Recording a GPS track

How to record a basic GPS track of your workout or trip

In addition to route planning, Footpath can also record a GPS track of your run, ride, walk, or hike.

If you follow an existing route with audio navigation, Footpath will automatically record the GPS track for you to save and analyze later.

Here’s how to start a freeform GPS recording without any navigation on iPhone:

  1. Tap the menu button in the upper left
  2. Tap the Tracks tab at the bottom
  3. Select “Record GPS Track”

Then, just use the recording controls in the lower left to start, pause, and stop your recording.

You can use the 🔽 arrow at the bottom to hide the GPS tracking interface and access the full topographic maps. You can even use the route planner while you’re recording a GPS track.

If you have an Apple Watch, you can also record a freeform GPS track in Apple Watch app, and it will sync over to your iPhone’s track tab when you’re finished.