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What’s new in the latest Map My Tracks iOS and Android apps

We have added some great new features in the latest version of the Map My Tracks apps for iOS and Android. These new features mean that you can now set goals directly in the Map My Tracks app, use your phone’s camera from within the app while you are tracking and share multiple photos in the social gallery.

Stay on track by setting your own goals

To stay motivated and to keep track of your progress, why not set yourself some goals? Map My Tracks‘ PLUS members can now set goals to achieve in terms of distance, duration and/or number of activities over a specific period directly from within the app. For example, you may want to cycle 500 miles during one year, walk for 10 hours during one month or swim three times per week.
Map My Tracks Goals

By using this feature, you can select the goal type (distance, duration or activities) for any sport over any period of time. You can set as many goals as you want and upcoming goals can be set for dates in the future. Previous goals can also be viewed.

Once a goal is set, you will see your target and your current performance. The target shows how much you need to do over the next day, week and month to achieve your goal. For instance, if you aimed to cycle 100 miles over one month, the target would be 3.1 miles per day and 20 miles per week. The performance information tells you how much you have already done towards your target in terms of daily, weekly and monthly performance. In addition, the bar summarises your progression by showing your total and the percentage achieved towards your goal.

You can quickly and easily set a goal in the Map My Tracks app or from the Map My Tracks website. To set a goal in the app, go to Goals > Set A Goal and then select the goal type (distance, duration or activities), the activity type (your chosen sport), the target, and the start and end date. Select save and start achieving your goals.

It is now easier to take and upload photos from within the app

As we know that you love to take photos of your activities, and other users love to see them, we have made it simpler for you to take, upload and share pictures in the Map My Tracks iOS and Android apps. With this new feature, it is easier to pin as many photos as you want to your activities.

All Map My Tracks’ users can utilise our new in-app camera to take and upload photos from directly within the Map My Tracks app. This free tool means that you no longer need to open your camera from outside of the Map My Tracks app or to pin or email photos separately (although you can still do this manually via the Map My Tracks website, if you wish).

All users can take photos directly from within the app while recording an activity. PLUS members can also take and sync photos when tracking live. In the Android app, just select the camera icon in the bottom right of the map. In the iOS app, simply select the camera icon in the top right of the map.
Map My Tracks photos

If you are recording your track (but not tracking live), your photos will be stored in your phone as normal. When you have finished tracking your activity, you can pin your photos to your activity by selecting the Add Photo icon in the bottom right of your map. Select Upload Photos and choose the photos that you want to pin.

You have the choice to keep your photos private or to share them publicly. Photos can be pinned to an activity at any time after it was recorded.

If you are tracking live, it is even simpler. When using the in-app camera, your photos are automatically uploaded and synced online in real time. This neat new feature means that anyone who is following your live tracks can immediately see your photos.

If your camera is location-enabled, your photos will be geocoded, which means that your photos will be shown on your track in the places that they were taken. In addition, for all users, it is easy to add captions or to delete photos.
Map My Tracks photo tag

Use this great new feature to share your adventures with others.

Share and view more of your photos in the social gallery

The social gallery has been enhanced so that you can share many photos instead of just one. If you have pinned more than one photo to an activity, you and other users can now swipe sideways to view multiple photos. You can also see the activity map that shows where the photos were taken. This improved feature is free to all users and it shows photos that are related to tracks that are made public.
Map My Tracks Social Gallery

Download the latest version of the app from the App Store and Google Play.

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What’s new in the Map My Tracks Android app (v2.15)

A new version of the Map My Tracks Android app is now available to download. In this update we have added some neat new features including:

Audio alerts

Now, it’s possible to set the app to chime on each mile or kilometre completed. Go to the app’s Settings > Alerts to activate this feature.

Photo previews and pins

If there is a photo pinned to an activity the Activity Feed will now show a small thumbnail. From there you can open up the full set of photos to view in detail.

Any photo pinned to an activity that has GPS data now also appears on the activity replay map as a pin. The pin places the photo at the location it was taken along the route take. As with the other photo previews, you can tap on it to view it in more detail.

Other goodies

We’ve also taken a moment to include various other improvements around the app.

If you enjoy using the app please take a moment to post a review in Google Play. Your feedback and reviews really do help.

If you require any assistance with the new features then get in touch - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Download from Google Play

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What’s new in the Map My Tracks iOS app (v4.9)

A new version of the Map My Tracks iOS app is now available to download. In this update we have added some neat new features including:

Audio alerts

Now, it’s possible to set the app to chime on each mile or kilometre completed. Go to the app’s Settings > Notifications to activate this feature.

Open Cycle Map

Open Cycle Map is now an option to choose from. You can either toggle through the map styles while tracking or set this as your default map style in the app’s Settings > Maps.

