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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Gearhead_eng, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. Gearhead_eng

    Gearhead_eng Newbie
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    My Girlfriend is going on a 585 mile/ 6 day Tour on her Bicycle starting this weekend in Canada. She will be riding around 100 miles per day and friends/family are asking how they can track her progess. We used to use Google Latitude for car pooling, but Goole discontinued it.

    Are there any apps similar?

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  2. gtbarry

    gtbarry Android Expert

    Latitude functionality has been integrated into Google+. You can go into the app Settings and look at Location Settings. It's not the same, but similar.

    You can also look at My Tracks, also from Google.

    I like Glympse for short broadcasts of my location and tracking my progress.

    Only thing is I don't know how accurate any of them will be without GPS as she will be pretty remote at times I assume. And then of course, GPS will kill the battery.

    Never used this one, but I saw it When I was checking My Tracks in the Play Store for you:
  3. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Extreme Android User

    I have Route Tracer but I haven’t tried it yet...

    Track your route using your phone’s GPS capability - see your route map drawn while you move
    - View stats while tracking (distance, speed and more)
    - Save trips on your phone and manage them in an easy way.
  4. gtbarry

    gtbarry Android Expert

    I've been playing with Google+ location settings and I can't for the life of me see the ability to trace a route. It simply shows current location from what I can tell.

    Whatever you choose, test it out to make sure it does everything you need it to before the trip.

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