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.

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.

See adjusted route stats for e-bikes

Ride an e-bike? We’ve introduced a brand-new planning feature that will change the way you plan e-bike rides. Whether you ride road, a tourer or an mtb, just enable the new e-bike toggle when planning your ride to see adjusted Tour duration and difficulty estimates for your e-bike rides.

The multi-day planner is now available on iOS

The multi-day planner is now available on iOS. Previously only available on Android and web, you can now plan, save and navigate multi-day bikepacking trips or hikes all in just a few taps — including adding accommodation stops along the way. Available for Premium subscribers, head to the ‘Premium’ tab in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen to start planning your next extended adventure.

Export GPX Files from the Android App

With the release of 10.8, it’s now 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 your GPS device, or share it with your friends.