It never fails!! 5/5
This app is a lifesaver for me. If you are always having to tell someone where you are, how far out, where you’re going...get this app!! Works every time, accurately.
Best Option so Someone Knows You're Really Coming 5/5
I use Glympse *all the time* when headed somewhere to meet someone. It's always reassuring for them to know I'm on my way, even when I'll be on time—but especially on the occasions I might be a few minutes late. Over and over recipients say, "Wow, that's cool! And so helpful."
Useful safety tool. 5/5
My fiancée and I use it to keep track of one another while at work or college classes. Works great and keeps us confident one another is safe.
I use it all the time!!!
I love knowing when my husband will be home each night. Great app!
Navigation buttons and editing location names 4/5
First off, I haven’t used it yet. However, during the setup process, I discovered a couple issues.
First, the little itty bitty tiny back arrow is way too small. I’m not someone with giant hands trying to type on an iPhone 3, just an average Joe, using an iPhone X. I found that I have had to attempt to push/tap/mash the back arrow, about 5-10 times before it would go to the previous screen. If I was attempting to see, much less touch the back arrow while driving, I’d end up being some statistic. Please make it bigger and more distinguishable from background color. **Note - I wouldn’t try to use it while driving since my vehicle now recognizes the app.
The second issue... In trying to rename a location, I finally discovered that I must hit return on the keyboard, which only makes the keyboard disappear, then I have to try my luck again with the back arrow. How about a “save” or “update” button, which automatically takes you back to the previous screen.
Once I actually use it, and if I discover anything else of note, I will update my review. For now, it’s a 4 of 5, based on the hopes that it works as well as all of the previous reviewers have raved about, with the option to increase once issues are addressed.
Glympse is one of my go-tos 5/5
Awesome App!!! 5/5
Yes, you need this app!!! It is amazing. For all those times where you were going to pick someone up or they are going to pick you up… This is the app you need
Not a replacement for Twist 3/5
By Mr Toner
Update: my former review was from a couple years ago — and there has been little improvement since.
Push notifications are now available. And sharing my trip now takes only two taps. But there are still no arrival notifications. ETAs are shown as minutes until instead of an actual time, and that ETA never updates for actual conditions. Calendar events? Gone. Joining someone else’s trip? Difficult, along with the same complaint as before. And a new complaint: when someone has shared their location with me it doesn’t show in the app unless I have launched it by tapping the notification.
After losing my beloved Twist, I began searching out a replacement; everywhere I looked, users were recommending Glympse. Although I've been using it semi-regularly for over year and I've seen improvements over that time, I'm just not satisfied with where the app is at:
- Sending an ETA in Twist took two taps (once a favorite was set up); Glympse has improved, but it still takes three taps.
- Glympse doesn't send notifications for updated ETAs or upon arrival. (Are you kidding me?)
- Sending an ETA for calendar events requires going to a different area of the app. (And Glympse lists events without locations. Why?) Same with recent destinations. In Twist, favorites, recents, and events were all on the main screen.
- If I join someone (my wife, for example) in a trip and they arrive before me, Glympse will stop sharing her location and will also expire my trip.
- My biggest gripe is that Glympse does not use push notifications for sending an ETA — instead, it uses normal SMS messages or iMessage. This requires more taps for sending an ETA and for viewing a sent ETA and involves an intermediary app on both ends.
I just received a notification from Waze that my wife is on her way home. Guess I should finish this up.
It’s great 4/5
it’s great. I have had no problems.
Great location sharing app 4/5
This app allows you to send a pin of your current location and speed so people can keep track of where you are. An excellent way to keep tabs on family or company coming to visit. What is great for me is that my wife can know where I am in inclement weather or when I am going to be home very late. The only downside is that this is not a Siri recognized app, allowing me to send a Glympse on-the-fly if I forget to send one before I leave wherever I am at.
So great 5/5
I love it so I can make sure my mom is safe
By Dat Niccah3000
So far no mistakes
Because I’m always late.
Awesome Useful App!! 5/5
I’ve been using Glympse for several years with my family and friends and it’s a great tool for both safety and planning! We love it.
Great but 3/5
Would be nice if an alert was sent to receiver when I was a minute or so away.
I appreciate this app. 5/5
By THE MINISTER.
Glimpse is a great app, i’m so glad to use it, with my every day Riding @ ventures in town as well as out of town.
Great App! 5/5
As a coach I use Glympse to show parents where I am when I arrive at a new game site. I also use it so friends know exactly when I will be arriving when we plan to meet up.
I love Glympse! 5/5
Everyone that I have sent a Glympse too has told me how awesome it is and I have shared the link over and over. I use it everyday, it has helped me with the business I am in as it let’s my customers know that I am in fact on my way!!
