How To Navigate Any Route on Komoot

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To better enable you to save, track and experience any route ever, we’ve changed a few things at komoot. You can now import any GPS file directly into the komoot app, or tap to track any recorded route you come across on komoot—wherever it may take you.

Wherever you draw inspiration for your next outdoor adventure, komoot has your back. Whether you download GPS files from other websites, or want to navigate a route you come across in the news feed, we’ve made it possible to save, plan and navigate every route in just a few taps. Here’s everything you need to know.

Import Any Route Directly into the Komoot App

To import a GPS file (GPX, TXC, FIT), simply head to your profile on komoot and go to your completed/planned Tour list to start the process. Tap on ‘Import’ in the top right-hand corner of the screen to start and select the file you’d like to import. Komoot will then give you the option to import the route as a completed or a planned Tour.

Import as a Planned Tour

If you want to follow your imported route with komoot’s turn-by-turn navigation and offline maps at a later date, just import it as a planned Tour. Komoot will then import your route directly into the planner and allow you to edit, save and ultimately track the route when you are ready.


Adjust Route to Komoot’s Known Network of Ways or Plan Off-Grid Stages

If your imported route deviates from komoot’s known network of ways, you’ll also be given the option to adjust the route accordingly. If you want to stick to the original route you imported, komoot will plan any sections that don’t adhere to komoot’s known network of ways as ‘off-grid’ stages. These will still be trackable with turn-by-turn voice navigation, however, you should bear in mind that your navigation experience might become less reliable as a result. This is due to komoot not being able to match the off-grid stages with particular roads, streets or paths, making it impossible to guarantee the route is passable.


If you’d prefer a more reliable navigation experience, you can choose to match your route to known ways. Komoot will then update the stages of your route that deviate from known ways to match the best alternative roads, streets or paths while making the fewest necessary adjustments to the route. While this might mean that your planned route will not match the original exactly, you should bear in mind that your navigation experience will likely be more reliable as a result.

Import as a Completed Tour

If the route you’re importing is one you’ve already tracked—perhaps using an external device or an alternative route tracker—choose to import the file as a completed Tour to add it to your profile. Once it’s imported, komoot will then allow you to select the sport type and the date you completed it, before allowing you to add photos, Highlights and comments to the Tour. After you’re done, it’ll appear on your profile just like any other adventure you record on komoot.

Navigate Any Route With a Tap

Whenever you find a route on komoot you’d like to navigate yourself, you can now do so with just a couple of taps. Whether it be one of your own completed Tours you want to experience again, or a Tour you liked the look of from the news feed, just tap to start navigating the route immediately, or replan the route to fit your own specifications before you go.

Experience it on your Garmin or Wahoo

As soon as your route is ready, whether it’s one you imported or one you found elsewhere on komoot, you’ll be able to navigate it using your Wahoo or Garmin device. All you’ve go to do is save it to your list of planned Tours to find it on your device.

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