How to use Fitness Tracking Apps without Sharing Where You Live
One of the first things we tell children is not to share personal information online. We do this all the time for instance when we check in on Facebook or post pics when we are on holiday. I love a bit of fitness bragging. Every time I do one of my slow, ambling bike rides I post it online using Ride With GPS .
Whichever fitness app we use there is the potential to show everyone where we live. People often post maps of their runs, bike rides or walks online including the start and end point. In many cases this will share where they live and when they are out. You can set up privacy zones in some fitness apps that will hide locations.
Here’s how to do it in Ride With GPS
RunKeeper seems to be a little different. By default activities are set to private. If you share activities they can only be seen by people with a Runkeeper account. So far I can’t see a way of setting up privacy zones but will update if I find one.