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Old 05-15-2019, 03:54 PM   #1
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Anyone else use it?

I have it loaded on both my son's, my wife's and my phones. I think the feature I like the most are the "Places" you can save and then have Alert you when a family member arrives that Place or leaves that Place.

There is another feature that I turn on and off as needed and that is the Drive Detection. It will alert you when a family member has completed a Drive. It will provide you some useful information such as duration of the drive, top speed and I believe Aggressive Braking and Acceleration.

But by far my most enjoyable feature is the activity that follows the audible alert tone it makes when someone leaves or arrives at a saved Place. Our hair shedding, human tripping, scorpion eating, 24x7 snoring French Bulldog has learned that the Life360 Alert is associated with someone arriving at the house. He will be in a dead sleep and then the Life360 Alert goes off and he is up in a flash, trying to get traction on the hardwood floors, skidding around corners to make it to the door.
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Old 05-15-2019, 03:57 PM   #2
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I use it when hunting public lands. I typcially do not leave my location setting in the on position on my phone (I don't like Google & everyone else tracking my movements, hehe). But when hunting alone, I turn it on so my wife could find me if I fall out of a tree or get in a bind.

Also used it with a group of guys when we were squirrel hunting so we could see where each other were and did not end up on top of each other, worked pretty well for that.

When kids get driving age, I see it as a huge plus for that!!
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Old 05-15-2019, 03:58 PM   #3
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Tucker misjudged a corner today, slid sideways and smacked right into the wall!

I've got to try to video this
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:08 PM   #4
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I use it when hunting public lands. I typcially do not leave my location setting in the on position on my phone (I don't like Google & everyone else tracking my movements, hehe). But when hunting alone, I turn it on so my wife could find me if I fall out of a tree or get in a bind.

Also used it with a group of guys when we were squirrel hunting so we could see where each other were and did not end up on top of each other, worked pretty well for that.

When kids get driving age, I see it as a huge plus for that!!
Yep! My wife is completely on board with this. I know she watches while I am pig hunting alone at night.

It is a HUGE plus for teenage driving. They know you are watching and can get real time info on what they've been up to. We aren't helicopter-ish with my driving age son but he knows we can get all of his driving details.
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My wife & I use it to keep track of our 16yo. Great app and our dogs have the same reaction when the notification goes off.
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:29 PM   #6
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We love it for keeping up with our 16 year old daughter. Another thing is my wife could get lost going to the bathroom, so it comes in handy for that. When she is going somewhere and gets off the path I can call her and get her back in the right direction.
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:32 PM   #7
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The doorbell has the same effect on my dog.



Will ck the app out. I just use the find my phone app.
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:38 PM   #8
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We use it for our teenagers. THANK GOD THIS WAS NOT AROUND WHEN I WAS A KID!!!!
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:48 PM   #9
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My wife & I use it to keep track of our 16yo. Great app and our dogs have the same reaction when the notification goes off.
That's a LOT of dog to have barreling towards the door!
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:49 PM   #10
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We use it for our teenagers. THANK GOD THIS WAS NOT AROUND WHEN I WAS A KID!!!!
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:51 PM   #11
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Iíll have to check it out
Weíve been using OurPact with my 15 yr old daughter
Has similar settings/alerts and I can control her apps/screen time


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Old 05-15-2019, 04:55 PM   #12
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We use it for our teenagers. THANK GOD THIS WAS NOT AROUND WHEN I WAS A KID!!!!
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:02 PM   #13
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Been using the app for a few years. Very useful and yeah our dogs know when one of us is about to be home...
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:02 PM   #14
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My kids like the app. They know when me or my wife leave work and they hustle to pick up the house and put dishes away in the last 5 minutes before we get home. Or they use it to see when we leave work and they head to their friends house before we get home.

