Safety apps

Online tracking?

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22/02/2013 at 15:42

If you've got the phone with you, can you not just tell them if you need to phone them?

22/02/2013 at 16:31

Andriod users can use Real Time GPS tracker.  I use it for some of my longer runs so that my wife knows where I am.  She can turn it on remotely and as long as there is signal and GPS signal can see where I am.  Password only access so as secure as it can be I suppose, I have the phone to call if I need it, but if someone wants to know where I am on a race - if they are supporting me at a certain point then useful. 

K80
22/02/2013 at 19:00
skotty wrote (see)

is it possible to set something up on someone else's phone to track them without them knowing?

 

skotty wrote (see)

i tried something like that one afternoon but it didn't seem to work too well.

looked like the wife never left the bedroom all afternoon.

perhaps she just left her phone there.

Not really sure whether to laugh or warn your missus Skotty

22/02/2013 at 19:55
Yes it is possible to do this
22/02/2013 at 19:59
Running Bench wrote (see)

Andriod users can use Real Time GPS tracker.  I use it for some of my longer runs so that my wife knows where I am.  She can turn it on remotely and as long as there is signal and GPS signal can see where I am.  Password only access so as secure as it can be I suppose, I have the phone to call if I need it, but if someone wants to know where I am on a race - if they are supporting me at a certain point then useful. 

I know theres a gag there somewhere about your wife knowing where you are on your 'run' but I cant think of one right now ........ but I know its there!

 

22/02/2013 at 20:13
I know one but far too rude for here.....they'd ban me =:O
Blisters    pirate
24/02/2013 at 16:09

Endomondo works:

You invite people to have access to the tracker, so it's not exactly a stalkers charter.
Forumite Prince Siegfried cycled from Lands End to John O'Groats, and I was able to see key points along the route, including the ability to meet up with him near Bristol. I followed their route all the way up tot the tip of the northernmost point. It got quite exciting. Or am i sad?

cougie    pirate
25/02/2013 at 17:56
I don't think its creepy if the person using the phone wants to be tracked.
That said - its probably not going to help much. I could only see some kind of freak accident where you've fallen and knocked your head and then your tracking pal could find you. Unless the battery runs out, or they've gone shopping and forgotten about you. Its a neat app but very limited use for 99.9% of runners.
28/02/2013 at 12:53

I set up Apple's 'Find My Friends' on my iphone so my dad could see where I was on long runs and races. Not for my safety, just cause he was interested in following my whereabouts along the West Highland Way. Can only be used to track you by people you have pre-approved. It's very accurate. I can look at his phone's location on a zoomed-in map and tell which end of the house he's sitting in! I know you said an android phone, but there must be something similar available...


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