Route planning apps have been a feature of most adventurers’ virtual kitbags for a good while now. Pretty much every hardware gadget you buy these days has some sort of mapping service bundled with it (of varying degrees of quality and usefulness) and there are countless third-party options. In such a crowded marketplace it can be hard for an app to really stand out, which makes the arrival of relative newcomer* Komoot doubly impressive.
“The six founders were outdoor enthusiasts before they were tech entrepreneurs”
The app has been making waves recently, garnering press attention and near-universal positive reviews. It’s not just because it’s easy and straightforward to use, it’s because it boasts several nifty features that you can’t find elsewhere. Here are five reasons why you need Komoot in your life.
1) It works for a whole range outdoor sports
A lot of apps claim they cater for multiple sports but let’s face it, they’re usually better suited to one activity or another. You find that features designed specifically to suit road cyclists have been crowbarred into working for mountain bikers, or vice versa.