Sure. I don’t like GPS tracking solutions which I have to start manually to begin tracking (or to continue it after a pause during a tour). Quite often I simply forgot to start tracking and after returning home I realized that I (once again) don’t have any tracks of my tour (or only some parts of it). Or I noticed that tracking isn’t switched on after starting my ride and didn’t want to fiddle with the smartphone or make a stop to activate tracking (escpecially if I have some buddies with me or am even the tour guide).
GPS tracking should always be actiavted if I’m using a navigation device (or app). The MyRoute app doesn’t have automatic tracking (really, really annoying). My good old Garmin Zumo 220 always automatically stored tracks for every day, so I was always able to import it into BaseCamp afterwards.
In fact this doesn’t matter by now, because I don’t use both of them any longer, because the Kurviger app is my solution now (and sometimes Sygic, if I’m dependent on offline routing).
But for GPS tracking I unfortunately have to use “GPS Logger”. Configuration:
- automatically activated if smartphone is started/used (“always on” mode)
- create GPX logs and save them once a day automatically
- automatically share saved logs with my Dropbox account
- distance between two tracking points: 50m
- tracking intervall: every 10sec (only of GPS position changed more than 50m)
After a tour I import the saved track from the Dropbox folder into BaseCamp and if necessary I cut off the parts of the track which don’t belong to my trip (which means at the begin or end of a day’s GPX log). Then I upload the GPX-track to the library of my MyRoute-app website account (where I store and organize all my routes and tracks).