August 11, 2016

Remora Tracking: Safety for Runners and Beyond

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I am friends with one of the entrepeneurs behind Remora Tracking and wanted to share information about their product. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 


As a female runner living in a city, safety is always on my mind. There have been two recent unfortunate incidents and attacks on female runners in NY and MA that were in the news recently that always serve as a reminder to me to stay vigilant. I’m sharing a new awesome product that promotes safety and is a project that my fellow 2014 Hood to Coast Nuun teammate Sean as well as 4 other Phoenix-based entrepreneurs just launched on Kickstarter called Remora Tracking.

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I spend lots of time running around the city by myself. 
Remora Tracking is a car-key sized device that clips onto pretty much anything and can locate anything in real time WITHOUT the use of a cellphone. That part is key for me especially because sometimes I don’t run or race with my cell on me.  It’s also waterproof so it can be used for swimmers, boaters, and more.  It has safety alerts that get automatically sent to stored emergency contacts in case you are wearing it and get hurt, go unconscious, leave a pre-determined geofence area, or if the temperature in your location rises or drops to a pre-determined level. 

Remora Tracking Founder and CEO Nicole Zeno said “I got the idea because in the 12th hour of the Ironman Arizona race, my dad asked me, ‘Where is your friend on the course?’ All I could answer was, ‘I don’t know,’ and I thought there must be a better way’.

What exactly is Remora Tracking? 


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Remora Tracking is a small and lightweight device that uses cellular and GPS technologies and doesn’t have to be connected to a phone to work. After using GPS to determine the device’s location, it communicates with the built-in cellular antenna to transmit the location of the device to Remora’s database where it can then be accessed by your emergency contacts or friends. 

Along with your location, Remora uses an Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Thermometer to send other important metrics to the database as well. Besides athletes or runners, it can be used for pets, children, teens, valuables, and persons with special needs to help keep people or valuables safe. You could know when your pet escapes the yard by attaching it to its collar or have peace of mind knowing someone is safe.

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I definitely encourage you to support the Remora Tracking Kickstarter campaign and check out their page to see a demo and get more information. I think this is a really great product for everyone but especially as a female and a runner. Sometimes I have my phone out on runs or when travelling, and I don’t have any cell phone service so knowing that this doesn’t require my phone makes it really innovative.  

9 comments:

  1. This sounds really great. I have the "find my friends" app on my phone so my family can usually see where I am unless I don't have service. But Rob doesn't have an iPhone so he cant track me that way. I love that this doesnt require a phone. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Ah that's cool-I'm an Android lady but also don't always like carrying my phone with me when I run.

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  2. What a great idea! I have Road ID on my phone but I have to remember to turn it on. Which I never do...

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    1. I really think it sounds awesome. I also wear my Road ID but never use the app....

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  3. This sounds like an awesome idea. Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. Happy to share-it's a really cool product!

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  4. I just backed them on Kickstarter and they are selling them at a LARGE DISCOUNT!

    I can not wait to get my device! I want to put it on my dog as well.

    So excited! Thanks for posting about this!

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    1. That's so awesome-I want to back them too so I can get mine first thing!

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  5. Awesome product, awesome founders - had the privilege of meeting them at an event in Scottsdale this week.

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