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Old 03-02-2014, 02:50 PM   #15001
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just did a search in the app store on my iphone for spot tracker and found some.
Yes. I found a bunch and have tried some. I even paid for a couple. Nothing I have has a simple interface for others to monitor your location. It seems they are mostly trucker or child monitors but maybe that is alright. I was hoping that someone has already tried one and has a recommendation. I know that the Spot sends its data via Satellite but I figure a track log via cell phone or that you can post on Facebook might be nice.

I have bought GPS Tracks $4.99 which is a nice app that records your trails and can be exported in KML, GPX, etc but it is not the same and a real time monitor.

MapMyTracks (Free or Pro) is nice too but not real time and the interface to post to Facebook or web is no good. You can send a simple I am here SMS message.

Outdoor America $.99 has bad reviews but looks like it would work if it worked.

Track - Realtime route $4.99 looks like a good app. But it's another $5 down the drain if it doesn't work.

Thanks for looking.

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Old 03-02-2014, 03:12 PM   #15002
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One of the apps I looked at linked your phone to the spot, creating a sat phone. I like this, but again, you need the spot and a subscription.
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Old 03-02-2014, 03:16 PM   #15003
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Old 03-02-2014, 04:09 PM   #15004
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Does anybody know of a GPS tracking app for an iPhone that works like a SPOT device?
I use a delorme InReach with my Iphone for satallite communications. Their app shows your position on their topo maps and allows you to manage the InReach device on your phone.

If you are just looking for a mapping application w/o the InReach, I use Motion X GPS and love it. Here is something I wrote about the topic. While it was done on an Ipad, the same thing applies to the Iphone only better and smaller :)
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:52 AM   #15005
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I use a delorme InReach with my Iphone for satallite communications. Their app shows your position on their topo maps and allows you to manage the InReach device on your phone.

If you are just looking for a mapping application w/o the InReach, I use Motion X GPS and love it. Here is something I wrote about the topic. While it was done on an Ipad, the same thing applies to the Iphone only better and smaller :)
For this to work, must you have cell phone coverage?
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:51 AM   #15006
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Hey All, I am a new Tucson area dirt rider. I met a couple of you at the starting point for a ride back on Sunday Feb 9. The tall guy with the BMW G650 GS Sertao (aka Dakar rebadged).

Just got back from the RawHyde class in California to jump start my learning some, and hoping that I can start joining you guys for some rides in the future.

I am still very novice, but here are a couple clips from my first trail ride post-class:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oobWe1gha9I

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Old 03-04-2014, 12:29 PM   #15007
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You know your bike has more gears, right?

Just kidding! Enjoy the learning curve.
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:40 PM   #15008
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You know your bike has more gears, right?

Just kidding! Enjoy the learning curve.
haha, yes. it does. I was using 1st to keep my pace under control while I paniced myself silly on my first non flat dirt trail.
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:33 PM   #15009
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Chiva was looking pretty good today!



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Old 03-04-2014, 05:38 PM   #15010
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That's awesome! The klr 250 is shining, humming, shocking and doing what a good tractor should! So much so that I towed a blaster through half a mile of sand on Saturday in the rain!

Donbenito! Any chance of a chiva run soon?

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Old 03-04-2014, 07:03 PM   #15011
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haha, yes. it does. I was using 1st to keep my pace under control while I paniced myself silly on my first non flat dirt trail.
Haha, that is how I drive too, wish I had granny gear for the steep uphills.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:20 PM   #15012
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For this to work, must you have cell phone coverage?
No, the whole point of having an InReach is to be able to communicate when you don't have cell coverage :)

Now, if you are talking Motion X functionality w/o cell phone service... It still works if your phone has a gps chip, you just download the maps before leaving your service coverage. Did a whole month on the trail that way w/the ipad.
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:56 PM   #15013
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For anyone who has tomorrow off and wants to ride. A couple of us are riding off Willow Springs Road down the gas line to Dudleyville and back. This is an easy ride, fairly fast paced with some fun whoops, a ride down a wet canyon, cross the Verde River, grab a bite and back. Gas at about 35 miles if you have a short range.

9:30 at the staging area just off Oracle on Willow Springs road.
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:17 PM   #15014
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Would love to but still in Vermont. It was -8 degrees this morning.

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Old 03-06-2014, 02:27 PM   #15015
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Rode Gunsite pass yesterday. Great ride and scenery. Ride it before it's gone - the mine will remove the mountain.
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