Today, Google launched version 2.0 of their useful (and free) Android GPS tracking app ‘MyTracks’ for active, outdoorsy types. It keeps records of a user’s bike rides, run routes, hikes, and pretty much any other outdoor activity you can think of.
In the new version, users will find that the interface has received an upgrade, and the app now also features support for playing back data in Google Earth for Android. Since debuting in 2009, Google open-sourced the code – leading to many improvements seen in this version.
Users are enabled to export their data as standard GPX, KML, CSV, and TCX files but can also plot their data in Google Maps, Google Fusion Tables, and Google Docs. The app is also uniquely social by allowing users to share their routes via Google+, Facebook, and Twitter.
Cool fact: Google is using the app in conjunction with Team HTC-Columbia during the Tour de France to track the team’s riders throughout the course of the event.
(More on MyTracks 2.0 at TechCrunch)