My Tracks is not one of Google's more well-known offerings, but it's been around for nearly as long as Android has, lurking in the Play Store as a handy resource for Android users who enjoy moving around. Today My Tracks received an update expanding on the usefulness of this location-monitoring service bold enough to tell you exactly what it does in its name. Now when the app shows where you've been, it will provide a more exact and attractive picture. All the better to track you with, my dear.
Google Maps has improved a lot over the years, now offering three-dimensional views of the landscape whenever we zoom in far enough. My Tracks now leverages this feature to provide a more detailed view of the landscape throughout your journey. It's also more accurate than before and can provide even more detailed stats.
- New location provider for better accuracy and battery usage
- Automatically detect walking, biking, and driving
- New stats view
- New landscape view
- Select multiple tracks
- Merge tracks and play them in Google Earth
If exercise just isn't your thing, My Tracks can also track movements while in the car, and it's smart enough to automatically detect when users are walking, biking, or driving. Try firing it up on your daily commute if for no other reason than amusement. It supports sharing tracks with others via Google Drive and is just the kind of cool thing that can, at least temporarily, encourage more tech enthusiasts to leave the house.