An app to let people watch my location without logging in?
If its a well known challenge they may be able to put the route map on for you, otherwise you may need to create one for them. They’ll post you a GPS tracker the size of a large matchbox, but it’ll cost about £35 for the weekend’s hirePosted 7 months ago
I use glympse on my phone. It sends a link out to people and they can watch your progress on the web. Free, and they don’t need to log in. You have to set how long to track for but it can be for up to 12hours after which you need to go to your phone and extend the time. I don’t know how long you can extend for.
Seems light on traffic and battery and tracks much better than Garmin does. For 12hours you might need to a USB battery as backup and you will want to test what it does to your data but I’m never found it to be a problem.Posted 7 months agodaernMember
Garmin Connect does this and so does Strava Beacon. In the case of Garmin Connect, you obviously need a Bluetooth connected Garmin, which relays positions back via your phone. This data can be viewed using a special link in Garmin Connect, which does not require authentication.
Strava beacon is much the same, and can receive data either from Garmin, or from the Strava app direct. It requires a premium account though.Posted 7 months agothecaptainMember
Note that the garmin thing actually gives event progress,i.e distance and time etc. I’ve found it to work well in races but only used once or twice. For more general location sharing Life360 may also be suitable. Use that with my wife for general out and about and when will they be home sort of stuff.Posted 7 months ago
Can you configure update frequency?
Not with glympse no. I think the Garmin one updates less frequently
I’m surprised there is a battery issue with Glympse. Did you leave it on the Glympse screen or just go back to the normal ‘desktop’ display? For 12hrs I would assume you would need a USB battery connected anyway
For 12+ hours you would need to extend the time within Glympse at least once during the event anyway as 12hours is the max at the momentPosted 6 months ago
I did a 50m run, also had Strava open and a bit of WhatsApp. Battery 50% after, must’ve been nearly full at the start
turn Strava and WhatsApp off as another test. Ive run it for hours before with no problems. It depends on your phone a bit of course but 50pct sounds wrong imoPosted 6 months ago
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