We made some changes to our maps

If you use the planner at komoot.com, you may notice some changes we have recently rolled out, such as making the process of zooming in and out of the map smoother and more reactive. This means that you’ll now see the details you want quicker and more clearly than before. Unfortunately, due to Google not allowing the use of their data, we also had to drop support for Google Maps layers, which were previously trialed as part of a beta release.

New at komoot.com: Edit your multi-day Collections without having to create a new one

A feature that has been available in our apps for a while is now available when using the online version of komoot: Multi-day Collection editing. Now you can make changes to any multi-day Collections after you initially save it, removing the need to recreate it as a new Collection (as was previously the case). Additionally, if you decide to delete a multi-day Collection after creation, you’ll also now have the option to delete all Tours contained within it.

Planning is now even more intuitive on Android

As part of our mission to continually improve our route planner, we’ve implemented two subtle-yet-effective updates we think you’ll love. Firstly, we’ve added two new buttons to the waypoint panel to give you more options when adding a waypoint to a route. Option 1 lets you insert it as a waypoint along your route, whereas option 2 lets you conveniently add it as your Tour’s endpoint. Secondly, for additional clarity during planning, you’ll also see a preview (in the form of a grey line) showing how your route is set to change based on your selection. 

Want to give these changes a go? Open the planner on Android to try them out. On iOS? We’re working to bring you these same improvements very soon.

Discover our new and improved map designs for even easier planning

To give you even more info at a glance when looking at the map (as well as making planning easier all round), we’ve implemented two design updates we’re excited to share:

  1. Know the difficulty of tracks suitable for gravel cycling:
    We’ve updated how we display trails and tracks that are suitable for gravel bikes on the map, so you can determine whether a route is rough or smooth at a glance. Wider trails that are a lighter shade of beige now represent smoother gravel roads that many bikes can comfortably glide along. If the trail has a dashed border and is a darker (almost brown) shade of beige, you should expect a rougher route that may be a mix of loose dirt and trickier gravel. 

  1. More easily find mountains and hills on the map:
    To make it easier to find hills and mountains when you’re planning, we’ve increased the visibility of these on the map. We’ve also added extra elevation labels to each listing, so you can more easily see how high these peaks are (in meters) and decide whether or not you want to brave climbing them. 

These changes are visible now in the komoot apps or at komoot.com/plan.

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. 

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