I wondering if this impressive collection of scooter knowledge assembled here on the BMWMOA forum has any good advice for trip tracking by loved ones back at home? A little bit of research in to this turns up a few free services/apps for smart phones and some more professional grade type subscription service providers. A couple of the free ones:
bGPS Official Site
InstaMapper - Free Real-Time GPS Tracking
The problem with these free smart phone apps for me is twofold: they suck down battery life like crazy; and, they give me a creepy Orwellian vib that I can't shake off. I can charge my phone on the bike but I'm wondering what the ulterior motives are of the folks that offer these free services?
Anyone here have any experience with any of the these free smart phone related choices?
I'm an aircraft owner and fully aware of PLBs and The Spot and what they provide. I'm asking more about something my family can track my progress with on a ride if 99% reliability isn't important.