I turned my location off so the kids wouldn't know when I'm coming home.
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:03 PM   #15
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I put it on my phone last year before an out of state hunt. It's kind a creepy to be honest.
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:07 PM   #16
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Yes, 2 teens, use it all the time to keep track of them
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:08 PM   #17
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We use it for our teenagers. THANK GOD THIS WAS NOT AROUND WHEN I WAS A KID!!!!
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:26 PM   #18
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I have learned from my friends high school scumbag sons (great kids) how easy it is to beat these tracking devices.

Go out and everybody tosses their phones in the slow car who is being monitored. The Dads who buy their son's fast cars expect them to rag them out and don't monitor them.

Need some alone time with a gal? Go to the library and hide the phones in the shelves. Come back before closing time.

Can't miss killer party, hit the movies. Phone gets turned off and left in the other car and off they go.

Like the vape charger thread they will eventually will slip up like all of us did.

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Old 05-15-2019, 05:45 PM   #19
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ditch the phones, no biggie, go race a fast car, no biggy, go drinkin with your gal on the in the moonlight on your tailgate, no biggie, but heaven forbid they vape or puff some electric lettuce.........
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:22 PM   #20
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One other feature of Life360 is that it will notify the group when one phone's battery drops below 10%.
It's fun to bust my boys in the morning when their phone shows 100% but at 2:45am it broadcast that it was at 9%.
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:27 PM   #21
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You can “ghost” your location and make it say somewhere you’re not, or that you left a long time ago.
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:49 PM   #22
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Personally this is not how i would raise my children, thank God there grown. Who wants to track their kid's like some **** dog with a gps.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:16 PM   #23
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We use it. It's handy to keep track of the kids.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:21 PM   #24
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Personally this is not how i would raise my children, thank God there grown. Who wants to track their kid's like some **** dog with a gps.
Not how we do it.
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Old 05-16-2019, 04:45 AM   #25
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We use it for our teenagers. THANK GOD THIS WAS NOT AROUND WHEN I WAS A KID!!!!
No joke.

Back in your day they used smoke signals right?
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:52 AM   #26
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No joke.

Back in your day they used smoke signals right?
Pretty close.
I grew up in Geneva, NE, population 2,400, and there was no getting away with anything. Mom always knew where I had been and what had been done before I got home.

I called it the Mom network.
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:57 AM   #27
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Personally this is not how i would raise my children, thank God there grown. Who wants to track their kid's like some **** dog with a gps.
I don't think of it that way. The schools make them turn the ringers and notifications off and most of the time my boys forget to turn them back on so when I call they don't even know. That is when I send a text asking them to give me a call and check the app to make certain they aren't in a ditch somewhere.
My boys are good and I don't feel the need to check up on them all the time. It is just a nice tool to have to keep my wife from worrying when they don't answer.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:08 AM   #28
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That's a LOT of dog to have barreling towards the door!
She's 140# but thinks she's a 5# lap dog.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:11 AM   #29
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Yes. It's great when they start driving and it's nice for hunting... though i will say that i walled away from the truck shed hunting a couple weeks ago. Things are so grown up on our lease and i got away from a road that I couldn't tell which way I needed to go to get back to where I started. Pulled out the app to use the husbands location because he was at the truck working on his feedet and it showed he was about 4 miles away in town... so location isn't that great where the cell.coverage may be less strong...

Good thing I jad those big arse windmills to use to find my way to a road...
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:31 AM   #30
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Personally this is not how i would raise my children, thank God there grown. Who wants to track their kid's like some **** dog with a gps.
This. No thanks, I have explained to my teens that trust is earned and that I don't intend to hover over them like a helicopter. If they tell me they are going to do something, go somewhere, be home by whatever time, that's what I expect. Defy that trust, and there will be consequences. I have no desire to track my kids every movement or to see what their average speed was as they drove up to HEB.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:37 AM   #31
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I have no desire to track my kids every movement or to see what their average speed was as they drove up to HEB.
I'm 36 and my mother gave me grief about how fast I was driving to their house for Sunday lunch. I responded by asking why her phone is at 5% battery at 9am. "Are you forgetful? Is it time to get checked in at Shady Pines?"
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:45 AM   #32
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Pretty close.
I grew up in Geneva, NE, population 2,400, and there was no getting away with anything. Mom always knew where I had been and what had been done before I got home.

