red Emergency button on the Guardian app to connect to help, and an Advisor can contact First Responders for you and your loved ones. Roadside Assistance is also available, and an Advisor can request assistance if you have a flat tire or run out of fuel.
While you should always plan ahead, check the weather and pack essentials before heading out on a new summer outing, it’s great to know that OnStar has your back.