Route mapping app Komoot has been updating its software in response to suggestions from its now-20 million users.
Komoot subscribers will now find base maps show more detail than before, making it easier to plan a route, as well as new colour coding for roads to make it easier to spot minor roads and stay off main arteries. Cycle paths should also be easier to spot and Komoot has marked up closed, forbidden and private roads with warning signs.
The new maps offer a deeper colour for national parks, so that you can more easily see their boundaries, and railway lines show up more clearly now too, so riders can find stations to take them further afield.
Finally, place names are displayed in multiple languages, so you hopefully won’t end up in Munich when you wanted to ride from Milan to Monaco, and you’ll be able to find your way to Nagoya more easily.
Komoot has also added one-touch integration with Hammerhead Karoo2 cycling computers (as used by Chris Froome) and Suunto GPS watches.
This update means users will now get on-device navigation of a planned route mapped in Komoot. Recorded rides will then automatically be synced back to Komoot accounts.
This adds to the pre-existing connectivity available to Garmin, Wahoo and Lezyne GPS units, among others, and to Garmin, Apple, Polar and Samsung smartwatches. Komoot works with Bosch and Specialized ebike head units, too.