Glympse is great! My family loves it to keep track of me on long drives
Why isn’t everyone using this app? 5/5
Simply the best way of notifying people how far away you are and when you will arrive. Takes away all the anxiety.
Love glimpse!!! 4/5
Love glimpse. I first started using it for family meet ups. I use it when we’re getting together and there are multiples of us coming together at one location. Makes for easy planning if someone is cooking and needs to know when to pull out the roast... also disable your speed insight. My dad doesn’t need to know how late I am or how fast I drive ;)
Additionally, I’ve found its great for airport pick ups, surprise parties and other friend meetings. No one is left waiting. You all know exactly where everyone is at and how fast they’re moving.
My only wish is that the recent map view with the dotted line was a bit clearer. It’s hard to immediately see where people are at and what road they’re on.
Family At Ease 5/5
No more having to remember to let family know when you get someplace.
Also in Michigan winters it is nice knowing if we go off the road that there is a map showing exactly where we are located.
No problems so far... 5/5
By Mandrake Madness
I texted my brother my location and sent it as an iMessage. It worked great! I'm going to put it through a few more trial runs before I make it part of my security system.
Awesome. One of my favorite apps. 5/5
I use it every week 5/5
By Chuck town tourist
Love this app. Allows my wife and business meeting peeps to know exactly where I am. And when I will be there.
Force quitting required 2/5
With version 3.29.0 and likely earlier I have to force quit the app in order to make it work. It frequently hangs when I try to share a link via text message.
Meow meow meow human car in meow. Food bring, no longer on freeway. Food close. Good human.
Great app with a few minor irritations 4/5
Great overall app but sometimes the speed is not indicated even though turned on in the settings. A bit erratic but when it works, it’s great.
Use Glimpse Daily 5/5
By Nancy KF
My husband sends me a Glimpse when he leaves work. This helps we have dinner hot when he gets home. The text is helpful. Also like when can let people know how far we are when meeting anywhere.
I Love You 5/5
By Mason Geetings
Group setup 4/5
Setup seemed straight forward but was a bit problematic but once set up worked great. Tracked multiple powered paragliding pilots on flight to another county.
Request not working 1/5
Tried to request location of my kids, navigation shows recent people and then disappears off screen before I can select. Can't type in user of who I want to request location.
Latest version broken on iPhone 11.3 1/5
By Auzzie Dog
I love the app, but the latest update is broken. I go to share my location and it gets stuck on “Generating Glympse” and never comes back to send the link. Give me back the old version that actually worked.
Wish we could add a photo during our trip 4/5
The app is great especially for allowing loved ones follow your progress on long trips. I just wish there was a way to add photos along the journey.
One of the most useful apps around 5/5
Better than find my friends by a mile, this is a must have app. Send friends and family a Glympse and let them track your progress on the way to their house, or find your buddies without trying to text constantly back and forth. Good bye “Where are you?”
Great for solo road warriors! 5/5
Have used this app for years to let my family know when I'm leaving a destination so they can keep track of my progress. Really useful app for me and my travels!
Extremely complicated to use 1/5
You share and request locations and everything is times. Way too complex. I’m deleting it.
App Is In Spanish?! 2/5
I don’t get it. Why is the app displaying all text in Spanish? I’m an English speaker and everything on my phone is set to English...
Wish it was for a longer period of time.
Timing out every 30 min is crazy
Odd address access 4/5
Been using Glympse for years. Love it. Strangely, Glympse has never been good at accessing the contacts list. Doesn’t seem to search well.
So very helpful! 5/5
I am using this app right now sitting in traffic. It is so helpful. I love it!
Works great 5/5
Use this all the time
I would like to see where we could change the icon from the arrow to a car, truck, boat, airplane, motorcycle, atv.
I use Glympse all the it lets my caregivers to see where I am at all times.
Super helpful! 5/5
This app is great! Works across operating systems and my in-laws can even use their desktop computer to see our progress. Very convenient way to let my spouse know I’m in heavy traffic. Love this app!
LOVE this app 5/5
It gives a live view of where I am when I'm traveling as well as give an ETA for when I'm going to get there for friends and family. I use it all the time. It great
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