Safety Tracking lets someone follow your ride live from their phone until you are back safe. Equilab shares your position and information about your ride, so if something happens to you, those that follow you will know exactly where you are. You can have one or more Safety Contacts following you at the same time.
The Safety Contact can follow you without having Premium and they don't need the app. You can either add your Safety Contacts by adding them as friends on the app or sending them a link, with the link they don't need the app to follow your ride. See below how you get started. Safe ride!
To set up Safety Tracking you go into the Safety Tracking tab, accessible from the start view or in settings. The first thing you have to do is enable Safety Tracking, this will make the "Share" text show up on the right side of the Safety Tracking button in the start screen as well.
In the Safety Tracking view you can choose between two different ways of sharing your ride:
This requires you to be friends with the other users in the app. Read here on how to become friends Add your friends in the app. To mark them as Safety Contacts you go into the Safety Tracking view and see if the switch is turned on to the right side of their name. If they are they will thereafter get a notification each time you start/stop a ride and be able to access your training live from the friend's tab. You can add one or more friends on the same ride, you can also delete contacts if you want to add another or use a new one.
Safety Tracking Links
When Safety Tracking is turned on a link button will pop up on the right side of the Safety Tracking button in the start view. By pressing this you will be given a link that you can share through your favorite communication app. When your friends press this link they will be able to follow your ride through any web browser.
News! For your safety we have added a Safety Alarm, that notifies your Safety Contacts if you haven’t moved for five minutes. Toggle on Safety Alarm in the Safety Tracking settings. Note that the alarm only works for Safety Contacts that has the app, not for the shared web link.