Google‘sÂ My Tracks tracking app has been around for a good few years now, but it’s become painfully obvious that competition from around the industry, particularly in the fitness space, is tight – very tight. Even so, My Tracks has built up a very dedicated user base and plenty of people have benefited from the use of the app. Which is probably why it’s such a surprise that Google will be ending support for the tracking appÂ on April 30th 2016 – here’s the official statement:
After April 30, 2016, My Tracks will no longer be available. We apologize for the inconvenience this might cause My Tracks users. Weâ€™ve made the tough decision to invest our efforts into other, more wide-reaching, mapping projects. Below are some resources to help you manage or export your data and find other apps to continue tracking your activities.
If you’re worried about losing all the data you’ve collected in My Tracks, Google details in its postÂ methods by which you can save your data and lists a whole number of apps that serve the same purpose, like Strava, Endomondo and, of course, Google’s own Google Fit. For heavy users of the app, this is no doubt a bummer, but we can only hope Google will come back with an even more polished experienceÂ with whatever the next iteration is.
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