My Tracks by Google Inc.
10,000,000 - 50,000,000 downloads
Also in : Hiking
- Sharing options
- Integration with Google Maps and Google Docs
- Other sensors devices supported
- Tracking profile
- Needs to be more accurate
- Pause button is needed
- Forcecloses and crashes in some devices
My Tracks is an app for tracking on the map your routes
Use My Tracks while you run, ride, hike or whatever you want to do outdoors. My Tracks use GPS to record the path you took. It's better if you use network and GPS for a more accurate tracking. It will take your data and gather statistics about your time, speed, distance or elevation. What's more you upload that info to Google My Maps, Google Fusion Tables or Google Docs. When you do so, you have to set a track name and type (city/running for instance). You can add a description too.
You can also share your tracks via Twitter or Facebook to challenge your friends and yourself. What's more, you can check your tracks out on Google Maps web version, make them public or share it with your friends.
Besides your built-in Android GPS, you can track from other external sensors: Zephyr, ANT Heart Rate, and others (take a glance at developer's changelog to know which ones are supported).
MyTracks has been developed by My Tracks Team at Google, this is the only app they've launched on the market.
The idea is fantastic, but the app doesn't work as good as we expected. It forcecloses in some devices, it isn't accurate enough and needs a "pause" button to let the user stop the tracking when he/she wants, and not when they stop.
With My Tracks, you can sync and share your tracks via Google Drive. For sharing, you can share tracks with friends, see the tracks your friends have shared with you, or make tracks public and share their URLs via Google+, Facebook, Twitter, etc. In addition to Google Drive, you can also export your tracks to Google My Maps, Google Spreadsheets, or external storage.
My Tracks also supports Android Wear. For watches with GPS, My Tracks can perform GPS recording of tracks without a phone and sync tracks to the phone. For watches without GPS, you can see your current distance and time, and control the recording of your tracks from your wrist.
- a new map layer, Earth, for viewing tracks in 3D
Scientific,medical android applications
Fantastic app. Works as mentioned. Simple UI.
Worked well for a day with Droid X, then Google Maps got lost. No satellite lock without wide open spaces. Tried everything, forcing apps closed, rebooting a few times. Got everything working by uninstalling My Tracks.
Used to be excellent but since the latest android update the display is useless - more like a bit of modern art!