There is a problem with OS X 10.10 with some GPS devices such as the iBlue 747, the bluemax 4044 and some Qstarz devices. In case you successfully used your GPS logger with OS X 10.9.5 and it no longer works with 10.10 then please open the preferences in myTracks. Switch to GPS Device and check the row Device. If the value starts with usbmodem then you are affected by this problem.

The affected GPS loggers use a standard USB protocol (USB-CDC-ACM), that is designed for classical modems and cellular modems. The marketing devision of Apple has decided that the driver should only work with real communication devices. Therefore the driver is no longer loaded when a GPS device is connected.

Therefore I developed an own driver based on the one of OS X 10.9.5. Please download and install the driver, reboot your Mac and everything should be working again. If not, please try to run the GPS Logger Assistant again (myTracks->Preferences->GPS Device).

Important: Some time ago I provided a patch for the existing driver instead of this standalone driver. In case you already installed the patch please start the helper application (USB-CDC-ACM Patcher) and disable the patch. Afterwards please install the new driver.


myTracks for Mac OS X

myTracks for macOS is the swiss-army knife for organizing your GPS tracks. They can be loaded from a broad range of devices and organized in a library comfortably.

Once imported you can drag & drop photo files (JPEG or RAW) to myTracks and they will be assigned to the GPS tracks automatically. The GPS information can be written to the EXIF and IPTC tags of the photo files (Geotagging).

GPS tracks can be exported as GPX, KML or KMZ files. You can use the exported files, e.g. with Google Earth.


myTracks for iPhone

myTracks turns your iPhone into a fully functional GPS logger. During recording, you can add waypoints to highlight important locations. The GPS tracks are stored on your iPhone and optionally in iCloud. There is no need to register or login to any network service.

You can start and stop individual GPS recordings or use the power-saving diary mode. Using this mode myTracks automatically creates a single track for each day with the most important locations.

The integrated Apple Watch app displays information about the current GPS recording. This includes the starting time, distance traveled, current, minimum and maximum elevation.

myTracks is available for iPhone and iPad on the App Store:

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