Mapping and route-planning app Komoot is launching a Premium version that will allow users to plan multi-day rides, as well as adding other Premium-only features.
Komoot is a popular app for desktop and mobile that allows users to plot routes — for various cycling disciplines, hiking or running.
Start- and end-points are linked up by the app, and the suggested route can then be tailored by the user to visit points of interest (marked by other users) or to divert to any other road, track or trail featured on the app’s detailed maps.
Once out on a ride (or walk, for that matter), Komoot issues directions via the screen or through headphones, and users can record their route and then share the route and any photos and notes during or after the outing.
Komoot says the new Premium subscription is aimed at outdoors people “who wish to ‘go further’ with a range of exclusive features including On-Tour weather, Sport-specific maps, a Multi-day planner, Personal collections, and Privileged pricing”.
The latest development sees a host of new features added for paying Premium users. Komoot Premium allows users to download worldwide maps for use offline, receive detailed weather reports for planned tours, make use of sport-specific maps (with routes and highlights tailored to the chosen sport), and receive discounts from over 900 brands.
Personal Collections also allow users to “bundle tours and highlights into customisable collections”, which, Komoot says, is “perfect for sorting the tour history, planning upcoming adventures and sharing them”.
Probably the biggest draw of the Premium option is its Multi-Day-Planner. This allows users to plot their next epic adventure and it encapsulates the brand’s “desire to offer specific tools that support those in [its] community who wish to go further”.
The cost of Komoot Premium is £59.99 per year, with a 50 per cent discount for users who have already paid to unlock all regions’ maps.
The Premium service is available now on the web, Android and iOS applications, although the multi-day planner option is not yet enabled for iOS (it is possible to view multi-day plans) — this will become available “in due course”, according to Komoot.