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GPS Trackers (Read 58 times)

    I'm looking for recommendations regarding small, personal GPS trackers that I can wear when out running by myself on trails.  One of those things that will let people find you when you're missing.  Hope someone knows what I'm talking about.

    Leslie
    Living and Running Behind the Redwood Curtain
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    April 4 - Peterson Ridge Rumble (40m); June - A 50k somewhere; July 25 & 26 - Lake of Death 24 Hour; October 10 - Dick Collins Firetrails 50; January 2016 - Ordnance 100k (dream a little dream . . .)


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      Leslie -- The one I'm familar with is called SPOT (web site here). Haven't really checked out how well it works for runner tracking..I carry it as an emergency beacon (like a personal eprb), but I think you can track someone.

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        I have never used one, but if you search for "personal locator beacon" on amazon.com you will find a bunch listed with reviews.


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          Leslie -- The one I'm familar with is called SPOT (web site here). Haven't really checked out how well it works for runner tracking..I carry it as an emergency beacon (like a personal eprb), but I think you can track someone.

           

          You can set it to intermittently locate to let someone track you via online mapping...but it's not exactly the funcitonality I think the OP wants and not exactly wearable.

           

          Don't they have phone apps for this?

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            You can set it to intermittently locate to let someone track you via online mapping...but it's not exactly the funcitonality I think the OP wants and not exactly wearable.

             

            Don't they have phone apps for this?

             

            I haven't run with it, but I do stuff the Spot epirb-like-thingie into my jacket when working the back forty, but I was wondering if the Spop Connect might be close to what she's asking about...

            Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless

              I think it's the personal locator beacon that I'm thinking of.  My husband knows the general direction I usually go, and cell phones are useless out there.  So what I'm wanting is a way for me to be found that doesn't require me to carry a cell phone.

               

              Thanks for your help, folks ~

              Leslie
              Living and Running Behind the Redwood Curtain
              -------------

              2015 Wish List:

              April 4 - Peterson Ridge Rumble (40m); June - A 50k somewhere; July 25 & 26 - Lake of Death 24 Hour; October 10 - Dick Collins Firetrails 50; January 2016 - Ordnance 100k (dream a little dream . . .)


              "The farther you go outside, the farther you go inside." (Unknown)
              Ultrarunnerpodcast

              Trail Runner Nation

              Fatozzi