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Google Tracks 2.0 Turns Your Exercise Trips Into Eye-Catching Data

Android: My Tracks, in its first version, was a nifty outdoor GPS tracking tool — if you were really comfortable with Google Spreadsheets. The just-out 2.0 My Tracks is much prettier, easier to activate, and shares out stats far more easily.

One year after open-sourcing the My Tracks code, the app now features quite a few neat features and smart improvements. A home screen widget that instantly activates tracking is quite handy, and the charts and statistics are much easier to read at a glance or dive into for a closer look. You can play back scenic rides, runs, or hikes on Google Earth, and sharing is quick through Twitter, Facebook and naturally, Google+.

My Tracks is free in the Play Store, and claims that its requirements “varies with device.” Tell us what you think of the new My Tracks (especially as it compares to other freebies like RunKeeper Pro) in the comments.

My Tracks (2.0) [Play Store via Lat Long Blog]