My Tracks is one of my favorite apps. I use it took keep track of distance traveled while cycling, and then upload my route to Maps and the data to Google Drive. This way, I can reference back and check my progress whenever I want.

Today, Google updated My Tracks to include one function that I've longed for since I starting using the app: the ability to pause and resume recording. I'm so happy they added this much-needed function, as the time will be far more accurate now.

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Yes, I know. I haven't had much time to ride lately. :(

Alongside that, they also updated the record interface - instead of having tiny little button at the top of the screen, the button is now large and at the bottom.Otherwise, they also updated the widget, as well as the code for recording track and calculating stats. Hopefully they made that more accurate, too.

If you use My Tracks, the update is available now. If not, and you need a way to keep track of routes and such during a workout, you should give it a shot.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://twitter.com/Malcolmest Malcolmest

    I love using this app when I go snowboarding. Looks like a good upgrade!

  • mechapathy

    Did not know about this app. Just bought runtastic for keeping track of my cycling. Oh well. It was only 25 cents, and it does have some pretty cool functionality.

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  • http://twitter.com/bat0nas Tomas Misevičius

    What app could be used to set a point and be able to travel back? Traveling back I mean I need an arrow on the screen which would show me how the direction to go to an initial location.


    Google My Track I guess is not that app. Right?

    • dsas

      carr matey does that.

  • TheRealBeesley

    Cannot tell you how great this is for ATV riding!

  • outdoors

    The recording button is better in the new update, however it's hard to return to the track list view from a track view, because it uses a tiny < , when you are outdoors under sun, you can hardly see the small symbol.

  • spacemonkey82

    i am surprised foursquare is still around.

    how can a company survive when it has made no money for the past 4 years and is a dying platform (eclipsed by fb and google).