If you’re using Google’s My Tracks app on your Android device, you won't be for much longer.
Google has revealed that My Tracks will no longer be available after April 30. El Goog explains that it has “made the tough decision to invest our efforts into other, more wide-reaching, mapping projects.” To replace My Tracks once it goes kaput, Google recommends using Google Fit, Strava, Endomondo, Map My Run, Map My Hike, GPS Logger for Android, and GPX Viewer.
If you are using My Tracks, you can export your data before switching over to a new app. To export to Google Drive, simply launch the My Tracks app, tap the three dot overflow button, tap Settings, and then select Sync to Google Drive. If you’d prefer to export to external storage, you can go select Export All in the three-dot overflow menu. You can then select one of the four file formats:
The data will be in the /MyTracks folder in your external storage.
If you’re not familiar with My Tracks, it’s an Android app that’ll track your path, speed, distance, and elevation while you do things like walk, run, or bike. You can then look back at that data in maps, charts, and stats. Google now has Google Fit for tracking all of that data, though, and so it’s no surprise to see My Tracks getting killed off.
Have you ever used My Tracks?