Tracky runs on any handheld device, running Microsoft® Windows Mobile (PocketPC 2003, Windows Mobile 5 or 6 or 6.5, etc.). Phone enabled PocketPCs are supported, not Windows Mobile Smartphones. It requires an NMEA-0183 compatible GPS receiver: wired, BlueTooth™, or built-in.

You can now download Tracky below. It is advised to uninstall any previous Tracky version first. Two download types are supported:

 .exe

1.     Connect your PocketPC with your PC.

2.     Click on the .exe link on the left.

3.     The question “Do you want to run or save this file?” pops up, select “Run”.

4.     Follow the instructions. Note you can choose to change the default installation directory.

 .cab

1.     Connect your PocketPC with your PC.

2.     Right-click the .cab link on the left and select ”Save Target As” and store the file somewhere on your PC.

3.     Copy the downloaded file to your PocketPC using the Explore function of ActiveSync.

4.     Run the downloaded file from your PocketPC.

5.     Follow the instructions. You will probably be asked to change the default installation directory.

The download includes the free TrackyTry license. Buy a TrackyPro license to get rid of the limitations of TrackyTry.

Version

Downloads

Documents

Release notes

3.4.6
(9 July 2011)

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Bug fixes:

-       Online Google Maps problem solved

3.4.5
(27 Oct 2010)

no longer available

see above

Bug fixes:

-       geocache search problem solved

3.4.4

(24 Sep 2009)

no longer available

see above

New features:

-       support for 한국어 (Korean) language

3.4.3

(15 May 2009)

no longer available

see above

Bug fixes:

-       several UI fixes (drop down lists)

-       improved support for 240x400px screens (Samsung Omnia, i900)

3.4.2
(28 Jan 2009)

no longer available

see above

Bug fixes:

-       distance in zoom bar and ruler fixed

-       improved GPX compatibility with GoogleEarth

3.4.1
(17 Nov 2008)

no longer available

see above

Bug fixes:

-       support for 240x400px screens, e.g., for Samsung Omnia

-       improved GPX compatibility

-       improved GPS compatibility

3.4
(24 Sept 2008)

no longer available

see above

New features:

-       POIs can be linked to voice recordings

-       configurable Estimated Time to Arrival computation

Bug fixes:

-       better alignment with GoogleMaps

-       several small improvements

3.3.6
(27 July 2008)

no longer available

see above

New features:

-       automatic configuration for internet connectivity

Bug fixes:

-       geocache search problem solved

3.3.5
(29 June 2008)

no longer available

see above

New features:

-       support for new languages: Hungarian and Czech

Bug fixes:

-       GoogleMaps download problem solved

3.3.4
(30 May 2008)

no longer available

see above

Bug fixes:

-       geocache search problem solved

3.3.3
(27 May 2008)

no longer available

see above

Bug fixes:

-       GoogleMaps download problem solved

3.3.2
(10 May 2008)

no longer available

see above

New features:

-       maximum zoom level for GoogleMaps increased

-       support for 320x320 square screens

-       improved GPX compatibility

Bug fixes:

-       local webpage could not be linked to POI

-       image could not be linked to POI

-       small zoom bar fixes

-       several small improvements

3.3.1
(26 Feb 2008)

no longer available

see above

New features:

-       improved geocache search options

-       configurable compass options

Bug fixes:

-       registration form for OnlineSevices better shows up

-       offline usage of cached GoogleMaps sometime not working

-       g-force meter showing wrong values

3.3
(22 Feb 2008)

no longer available

see above

New features:

-       online look-up address-2-address routes

-       Trip computer

-       Searching online geocaches improved:

1.     specific icons for each geocache

2.     better readable POI details

-       improved Accurator tool:

1.     position shown

2.     spread and precision visualized

3.     position of target visualized

4.     distance and relative speed to target

-       angle to target shown in compass

-       more intuitive follow modes

-       GoogleMaps improved:

1.     min/max zoom levels match GoogleMap resolution, so maps better readable

2.     terrain type added

-       better support of scroll wheel

-       performance improvements

Bug fixes:

