Safety apps

Online tracking?

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20/02/2013 at 17:35

Hello!

Does anyone know of an android app that will continually track your whereabouts for friends and family to access should you get into difficulites whilst out alone?

I think it's a good idea to keep a mobile phone with you whilst out running, especially when off road as I do a lot, but what would be really useful would be a way for friends and family to look you up in real time!

Thanks!

cougie    pirate
20/02/2013 at 17:37
Google Latitude ?
20/02/2013 at 19:45

I really wouldn't WANT people to be tracking me in real time.  What a creepy idea 

 

20/02/2013 at 22:14
I've used 'where's my phone' in the past. It's exclusive to iPhone though.
20/02/2013 at 23:01

I must admit last month running in the snow and ice along a raised path surrounded by water miles from anywhere did make me realise no one had a clue where I was and how vunerable/stupid I was. It wasn't like I was slipping around or anything but it did have that "opening scene in "Casualty"" feel about it so I can understand you pondering this.

 

 

20/02/2013 at 23:05

endomondo has a live track option (pro only i think) 

21/02/2013 at 09:27

yes, endomondo works well, the pro version isnt expensive, only a couple of quid i think, and people can track you online. The tracking page updates every couple of minutes.

21/02/2013 at 09:29

Google Latitude.  If you're running an Andoird phone you can also open the Maps app, get a fix on your position, and then email/SMS a link to your location to anyone you like.  That, of course, assumes that your fingers haven't been eaten by a rabid fox.


@Wilkie - I think you missed the OP's point.

21/02/2013 at 09:45

@DF3 - thanks for that.  I've been busy the last few days, and I've missed your smug twattishness and considerable lack of understanding of apps such as Latitude.

21/02/2013 at 12:03
Intermanaut wrote (see)

Google Latitude.  If you're running an Andoird phone you can also open the Maps app, get a fix on your position, and then email/SMS a link to your location to anyone you like.  That, of course, assumes that your fingers haven't been eaten by a rabid fox.


@Wilkie - I think you missed the OP's point.

No, I don't believe I have.  

I have just given my opinion, which is different from the OPs.

I don't know what, in particular the OP fears, but I don't fear it and I don't like the idea of someone, anyone, tracking my movements.  

That's all.

21/02/2013 at 12:09

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

21/02/2013 at 12:26
skotty wrote (see)

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

21/02/2013 at 12:42
skotty wrote (see)

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


Ask the News of the world they would know if thats possible

21/02/2013 at 12:47

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.

XX1
21/02/2013 at 13:13
DF3 -- Transmits their co-ordinates every 10 (TEN) minutes?!!! Is the OP out running or crawling? LOL
XX1
21/02/2013 at 13:16

TD, someone who wants to track someone else without their knowledge is not necessarily tracking a runner 

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
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