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. 

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. 

You can now select multiple photos from your camera roll on iOS

Want to add numerous photos to completed Tours on iOS? Thanks to our latest fix, this has become much easier. Whereas you could previously only select photos one by one from your camera roll, you can now select an unlimited number of photos to upload. Just edit your completed Tour, tap on ‘Add Photos’ and select the photos you want to add to your Tour. 

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.

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 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. 

We’ve improved our routing to avoid segments that are too steep and rough for most gravel, road and touring bikes

We’ve updated our road, gravel and touring cycling routing to avoid overly steep climbs that are unsuitable for most bikes. Now, when going uphill on all but a mountain bike, komoot will no longer shortcut your climb over less suitable surfaces. In the past, for example, komoot may have opted for a steep hiking trail to shortcut a series of hairpin bends. Now, thanks to this update, you’ll stick to the most suitable version of the climb possible — so you can better enjoy the suffer-fest. Fan of climbs? Don’t worry, this does not mean that you’ll get fewer climbs on your route! You’ll still be routed up as many hills as before — we’ll just make sure your climbs are rideable on your bike type before we add them to your route.

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