-       improved GPS compatibility

-       various small improvements

3.2
(12 Feb 2008)

no longer available

see above

New features:

-       Big Button Menu: control Tracky with your fingers

-       support for hardware keys (including the WM5 softkeys): pan and zoom main screen and navigate through menus and dialogues

-       added menu option to jump to current position without enabling any of the follow modes

-       added menu option to directly see Map details

-       concept of OnlineServices eased in case of internet problems

-       better user feedback when track recording completed

-       newly created POIs inherit attributes of selected POI

Bug fixes:

-       better fallback scenario if online database(s) is/are down

-       various small improvements

3.1
(30 Jan 2008)

no longer available

see above

New features:

-       Yahoo Local Search integrated in Search tool

-       POIs can now be given a phone number, and you can call this phone number

-       Yahoo and Google Local Search results properly store found phone numbers

-       option to choose in which GPX file to record a track, GPX files with multiple tracks allowed

-       color wheel to select color for e.g. tracks

-       data folders can be re-read without having to restart Tracky

-       user can choose to take heading and/or speed from GPS or to compute it

-       visual feedback of speed violation in SpeedAlert tool

-       many small improvements

Bug fixes:

-       GoogleMaps problem with 'no maps at this zoom level' fixed

-       performance of online GoogleMaps download improved

-       GPS compatibility improved

-       performance of main screen improved for long tracks

-       fixes in parsing of wide characters, as a.o. used in Asia and Scandinavia (used in Directions tool and Search tool for POIs)

-       stability problem solved in Directions overlay

3.0
(18 Jan 2008)

no longer available

see above

New features:

-       Directions tool: address-to-address-navigation! (internet connection required, based on Google Directions)

-       Stopwatch tool: comparable to a normal stopwatch, but this one also triggers on a configurable speed and/or distance

-       SpeedAlert tool: get signals when driving too fast/slow

-       Search tool for POIs, direct access to several very useful databases on internet to search for:

1.     businesses (Google Local Search)

2.     photos (Panoramio.com)

3.     Wikipedia entries (Wikipedia.org)

4.     geo-caches (Geocaching.com)

5.     weather stations

-       many improvements in main screen:

1.     full-screen mode

2.     on-screen buttons for direct access to the most commonly used tools

3.     different move option: ‘follow marker’

4.     configurable background color

5.     menu entry to directly access POI details

6.     choice to have big or small icons

-       bigger buttons in dialogues

-       a POI can now also be associated with a picture and/or a web address (URL)

-       export button in locator tool to copy position to clipboard

Bug fixes:

-       hybrid maps now also work on WM5 and WM6!

-       tri-state for background internet processes so that these are not disabled in case of temporal internet problems

-       dynamic re-layout of all screens when screen orientation changes

-       some minor bug fixes

2.3.1
(28 Dec 2007)

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Bug fixes:

-       audible hints from trainer turned off when trainer is hidden

-       stability problem fixed in TrackMe tool

2.3
(14 Dec 2007)

no longer available

see above

New features:

-       track navigation enhanced with virtual trainer

-       zoom bar extended with + and - buttons

2.2.7
(11 Dec 2007)

no longer available

see above

New features:

-       automatic GPS configuration on WM5 and WM6

-       support for 繁體中文(Traditional Chinese) and 简体中文 (Simple Chinese)

Bug fixes:

-       improved connectivity with certain GPS devices

-       performance improvement for online GoogleMaps

2.2.6
(4 Dec 2007)

no longer available

see above

Bug fixes:

-       improved track navigation

2.2.5
(27 Nov 2007)

no longer available

see above

New features:

-       track navigation allows for temporal deviation from track, it snaps back to the nearest track point when returning

-       track navigation in reversed direction

2.2.4
(19 Nov 2007)

no longer available

see above

Bug fixes:

-       track navigation not properly started from track details dialog

-       GPS connectivity improved

2.2.3
(16 Nov 2007)

no longer available

see above

Bug fixes:

-       internet connectivity improved (configurable)