Photo previews and pins

If there is a photo pinned to an activity the Activity Feed will now show a small thumbnail. From there you can open up the full set of photos to view in detail.

Any photo pinned to an activity that has GPS data now also appears on the activity replay map as a pin. The pin places the photo at the location it was taken along the route take. As with the other photo previews, you can tap on it to view it in more detail.

Other goodies

We’ve also taken a moment to include various other improvements around the app.

If you enjoy using the app please take a moment to post a review in the App Store. Your feedback and reviews really do help.

If you require any assistance with the new features then get in touch - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Download from the App Store

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Map My Tracks Events now available across all platforms

Map My Tracks event app

For a while now event organisers have been able to publish their events on the website for our community to use. Now, with the latest update to the Map My Tracks app, events are also available in the app.

Map My Tracks Events make it super simple for event organisers to promote, engage and inform participants with everything about their events. The events listed in the app are coupled to the Map My Tracks Event Planner that provides control on event routes, news, social buzz, photos and more.

The event profiles in the app do what you would expect. They highlight all the latest social buzz around the event. They include messaging, photos, news, attendees, routes and live maps to follow the progress of participants.

Events are free to publish on Map My Tracks and are great for clubs or charities to use for their events.

Download the latest version of the app to get all the event details when you are out and about.

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Your guide to tracking live at events

We have put together this handy guide to help the thousands of riders and runners attending events this summer. This guide will tell you how to get set up to track live so friends and family can follow your progress and also how others can follow your progress.

Your guide to tracking live at events

Step 1

If there is an official event set up on Map My Tracks, and you are participating, then click on the ‘Attend’ button on the event page. If there is no official event then either create one yourself or skip to Step 2 By declaring that you are attending the event, your progress on the day will be shown on the event maps.

Step 2

Download one of the Map My Tracks apps to your iPhone or Android mobile phone. There are two apps to choose from.

Map My Tracks Endurance is a long distance live tracking app. It’s great to track live for well over 12 hours. It’s a super simple app that is designed to only update your location so that others can follow your progress live.

Map My Tracks OutFront is a performace tracking app that is best suited for live tracking for up to 3-4 hours. OutFront measures your performance including speed, distance, heart rate and much more.

Both are available for iOS and Android phones.

Step 3

On the day of the event, launch the app you’ve opted for and start tracking live. If you are using OutFront you need to set the status to ‘Online public’. If you are using Endurance that you need to ensure it’s set to ‘Visible to everyone’. Once you have started tracking you can pocket the phone and get on with your event.

Friends and family can follow live on the day

On the day of the event, there are a few ways that friends and family can follow people’s progress.

If there is an official event on Map My Tracks then you can follow their progress on event maps on the Map My Tracks website. If there is no event then an individual’s progress can be followed on their Map My Tracks profile page on the website.

Our OutFront app also lets friends and family follow user’s live. It’s the best way to follow other people’s progress. Open the app and either use the Activity Map to see who is tracking live or search and open a user’s profile page to follow their progress.

Friends and family can follow people’s progress free of charge through the app or website.

If in doubt on how to get set up get in touch with us on TwitterFacebook or our support channels.

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Live stream your group rides or runs on Map My Tracks

Map My Tracks has always been about live tracking. Our apps can be used to let friends and family follow people's progress live around the world.

Live stream your activities

With the recent update to our iOS and Android apps it is now possible to follow groups of people on the Activity Map. This is makes it a perfect match for club bike rides, or when friends are out on a ride or run together, so that everyone can follow each other’s progress.

The Activity Map features anyone that is tracking live and also shows the last know location of other nearby friends using Map My Tracks. So now if you get split up you can use the Activity Map to help find each other again.

Just like any other activity on Map My Tracks, the Activity Map observes people’s privacy zones so if you pass through, or finish up, within a privacy zone the Activity Map will not show your location. If you have not yet set up Privacy Zones then you can do so within Settings on the Map My Tracks website.

As well as the Activity Map, the recent update also includes a Friends Map that shows only the details of people you follow on Map My Tracks. Just like the Activity Map it follows friends if they are tracking live. Finally, the recent update also include a Profile Map that features a cluster of markers that showcase a person’s public activities on Map My Tracks. In all cases, the maps only feature public activities which gives each person control over what information is shared.

Both the iOS and Android apps have been updated with these new features. Download the app from the App Store or Google Play.

We’re looking forward to seeing how everyone uses these new features.

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Compare yourself with others on the leaderboards

Both the iOS and Android Map My Tracks apps have been updated to feature leaderboards that showcase your performance against others.

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The all-new Leaderboard features the total distance covered by you versus other users across each week and month, across all sport types. The Leaderboard is based on public activities only which means that everyone has control over what activities are included for all to see.

