Live tracking

Does anyone use live tracking on here? My husband worries about me being out alone and suggests he could live track me whilst I run. I can see the apps allow this but they all seem to work differently. Does anyone have any experience of live tracking and if so, what system do they use? Thanks.

Skip

Featured Content

HealthUnlocked Health Blogger Awards

Which blogger has helped you lose weight or eat healthier?

Vote now

Featured by HealthUnlocked

Join the NHS Couch to 5K community

Couch to 5K has been designed to get you off the couch and running 5km in just 9 weeks

Start today!

Featured by HealthUnlocked

21 Replies

oldestnewest
  • Perhaps he could run with you - a win/win compromise.

  • Ha ha Sheps I have tried that. I even bought him some running shorts and a top and he bought shoes but he seems reluctant. Maybe because I am W9R3 and he hasn't started?? I haven't given up on the idea though .... I live in hope. 😃

  • We use Find My Friends on our iPhones if that's an option for you. Strava also have a beacon setting on their app but it might only be on the premium plan. Sorry, that's all a bit iPhone specific but it's what we use.

  • Thanks, yes that could work. I'll give it a go. 😃

  • There's an app called bSafe, we use it for the kids when they are away at uni

  • That's what I use it's a lot easier it's on in the background and you don't have to faff remembering to put it on

  • We use Find my Friends too, although the area we live in is quite safe so my husband doesn't tend to worry. I did read a post recently (sorry can't remember who said it) who recommended carrying a whistle in a pocket/bumbag just in case she fell and she could then use the whistle to attract attention.

  • Your husband sounds like a sweetie :) Do you live in a dangerous area? My hubby asked me where I was going to run yesterday, he seems to always presume that things will go well. I don't use any tracking devices, but I always leave a message saying where I'm running and what time I'll be back. With two kids and a husband, I live in hope that one of them will see it and pull the alarm if I go a**e over t*t and am not home at sunset...

  • Where's mum........haven't seen her for a day or two.......

  • Ha ha IT. They'll miss me by the next meal time. That's it. I'll just have to run as dinner is due so I know they'll come looking for me if I don't return to cook!! 🤣

  • SNAP :)

  • 😂 Luckily for me, they'd notice when they nobody replies to the question "What are we having for lunch/dinner?", which gives me a standing chance of being rescued before I get turned into an ice cube or attacked by a wild boar. It is the only advantage of having teens with hollow legs.

  • Mine would miss me when tea not on the table!! 🤣

  • We live near a heath and inevitably you run over it at some point and he worries about that I think. We just tried the iPhone Find Friends app and it was very intermittent. The signal is quite good here but there must be dodgy patches over the heath. I still live in hope he'll join me running soon!!

  • I'm going to sound like a real meany here, but the last thing I want is to have Calculus running with me. He'd drive me nuts :D If you let hubby know where you're running, and at what time, there's no reason anything untoward should happen. ;)

  • I managed to get my husband to do runs 1 & 2 of the plan but thankfully due to the kids, we can't run together. I think he'd be naturally faster than me and push me too far. I love my peace and quiet 30 mins x

  • Calculus came with the Queenager and I once. He has legs up to his armpits, and he'd probably walk it faster than I 'd run it :D He also has the habit of being a self-proclaimed expert on everything, even when he hasn't done it himself yet. So like you, it's my run, my space, my terms.

  • Runtastic do it too - I had no idea until I came back from a run and found my route posted on Facebook from a friend who had watched my entire run live!

  • Oh wow! Thanks RebeccaSK. Not sure I want it all over Facebook but I am sure privacy settings will sort that! 😃

  • Well, I wouldn't call it live tracking, but I run with Endomondo to check progress, map my runs etc. If I ran with wifi turned on, you can see on Endomondo webpage where I am, as long as I added you to my friends. I have no idea how good it is with live tracking, i.e. how percise in time and place it is for friends, not the main user.

  • I don't want to sound rude but why not just tell him your route? Live tracking of another adult seems like an invasion of privacy to me.

You may also like...