Google My Tracks Review

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

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Have you ever been exercising and wanted to share your progress with family and friends? If you have not been able in the past, you can now. Google My Tracks is an application that uses the GPS tracking in your mobile device to track your outdoor activity. You have the ability to track the elevation, distance, speed and path. During your routine, you receive real-time updates notating your progress. After you complete your routine, you have the ability to share your results with friends and family through social media or upload information to Google Drive. The application is free and available for the majority of Android devices.

List of Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • GPS-based tracking application.

Product Features

Google My Tracks is an application designed to track athletic performance. When you exercise, whether it is running, biking, walking or another outdoor activity, Google My Tracks records elevation, distance, speed and path. The collected information stores on Google Drive, Google Spreadsheets, Google Fusion or Google Maps. You have the ability to share the results with family and friends through Google or through social media. While exercising, you receive real-time updates to changing landscape.

The application works with your Android device as well as GPS-based devices such as Zephyr heart rate monitor, Polar WearLink heart rate monitor or ANT+ heart rate monitor.

The application is free and available on GPS-enabled Android devices. There is positive feedback from customers. We noticed more than 5 million individuals throughout the world use the application. An interesting fact is the application is open source, allowing developers to add features to the application.

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Advantages

  • The application is free.
  • Google My Tracks records outdoor activities.
  • The application allows individuals to share results on social media sites.
  • The information is stored on Google Drive.
  • There are positive customer reviews.

Disadvantages

  • There is no guarantee of weight loss.
  • Using the application requires a GPS-enabled Android device or third party sensor.

Conclusion

We like Google My Tracks. The application is free and available to the majority of individuals that own a Android device or a GPS-enabled biometric sensor. The GPS-based tracking allows you to exercise how you like. There is no need to perform select exercises. This allows individuals to exercise in their comfort level, instead of a preset fitness routine. The social integration allows individuals to share results with family and friends and possibly challenge like-minded individuals. This is an added motivational tool. The main concern centers on the guarantee of weight loss. Exercise alone may not cause you to lose weight. In order to maximize weight loss, consider using Google My Tracks as well as changing your existing eating habits.

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Editor: Paul Blake

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