What Is Komoot & How Do We Use It?

Published on May 25th 2019


You'll have heard us talking about Komoot on our recent epic ride videos, but what is it exactly? Here's your lowdown on the route planning and navigation app and how to use it. In association with Komoot. Check out the latest addition to our 5-star rated GCN Fan Kit! Great value with none of the sacrifice: https://gcn.eu/1wo Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Learn more about our next GCN Events: https://gcn.eu/1wn Register your interest in the GCN Club: https://gcn.eu/1wm Submit your content with our new uploader: http://gcn.eu/upload Join our Facebook community: http://gcn.eu/FBCommunity There are three layers of functionality to Komoot. Pre ride planning, during ride navigation and recording, either using the phone app or synched to your head unit, and then post ride, uploading photos, etc. Given that I’m not on a bike and I haven’t been for a ride yet, let’s start with planning. While you can plot and adjust routes on the fly using your smartphone app, for in depth route planning the desktop version gives you a bit more space and a few additional functions. First, you’ve got to create an account. As I said, it’s free, although you can choose to purchase maps for offline use - more on that later. The first screen you see is your feed, with a log of your rides, or other people’s who you’ve chosen to follow. More on that later too. For now, let’s go to the route planner screen. If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - https://gcn.eu/1wl Watch more on GCN... 📹 North Coast 500 Ride with Mark Beaumont https://gcn.eu/nc500 Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/