Is there an app for that?

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        06-06-2014, 06:52 AM
    Is there an app for that?

    I'd like to start heading out on the trails soon. Is there a GPS tracker that I could use that tracks my movements and provides others access to my whereabouts? For safety's sake, I think it would be nice to have an app that would let my husband know I am out on the trail, and when I get back. Do any of you use something like this?
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        06-06-2014, 07:17 AM
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    I do not use Apps, but here are some links

    Top Best GPS Apps for iPhone and iPad 2013 | HEAVY

    The Top 3 Free Offline GPS Apps For Android

        06-06-2014, 07:29 AM
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    The problem with most cell phone gps apps is they use up the battery pretty fast.

    This app allows you to send your location. You have to hit send and it doesn't run all the time.
        06-06-2014, 08:13 AM
    Look at the following and pick the one you like

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        06-06-2014, 10:25 AM
    Thank you guys! I was a little overwhelmed looking at the App Store. This helped bunches.
        06-08-2014, 06:37 AM
    Most of the time on trails, you don't have cell phone signal...I would advice get a regular outdoor gps.
        06-08-2014, 12:03 PM
    I have MotionX and am very happy with it. The best thing is that you can download the maps of the areas you will be riding and that way it still works if you lose cell service. I think it costs a dollar and it's done very well tracking my rides. Average speed, maximum speed, distance covered, elevation, and a graph that shows you how fast you were going at certain periods of time during the whole ride.
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        06-08-2014, 12:36 PM
    If you have an iPhone, anyone with your password can find your location via Find My iPhone. They just have to go to the website, put in your username and PW and ta-da, there you are.

    Life360 is a free location sharing app, but it does require some setup.

    The other apps mentioned in this thread are for mapping/tracking your trail ride but I don't think they would send your location.
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        06-11-2014, 04:42 PM
    I've never used it but have heard raves about Horse Rider SOS. It will send an alert to your set emergency person if your phone stops moving after a set time (in case you're unconscious) and you can cancel the alert if you just stopped to rest or something. It tracks your route, speed, milage, etc... Its like $9 USD though but everyone says its worth every penny. I use map my ride and post to FB but its not a good emergency GPS app.
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        06-13-2014, 02:08 AM
    I use navtracks on android. It requires cell and gps. Don't know about somebody else track in you except for the find my phone thing for Android.

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