Cycling apps with live tracking?

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  • psychotext
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    The missus is on a cycle ride this weekend (sadly she doesn’t do many) but we’re going to be tight on time so if she takes too long I’m going to have to find her / pick her up. Usually I use Strava for tracking rides etc, but in this case it would be useful to have something that reports position online fairly regularly so I can monitor her progress / work out a good place to meet her if required.

    Anyone know any apps that do this? Supposedly Map my Ride MVP and Endomondo Pro do, but ideally I’d like to avoid having to pay for what will essentially amount to a single use.

    If I had to pay… which of these apps is generally considered best? Thanks. 🙂

    soma_rich
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    I thought Endomondo free did this, have they stopped that now?

    Premier Icon nemesis
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    Everytrail does it.

    I think that the Google tracks app does too.

    scotroutes
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    soma_rich wrote:

    I thought Endomondo free did this, have they stopped that now?

    +1

    jambalaya
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    Endomondo free certainly used to (even if you have to pay its hardly a fortune)

    Premier Icon riddoch
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    Garmin fit let’s you do it but they charge for it.
    isn’t this the ideal excuse to buy a edge 510/810/1000?

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    built into iOS with find my friends app. i’m sure there will be a android equivalent.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Find My iPhone? Or Find My Friends?

    That’s what my missus uses to know when to put my tea on 😀

    Edit: beaten to it.

    psychotext
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    Sorry, should have specified, whilst she has an iOS device, I don’t… which means Find my Friends is out. Tracking has to be visible via a website.

    Endomondo’s website seems to indicate that tracking is only available with pro. It’s cheap enough though. I assume given the number of people mentioning it, the app works fairly well?

    Edit – Some awful reviews on the latest version of the pro app.

    Though reading this it seems that it is indeed supported by the free app: https://www.endomondo.com/features

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Sorry, should have specified, whilst she has an iOS device, I don’t… which means Find my Friends is out. Tracking has to be visible via a website.

    You can sign into her iCloud account on any device and use Find my iPhone on there.

    ^^^what Jambo said. I stalk my missus all the time this way, and my kids for that matter. But Endomondo does it too, see here: https://www.endomondo.com/features

    psychotext
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    Just found that same link funnily enough. Will give it a trial run tomorrow. Thanks. 🙂

    soma_rich
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    Life360 app does it on Android….

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Sorry, should have specified, whilst she has an iOS device, I don’t… which means Find my Friends is out. Tracking has to be visible via a website.

    https://www.icloud.com/#find

    You just need her Apple ID and password.

    Glympse does it. I use it on Android.

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    riddoch – Member

    Garmin fit let’s you do it but they charge for it.
    isn’t this the ideal excuse to buy a edge 510/810/1000?

    You still need a smart phone though to use that feature on an edge.

    Yea, Glympse is good.

    mattrgee
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    FollowMee.

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    Came accross a really interesting one when looking at routes a while ago , not sure if this is is but looks good has live tracking and used by mountain rescue http://www.viewranger.com/en-gb/features

    Premier Icon andyr
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    I use Real Time GPS Tracker on my android phone when I’m out on the bike on my own so the Mrs know where I am in case the worst happens. Needs a phone signal to send your position out though (like all of them).

    Seems pretty good so far.

    Dibbs
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    isn’t this the ideal excuse to buy a edge 510/810/1000?

    Worked on my wife when I changed from a 800 to a 810 😉

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    Am I missing something? Why can’t she use a normal mapping app and text you a grid reference?

    binzo
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    The buddy beacon on viewranger is great I use it when I go out on my own so my wife can see where I am

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    book marked

    RAGGATIP
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    OsmAnd with Osmo or if you want you can have the autonomy of building your own website and displaying your location there like I have.

    psychotext
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    Am I missing something? Why can’t she use a normal mapping app and text you a grid reference?

    Because I want to be able to predict where she’ll be / see how she’s going… not know where she is. Nor did I want her to have to worry about it, just to get on with the cycling.

    Anyway, Endomondo worked very well indeed. The only issue is that for whatever reason it doesn’t support speed / cadence sensors (bluetooth smart) even though the iPhone does. Thanks to all that suggested it.

    Might see if Map My Ride / Runkeeper will store that data as it would be nice to have for future rides. At least for later analysis anyway.

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