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Spot tracker - April 22, 2011, 01:41 PM

Has anybody used one of these? Do you think it's worth the money? I find it hard to believe I cant find an app that would do basicly the same thing cheaper. The key points for me are an automatic update to facebook or a link to get a real time update and for it to show and store my "tracks" for 6-8 weeks. The trouble with an app is it will likely kill my battery. $200+ isn't a lot out of the budget for a cross country trip but I'd hate to spend that if I don't need to.
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April 22, 2011, 01:57 PM

hmm.. good question, I use GPS Tracker and Google My Tracks on my Android phone. Yes both will eat the battery alot quicker. Neither will auto update facebook etc.. I don't use it for that, just for personal history of where I've been etc. Also not sure about the history for either. I know both let you download your history from the websites, so that is a way to keep the history.


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April 22, 2011, 02:41 PM

david636 has some scoop on this


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Has anybody used one of these? Do you think it's worth the money? I find it hard to believe I cant find an app that would do basicly the same thing cheaper. The key points for me are an automatic update to facebook or a link to get a real time update and for it to show and store my "tracks" for 6-8 weeks. The trouble with an app is it will likely kill my battery. $200+ isn't a lot out of the budget for a cross country trip but I'd hate to spend that if I don't need to.
Google has an app that is FREE for iphone called Google Latitude. It eats your battery, but is by far the most battery friendly of the tracking apps i have used. It wont post to FB, but you can share your location with other gchat users and they can see you on a map.
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June 14, 2011, 11:28 PM

I use iMapMyRide on the iPhone for my bicycle rides. I'm sure it would work for moto rides too though.
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June 14, 2011, 11:38 PM

see InstaMapper GPS Tracking (free)

and salva and I used it on our trip. Runs on any gps phone. I used a boost mobile phone.
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June 15, 2011, 06:51 AM

To OP... I mean if you want all of that, why not just use RunKeeper. It'll track you through GPS, keep a map of it, and give you speed and altitude too. Plus you can upload it to Facebook easily.

The one I use for the motorcycle is "Location tracking GPS" by Mobile Arts. Simplest one to use so far. But does not share with Facebook to my knowledge.

PS...Trapster also has a "trip" feature that tracks your location and allows you to share it in real time or after the fact. Incl. with Facebook.

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June 15, 2011, 07:12 AM

What I think I'll end up using is Google Latitude for storing the tracks and Glympse for keeping the Facebook page updated. Google only saves the tracks for 30 days so I'll have to download them at some point during the trip. I still don't know what to do with the file it saves as but I'll figure that part out. Going to do a nice loop over the 4th of July weekend to test it out.
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