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Komoot Group Tours Make it Easier to Ride Together, Plus Garmin Mapping w/o Built-in Navigation!

Komoot Group Tours update
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If you’re looking for somewhere to ride in an unfamiliar place, Komoot is a great place to start. The app is part ride planner, part social platform allowing riders from all over the world to share their favorite adventures. Now, Komoot is making it easier than ever for you to share your own adventure with riders around you.

Komoot Group Tours update

The most recent update is the new Group Tours feature that allows Komoot users to turn any planned tour into a social gathering. By simply sharing a QR code, other participants can instantly gain access to the planned tour on their phone so the whole crew can follow along at their own pace. The QR codes can also be printed out which could make the feature a useful tool for recurring group rides – like a bike shop that hosts a weekly ride. Just hand out a card with the QR code for the ride!

Get a mechanical? Need to stop for coffee? The tour organizer can also make updates to the route, and an adjusted itinerary will be sent out to all users in real-time. As a result, all of the group should be able to find their way to the meet-up points, even if they get separated.

Discover on Komoot

Hoping to make it easier to find the best tours, Komoot is also updating the tour listings with star ratings. Like other star ratings you’ll see on the web, these ratings will let you know what other riders thought of the tour route so you can avoid poorly rated rides, and focus on the best.

Discovering new routes is also getting easier with the options to explore routes on a map, find routes that start at a specific point or include a specific highlight, and explore the best routes in the area using the star rating. You’ll also find new route filters to allow you to search for rides based on distance, elevation, surface type, starting point, etc.

Komoot Map on Garmin

Finally, Komoot is bringing a big update to Garmin users with a premium Komoot account. The update allows you to see the Komoot map right on your Garmin, even if it doesn’t have built-in navigation abilities. That means you can use the Komoot map on Garmin devices running the Komoot Connect IQ app including the Edge, fenix, vívoactive, Venu and Forerunner series among others. Devices with native Garmin maps will have the option to choose either map.

Along with the maps, Live Sync allows users to ‘Navigate with Device’ on all Garmin devices that can run the Komoot Connect IQ app. The feature allows users to send Komoot Tours to the device and to start navigation with the push of a button without having to search for the route on the device list. You can also update tours while you’re navigating without interrupting the current activity.


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