-       GPS connectivity improved

-       GoogleMaps improved, option to only use cached maps

-       improved Online Services concept

-       faster UI interaction

-       task bar / Today screen behavior improved

-       added ‘Quit’ option in menu ‘Config

-       file system interaction improved

-       several minor improvements and bug fixes

2.2.2
(26 October 2007)

no longer available

see above

Bug fixes:

-       major improvements for online GoogleMaps

-       fix in cache utilization computations

-       improved GPS reconnect/reset mechanism

-       option added to overrule backlight time-out

-       option added to overrule going to standby settings

-       several TrackMe enhancements, e.g., chat messages now stored between sessions

-       several minor improvements and bug fixes

2.2.1
(17 October 2007)

no longer available

see above

Bug fixes:

-       adaptations for changed GoogleMaps interface

-       force upload position when refresh is pushed

-       several small updates in the TrackMe chat interface

-       hyperzooming will no longer delete the marker

2.2
(16 October 2007)

no longer available

see above

New features:

-       improved TrackMe: see the positions of your buddies live in Tracky and chat with them!

-       Geocoder tool for address look-up

-       objects like tracks and POIs are selectable in main screen for easy editing

-       easy computation of distance and angle between 2 points

-       autodial GPRS connection on internet usage and ability to disable internet usage

-       improved support for GoogleMaps:

1.     configurable north/east offset to compensate for misplaced maps

2.     added option for high resolution maps

3.     improved caching mechanism

-       configurable icon for target

-       GPX files can be renamed

-       added option to register for Online services (TrackMe, Geocoder)

-       current heading shown in compass

Bug fixes:

-       smooth operation in case of internet problems

-       major performance improvement in settings menu

-       many improvements for hyperzoom

-       manual track editing improved

-       compatible with WVGA screens (800x480px)

-       many small improvements and bug fixes

2.1
(30 August 2007)

no longer available

see above

New features:

-       full integration with online GoogleMaps (satellite, street, and hybrid maps)

-       hyperzoom shows world-level overview of tracks and POIs

-       'auto follow' temporarily disabled when dragging screen

-       user can choose to save GPX files in ASCII or UNICODE format

-       tickmarks in menus show if GPS, license, language, TrackMe, and/or GoogleMaps are enabled/configured

-       'Internet' tab in config->settings menu shows up/download statistics and allows to configure download cache

Bug fixes:

-       transparency for symbols not always working

-       small layout improvements in Trackalyzer tool

-       only change navigation advice when moving

-       settings stored in UNICODE format

2.0.10
(6 August 2007)

no longer available

see above

Bug fixes:

-       improved GPX compatibility

2.0.9
(1 August 2007)

no longer available

see above

Bug fixes:

-       converted example maps from BMP format to JPG format to save storage

-       added example map of Berlin

-       support for Virtual Serial Ports (VSPs), compatible with e.g. “Serial Port Splitter CE”

-       icons and checkboxes not properly visualized on some VGA screens

-       minor fixes in Trackalyzer tool

2.0.8
(27 July 2007)

no longer available

see above

Bug fixes:

-       not all COM ports visible (seen on O2 XDA and other devices)

-       saving memory by auto hiding very small maps

-       fixed wrong zoom bar value for VGA screens

-       small fixes in locator tool

2.0.7
(23 July 2007)

no longer available

see above

Bug fixes:

-       screen layout problems in virgin mode

2.0.6
(21 July 2007)

no longer available

see above

Bug fixes:

-       only available COM ports are shown

-       run-time screen re-orientation for main screen

-       more accurate track performance details

-       small improvements in interaction with GPX components

-       bug fix for track recording over midnight

-       fix for certain hires-screens

-       performance improvements

2.0.5
(7 July 2007)

no longer available

see above

Bug fixes:

-       name and description field of POIs object not stored

-       only single POI can now be delete i.s.o. all POIs

2.0.4
(5 July 2007)

no longer available

see above

Bug fixes:

-       GPS connection recovery mechanism fixed

2.0.3
(21 June 20
07)

no longer available

see above

Bug fixes:

