Credit: Derek Walter
MyTracks is headed for the Google Graveyard.
Those using Google’s original GPS-powered tracking app for mapping your run, hike, or bicycle journey will need to switch to another service since the app will stop working on April 30. A Google support page details how you can export your data, with the simplest option being to package it for Google Drive or send it directly to Google Fit if you want to try out the company’s newest take on fitness tracking.
The death of MyTracks shouldn’t be a huge surprise, as the app has been neglected in favor of the cool new kid, Google Fit. The interface is more consistent with the Holo theme from Ice Cream Sandwich than the current trend of Material Design. All the momentum is clearly behind Google Fit, which now replicates these functions and is designed as a platform for fitness data from other services.
The app will stop working on April 30, though Google does say your data will be available to transfer after that date.
The story behind the story: Google Fit is clearly the future for the company’s foray into fitness tracking, as it recently picked up the same abilities as MyTracks. The other feature set is far more involved, as it can assist you in counting calories, other workouts, and serve as the hub for data from other fitness apps.
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