Komoot — Cycling & Hiking Maps

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Description of App: 

Komoot is the key to the outdoors. Just plan your hiking, road cycling or MTB adventures in the planner, and be guided along every trail, track, road or path—even when you’re offline. Get your first region for free and say hello to your next adventure!

PLAN YOUR PERFECT HIKING, MOUNTAIN BIKING OR ROAD CYCLING ADVENTURE
Get the route perfect for your sport—be it smooth asphalt for your road bike, singletracks for your mountain bike, silent cycling paths for touring or natural trails for your hikes. Plan down to the last detail with at-your-fingertips info like surface, difficulty, distance and elevation profile.

TURN-BY-TURN VOICE NAVIGATION
Never take your eyes off the road with turn-by-turn voice navigation: your precise, down-to-the-inch verbal navigator that doesn’t distract you from your surroundings. Keep your eyes firmly on the adventure in front of you and navigate with ease, even on small trails or in the woods.

OFFLINE MAPS FOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURES
Download your planned outdoor adventures and save topographic maps with one tap. Navigate the outdoors even when the internet is down or unreliable. Differentiate hiking paths, MTB singletracks or paved roads, terrain and land cover at a glance.

BROWSE HIGHLIGHTS: THE KOMOOT COMMUNITY’S FAVORITE PLACES
So you can decide on the destination of your next adventure at a glance, see Highlights on the map. From peaks, parks, and points of interest, to singletracks and sandwich shops, these places or segments, showing up as red dots in the planner, are the spots other users think you should check out. And if you’re in the know, you can recommend your own to the community in turn and inspire others to visit your favorite places, too.

TELL YOUR STORY
Track your rides and hikes with GPS. Add photos, Highlights and tips and build your own personal adventure log that’ll store your favorite experiences—forever. Save them for private use or share them with the komoot community to receive likes and comments and to inspire fellow outdoor folks. Follow your friends and like-minded explorers to keep up with their outdoor adventures.

BE A LOCAL EXPERT. BECOME A PIONEER.
Contribute photos, tips and Highlights to the community and show you’re a local Expert. Earn more upvotes than in any else for your sport in your region and become the Pioneer!

SEAMLESS SYNC ACROSS EVERY DEVICE
Whether you prep like a pro on your desktop or plan a route on the go, komoot automatically syncs your routes, tracked adventures and photos across all devices, including your smartphone, desktop, iPad and Apple Watch. Use a Garmin or a Wahoo? Simply download the komoot for Garmin app in the IQ Store and sync your profiles via Garmin Connect, or connect your komoot and Wahoo accounts to share Tours with the ELEMNT and ELEMNT BOLT.

EXPERIENCE KOMOOT FOR FREE
When you download komoot, your first region is free—forever. To expand the areas in which komoot has your back, conveniently choose between single regions, region bundles or the Complete Package to access offline maps and turn-by-turn voice navigation wherever you go.

APPLE WATCH
Take a quick glance at your Apple Watch to get directions, distance, and speed in real-time—right on your wrist.

APPLE HEALTH
You can connect komoot to Health to ensure your data is always up-to-date. Automatically share your time and distance data for komoot hiking, cycling, and running activities with Health.

“Komoot does for hiking and biking what Apple does for hardware: makes it easily accessible and fun to use.”
— Cult of Mac

For support and tips, please visit help.komoot.de

MORE INFORMATION
Komoot uses background audio service for voice navigation messages.
Komoot requires a GPS signal for directions, Tour recording and speed in real-time.
Please note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Apple Watch Support: 

Yes

Version: 

9.8.2

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

11.4

Accessibility Comments: 

Do a ride, save it, and then you can repeat with turn by turn instructions. Some basic features very accessible, but room for lots of improvements if the developers can recognise the value the audio turn by turn announcements provides for blind tandem cyclists wanting to direct a ride.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Other Comments: 

From a given gpx file, its the only app I've found that can rovide audio turn by turn audio instruction for VoiceOver users. Planning a route with way points can be done, and routes can be saved and given friendly names, and 1 region / county is given for free, but worldwide full audio navigation qaccess is quite reasonable as a one off payment. Searching for other users routes in an area seems impossible / difficult, and lots of other aspects to improve. It seems impossible to preview any route and to access any list of turn by turn steps, which you can do with GoogleMaps, but of course that cannot be done from a GPX file.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@komoot