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Every Move You Make: GPS Tracking Options

  • By Susan Lacke
  • Published Dec 17, 2013
  • Updated Feb 18, 2014 at 11:27 PM UTC
Photo: Dan Hicock | TriRock

Make race day easier on your spectating friends and family with these up-to-the-minute tracking options — no smartphone on course required.

MyAthlete

Myathletelive.com
Worn on a Velcro ankle strap or race belt, a tracking chip the size of a Matchbox car transmits GPS data to the MyAthleteLive website, where any spectator can log in to view the athlete’s race splits, location, current pace and average pace.
Cost:

SageTracker

Sagetracker.com
Originally designed for “covert tracking” purposes, the SageTracker has gained a growing following with athletes for its lightweight, no-fuss GPS tracking. Just turn on the 1-inch by 2-inch plastic card, drop in a jersey pocket or saddlebag, and go. Real-time location information is provided on a password-protected website.
Cost: $149; activation and monthly tracking $34.95.

Spark Nano 3.0

Brickhousesecurity.com
Like the SageTracker, the Spark Nano is a small device that transmits tracking information to a private website. For those wanting to grab lunch or a nap while their athlete is racing, the Spark Nano allows users to set up a “geofence,” triggering an instant alert when the device comes within a set range (say, 20 miles from T2).
Cost: $149; Monthly tracking $29.95.

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