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Live tracking on gps cycling computer

20 Oct 2016 17:02

I am looking at buying an affordable but reliable gps cycling computer. I am new to these but one feature that I would like to have is live tracking so that my wife who get concerned with me riding alone can know where I am if she wants. I live in Bogota Colombia and do not have a smart phone but is there a way to sync any gps device to a laptop so that she can see where I am? Or do only certain devices have this ability? Again, new to this so any advice would be appreciated.

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21 Oct 2016 14:33

I don't think most GPS cycle computers will do that without a connection to a smartphone to transmit the data. I'm also not sure how reliable they are. You can get GPS tracker devices but they all need some kind of connection to a network which means a monthly fee so added expense. Something like this in your jersey pocket:

http://www.oxfordproducts.com/motorcycle/brands/oxford/tracker/oxford_tracker/

subscription charges:
12 Months £60 (equiv. £5 per month)
24 Months £108 (equiv. £4.50 per month)
36 Months £144 (£3 per month)


You would have to contact them to make sure these charges apply to Colombia and what the coverage is like.
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Re: Live tracking on gps cycling computer

07 Nov 2016 14:09

GGEanes wrote:I am looking at buying an affordable but reliable gps cycling computer. I am new to these but one feature that I would like to have is live tracking so that my wife who get concerned with me riding alone can know where I am if she wants. I live in Bogota Colombia and do not have a smart phone but is there a way to sync any gps device to a laptop so that she can see where I am? Or do only certain devices have this ability? Again, new to this so any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks


MapMyRide has offered this for years. It's the main reason I still use it.
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Re: Live tracking on gps cycling computer

08 Nov 2016 12:16

richwagmn wrote:
GGEanes wrote:I am looking at buying an affordable but reliable gps cycling computer. I am new to these but one feature that I would like to have is live tracking so that my wife who get concerned with me riding alone can know where I am if she wants. I live in Bogota Colombia and do not have a smart phone but is there a way to sync any gps device to a laptop so that she can see where I am? Or do only certain devices have this ability? Again, new to this so any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks


MapMyRide has offered this for years. It's the main reason I still use it.
Vincenzo Nibali:
"I know how to ride a bike"

Reduce your carbon footprint, ride steel.
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