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Pretty niche, but I love it. I just simply takes your GPS coords at intervals and logs them. It's really customizable, open source, and you can have it auto-upload to dropbox/google drive when you get internet service again. I use it a lot for offroading and hiking. The app itself doesn't have a map, it's just points.
Most apps will drain your battery faster than as short hike, but with this one you can set it to only take them at an interval you're most happy with in a way that doesn't really hurt your battery.
Honestly, no. AllTrails will eat your battery if you use it as a GPS and the maps are not good. The milages on the site aren't to be trusted, but it's pretty good for doing basic research to see what's around you. The trail reviews are also pretty good.
If you're doing anything more than a couple miles, do independent research on your own after finding one because the information on AllTrails is often wrong by a considerable amount. It's crowdsourced data and I've made corrections based on provable documents from multiple official resources all saying the same thing, just to have the corrections denied and entirely different distances put up instead... which were still wrong and I wasn't able to figure out where they even came from. Totally arbitrary numbers.
For GPS, Gaia is a much better app.
Backcountry Navigator is also good if you're good at reading Topo maps. It's a little confusing, but good once you understand it.
For just basic tracking (no maps) I love GPS Logger.
I really like GPS Logger on Android. It's really simple, highly configurable, and open source. Plus, it's not like I'm using my phone anyway. Setting it at 10-30 second intervals in airplane mode will last me a couple days. I haven't found a watch that won't break the bank that can do that.
It's just GPS points though. If you want to see them on map, you'll have to open it in a map program. I use GPX Viewer, but I don't think it's anything extra special. I also upload them automatically when I get internet again to Google Drive and Dropbox.
I pretty much have used my phone for everything since smart phones have been a thing. They are the ultimate multipurpose devices. I've never really felt the need or been able to justify things like smart watches, E-Readers, Cameras (once smartphones hit 5mp or so).
Someone else mentioned GPS Logger for Android, which seems to have very similar functionality to My Tracks. I just installed it and it seems pretty good...
If you're on Android I highly suggest GPS Logger.
No map included, but you can configure it to take your position every 3-10 seconds and then load that up on a viewer when you get home and see how much you did.
3 seconds was accurate enough for me at a 4mph pace (which is damn near jogging) and battery is basically un-effected. But longer intervals = longer battery life.
I like GPS Logger for Android. It's not built into OSM, but it lets you download the GPX files and you can use the data for uploading into OSM along with other purposes.
In that case, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mendhak.gpslogger seems to have decent reviews and doesn't seem to rely on online map data. If you're worried about privacy then you can always throw it onto an older inactive phone.
GPS Logger for Android works very well for this sort of thing and isn't too intensive on the battery. You can log the data to a bunch of different outputs, mine goes to a custom URL which is integrated with Home Assistant to turn on the kettle for a cup of tea when I get home after work. There's also a proximity sensor which could be used in your scenario.
Ich nutze GPS Logger for Android. Man kann ziemlich genau einstellen, wie genau die Positionsbestimmung sein soll (Netzwerk, GPS, etc.), Zeitintervalle für die Aufzeichnung von Wegpunkten wählen, es gibt eine Ruheerkennung, die das Tracking abschalten kann, während man sich nicht bewegt. Man kann zwischen verschiedenen Leistungsprofilen wählen.
Das ganze wird als GPX-Datei gespeichert und kann dann mit jedem Programm, das GPX versteht, weiterverarbeitet werden. Das automatische hochladen/versenden der aufgenommenen Tracks ist möglich.
Cell tower triangulation. You can see a lot of the data that gets collected by using an app called GPS Logger ([link]). It outputs CSV files that indicate your location at an interval and how the phone figured out where you were.
I so feel you...
I was using Fit forever too, I loved the weekly summary and how easy it was to set goals. The auto start was definitely a perk too!
While I haven't found anything that quite does what Fit did I've been using this:
It doesn't quite do auto start - it can auto start when you open the app or power on your phone (good if you're using an old phone as a tracker!). It does auto pause when you stop moving though, which is a definite plus. It can auto upload your tracks to multiple different places (I use owncloud, it works with that) - no ads or anything either.
Aha, I was so focused on fitness apps that I didn't look farther afield.
[link] also looks like a likely candidate.
911 once you know you're lost, before your cell phone dies. Emphasis on early.
[link] has a guide on how to get GPS coordinates on your phone.
[link] logs and displays gps coordinates without data / cell service, could come in handy.
> I would love to utilize the stats, but don't think it looks professional to just have their stock design in my videos, you know? I mean, if nothing else works, I can re-create the speedometer at least.. it would be super annoying, but maybe even just update the speed every second instead of every frame. Not sure yet. I'm just starting to get into making my own videos where I ride e-vehicles, so the speed tends to be fairly important.
I know exactly what you mean. I'd do the same if I actually needed the telemetry.
>Another thought: maybe there are other apps I could run while I record, something that allows me to export the same stats to use how I please? Hmm.. definitely have some research and experimenting to do! I really really do love this camera, though. I've only had it for a day and have a lot of experimenting to do but man.. it really is nice!
