LIVE Tracking

Enable LIVE tracking to let your Runtastic friends know that you’re going out for a run.

Follow these simple steps to enable LIVE Tracking in the Runtastic app and allow Runtastic users to see where you are on the map, how far you’ve gone and how fast you’re going:

  • Tap the Activity Setup icon next to the “Start” button
  • Tap LIVE Tracking
  • Toggle LIVE Tracking on

On this screen, you will also find additional settings for the LIVE Tracking. Choose whether to allow cheering and/or sharing to Facebook.


Enable the toggle next to “Allow Cheering” to get cheered on during a run. This will allow your Runtastic friends to cheer you on from the app and you will hear the cheer they send played through your headphones.

How will my Runtastic friends be notified that I am LIVE tracking?

Shortly after you tap “START LIVE,” the link to your LIVE activity will be sent via push notification to your Runtastic friends (those who have enabled push notifications for LIVE tracking). Those who do not have push notifications activated can find the link to your LIVE activity either in the Notification Inbox or at the top of the News Feed under “Now LIVE.”

My settings are private, why can users who are not my friends still see my LIVE activities and send me LIVE Cheers?

If you don’t want your activity to be public, don’t go LIVE. When you enable LIVE Tracking, it’s similar to running a “public race” you’ve signed up for. You can’t control who is watching you run or who is on the sidelines cheering you on – the same goes for LIVE Tracking.

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