Google has been branching out beyond its famed Maps app for the past couple of years in order to offer its customers a more well-rounded and feature-rich navigation experience. With Apple ousting Google Maps from iOS – a large source of the Web company’s revenue – the work Google has put into enhancing its own services has been evident.

The first iteration of My Tracks kept a log of GPS movements, although did utilize Google Spreadsheets in order to function. Version 2.0 is a massive improvement on the earlier version, and not only are stats and information easier to view, but the app itself has been given a much-needed makeover.

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The My Tracks code has been open-source for the best part of a year now, and during that time, the app’s developers have turned something promising into something rather marvelous.

Upon installing, there’s a home screen widget which activates tracking, so it’s quite easily to start and stop the process of logging your own outdoor movements. When your outings have completed, stats are laid out in a very aesthetically-pleasing manner, whether you wish to make a quick check, or study your movements in great depth.

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Sharing is more in line with the apps of today, and you can easily share your riding, jogging or hiking progress through the likes of Twitter, Google+ or Facebook.

As you would expect, it’s absolutely free of charge, and shows My Tracks is a serious endeavor of Google’s as opposed to a novelty app. The improvements are clear for all to see, and I, for one, cannot wait to see just how much more Tracks is improved moving forward.

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You can grab it right now from the Google Play Store, linked to below. As far as device compatibility goes, Google claims the requirements vary from device to device, so the advice is to check the comment section on the Play Store beforehand.

We’re certainly impressed, but what do you think of My Tracks 2.0? Please share your thoughts by dropping us a comment via the usual mediums below!

Download My Tracks for Android [Google Play link]

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