You can try a GPS logger on your phone
It doesn't have a map viewer, but for data collection try GPS Logger. It's open source and very simple to use. Data can be exported and be visualized in other apps. [link]
No clue about ios but this might help for android
It wouldn't take much to write a service to do basically the same thing. That being said, I'm a little skeptical as to how well this approach will work out. I would assume spinning up a board with gps and cellular modules would work better. Connect it to the OBD-II port and you have a wealth of info to play with.
There's a few options. I've used Backtitude and my own LAMP server to log GPS coords. I've also been testing GPS Logger which works quite well.
This is not a professional solution but it's free and has worked very well for me to track my mother's phone (early stages of dementia, so I'm being precautious) as well as inform my home automation system when people enter or leave the house or certain areas.
It's a free android app called "GPS Logger for Android", you can find it here and it offers several ways of sending out your location. It's rather battery friendly too.
Again, not a professional solution like the aforementioned Garmin ones but you can try it today for free and see.
I have a Solmeta too and the only complaint is how bulky it is. I wish there was a solid bluetooth solution so I could keep the GPS unit off of the camera.
When I'm too lazy to mount the Solmeta, I defer to my Android phone. If you tell Google to remember your map timeline, you can go back and download a section of time as a kml file. I do this before I discovered GPSLogger (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mendhak.gpslogger&hl=en_US). I use GPSLogger to upload the location data which I can then pull down later when I'm ready to edit photos.
l haven't tried importing the location data into Lightroom yet. In the meantime, I put together a shell script which runs exiftool which can apply the coordinates from a kml or gpx file to all photos in a directory. The Google map data is not as detailed as I would prefer. Using GPSLogger, I've had more detail, but photos have been off, which I think is due to the mismatch in time stamps with the camera and phone. On a Mac, just run this on the command line (you'll need exiftool installed first):
exiftool -geotag=your_kml_or_gpx_file_here.kml ./
I also use S Health as a pedometer, but for some reason it sometimes doesn't start counting by itself. This can be fixed when turning on the "Show steps in notification bar." option.
For actual distance tracking I use GPS Logger with some custom settings (minimum accuracy and distance travelled before recording a point and a sample every 2 or 3 seconds). I then upload the tracks manually on the Strava website. GPSLogger also records, and Strava shows, the elevation levels.
My setup does not provide a "calories burned" estimation, but I always found this feature to be pretty pointless and inaccurate anyway.
I haven't tried to track a hike before. I downloaded gpslogger but have only used it to output a test gpx file. I'll check out MapMyHike too!
I used to use GPS Logger but have since moved to Locus Map free. The later allows you to download tiles for offline use. Used it quite a bit during my trek. Both for the path, as well as taking GPS reading.
That's an interesting link, unfortunately that My Tracks app is a Google entity that is closing down :( I did find a link to another program which may be the only thing I need to use, not even Tasker
This looks like it can save the tracks, upload to my FTP, and I would just set up my website to display them on a map. So your post actually did lead me to what is hopefully the best way for this, thank you!
I usually navigate with a map. It's not that hard to remember where you went. But there are GPS loggers on android that log your GPS position in customisable time or space distances, so you should be able to generate a track out of them afterwards. Some googling found this which looks to be compatible with Open Street Map.
I personally GPS Logger for Android. It's a basic app that logs every X seconds and can export to multiple file types, including KML which you can open Google Earth PC. I've got a couple trips from me driving to the air port, flying across the US, then coming back home the next day. Works great.
Source: My own readings using a GammaScout Standard.
GPS position and altitude log: [link]
Geiger counter log: [link]
Source code: [link]
Python3, Matplotlib, OpenGammaTool, and GPS Logger for Android.
This was inspired by another poster (can't find the post right now) that had logged the cabin pressure of his flight. I intended to log cabin pressure also, but the Android app I tried to use malfunctioned and logged the same pressure over and over, rendering the log useless.
> GPS Logger for Android
That one looks pretty good, actually...
GPS Logger can record your track as .GPX or .KML. [link]
It's a known problem (I had it with my 6, seems the 6T is affected too).
My solution was to install LineageOS - it worked well enough even before there was an official build available and there's an unofficial one for the 6T available here: [link]
edit: this is the app I use: [link]
edit2: thread from nearly a year ago about the root cause (if it's the same one, which it sounds like): [link]
Same problem with GPS Logger for Android even though I've set it to "Don't optimize" under "Battery optimization".
Yes, there are many tools you can use. You could use Android Device Administrator or Google's Location History. Or you could use GPS Logger to log your GPS manually.
Dacă nu e fix ceea ce cauți, cuvintele cheie din titlu mi se par un punct de plecare bun.
I use this one, but I use the version on the fdroid repo, but this is the same thing just on Gooogle Play.
GPS Logger for Android is the best.
There is even an integrations wizard in home assistant for it.
I used this in the past, and I could import the raw data into a Google Maps overlay later on.
I'm using this one, works fine.
I'm giving this a try