Won’t open msg for sending 2/5
I tap send a request and app says it needs my help to send the msg but doesn’t open the msg for me to send.
Love this app 5/5
It is quick, accurate, and so simple. Love it c
Simple location sharing 5/5
I can imagine some people saying "what's the difference between this and Apple location sharing"? Let's just say it's a nice alternative to using that...give yourself a few more options, etc.
GLYMPSE is good for the soul. 5/5
Volvo introduced us to this app, and it’s proven to be easy to use, reliable, and accurate.
Thanks for delivering peace of mind in the knowledge of location for loved ones.
Michael B and Vicki R
Needs one more thing 3/5
I would like to be able to Rotate map.
Great App!!! 5/5
It's great for my family to keep tabs on me if I'm out somewhere new and want them to check in on my location. It's great for traveling with or to others so they can know how early or late I'll be. I can tell it how long I want them to see my location.
RV navigator 5/5
By TV navigator
We use Glympse extensively to stay connected to our RV friends on the road. Works great for us.
Very Cool 4/5
Awesome app 5/5
Glympse allows me and my wife to make most of our time. We both have to commute but only have one car. I cannot use public transport to work, so I use the car. I drop off my girl friend at the train stop every morning before I drive to work, however, picking her up in the evening is not that easy since I might be stuck in traffic or her bus/train is caught up by the rush hour. Being on each others' screen through Glympse makes it much easier to still time our pickup well. If she is running late, I go to the store adjacent to the train stop first. If I am running late, she walks towards the way she sees me taking on glympse.
Also, for longer driving without the other you can always make sure you know what's going on so that I can have dinner on the table by the time she is home for example. We seriously use Glympse every day. Just great!
Very useful app w/recommendation 5/5
It would be great to have this as an add-on to Waze!
Great app. Very accurate I've helped friends find where they are at and get them back on track. You know when they are about to arrive.
Simple and perfect 5/5
Glympse does what it's supposed to do, allow others to track your location and speed. My wife loves being able to keep an eye on me when I'm taking a long bike ride, and I like knowing that she's keeping an eye on me in case something should happen. (Even though she once "caught" me taking an unscheduled stop at the local ice cream shop!) Some years ago I got hit by a car while riding and ended up in the E.R. Nobody knew where I was! If I had had Glympse my wife would've known that something was wrong and could've found me.
When I send a Glympse to a friend for the first time they’re amazed
Zoom Level! 4/5
Please give users a setting for the zoom level that is used when we "lock" / focus on someone's Glympse!
Right now, if we zoom-out the map after focusing on a target, the target doesn't stay centered! But then re-focusing on the target zooms the map back in!
Use all the time! 5/5
Love 3D Touch to send quick Glympses. I’m pretty much an evangelist.
Use it all the time! 5/5
Love this app. When you are meeting someone, nothing better!!
This app doesn’t work
Very useful app 5/5
By App user 21x
I enjoy this app. Very helpful way to meet up with people.
It’s awesome 4/5
Awesome and FREE you can’t beat that I sound like a black person FREE///// Ha ha I am black and my name is TYRONE
Safety by sharing 5/5
This app allowed my to view my significant others long trip. It was comforting knowing where she was and allowed me to stay updated on her travels.
One word excellent
By mell strong
Glympse is awesome!
location love! 5/5
It’s great to let your people know where u are. We use it during hot air balloon chasing, when one goes out of town to know travel is going safely and most important for me..... when going for a run! We can never be to cautious and safe y’all!
Great app to use when a loved one a traveling or out hunting to keep an eye on the progress.
In a year 5/5
I've been using Glympse for a year. My fiance and I use the app to track one another bc were constantly on the go. It cuts down on the texting and phone calls. It's always accurate and we've never had any issues with app.
Weekly payments 5/5
By anonomous monkey
I would pay weekly for this app it’s amazing
I love this! 5/5
My SO and I use this app daily to track each other and to help plan our day. I would recommend Glympse to anyone!
Great for Family & Friends 5/5
By Dozer Dawg
This app is perfect to let family and friends know when you will get to your destination or where you are at.
I use this app to augment the Find Friends native app for friends without iPhones or for those who I’m not sharing locations with on the regular. A very strange side use of the app was to determine my speed when the speedometer in my car stopped working (and the only caveat to that is that I wish I could increase the font size of the speed reading)
I love it! 5/5
I use Glympse every day to tell my wife when to expect me home.
By (X 1526,Y 1886)
My girlfriend uses this for me to pick her up from places and it works every time. I love her and this app. She introduced me to it. Just wish it could have no time limit and the user could choose when to disable it or enable it at will. That way it could be used for family for safety.