Komoot digest no.1: Sigma ROX x Komoot, Ambassadors, Off-grid routing, Grinduro
Komoot and Sigma Rox 12.0 Integration: A Match Made in Heaven
Adding to the Wahoo ELEMNT and BOLT and 15 Garmin devices across their range of handheld, wearables and cycling devices, we are proud to add the Sigma ROX 12.0 to the latest list of third party integrations. Heralded by DC Rainmaker as ‘the most complete cycling computer’, the Sigma Rox 12.0 is the new kid on the bike-computer block that every cyclist should get to know. And now, coming fully integrated with the outdoor’s best route planner and navigation, it’s also the perfect solution for navigating every adventure, be it a road, gravel or mtb ride—courtesy of komoot.
Read our Sigma ROX 12.0 blog post here.
Plan everywhere, go anywhere. Although komoot prides itself in being a 'smart' route planner—with algorithms that make route planning a doddle based on the activity (road cycling, mtb, gravel cycling, hiking, running etc) and fitness level, we recognize that in some parts of the world, trails are unmarked, and some of us like to take adventure to the next level and just go off the grid! That’s why we recently launched off-grid planning and navigation, a brand-new feature that allows you to drop a waypoint absolutely anywhere on the map—and be guided there with komoot’s turn-by-turn voice navigation and offline maps.
Read more about this exciting development and what it means for real adventuring here...
Power Women - Ambassadors for 2018/9
Lael Wilcox shouldn't need an introduction for those who are in touch with the ultra/endurance cycling/bikepacking scene (Wired, The Radavist, Bikepacking.com). For those who aren't, Lael took the win (beating all the men too) in the TransAm bike race in 2016, winning the race in 18 days and 10 minutes and breaking the previous women's record by no less than FOUR DAYS. She just came 2nd overall in the Navad 1,000 in Switzerland last month. Check out the insane routes from that event on Lael's komoot profile and let us know if you want to get in touch with her in relation to how she uses komoot.
Kelly is deeply embedded in the British mtb community empowering others to go ride bikes! Talk to her about using komoot for mtb trail discovery and planning and check out this blog post we just wrote about her.
Anna would love to talk with you about lesser-known yet accessible hiking and running trails in the UK for those who prefer uncrowded nature. She is also planning on running the 86 mile West highland Way in Scotland - dressed as a Highland Cow at the end of August - all planned and tracked with komoot of course.
Jenny is an ultra runner, cyclist, writer and video documentarist. Just last month Jenny came 2nd in the Trans Atlantic Way - hear how she used komoot for a competitive advantage to reduce mileage and height meters at the beginning of the TAW18, and what her aspirations for the Silk Road Mountain Race are.
Just ask Fiola for an introduction to any of the above!
Improved GPX Imports
Saving, tracking and experiencing routes also got better with 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. Import the file and komoot will provide a detailed evaluation of whats to be expected - analyze it in super fine detail, get surface and way type information and decide what bikes (or tyres) work best for your adventure.Read all about it here.
Going to Grinduro?
Meet us there! Komoot is now teaming up with Giro, SRAM and Fabric as the official routing partner of the Grinduro series in 2018. The route for Grinduro Scotland has just been revealed, take a look below to see what is in store for this year's lucky particpants and click here to check it out on komoot.
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We'll be back with more news in a couple of months. If you would rather not receive updates from us please drop an email to Fiola:
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Founded in 2010 by a group of 6 outdoor enthusiasts from the Austrian Alps and Germany, komoot is Europe’s leading outdoor app, and currently enables millions of cyclists and hikers all over the world to experience more of the outdoors. Since its launch, it has become renowned for its unique cycling, hiking and mountain biking route planner, its turn-by-turn voice navigation and high quality, topographic offline maps.
Repeatedly accoladed as one of the best apps by both Google and Apple, komoot works closely with a number of international brands and successful tourism destinations to deliver inspiring content, personalized routes and better navigation technology to their customers.
Komoot is headquartered in Potsdam Germany, and currently employs approx. 30 people.