Using Map My Tracks with RunGap

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Connecting your Map My Tracks Account

To connect an existing Map My Tracks account:

  1. Select "Accounts & Settings" from the upper left menu. 
  2. Select "Map My Tracks."
  3. Tap "Connect", enter your username and password and authorise RunGap to access your account.

RunGap will now connect securely to your Map My Tracks account. 

If you have lost your password you can reset it here : https://www.mapmytracks.com/forgot-password.

Sharing your activities on Map My Tracks

You can upload a single activity directly to Map My Tracks by opening it from the "Activities" list, tapping the "..." button in the upper right corner and choosing "Share." This will bring up a page where you can choose to share the activity to on or more of the most popular services including Map My Tracks along with an optional message. 

Similarly, you can upload all your activities directly to Map My Tracks by choosing "Share & Export" from the upper left menu and then "Map My Tracks." RunGap will then upload all activities not previously uploaded to Map My Tracks. This may take a while the very first time, but RunGap will automatically skip previously uploaded activities which have not been modified and therefore subsequent exports will complete much faster.

Finally you can use Auto Sharing to share new workouts as they are imported from other services.

Please note that the Swag Bag [1] is required in order to share activities directly to Map My Tracks.

Disconnecting your Map My Tracks Account

To disconnect your Map My Tracks account, select "Accounts & Settings" from the upper left menu and then "Map My Tracks." Next, choose "Log out" to disconnect the account.

Troubleshooting

If you see the message "Unable to post activity to Map My Tracks" it means that RunGap is unable to contact the Map My Tracks service and upload a workout. This is most likely a communications problem or a problem with your Map My Trakcs account. Please check your Internet connection and try to connect using the Map My Tracks website to verify your account and the service.

If you have lost your password you can reset it here : https://www.mapmytracks.com/forgot-password.

For other problems, please contact support@rungap.com.

Data Liberation Score

The "Data Liberation Score" is a number in the range 1–5 where 1 is poor and 5 is best. The score indicates how easy it is to access and export your hard-earned workout data from a particular service. Unfortunately it is still common practice that fitness service providers love their users so much that they can't image them leaving and either forget to put handles on the inside of the door or make the door very, very tiny. The Data Liberation Score is meant to bring some attention to this problem

Map My Tracks has an API for 3rd party developers, which allows easy upload of workout data. To get data back out you will need to download workouts one by one from the website. Therefore Map My Tracks gets an average score of "3."

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 [1] The "Swag Bag" contains extra features and special deals reserved for RunGap users who support the development, maintenance and support of RunGap by subscribing. Choose "Swag Bag" from the upper, left main menu to get yours.

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