Introducing Live Tracking, komoot Premium’s newest feature!

Because sharing is caring, we’ve added a brand-new feature to komoot Premium: Live Tracking. Now, you can share your live location with others while you record a Tour, and give them access to extra safety insights like the route you’re following, your phone’s battery level and your expected finish time. For complete control, you can also set safety contacts: People who will have automatic access to your live location when you start recording a Tour (and Live Tracking is enabled), or you can choose to share a link to your location manually in the app. 

If you’re already on Premium, head to the Premium tab to give it a go. Or head to www.komoot.com/premium/live to find out more. 

Share your Tours directly to Instagram

It’s now possible to share completed Tours directly to Instagram, all at the tap of a button. Choose what you want to share — be that a map of your adventure, your favorite photo, the all-important stats of your Tour or all of the above — and komoot will create a beautiful Instagram-ready template that you can share as a post or Story. Select a Tour from your completed Tour list now to try it out. 

Use komoot on your Suunto watch

With our latest integration, you can now navigate and record planned Tours directly on your Suunto watch. Featuring a simple sync process, it only takes a couple of taps to get set up. Once done, you’ll be able to see your planned komoot Tours on your Suunto smartwatch — and enjoy komoot’s turn by turn navigation at the tap of a button. Find out more at www.komoot.com/suunto.

Refined komoot maps make your adventures better

We've updated the design of our maps to make areas/trails of significance (such as national parks, nature reserves and cycle routes) stand out more. With sharper colors and new color-coding, these places are easier to find — so you can make a beeline for them when planning your Tours.  Here are some changes you’ll notice:

  • See national parks at a glance thanks to sharper colors that make them stand out
  • Avoid private, forbidden, or closed roads and paths which are now marked with warning signs
  • Cycling paths are easier to spot – even when you’re zoomed out
  • Plan routes on smaller roads more easily with new road color-coding
  • Easy-to-spot railway lines make it simple to broaden your adventure horizons by identifying places with train stations
  • For adventures further afield, place names are now displayed in multiple languages.

Visit the help guide to find out more.

We’ve made our elevation profiles even more useful on web

So you can better plan Tours and review the ones you’ve already been on, we’ve made some huge improvements to our elevation profiles. 

  • Improved loading times and responsiveness: We reduced the loading time when planning a Tour by 90% (from around 1 second to around 0.1 seconds), giving you quicker access to the info you need. 
  • Tooltips for a clearer understanding of what you’ll encounter en route: Whereas previously you’d only see an icon denoting a potential obstacle along your route, you’ll now see a description of what the obstacle is when you hover over the icon with your mouse. 
  • Intelligent color gradings: So you can better identify how steep a particular segment might be, we’ve made the color changes more vivid. On cycling routes, for example, a segment will start to turn red when the incline is 10% or more. For hikes, this color change will begin at around 15%. This applies to both up and downhill segments — an addition that’s especially helpful when traversing challenging mtb trails or descending a mountain on foot. 

Check out all the changes at www.komoot.com now. 

Use komoot on your Hammerhead Karoo 2 with our brand-new integration

Own a Hammerhead Karoo 2? With our latest integration, simply sync your device with your komoot account to enjoy crystal-clear navigation instructions on the Karoo 2's game-changing display. Easy to set up, it’s simply a matter of connecting your account. You’ll then be able to find and navigate your planned Tours at the tap of a button. Any Tours you record with your Karoo 2 will also be automatically synced back to your komoot account. 

To find out more, head to www.komoot.com/hammerhead.

We’ve improved how komoot works on Samsung Watches

In order to make your experience of the komoot app on your Samsung Watch better, we’ve made a couple of subtle yet important changes. Firstly, your Tours will now be automatically synced as soon as your watch detects an internet connection. This all happens automatically in the background, so you don’t need to reopen the app at any point to upload. Additionally, we’ve also resolved the connectivity issues some users faced when connecting with phones. Now, all you need to do is tap on ‘Connect Phone’ in the app’s main menu and follow the instructions to get started. You’ll then see the turn-by-turn navigation instructions displayed on your watch when navigating a Tour. 

Share private Tours with your friends with brand-new secret links

In an effort to help you keep your private Tours private, we’ve introduced a subtle yet important change. So that you no longer need to make Tours visible to anyone to share them with people not on komoot, we’ve made it possible to share direct links to private Tours. Just tap to share your Tour and enable ‘Visible to anyone with link’. We’ll then generate a unique URL to your Tour that you can copy and share with your friends. Anyone who clicks on this link can then see your Tour, whether they have a komoot account or not. 

You can now export GPX files directly from the iOS app

A feature that’s long been available on Android and web, we’ve made it possible to export your planned Tours as GPX files — all in one tap. Just go to the Tour you want to export and open the menu in the top right-hand corner to get started. Once downloaded, you can import your route into any GPS device or share it with your friends.   

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