I’m back with another weekly quick tip for Fartlek Friday! This week is a tip for staying safe on the run. Have you heard of Garmin’s LiveTrack Feature? I only started hearing about this recently and started using it about a month ago. I want to make sure everyone with a Garmin knows about it!
It’s really simple. When you open your Garmin app, click the 3 dots on the bottom right for “more”, and select “LiveTrack”. You can either choose to autostart it whenever you go for a run, or just turn it on for each run. If you have Auto Start enabled you can start LiveTrack from your device.
After you turn on LiveTrack, you can send your tracking to someone so they can see where you are on your run. Click on the share button (a box with an arrow) to see your options. I usually just text my LiveTrack to my husband so he has it on his phone. If I’m gone longer than expected, he can check where I am.
There is also a “GroupTrack” feature that allows your connections in Garmin Connect to view your LiveTrack session on their Garmin devices. This could be helpful if you are running with others but want to split up for part of your run, and then meet up at the end.
Hope this helps if you didn’t already know about this feature on Garmin!
Do you use Garmin’s LiveTrack feature when you run?
If not, do you let someone know where you are running and when you will be back?