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Can you track a GPS via computer?

Say I'm going on a trip. Can my family track my location via my GPS unit on the computer at home?
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how would you think that would be done ?

what would need to happen for something like that to work?

what does that kind of thing ?

i want to drink, but only to kill a certain few brain cells and i don't care how many i have to take out to get to them.
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It can be done, but has to be set up that way from the get-go. Fleet vehicles are tracked that way all the time. I don't think there's a way to do it with a standard unit though.

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you could use an android phone w/ latitude
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I thought maybe there was a freeware program somewhere can do it...very similar like the fleet mention above.
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you could use an android phone w/ latitude
Ya beat me to it!
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Can you track a Samsung Glyde?
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yeah, there's a dozen ways to do it a droid is the easiest. for the fleet we use www.bluetree.ie
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If you are looking to possibly purchase something and your vacation takes you into the wilderness or anything unpopulated you may want to check this out:
http://www.findmespot.com/en/

I used one when camping in Alaska this month and with a push of a button it'll send an email to a predetermined list of addresses with a link to a Google Map with your GPS coordinates. And if things go bad there is a 911 button which will send emergency services directly to your location.

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correct

use phone and use google

congrats peoples

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Say I'm going on a trip. Can my family track my location via my GPS unit on the computer at home?
no

your gps navi unit is a receiver only

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You can always download an app to your phone like bimactive and it will do what you want. I am sure there is others as mentioned above.

But for emergency use not for "fun" I'd do a +100 to http://www.findmespot.com/en/
as posted in #10.

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Garmin does not have that ability, at least for bikes and car models.

What you can do if you have iPhone is download GPS Tracker for free and it will do the tracking for you. it would look like this



Or you can buy and set up a plan with SPOT. Google it.

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SPOT...google it,its good.
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Why in the hell would you want to do this The idea about riding is being on your own, not having big brother watching your every move.

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Why in the hell would you want to do this The idea about riding is being on your own, not having big brother watching your every move.
Ignore the white van parked down the street... they are not there to listen in on your "anti-all one big happy country" talk.

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Why in the hell would you want to do this The idea about riding is being on your own, not having big brother watching your every move.
Well, for starters for those that ride solo and tend to ride in an unpopulated area. Couple of weeks ago a rider was found in the ditch on the Gap dead.

The only reason he was found is another rider crashed in the same turn. Dead rider said to be there for a week. If he had some kind of device like SPOT or what I have posted someone would have kept an eye on him and noticed that something is wrong as he is not moving.

On the FJR group we do it alot. When someone takes a solo ride they post a link to their tracking site and we keep an eye on them.

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I have a GPS Snitch some installed... I can get the position from it very accurate and it sends txt and email when setup, as where it is located and if it moves, you pay by the signal impuls received...
I didn't had to use it in a while but it works damn good...
The company was sold a while back, I'm not sure where to get it now...

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