-       POIs in track recording show wrong date/time

-       after GPS fix is found, new position not directly depicted

-       altitude offset not stored

-       track navigation from somewhere in the middle of the track goes wrong

-       sometimes wrong focus in maps and GPX dialogue

2.0.2
(16 June 2007)

no longer available

see above

Bug fixes:

-       robustness problem on huge GPX imports fixed

2.0.1
(10 June 2007)

no longer available

see above

Bug fixes:

-       no scroll bar and no checkboxes in maps list and GPX list

2.0
(7 June 2007)

no longer available

see above

New features:

-       GPX support: direct compatibility with e.g. GoogleEarth (you can convert your current .trk and .wpt files with the free (!) tool GpsVisualizer)

-       configurable icons and other attributes for POIs and tracks

-       track compression: much smaller file sizes, based on time, distance, and/or deviation

-       manually create/edit tracks due to unified POI/track concept

-       tracks, POIs and maps can individually be shown/hidden

-       GPS quality, PDOP, HDOP, and VDOP are shown

-       major performance improvements

-       configurable user icon, resizable direction arrow

-       auto-hide grid if zoomed-out far

-       many small updates

-       changed license mechanism (now based on 'Owner name')

-       TrackyLite is no longer supported

1.6.5
(7 June 2007)

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Bug fixes:

-       track not properly imported when time moves over 00:00h border

1.6.4
(8 April 2007)

no longer available

see above

Bug fixes:

-       improved compatibility with Track (.trk) and POI files (.wpt)

1.6.3
(3 February 2007)

no longer available

see above

New features:

-       multi-language: English, Deutsch (German), Nederlands (Dutch), Français (French), Español (Spanish), Italiano (Italian), Português (Portuguese), 日本語 (Japanese),  Ελληνικά (Greek), Русский (Russian), Dansk (Danish), Svenska (Swedish)

-       several example Maps, POIs, and Tracks included

Bug fixes:

-       problem that Tracky hangs while quitting finally solved!

-       today screen now reachable when Tracky is running

-       alignment of several buttons and labels improved

-       fixed placement issues in main screen and Map details dialogue (VGA screens)

-       improved GPS compatibility

-       fixed map calibration bug in case the map was overlapping the line longitude=0

-       improved compatibility with POI files (.wpt)

1.6.2
(9 December 2006)

no longer available

no longer available

New features:

-       free maps at the TrackMe section

-       user position can be set if there is no GPS signal

-       GPS connection can be enabled/disabled

Bug fixes:

-       robustness problems solved in TrackMe

-       robustness problems solved with GPS connection

-       support for long data path names

-       user interface performance optimizations

-       several small improvements

1.6.1
(10 November 2006)

no longer available

no longer available

New features:

-       TrackMe: follow your position live on internet

-       (configurable) altitude offset

-       time per distance indicator (used by runners)

Bug fixes:

-       maps no longer get flipped when calibrating

-       protection against extreme zooming

-       stable orientation when standing still

-       Tracky no longer hangs when quitting

1.6
(5 October 2006)

no longer available

no longer available

New features:

-       navigate feature for tracks

-       screen rotation: align to current direction or to target position

-       higher redraw frequency and smooth zooming/translating

-       improved boot performance for maps

-       optimized map calibration by aligning it to any of the available grids

Bug fixes:

-       improved compatibility for several GPS devices (causing corrupt track files)

-       solved small deviations in map calibration info

-       some minor bugs and stability problems solved

1.5
(27 July 2006)

no longer available

no longer available

New features:

-       accurator tool (TrackyPro only): more accurate position information by advanced forward reckoning and averaging techniques (configurable)

-       support for dd°mm.mmm' format, as widely used for geo-caching

-       support for two configurable data folders

-       support for many distance and speed units: km, miles, yards, etc.

