Planning routes on Android just got easier — thanks to a more intuitive toolbar

We’ve added a handy toolbar to the planning screen in the komoot Android app to make your route planning experience on smaller screens easier and more intuitive than ever before. This brand-new toolbar, which is visible along the right-hand side of the planner, lets you seamlessly access and control all planning functions, be it setting a roundtrip, changing the map layer, or scrapping your route entirely. For additional control, we’ve also added undo/redo buttons, so you can revert your Tour to an earlier state if you ever change your mind. So you can better see the map while you plan, we’ve also added the option to temporarily hide your route, giving you easier access to terrain details, street names and singletrack/hiking trail ratings. 

Not on Android? Other platforms will follow soon.

Embed Highlights on your website or blog

So you can better share your favorite Highlights with your readers, visitors or customers, we’ve made it possible for you to embed Highlights on your own website. Previously only available for Tours or Collections, just click on ‘Share’ on the Highlight you want to embed and select ‘Embed’. You’ll then see the code you need to add to your website’s backend (e.g. WordPress), as well as a bunch of options that will let you define how it should look. Click here for more information.

We’ve improved the route matching for GPX tracks

When you import a GPX file into komoot, we match the data to our route network and work to deliver the best navigation experience possible. After a series of crucial fixes based on feedback from the community, we’ve vastly improved this part of our product. Now, you’ll encounter fewer errors when importing a GPX file, and your uploaded route will more closely match the original GPX source. 

Introducing Collections and better Tour filtering on Samsung Galaxy Watches

Use a Samsung Galaxy Watch? If so, you’re now able to find and read all your personal and bookmarked Collections on your Samsung Galaxy Watch. Any Tours that those Collections contain can then be instantly navigated — all from your Samsung Galaxy Watch. 

Additionally, to make it easier for you to find your favorite planned tours, we’ve also included new filtering options, such as sport, date or proximity.

We’ve included extra information in our support center if you’d like to find out more

New range of privacy settings let you control how you share on komoot

To give you more control of your profile and Tour visibility, we’ve added new privacy settings so you can decide how you share your outdoor life, and with whom. 

Set your privacy zones

Setting privacy zones around places like your home, work or family member’s house makes these locations private. All start and end points within the zone stay hidden.

Create your privacy zones

Manage your followers

Just like you can choose your friends in real life, komoot enables you to manage your followers by creating a close friends list of the people you know and like best. Share with them and they’ll be the only ones able to see and interact with your Tours and Collections. Plus you can now block followers too. 

Manage your account privacy 

If you want maximum privacy for your komoot profile, you can make your whole account private. Only approved followers will see your profile, Tours and Collections, and be able to comment on your activities. 

Review your account visibility

Control who sees your content 

Want to keep your ride, hike or run to yourself, or only share it with your close friends? Now you can adjust the visibility of each Tour you plan or complete, or Collection you create. 

Adjust your default settings

Invite people to private Tours

Now you can keep your Tour private from your followers and invite your bestie to it. As part of the privacy overhaul, you can do both! 

Get more details in the help guide.

Use komoot turn-by-turn navigation on your Samsung Galaxy Watch

Use a Samsung Galaxy Watch to record your Tours? Well, we’ve added a brand-new ‘companion mode’ for your device, which allows you to better use your watch in sync with the komoot mobile app. With this new release, your watch will display komoot’s turn by turn navigation instructions after starting navigation on your phone. This allows you to see where you need to go at a glance while saving both your watch and phone battery. Need more info? Due to the two devices now working in sync, you can quickly take a look at your phone to benefit from the bigger map and the richer detail.  Standalone mode, which allows you to navigate and track Tours without being connected to your phone, is still available on your watch.

To set up companion mode, simply enable Bluetooth on both your smartphone and your Galaxy Watch and connect in the komoot app under Settings > Bluetooth Connect > Samsung Galaxy Watch.

Introducing like and comment functionality on Collections

To make Collections even more useful to the community, we’ve introduced like and comment functionality in the komoot apps and at komoot.com. See a Collection you particularly like? Hit the like button to let the author know you’re a fan! Have some questions only the author can answer? Drop a comment and start the conversation. So nothing gets lost, we’ve also added new notifications and emails when a Collection receives some interaction, which you can customize in your settings now. 

Tour recommendations and more inspirational features have been unlocked in the Netherlands

Based in the Netherlands? Komoot has just gotten even better for you. Due to all of the awesome Highlights you’ve shared in the country, we’ve rolled out our inspirational features all across the Netherlands. Previously only available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, this epic release means that you’ve now got access to a brand-new feed. Here, you can more easily see what adventures the people you follow have been on and keep up with your community. Additionally, you can now access komoot’s vault of recommended routes for road cycling, hiking, mountain biking, bike touring, gravel riding and running. Just search for the place you want to explore and see amazing routes you can enjoy right now. Tap on ‘Discover’ in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen now to get started, or head to komoot.nl/discover.

Find Tours that start where you are (Germany, Austria and Switzerland only)

So you can start your adventurers the moment you step outside, we’ve improved our Tour search to allow you to find Tours that start at your current location. Just select your sport in the Tour search panel on the Discover feed and see the hikes, rides and runs that literally start on your doorstep. Looking to start at a different location? You can also search for specific addresses to find Tours that start there, or use the zoom buttons to switch between Tours starting at your selected location or around it. This update is currently only available to users in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and will be released in the Netherlands very soon.

Introducing our Samsung Watch app version 2.0 and a host of helpful improvements

Have a Samsung Watch? Then say hello to komoot 2.0, featuring a ton of new features and improvements to make your time outdoors even easier: 

  • See your route as you navigate/record: Whereas you could previously only see the navigation instructions while tracking a Tour, now you can see your route and your exact position on it. This lets you better understand when a turn is coming up and what to expect around the next bend. You can also zoom in or out to get a better view.
  • Access richer Tour details: So you’re even better informed, you can also access your Tour’s details before you start and when you’re on the go. Just tap or swipe to see way and surface-type breakdowns and your Tour’s elevation profile, as well as duration estimates, average and current speeds, and elapsed time.
  • Keep an eye on your watch’s battery level: To make sure you don’t run out of juice, we’ve also implemented a handy battery level indicator that can be accessed simply by tapping on the bottom bar when recording/navigating a Tour.

Get our all new Samsung Watch app from the Samsung Store now.

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