Life360 used to be one of the best apps to share your live location with your friends and family until it was alleged that the app was selling the location data of its users to third parties. This is a good enough reason to ditch any app, and more so if it is a location-sharing app that has access to your smartphone’s GPS at all times. If you’re looking for an app where your friends and family members can track your live location, there are plenty of options for you. In this article, we bring you the top 7 Life360 alternatives for location sharing.
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FollowMee is an excellent GPS tracker for Android and iOS devices. FollowMee turns your smartphone into a GPS-tracking device that can be monitored from the FollowMee website. The device needs a stable internet connection to upload the location data on the FollowMee website. By default, the location updates every 5 minutes. You can reduce this time limit to enable live tracking. FollowMee is very particular about user privacy and does not sell location data to third parties.
Family360 is a great location-sharing app for when you’re going on a trip. Instead of sharing your location with your family every other hour, simply use this app to let them track your location at all times. Family360 lets you create ‘circles’ where you can add a group of people to view your live location. This app also lets your family view the traffic status throughout your journey along with your ETA. It even sends notification alerts when you overspeed. A premium subscription to the app comes with exclusive features like live tracking, location history and more.
FamiSafe is one of the better Life360 alternatives out there. This app from Wondershare is a comprehensive parental control app, with features like location tracking, website filtering, history check, and detecting suspicious texts and pictures. The location tracking services offered by FamiSafe include live tracking, location history, and creating safe zones on the map. Once your kids breach the safe zone, you will be notified on your phone.
Find My Phone – Family Locator
Family Locator is very simple to use and contains all the basic location-sharing features. You can let your family view your live location while you’re driving. The app automatically notifies them when you reach your location. Taking a flight? The app’s flight radar will keep your family updated with the flight status. Family locator also allows you to create private groups for close friends and family members.
With over 5 million downloads, Glympse is one of the more popular GPS tracking apps and a great alternative to Life360. One of the best parts of using this app is that it doesn’t require you to sign up, nor do your family members need to download the app to view your location. If you’re meeting someone at a common location, all you need to do is send them a ‘Glympse’ so they can know your ETA. This app is perfect to share your location on a short-term basis.
Apart from navigation, Google Maps also lets you share your live location with your family. While other apps on this list come with certain premium features (like safe zone marking), Google Maps keeps things simple and simply lets other people track your location when you share it with them. Google Maps‘ biggest advantage is its popularity. Since it is the default navigation app on Android smartphones, your friends and family won’t have much trouble accessing your location from the links you send them.
Apart from all the basic location-sharing features, Geozilla also offers a private messenger using which you can contact your family members within the app. You can even send images of your journey through the app’s messenger. GeoZilla also sends emergency alerts in case of an accident. The app is also compatible with Wear OS, making it one of the most versatile Life360 alternatives out there.
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These are the top 7 Life360 alternatives for location sharing. All of the apps in this list particularly state that they do not sell the location data of their users. Since they rely on premium membership as the primary source of their revenue, you will see minimal ads on their platforms. Premium membership to these apps comes with exclusive features.
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