During the time that we have been building the leaderboard we have found them to be a great way to discover new users from around the work doing some amazing things.

At present ludoperegrinus tops the walking leaderboard due to the fact that he has been walking everyday for the past month on a journey across Northern Spain.

Likewise, Dezellis tops the cycling leaderboard for the past month largely due to riding a steady 55 miles everyday!

To start climbing the leader board make sure your activities are synced to the website and are made public.

We hope you enjoy the new leaderboards as much as we do.

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Introducing the all new Map My Tracks widget for Android

In the latest update to our Android app (v2.3) we have added the option to set a Map My Tracks widget on your phone's home screen.

Map My Tracks widget

The Map My Tracks widget is basically a remote control option to start, pause and stop tracking without the need to launch the app itself. It’s a one touch operation which makes it significantly easier to track every workout and activity session you do.

The widget works best if you have set the app with some default options like the main activity type or the tracking status.

To install the Map My Tracks widget make sure you have downloaded version 2.3 from Google Play.

As ever, we hope you like the update.

PLUS subscriber update and Android app changes

Hot on the heels of the iOS update comes and update for all our Android user. This latest update (v2.2) includes color-coded activity types for improved analysis, access to premium app features for PLUS website subscribers and options to subscribe to PLUS from within the app.

In this update we have unlocked all the pro app features to PLUS subscribers. This brings our Android app inline with the recent iOS app update and makes sure that any PLUS subscribers gets all the pro features as part of their subscription.

Another important note to make is that the Android Pro app will no longer be updated and is now discontinued. If you have it installed it will continue to work just fine but it will not benefit from any further updates. From this point forward the free Map My Tracks app for Android will be the only app available to download and all new features will only be available in the free app.

We would encourage all our Pro app users to migrate over to using the free app from now on. We have made sure that all previous pro app users will continue to benefit from all the premium features within the free app without having to purchase an upgrade. As long as you have, at some time, uploaded at least one activity to the website from the Pro app the new free app will automatically unlock all the pro features. If you experience any issues please get in touch through the support channels.

Just like any Pro app user, this new version ensures that all PLUS subscribers benefit from all premium features within the free app as part of the PLUS subscription. This means that if you have subscribed to PLUS through the website you will now have all the premium app features unlocked as part of your subscription.

As well as these changes we have included a host of other enhancements and fixes throughout the app. If you like the update be sure to post a positive review on Google Play.

 

 

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Meet the all new Map My Tracks app for iOS

With the release of Map My Tracks V4 for iOS comes support for Apple Health, Wahoo Fitness BTLE sensors, Wahoo Fitness RFLKT and host of other new features.

Map My Tracks for iOS

These new features make the Map My Tracks more flexible, much more integrated and whole lot more fun to use.

Apple Health
Once the Apple Health app is activated, you can share your Map My Tracks activities with it so other apps and services can be updated. Map My Tracks shares the activity time, distance and calories to Apple Health, which in turn might share the data to other apps you have authorised to access the data.

It’s also possible to now have Map My Tracks retrieve your weight from Apple Health so it can be used to calculate the calories burned across your activities. This ideal if you already use another app to monitor your weight. With Apple Health app synced to Map My Tracks you now don’t need to get involved in double entries - it just happens.

You’re in control of the data that is shared with Apple Health with is available on iOS 8 devices.

Wahoo Fitness BTLE
With the app now able to connect to Wahoo Fitness BTLE devices it opens the door to using more heart rate monitors with Map My Tracks. We have always had support to connect to ANT+ devices and now with BTLE included you can connect to Wahoo Fitness heart rate monitors and also the Wahoo Fitness RFLKT screen.

The RFLKT lets you see all your ride stats directly on your handlebars. Once paired with Map My Tracks each time you go out riding your performance stats are shown live on the RFLKT screen. These include elapsed time, distance, speed, pace, heart rate and cadence. Using the RFLKT control buttons you can toggle between data screens, pause or stop your activity, all without needing to get your phone out of your pocket.
RFLKT

Map My Tracks PLUS
Map My Tracks v4 for iOS now also lets you subscribe to Map My Tracks PLUS. When you subscribe to Map My Tracks PLUS from within the app all the pro app features are unlocked together with all the premium website features. It gives you access to everything across both the app and the website under one subscription.

Likewise, everyone that has signed up to PLUS on the website can now use all the pro app features as part of the subscription. So if you are a website PLUS member you can use the free app and have all the pro features unlocked and available to use. These include live tracking, advanced data analysis with charts and it’s all ad-free.

What else?
We’ve included some general improvements:

  • Color coded activities
  • Speed improvements

As ever, lets us know how you get on with the updates.

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