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    I've stopped using the Garmin app (since it crashes 90% of the time) and Glympse and switched to Twist to let my fiance track where I am.

    http://www.twist.com/

    I like it because it gives you the ability to send notifications automatically for your departure and arrival AND it will update people following you when your ETA changes.

    This app really only works on point A to point B specific rides so if you're looking for a "I'm going out riding, be back in 2 hours" app, this isn't it. I use this on my daily commutes to and from work and my fiance really likes it.

    For a long distance ride I suspect you could create shortcuts for each rest area and start a new twist before leaving from the previous rest area. That could work

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    If you are running an Android phone the "Real time GPS tracker" app by Greenalp ( Greenalp.com ) should do the trick. Allows live view of your position on home PC or to people who you wish to view your position. Never have tried it myself yet but I plan to in the future.

    No doubt it will drain the battery but unless you leave your screen on I doubt it will be more than any other GPS type app. Still , a long 12hr type ride would require a remote back-up battery. Of that I have no doubt. Not a biggie for me. You can buy a good back-up battery and mount it near the stem. Those batteries and connectors are sold in a lot of places on the net.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzatronic View Post
    I've stopped using the Garmin app (since it crashes 90% of the time) and Glympse and switched to Twist to let my fiance track where I am.

    http://www.twist.com/

    I like it because it gives you the ability to send notifications automatically for your departure and arrival AND it will update people following you when your ETA changes.

    This app really only works on point A to point B specific rides so if you're looking for a "I'm going out riding, be back in 2 hours" app, this isn't it. I use this on my daily commutes to and from work and my fiance really likes it.

    For a long distance ride I suspect you could create shortcuts for each rest area and start a new twist before leaving from the previous rest area. That could work
    Thanks for the info!
    I'll give Twist a try!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzatronic View Post
    I've stopped using the Garmin app (since it crashes 90% of the time) and Glympse and switched to Twist to let my fiance track where I am.

    http://www.twist.com/

    I like it because it gives you the ability to send notifications automatically for your departure and arrival AND it will update people following you when your ETA changes.

    This app really only works on point A to point B specific rides so if you're looking for a "I'm going out riding, be back in 2 hours" app, this isn't it. I use this on my daily commutes to and from work and my fiance really likes it.

    For a long distance ride I suspect you could create shortcuts for each rest area and start a new twist before leaving from the previous rest area. That could work
    But if you can view positions on a map it really doesn't matter about point A or B, does it? Seems like one can just view the current position and track its movement.

    And the app description suggests numerous people can join a twist journey and all will show up on the map. I really like that for my larger group rides where you'd like to know everybody's current position and progress. Have you used the map?
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    Pick up an external battery pack for your iPhone or other smartphone. About $80 should get you one that can recharge your phone 3-5 times and isn't much larger than the phone. Plug your phone into that, set Cyclemeter to email or post or tweet, turn the screen and wifi and bluetooth off, and stick the whole thing in your saddlebag, handlebar bag, jersey pocket, etc. I've ridden a 9 hour day this way and the battery would have been fine for another day or more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by memebag View Post
    Google Plus Location Sharing (https://support.google.com/plus/answer/2998354?hl=en) seems like the obvious choice. Am I missing something?

    I just tried this and seems to work just fine for the intended purpose, see where you or your friends (phones) are on google maps. Seems simple.

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