Google‘s 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 app 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. We’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 post 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 experience with whatever the next iteration is.

What do you think about Google shutting down My Tracks? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Google Support via Droid-life

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3 Responses

  1. FILA

    Im upset about this. I actually used Tracks to record some of my bike rides. I havent tried Fit for recording yet, so I suppose it works the same way. I do like the simplicity of Tracks thou, easy Record button.

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    • Daniél Lecoq

      I never used Tracks, but at least Google Fit recognized that I’d been out biking after I tracked it with RuntasticPro. Not sure how, since I didn’t find any info in either app that they share with each other…
      Xiaomi Mi Fit, step and sleep tracker have a setting to share with Google Fit, that’s why I even had G-Fit installed. For testing.

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  2. Greg Flint

    It’s a damn shame. It’s going to take some work to find a suitable multi-activity replacement.

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