Google Updates My Tracks App With New UI & Features

By: Josh Wolford - July 13, 2012

A few years ago, Google released the My Tracks app that allowed Android users to keep tabs on their outdoor travels using GPS. Users can not only keep detailed records of their travels, but they can create visualizations of their courses, access stats, and share it all via social networks, Google Maps, and Google Docs.

Today, Google has announced an update to the app. Version 2.0 sports a brand new design, new features, and some improvements to existing features.

From the Google Lat Long blog:

My Tracks 2.0 comes with a variety of new features, including:

  • The ability to play back your tour directly on Google Earth for Android
  • Aggregation of statistics over time to show trends in your performance
  • Simpler, faster user interface
  • Improved charts and stats tables that are easier to read

My Tracks also syncs with certain biometric tools, including the Zephyr HxM Bluetooth heart rate monitor, the Polar WearLink Bluetooth heart rate monitor, and the ANT+ heart rate and speed distance monitors.

You can download the new version today on Google Play.

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