A great app for cycling and hiking – Komoot
There are a lot of different apps on the market for all kinds of activities in the open, and it is really hard to try out every one and find the best fit for ourselves and our needs. Komoot is one of the apps for cycling, hiking, mountain biking and so much more. We really liked it so we are going to show you all its features and what it can do.
Keep reading this How-to to see the installation and registration process, and we will show you the features in various mockups.
Download the app from the App Store or Google Play, wait for the installation and then open it.
You can choose between registration with Facebook or email, we chose email for the purposes of this how-to.
Enter your (valid) email address and then tap Next to continue. Then create a password and tap Next again. Be sure to memorize it.
In the next steps, you can enter your name or nickname, and upload a profile picture if you wish as well.
To start with exploring the app and all its possibilities, tap Let’s Get Started and, preferably, allow location services by tapping Allow. This is going to help you plan routes better, as the app will be able to locate you and provide safe navigation throughout your tours.
Then select your favorite sports such as hiking, cycling, running, etc.
You can choose what kind of places you want to have shown on maps, such as saved places, accommodations, beaches and pools, camping grounds, e-bike charging points, restaurants, dog-friendly places, etc.
One of the best features (IMHO) is planning and recording routes (Plan Route, Record), so you can follow up with your efficiency. Fitness Level is fantastic as well since you can be honest and select the right level and get a personalized experience that works best for you.
Enter the starting point and choose a destination, then Start Navigation.
After you have selected a route, whether one way or a round trip, Komoot will show you a preview of the track so you can see what types of ways await you, such as mountain hiking path, streets, roads, etc., as well as what kinds of surfaces you can expect, such as alpine, natural, gravel, unpaved, asphalt, etc., so you can prepare beforehand.
Recording is a very cool feature, as well as monitoring progress throughout routes, especially if you are trying to break a record. Komoot prepares you for the toughest and most demanding parts of the tracks and you know what to expect every second of the way. Well, at least when it comes to the roads :)