Live tracking feature enables real time monitoring of user's position on map screens of other Locus users or in some third party web-based services.
This feature monitors position of all other Locus users who have this feature on and displays it on the main map screen. You are able to display also nickname, icon, message, azimuth, speed and other information about monitored users.
When launched for the first time a new profile is created automatically and you are prompted to insert your nickname. That is the name others will identify you by. Then tap Start button.
Using Live tracking feature is subject to logging in My Locus profile. If you have not logged in it since Locus start you will be prompted to do so now.
Status of the Live tracking is displayed in your device's notification bar.
If you want to monitor and be monitored by a particular group of users (family, friends, colleagues, team mates…), you must define your own live tracking room (or be invited to someone else's).
This feature is available on Live tracking Premium subscription. You will be redirected to Locus Store after selecting to add a new live tracking room.
There are two options:
1) when sharing the access key to a room Locus generates also a direct link to it which, if clicked in a device with Locus installed, calls Locus > live tracking > your room.
2) similarly to adding your own room go to the Room manager > > Add by key > insert the key you received
You can maintain several Live tracking profiles at once and use them on different occasions.
All other Locus users who have this feature ON appear on the map screen as icons. Tapping the icon opens a popup with the user's nick, distance from you and his or her elevation. Tapping the popup opens a detail window displaying all available information about the user:
Live tracking can be stopped either by tapping red STOP or directly in notification bar of your device.
Your position begins to display in the map window of GPSies.com Live Tracking service.
Testing web site of one of Locus power users. The procedure of setting C-ME live tracking up is the same as in case of GPSies except login credentials. The instructions can be obtained in this forum >>
All parameters of live tracking feature can be configurable here. The setup is therefore dependent on a particular live tracking service you are attempting to connect to.
The main parameters are:
Live tracking data handling: