Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets - MapMyRide Live Tracking?
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04-01-12, 05:49 PM
Has anyone got the live tracking feature to work. I got my smartphone set to tweet when my workout starts but on the link to the website says that the user is not live tracking even though I have it set to do so.
thought it would be a good safety feature.
05-20-12, 10:35 PM
I seem to have the same problem. I was in a bike accident a few years ago and my wife gets pretty worried when I'm out on a ride now. So I thought the live tracking would be a perfect way for he to monitor where I'm at while I'm out on the road.
Has anyone had any luck with live tracking? I'd love to support MMR but I need this functionality to work. I've read so many disappointing reviews of MMR and I'm thinking this isn't going to work out. Any information would be appreciated.
05-21-12, 09:37 AM
Looks like I figured it out. First of all check out this video...
It's all about making sure your privacy setting is set to "public, share with everybody" under your Profile Privacy Settings. Check the video above and it will show you all you need to know. Seems to be working well, which will make my wife happy.
05-22-12, 06:36 AM
Not being tech savvy at all could you help me understand this better?
What device does the cyclist have and how does say my wife at home track me?
I just tried to use Mapmyride again after an absence, and after wasting another couple hours of my life this morning, i now remember why I deleted it from my phone and favourites.
The live tracking, once so easy, is a real PITA now. Also, the elevation data is so wrong it's laughable. Even if you have elevation data, it scrubs your data and uses it's own erroneous data source.
I was searching for a ride for this weekend to plug into my Garmin. I knew the elevation data was something like 4000 feet of climbing, yet mapmyride said 1500ft, i finally find other plots on bikely and ridewithgps, who correctly report 4500'..
05-24-12, 09:09 PM
Seems MMR works with iPhone and android mobile devices, and used in conjunction with a home computer you should be able to get the device to "live track" whomever has the associated mobile device. You have to be sure you set your profile preference on the computer side to "public, share with everybody", then you activate the record workout on the mobile device and choose the live tracking in script. At least it's supposed to work.
Last weekend I headed out for a nice 40 mile ride and I set the iPhone appropriately. I told my wife to refresh the page that had the live tracking and watch how fast I roll. 35 miles later I called to see how it looked and she told me that the live tracking said it was working (live tracking), but that I hadn't left the driveway yet!
No idea if the elevation is correct, I live in southern NJ where we don't have hills but the program is essentially a PIA. I'm not at the point where I'm giving up on it yet, but I am close. Problem is that I really could use a tracking program, so I really want this to work. Will try again this weekend.
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