-       support for 2 point map calibration next to current calibration methods

-       locator tool fully integrated, now also provided in TrackyLite

-       improved boot performance

-       configurable style of grid and tracks

-       support for VGA screens (640x480px)

-       optimized layout for square screens (next to portrait and landscape)

Bug fixes:

-       improved compatibility for several PDAs and GPS devices

-       many small improvements and bug fixes

1.4.2
(27 May 2006)

no longer available

no longer available

Bug fixes:

-       satellite or other GPS info not received on some GPS devices

1.4.1
(27 May 2006)

no longer available

no longer available

Bug fixes:

-       improved support for BlueTooth GPS devices: user can now choose to install / restore BlueTooth DLL, and BlueTooth fix sometimes lead to corruption in registry

-       solved instable connection and freeze to GPS device (indicator sometimes flashes from green to red), seen only on Windows Mobile 2005

-       on Locator, auto-follow now disabled if changing lower part params

-       removed any configuration changes to GPS device

-       fix for the problem that sometimes extreme jumps in position were seen

-       fix for reading GPS data from file, while file is still in use by e.g. TomTom

-       small bug fix in GPS status indicator

1.4
(18 May 2006)

no longer available

no longer available

New features:

-       navigator with spoken voice! (TrackyPro only)

-       dashboard extended with info about current track, and distance and expected time to target (TrackyPro only)

-       configurable overlay with compass, position, and track info (TrackyPro only)

-       more view options: view all/none/selected Tracks/maps/POIs

-       improved GPS State indicator

-       enable/disable sound

Bug fixes:

-       improved layout of satellite status for square screens

-       improved layout of dashboard for square screens (TrackyPro only)

-       improved layout of Trackalyzer for square screens (TrackyPro only)

-       small updates in Trackalyzer (TrackyPro only)

-       BlueTooth fix if GPS is connected to COM5, 6, 7, or 8

-       small bug fixes

1.3
(6 April 2006)

no longer available

no longer available

New features:

-       the Locator tool makes Tracky a true GPS device for various cartographic purposes (TrackyPro only):

       - conversion to/from many Grids and associated Zones

       - conversion to/from many Datums

       - conversion to/from Degrees/Minutes/Seconds notation

       - conversion to/from location on earth picture

-       more intuitive map calibration options

-       trial period of TrackyTry increased from 5 to 15 minutes

Bug fixes:

-       license key remains valid after full reset of PocketPC

-       PocketPC will no longer hibernate while running Tracky

-       several small bug fixes and improvements

1.2.2
(4 Mar 2006)

no longer available

no longer available

Bug fixes:

-       misaligned graph in Trackalyzer for 'time' x-axis

1.2.1
(2 Mar 2006)

no longer available

no longer available

Bug fixes:

-       screen position is restored after restart

-       improved compatibility with .trk files

-       improved support for *.bmp maps (for early WinCE .net versions)

-       corrected layout of Trackalyzer in landscape mode

-       solved stability problem during registration

-       solved stability problem when loading large POI files

1.2
(14 Feb 2006)

no longer available

no longer available

New features:

-       Trackalyzer: analyze tracks with speed/altitude/G-force/etc. graphs and export to e.g. MS Excel (only available in TrackyPro)

-       Besides Portrait, now also support for Landscape and Square screens

-       NMEA output from GPS device can be logged to file

-       Satellite status tool now also available in TrackyLite

-       introduced several help pop-ups

Bug fixes:

-       Tracky can now be installed in any directory (not only in default dir)

-       POIs disappeared (only applicable for TrackyTry)

-       G-force and bearing computations improved

-       several minor bugs and stability problems solved

1.1
(13 Jan 2006)

no longer available

no longer available

New features:

-       compatibility problems with several GPS devices solved

-       improved distance computations by showing distance to marker

-       added *.jpg, *.ico, and *.png support for maps

-       improved POIs group management

-       solved stability problem for certain POIs files

-       no longer multiple shortcuts will appear after installation

-       dashboard now also shows distance to target when not recording track

-       better guidance for GPS configuration

-       after restart or when GPS lock is lost, the last position is stored

-       improved marker and target manipulations

-       improved visualization of tracks (sometimes lines were hidden)

-       enabled user to show/hide maps and tracks

-       better protect quitting application to prevent accidental quitting

1.0
(12 Dec 2005)

no longer available

no longer available

initial version