What kinds of events is this suitable for?
Running, Walking, Cycling, Car or Motorcycle. Anything you like in fact!
Do I need to hire or carry a special tracking device?
Only if you want to. All you need to do is use your phone and download our mobile phone app. Instead, if you don't own a phone, or require a dedicated tracking device with a battery that lasts longer than 1 week, we do also offer these for rental. Click here for more details
Is there an Android App and how much does the App cost?
Yes there is a free demo version. It send an updates once an hour. The premium version costs £2
, which allows more frequent updates and advanced features
Is there an iPhone App and how much does the App cost?
Yes, it is available from the Apple App Store and costs £3.
I am a race participant, how does it work?
1. Create a Race Drone account on the website
2. Find a race you want to participate in, and click the Request Add button
3. The Race Director will approve you as a participant (some may charge a small fee)
4. Download and install the mobile phone app.
5. In the App settings add your Race Drone website Username.
6. Share the event URL with your friends and family and get support as you race!
7. On race day, start the app, and put your phone away.
8. After the event, download and view your tracks
So how does it actually track me?
The app finds your location using the phones inbuilt GPS and sends the location to the
Race Drone website. It does this using your data allowance (mobile network costs may
apply). Your location will then be shown on the event website, on an online Google map.
I am a race organiser, how does it work?
1. Contact us and let us do it for all for you. Or create a Race Drone account
2. Or you can setup a website account and setup the event yourself.
How much does it cost to be tracked in each event?
using the smartphone app it costs £5 GBP (volume discount apply for 10x and 100x particpants).
Race directors may choose to include this costs in a race entry fee, or may ask participants
to pay for it separately.
I don't want to use a smartphone. How much does it cost to hire a dedicated mini GPS racker?
See the daily, weekly, monthly costs here
How often will my position be updated?
It's up to you minutes, you can set it to 1 minute right through to 24 hours.
If you set it to 15 minutes or more then the app will use little battery power.
Does the mobile app or tracker need a mobile signal to work?
The app will use the mobile phone network, or it will send updates to the website if
connected to a wifi network
What happens if some of the event route does not have data coverage on my mobile network?
The app re-try a couple of times and will then wair to update to the website next time there is a signal.
Probably at the next update interval (i.e. 10 minutes later) .
What happens if my phone loses power during the event?
The app will not update when it is powered off, but it will start sending updates as soon as
your phone is powered. You do not need to restart the app, it will start up again
Does it use a lot of my mobile phone data allowance?
It does use data, so charges apple, but it sends a very small update, so you will not use much data allowance at all
What happens when I finish the race?
Open up the Race Drone App and click "Stop" to stop sending location updates
What happens if I forget to Stop the app tracking? Can people still track me?
Event tracking will be disabled at midnight following the end of the event
I have more questions?
Email us at info @ racedrone.net