I called it the Mom network.
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We also didn't have social media. Kids these days tell on themselves more than they actually get caught. I've seen some IG posts like "Hey, look at my pot plants I have in the closet. #baked". We knew when to STHU. Which was always.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:48 AM   #33
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Nope.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:59 AM   #34
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Pretty close.
I grew up in Geneva, NE, population 2,400, and there was no getting away with anything. Mom always knew where I had been and what had been done before I got home.

I called it the Mom network.
small world! used to race at the moto-x-track at geneva
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:06 AM   #35
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We use it with two teenagers in the house. I don't look at it as creeping on them, but more of a safety feature. All out locations are on, so they can also see where we are. It keeps them from sending all those "where are you" texts when they get home and we aren't there.

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Old 05-16-2019, 08:07 AM   #36
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Yep. Have for quite some time. We love it.

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Old 05-16-2019, 08:14 AM   #37
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This. No thanks, I have explained to my teens that trust is earned and that I don't intend to hover over them like a helicopter. If they tell me they are going to do something, go somewhere, be home by whatever time, that's what I expect. Defy that trust, and there will be consequences. I have no desire to track my kids every movement or to see what their average speed was as they drove up to HEB.
That's pretty broad castigation from those who have either never had teenage societal-related problems with their children. I don't think anyone wants to track them like some **** dog, but for a few it is a temporary necessity. For others, the peace of mind about knowing when/where/who is worth the cost of the app...at the expense of offending those that think it unnecessary or "creeping".
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:22 AM   #38
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We use it with our two kids. One is driving the other will be next year. We use it more for ease of mind when he's going or coming from somewhere. The alert tells us he arrived and that lets me relax knowing he got there safely.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:31 AM   #39
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My wife uses to make sure our teenage daughter arrives & leaves her location as planned.
OP I’m impressed that dude takes down scorpions
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:55 AM   #40
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small world! used to race at the moto-x-track at geneva
Small world indeed! Was that at the fair grounds?
My family moved away in 1985 - right after my sophomore year.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:59 AM   #41
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My wife uses to make sure our teenage daughter arrives & leaves her location as planned.
OP Iím impressed that dude takes down scorpions
yeah... he's not all there

One morning while I was making coffee I noticed him pawing at something at the base of the kitchen counters. Didn't think anything of it initially. Then I noticed him jump back and then 2 seconds later he dove right back in face first. I got his attention finally and he turned to look at me with just the scorpion tail sticking out of his mouth. He then proceeded to eat the rest of that scorpion too.

He is an awesome dog and great companion for the boys.
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:06 AM   #42
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That's pretty broad castigation from those who have either never had teenage societal-related problems with their children. I don't think anyone wants to track them like some **** dog, but for a few it is a temporary necessity. For others, the peace of mind about knowing when/where/who is worth the cost of the app...at the expense of offending those that think it unnecessary or "creeping".
I can't say I agree or disagree with you, never had teenagers. However, my concern is how secure is this app? What happens when a crazy person figures out how to hack it? What happens when some random person can track down your kids as he/she see's fit? Can the police access it?

Again, I don't have a teenager, but I am far more concerned about privacy than I am if a teenager goes out to have a good time, which is all part of normal growing up and development, as many others alluded to above.
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:11 AM   #43
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My ex-wife is big brother with the app.
If thereís is an issue, she will let me know. I figure kids are smart enough to work around the app anyway. There are always apps to outsmart other apps. If nothing else, computer programmers are a very competitive lot.


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Old 05-16-2019, 09:12 AM   #44
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we use google family link to control usage and see location, but it doesnt have the driving stuff that life360 does, i will switch once he gets old enough to drive.
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Small world indeed! Was that at the fair grounds?
My family moved away in 1985 - right after my sophomore year.
would have been between @1976&1978. there was a huge hill on the track,very scary to go down fast ,about 3 or 4 stories high! graduated frm central high in omaha 1981
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