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Best free GPS tracking apps for Android

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Best free GPS tracking apps for Android
With smartphone and Android prices in particular quickly going down so that soon almost everyone will be able to afford one, you end up with a device that has tons of possibilities in your pocket. And one thing that you might want to use your phone for is as a GPS tracker.

Currently, practically all Android devices, even the ultra-affordable cheapest ones come with GPS on board. The combination of the satellite receiver and Google Play however is what makes your phone truly the wonder that it is.

But first, what do you need a GPS tracker for? Most obviously, for recording your travels. Hikers, cyclers, runners, all of those people now have all the important statistics to know where they can improve.

Secondly, and what we see as even more important is tracking your family, friends, loved ones (ask them first!) and valuable belongings. Android smartphones are going down in price, so you can have one in your kid’s backpack, track your dog with it or even your car. 

The biggest limitation you’d face is battery life. Having GPS on, and often your carrier data along will tax your smartphone’s juicer and you’d be able to get a few hours of battery life, but if that’s okay with you, read on. Most of the apps below run in the background, and some can even be triggered remotely via a text message. Here are our picks for the best free GPS trackers for Android.


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posted on 20 Jun 2012, 09:14 4

1. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Android is never gonna stop evolving, Love Android :))

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 09:42

2. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


It would have come in handy finding my way through campus last night, as I got lost looking for my car at the end of the night.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 01:27

3. mervb (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)


OK these sound great, but, how do they transfer the info from the phone? Are you paying for a continuous phone call or SMS call ? It could turn out to be very expensive if so.

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 07:43

4. nancylewis905 (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Nov 2012)


I have downloaded another app "RapidTracker"-- Best app for family, friends tacking with GEO location, photo-checkin features. I like this app.

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 01:51

5. Chazertyuiop (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


There are a new innovative application for tracking and keep contact with people. He's Ofollowme (she is about following). Just tape "Ofollowme" on Google Play search and try it. It's very good

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 10:13

6. cab0san (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Scary and Intrusive.

The permissions required by many of these applications are scary. Some of the vendors don't even have a privacy policy. They can make calls, take pictures, rifle through your contacts and calendar events. These permissions are unnecessary.

posted on 03 Oct 2013, 02:23

7. nrogers805 (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Oct 2013)


Check out GPS Tracker Ultimate - Coooeee
Coooeee has more features than any other app on the market and is free for basic use. As well as tracking friends & family, using their devices with Coooeee installed, it can also track personal GPS Trackers. Coooeee currently supports the TK10x range but can easily be extended to support any tracker that is configurable to send its data to our servers. There is a small cost for using your own tracker with Coooeee of just £10 for 3 months, which is far less than any other competitor. With Coooeee you can easily create, update, remove zones. You can even apply zones to all friends & family, individuals or groups. It is a very full featured app. Currently it is available for Android and will soon be available on iPhone.

posted on 08 Oct 2013, 14:36

8. fabio1605 (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


Looks like insta-mapper.com is making a return.... this used to be the beast of GPS tracking!! A lovely android GPS Tracker, cant wait for this.... all FREEEE!!!!

posted on 19 Oct 2013, 22:29

9. fabio1605 (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


InstaMapper is back for iphone too! could we see a feature about on it here?
insta-mapper.com???

posted on 15 Feb 2014, 22:43

10. Jencebd (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Feb 2014)


I think Ghostrack is the best android app for GPS tracking. It doesn't even require data plan or internet connection in the tracking end. Small app so will consume a small amount of memory and ram of your phone. Its free now in Google play store. I think you all should try it for once. Worthy of downloading trust me.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 23:03

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