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About this app

Replace your old hand-held hiking / running / biking GPS with Retrace. Retrace makes it simple to record a GPS log of your activities. Simple displays highlight distance, speed, and elevation changes. If you have data, the map tab shows you where you are on the map; if you do not have data (or have it disabled to save battery), a grid-based view is presented. Elevation profiles are also shown and any waypoints along your track will be added to the elevation profile so you can better understand where they happened.

Many more details can be found on the App Site: http://retrace.mobi

Retrace caches the most recent 500 map tiles for offline use, so you can pan the map around the area you will be going in advance of your trip and not require any data while you are on your activity.

Extensive sharing functionality is built into Retrace. With our free online portal you can easily share your track with Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp or any other social network. An example of a shared track can be viewed here:


Additionally, Retrace offers optional anonymous online tracking if you wish to upload your current position automatically every few minutes for your loved ones or friends to track your progress. No username is required and you can optionally password-protect your location. An example of the tracking page can be found here:


If you ever have any problems, questions, or suggestions the options page has a 'send feedback' button. If you contact us, we will try to sort out any problems ASAP! You can also email us directly at ulti.org@gmail.com

Retrace is great for:
✓ biking
✓ running
✓ hiking
✓ walking
✓ downhill/x-country skiing
✓ off roading (ATV, motorcycle, etc.)
✓ tracking flights / road trips
✓ horseback riding
✓ canoeing / kayaking
✓ golfing
✓ rock climbing / mountaineering
✓ nordic walking
✓ stroller walking / stroller running
✓ any other activity you want to record

Retrace supports a variety of export options:
✓ Strava
✓ GPX: Used online e.g., RunTracker/Endomondo
✓ KML: Used by services like Google Earth

Tracks can also be _imported_ into Retrace using the popular GPX format so that you can follow them on your activities (e.g., you can export a Strava route and import it into Retrace). Your full track library can also be easily exported so it can be migrated to a new device.

Retrace also makes it easy to tag you activities so it is easy to go back and look at tracks for past activities. The track list is capable of displaying thousands of tracks; the track filter lets you quickly find the track you are looking for by filtering on both track names and tags.

A variety of configuration options are provided to configure Retrace exactly for you! Locations can be given in Lat/Lon, UTM, MGRS, or UK Grid Ref. Distance can be displayed in km, mi, or nm. Speed can be in km/h, mi/h or knots.

Retrace permissions only require the ability to track your location and save your tracks; the network permissions are optional and are only used if you want to export your tracks to another service.

Strava note: If you tag your track as 'commute' it will be uploaded as a commute. Tracks will be uploaded with the default privacy settings you have set for your Strava account.
Updated on
Jun 26, 2022

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Ratings and reviews

49 reviews
Hamilton Stewart
November 11, 2021
This is my favorite app. Unlike map GPS that try to always force mapping onto a road this maps your true path, even across a open field or water. It will capture a track even if there is no Internet, it will show it on a map when Internet becomes available. Great for hiking, air travel, or a parking lot. Minus a star for stopping tracks if you switch apps without pausing first.
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Lawre Pietras
April 23, 2022
Great features and fabulous support! Like many others I have been using this app since my BlackBerry days. I use it for tracking all types of activities on land and water, in all seasons. The route shown on the map is very accurate along with the data captured. On the very rare occasion that I have found a software problem, I have emailed the developer. I received developer feedback quickly and a software update within a very reasonable time frame. Thank you very much for a great app and support
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A Google user
July 12, 2019
I also have been using Retrace since BB10 and hands down, it's the best GPS app I have used. Primarily used when ATV'ing to trace my course I frequently upload and share my track via the integrated webpage share at the end is one of it's best features. Any thoughts on an Apple version? Many of my less smart apple friends (snicker) are quite jealous of my app. Keep up the great work!
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July 24, 2019
Thanks for the fantastic review! Your iOS friends can now get the app too, hot off the presses! https://apps.apple.com/us/app/retrace/id1455656054

What's new

★ Android 12 support.
★ Complete revamp of moving calcuations to better reflect your activities.
★ Improved location upload with poor data reception.
✓ Better stationary detection.
✓ Map now shows tracking is paused with grey position marker.
✓ Update track view page with descriptions and tag decorations.
✓ Improved map view when GPS signal is weak.
✓ Better handling of new Strava duplicate activity detection.
✓ Added ability to mute Strava activities with 'mute' tag.
* Increase GPS sensitivity.