I know of Garmins & phone apps to Strava/Endomondo/Map-my-ride, which track your ride, then upload to the website once the ride is completed for all to see. But, What about real time- on-line GPS tracking? Where, as you are riding, you are tracked via a phone app (etc)& GPS to a website in real time? Would love to use this for some shorter events/races for close friends/family.
You can also use some phone apps like Glympse. The use of the phone GPS tends to drain the battery fairly quick by comparison to the Garmin since the phone in that situation is only streaming the data from the Garmin.
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Everything I say is fully substantiated by my own opinion
Only issue for Marx's intended use is relying on phone covereage when likely in a remote area. We used an app which I've since deleted for the 2012 AAC and Mrs B saw me stationary halfway up or down Buffalo for what seemed like an eternity. She thought I'd ridden off the edge! When I rang her from Dingo Dell she was in tears... Be careful, it could cause more worry than anything else.
Thanks all... Hmm, I suppose dodgy wireless coverage might skewer the on-line updates & create a bigger problem than it solves. I might trial it with certain locations & on-line results, being mindful of where I’m going etc. I’ll try it for rides out along metro/outer road rides & MTB rides like Yarra trails, Lysterfield, You Yangs & Westgate – before I get adventurous into the realm of out beyond the ‘black stump’.
The Mrs and I use Apple's 'Find my friends' app. Just leave it going all the time, no noticeable drop in battery life. Saves all those annoying "where are you" phone calls, hated having to stop, pull out the phone, etc, etc. Really quite handy. There was that one time she thought I was in hospital though, I was actually across the road visiting a client.
Also use Glympse, as its cross platform and I find it easier just to send someone an URL saying "Watch me here".
By 2018 it will be considered socially unacceptable to travel anywhere outside the confines of your own house without having your personal GPS locator beacon tracking and updating your position at all times in real time. Any attempt to restrict access to your immediate location will be deemed prima facie evidence of intention to commit a crime. All persons not encased in large steel boxes will also be required to wear full coverage protective clothing, available in a single choice of government issued dayglo orange. Helmets and safety boots to be worn at all times.
I use cyclemeter app for iOS which automatically updates to my dailymile account http://www.dailymile.com where anyone following you can see your position updated every 5 minutes, together with ride stats etc. if they leave a comment and you happen to be listening, their message will be spoken to you