In this latest version of komoot, we’ve made a handful of improvements to the inner-workings of the app. As it’s a release that’s void of any cosmetic updates, your overall experience of the app will remain the same — you’ll just be running the latest, most stable version after updating.
Ratings and Reviews
Great Combo with Elemnt Bolt
Used it twice for two 75km rides in Denmark, including sections of single track, as well as 32km MTB ride through single track.
At first, it seemed to simple when compared to RideWithGPS. My first impression was “this looks too basic”. Then after playing with it.. I realized its UI didn’t need a lot of fuss. It just works.
Planning a route just involves clicking waypoint/breadcrumbs along the map.
The MTB area I go has some complex “Figure 8” that crosses back over the existing route already ridden! I learned in these maze-like paths, I simply needed to add more waypoints/breadcrumbs to prevent the route from recalculating to an alternate route. Easy.
Finding Komoot hard to fault as a route planner for the Elemnt Bolt.
One feature I would like is the ability to edit a planned route or a tour (logged ride) in the same way. For example:
In a planned route, I can edit the route, but I can’t add photos or journal the ride.
On a tour that I have ridden, I can add photos and notes to journal my ride... but I can’t edit the route. Of course that makes sense if you want to track your exact workout/trip.
But I like sharing routes with others.. and I don’t think they need to see that I rode 300m off route to go to the bathroom, or I decided to adventure off trail to a neighboring village which isn’t on the course.
Loving the app! Works great with the Bolt. Highly recommended!
Unsafe routing for bikes
Usually I use ride with gps for offline bike route planning, but I'll be going on a long tour and won't have access to a computer so I thought I'd try Komoot for bike route planning on the go. So far I've found it does not choose bike friendly roads, in fact it routed me on a busy road with two lanes of traffic in each direction, no shoulder, and not even any sidewalks. Their help suggested I could improve routing by editing osm map data, which I did for this street, but I found even after my changes, Komoot continues to route on this unsafe road. I contacted support since even Google maps provides better bike-safe routing for this particular route and asked for an explanation, since as an app specializing in bike routing I would expect they'd do better. Their response: "Hi, our system is always looking for the fastest connection between your waypoints, allowed for the chosen sport. You can then customize this suggestion. On your PC you can display the Open Cycle Map to plan with cycle paths. " So, no apology for risking my life on a dangerous road or recognition that the fastest route between two points may not be desirable for a bike. Very disappointing, especially since I already paid for their maps.
Perfect for bike touring
Pros: it works well. The reason I downloaded is for its voice navigation along a user defined route ... the only app I’ve found that does so without an annual subscription. Most can only navigate a route it calculates. The mapping tool online works well and is easy to use. Save a created route and it automatically becomes available in the mobile app. Routes created elsewhere can be imported and edited.
Cons: when importing a gpx route, it can get altered by Komoot if the route goes someplace not on Open Street Maps, which Komoot uses. The good news is you can edit Open Street maps yourself to correct the map. Nitpicking: voice navigation below a mile is given in feet instead of tenths of a mile. Example: 3900 feet instead of .8 miles.
- komoot GmbH
- 120.7 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2011 komoot GmbH
- In-App Purchases
- Regionen-Paket $9.99
- Region $3.99
- Rhein-Kreis Neuss $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.