A great feature to help share your rides as they happen is called Live Logging.

You must have cellular network access for this function to work. If you lose service while live-logging, we will update everything accordingly when you gain service back.

Start Live Logging

Tap GO RIDE.


On iPhone, GO RIDE is in the upper right corner.
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On Android, GO RIDE is at the bottom of the screen.
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Tap the antenna icon in the upper right corner.

Android
Tap the antenna icon in the upper right.

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You’ll then get prompted to check your Live Logging settings. After you have made changes to the setting, press DONE to start Live Logging your location.

iPhone:
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Android:
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If you haven’t already started recording your ride, you will get prompted to do so. The app will not start Live Logging your location until you start recording the ride.

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Android:
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The antenna icon will turn orange to indicate Live Logging is active. Tap it a second time to deactivate it.

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Android:
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How do friends and family see your Live Logging?

Anyone can view your profile to see your current location, while your Ride with GPS friends will see you in their Friends feed.
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When someone goes to your profile, they will see the text CURRENTLY LIVE LOGGING. By clicking this link they will be taken to a map with your current location and track for the trip.

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  • While someone is Live Logging, you can see the track where they have been, and the black dots on the track indicate where they have taken a photo and uploaded to the ride.
  • Type a comment for the Live Log in progress, then that rider will get an announcement on their phone and have the comment read back to them.
  • The Live Logging page will get automatically refreshed every 5 minutes.
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    Sharing a ride in progress

    After you have started recording a ride and have Live Logging enabled, tap the menu button, to see Share. Tap Share.
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    You’ll get a list of available sharing options. I’m going to select Facebook for this example.
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    Sharing on Facebook, you’ll see additional options like choosing with whom you will share the live logging, tagging other people, and more.
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    Live Logging SettingsĀ 

    Tap the upper left hand corner of the app, then going into App Settings to change how it behaves. You can enable it for every ride, change the interval, sync photos while Live Logging, and speak comments made to your Live Log while you ride (currently Android only).


    iPhone:
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    Android:
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    Live Logging intervals can be changed to update every 30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, 5 minutes, or 10 minutes.

    Keep in mind the more frequent the Live Logging, the more battery time it will consume. If you want to conserve battery, change it to 5 or 10 minutes.


    iPhone:
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    Android:
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    Live Logging & Privacy

    By default, the Live Logging feature is set to public therefore everyone can view the ride on your profile page. You can choose between three privacy settings to decide who can see your ride in progress.

    1. Public – Everyone can see your ride by simply going to your profile page. They don’t even have to sign into the website.
    2. Friends Only – Only those accounts you have befriended within the Ride with GPS will be able to see your ride.
    3. Private – Only your account will be able to see your ride in progress. Typically it is a spouse or family member signed in with your account that would view this ride as it happens.

    Should the start or end of your ride take place within one of your Privacy Zones, then that part of the ride will remain private regardless of the Live Logging privacy setting.

    Points to Remember:

    • Live Logging intervals can be changed in App Settings
    • Enable Live Photo Syncing in your app settings so photos get uploaded in real time as well, and geotagged to their exact location. Disable this feature if you wish to conserve your wireless data.
    • Must have access to cellular network data to transmit your location.
    • By default, it is viewable to the public.
    • For Premium and Basic members

    Now get out there and ride!

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