But there is another important aspect of staying safe during extreme weather (or any time really), and that’s making sure that someone knows where you are. If you get dehydrated or suffer an injury, having a friend or family member who knows where you are or the route you are taking can be invaluable to getting you help when you need it most.
One of the easiest ways to do this now is with Garmin LiveTrack. Garmin LiveTrack is a free service that can be used with a Bluetooth-compatible Garmin Edge unit, such as the Garmin Edge510, 810, and 1000. Garmin Connect Live Track works by connecting your Garmin Edge to your smartphone via Bluetooth, and then sending your ride data to friends or family with a secure, unique website. This lets your friends and family instantly know where you are, what route you are taking, and more.
To activate Garmin Live Track: follow these steps:
1. If you have a Garmin Edge 510, 810, or 1000, ensure Bluetooth is enabled