What are the best GPS tracking app for Android?

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    Spyzie is a monitoring app for mobile devices which allows you to track the activity of any smartphone from your device. You can block apps, set a schedule to restrict mobile usage, track your target's location, and many more.


    iOS, Android

    Varies by plan

    Christopher Fernandez
    Written on January 25, 2019
    "This app is so complete and so functional for tracking android phones. Their dashboard just makes things easy for me whenever I need to locate someone plus they have personal assistance which is just so helpful. Hands down the best GPS tracking app!"
  2. 12

    #2Google Maps

    Google Maps

    Google Maps is a user-friendly navigational app that lets you choose and plan your route by public transportation, car, bike, walking, or even taxi. You can also explore areas to find restaurants, supermarkets, and more near you. 


    Web, Android, iOS, Android

    Lucy Mao
    Written on January 25, 2019
    "Been using Google Maps for phone tracking way way back and I think its the most complete tool to find an Android device"
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    Waze is a social and navigational app that enables drivers to build and use live maps, view real-time traffic updates and turn-by-turn navigation for an optimal commute and driving. It also features one-tap navigation for inputted events.

    Android, iOS


    Wang Luo
    Written on January 25, 2019
    "I really rely to much on directions when driving so how the Waze navigation system works well for people like me"


Did you know that the U.S. government provides GPS service worldwide for free? The service is being funded by the government through while U.S. taxpayer's money. The estimated amount paid by Americans for this service is 2 million dollars a day. The GPS technology is a big part of modern society as it is used for everyday driving by ordinary citizens. However, it was originally used for military purposes during the Cold War. In 1983, Korean Air flight 007 was shot down by Soviet interceptors when it went off-course and passed by Soviet airspace. All passengers and crew aboard the civilian flight, including a sitting US congressman, were killed. Following that event, President Reagan announced that GPS would be made available for free for civilian use. This was to avoid any such disasters in the future. Basically, it took political will in order for the service to be free.

At present, the U.S. Air Force manages a constellation of 31 operational GPS satellites. The constellation is managed to ensure the availability of at least 24 GPS satellites, 95 percent of the time. This technology has been very important in the everyday lives of people and in the course of everyday businesses. All it takes to find something using GPS is a few clicks using cellphone tracking apps available. One can download phone tracker apps to be able to find anything, anytime. 

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    Sygic is a GPS navigation mobile app that can guide you to your destination even without an Internet connection through offline maps. It can also help you to avoid traffic and find the best parking spots for you. 


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Gregory Clark
    Written on January 25, 2019
    "Well this app is very helpful for not-so cautious drivers since it tracks obstacles and accident prone areas. It tracks my Android device well which works for me"
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    MapQuest is a free online web app that provides you driving directions. With this app, you can also see any street in detail and travell it virtually.

    Web, Android, iOS


    Zeng He
    Written on January 25, 2019
    "Pretty sure I haven't seen something as detailed as this app for cellphone tracking"
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    #6Family Locator & GPS Tracker

    Family Locator & GPS Tracker

    The ZoeMob Family Locator is a very accurate cell phone tracker service to monitor your family with GPS tracking technology. A safe way to track the location of your kids using an exclusive and private family map feature.



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ana María Alarcón
    Written on January 25, 2019
    "I use this to track my kids. Very accurate and effective"
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    Glympse allows you to share your location every time using GPS tracking technology. This is ideal to let all your family members, friends and co-workers know where you are every time. 

    Android, iOS


    Sharon Green
    Written on January 25, 2019
    "My boss uses this to track employees so I learned that it's very useful so I use this to track my husband. It's an app thats user-friendly "
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    #8Wheres My Droid

    Wheres My Droid

    Wheres My Droid is an app designed exclusively to find your phone. The app offers you a lot of ways in case your smartphone was stolen or lost like take photos from your phone camera or lock your phone remotely.



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Guo Hu
    Written on January 25, 2019
    "Great for people who misplace things a lot. Helped me multiple times"


Best What are the best GPS tracking app for Android
1SpyzieApps 18 Paid
2Google MapsApps 12 Free
3WazeApps 7 Free
4SygicApps 3 Free
5MapQuestApps 3 Free
6Family Locator & GPS TrackerApps 2 Free
7GlympseApps 1 Free
8Wheres My DroidApps 1 Free

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