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I really like GPS Logger on Android. It's really simple, highly configurable, and open source. Plus, it's not like I'm using my phone anyway. Setting it at 10-30 second intervals in airplane mode will last me a couple days. I haven't found a watch that won't break the bank that can do that.
It's just GPS points though. If you want to see them on map, you'll have to open it in a map program. I use GPX Viewer, but I don't think it's anything extra special. I also upload them automatically when I get internet again to Google Drive and Dropbox.
I pretty much have used my phone for everything since smart phones have been a thing. They are the ultimate multipurpose devices. I've never really felt the need or been able to justify things like smart watches, E-Readers, Cameras (once smartphones hit 5mp or so).
Someone else mentioned GPS Logger for Android, which seems to have very similar functionality to My Tracks. I just installed it and it seems pretty good...
If you're on Android I highly suggest GPS Logger.
No map included, but you can configure it to take your position every 3-10 seconds and then load that up on a viewer when you get home and see how much you did.
3 seconds was accurate enough for me at a 4mph pace (which is damn near jogging) and battery is basically un-effected. But longer intervals = longer battery life.
I like GPS Logger for Android. It's not built into OSM, but it lets you download the GPX files and you can use the data for uploading into OSM along with other purposes.
I personally GPS Logger for Android. It's a basic app that logs every X seconds and can export to multiple file types, including KML which you can open Google Earth PC. I've got a couple trips from me driving to the air port, flying across the US, then coming back home the next day. Works great.
I used to use GPS Logger but have since moved to Locus Map free. The later allows you to download tiles for offline use. Used it quite a bit during my trek. Both for the path, as well as taking GPS reading.
I haven't tried to track a hike before. I downloaded gpslogger but have only used it to output a test gpx file. I'll check out MapMyHike too!
I also use S Health as a pedometer, but for some reason it sometimes doesn't start counting by itself. This can be fixed when turning on the "Show steps in notification bar." option.
For actual distance tracking I use GPS Logger with some custom settings (minimum accuracy and distance travelled before recording a point and a sample every 2 or 3 seconds). I then upload the tracks manually on the Strava website. GPSLogger also records, and Strava shows, the elevation levels.
My setup does not provide a "calories burned" estimation, but I always found this feature to be pretty pointless and inaccurate anyway.
I have a Solmeta too and the only complaint is how bulky it is. I wish there was a solid bluetooth solution so I could keep the GPS unit off of the camera.
When I'm too lazy to mount the Solmeta, I defer to my Android phone. If you tell Google to remember your map timeline, you can go back and download a section of time as a kml file. I do this before I discovered GPSLogger (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mendhak.gpslogger&hl=en_US). I use GPSLogger to upload the location data which I can then pull down later when I'm ready to edit photos.
l haven't tried importing the location data into Lightroom yet. In the meantime, I put together a shell script which runs exiftool which can apply the coordinates from a kml or gpx file to all photos in a directory. The Google map data is not as detailed as I would prefer. Using GPSLogger, I've had more detail, but photos have been off, which I think is due to the mismatch in time stamps with the camera and phone. On a Mac, just run this on the command line (you'll need exiftool installed first):
exiftool -geotag=your_kml_or_gpx_file_here.kml ./
I usually navigate with a map. It's not that hard to remember where you went. But there are GPS loggers on android that log your GPS position in customisable time or space distances, so you should be able to generate a track out of them afterwards. Some googling found this which looks to be compatible with Open Street Map.
That's an interesting link, unfortunately that My Tracks app is a Google entity that is closing down :( I did find a link to another program which may be the only thing I need to use, not even Tasker
This looks like it can save the tracks, upload to my FTP, and I would just set up my website to display them on a map. So your post actually did lead me to what is hopefully the best way for this, thank you!