Komoot Suunto 7 noob question
i’m new to komoot. I paid for the 40$ unlock all region map for offline use. I do not have premium. I connected my komoot account to my suunto account.
I uploaded my GPX file to Komoot.
Does it automatically sync the Komoot Tour with the Suunto app’s Route? If so it’s not doing it for me.
Or do I have to manually export it from komoot onto the suunto app?
@eurohiker it should happen automatically. Try to edit the route. It just needs the route to be on the unlocked region.
@dimitrios-kanellopoulos awesome thanks, the edit worked.
I also toggled the offline in the Komoot app: not sure if that was needed though.
@eurohiker not sure as well
@eurohiker yes, it’s needed. That’s how komoot checks that you have the region unlocked.
I have used Komoot to create routes on my laptop and they have automatically synced immediately to the Suunto App on my phone. And I mean immediately!
I have not paid for anything in Komoot, I am using the free account and free region.
I also do not toggle the offline setting either.
@olymay alright funny, immediate sync is present for me too, but only if I store it for offline use in komoot first. I use my phone, not pc, however.
@дима-мельниченко strange, seems like this could be a phone app vs desktop ‘feature’. I haven’t used it on my phone as I find the screen a tad small for creating routes (it’s definitely the small screen and in no way my fat fingers!)
Although I’ve just set up a route (tour) on the phone (and bloody hell it’s even more difficult and illogical than on desktop!) and it still synced without me having paid a penny or toggled it for offline.
@olymay you don’t need to pay. It’s just that the region has to be unlocked. (btw if you’d rather not pay for the world map, you could search the web for komoot vouchers of which there are plenty)
I don’t know, komoot was my first outdoor planning App and I kinda like it on a phone. I actually prefer my phone over the laptop for everything other than typing. In komoot if you toggle “stick to the paths” your fingers shouldn’t be a problem. Other convenient feature is that you can just tap on start and finish and select the intermittent steps afterwards - a feature I would much appreciate in SA. And if you don’t want to tap away at each waypoint you want to visit on your way, you can also type in an address in the search box.
@дима-мельниченко I like your idea of A and B and the intermediate steps after. Mind filling in a feature request for it?
@дима-мельниченко agreed, the region does need to be unlocked, and the free local region around me is more than enough (for now).
But the mention of the requirement to toggle the route(tour) to be available offline in order for it to sync to the Suunto App is not true, as all of my routes, created on laptop and phone, sync perfectly without being available offline.
I’ve tried a few more times to create routes on the phone, and your suggestion of ‘stick to paths’ certainly helps, but at best it brings it to the same level as the desktop, which is right pain in the a$$ to use. I much prefer the ease of creating a route in plotaroute, but I will persevere with Komoot due to the great sync with Suunto.
@olymay oh well, maybe I needed to wait longer or so, will try few more times in the future - I have finally unlocked a region of my neighborhood.
I heard plotaroute is also capable of generating tbt navigation, just without a convenient sync to sa.
@дима-мельниченко you shouldn’t to wait, the routes transferred over straight away for me. As in, i click save on desktop, unlock phone and opwn Suunto App and the routes are there. It’s genuinely amazing how fast it is.
I love plotaroute! Simply love it! But getting routes across to Sunnto is a bit of a faff - download the gpx file to my desktop, upload to Google Drive, open Suunto App on phone, upload gpx file in from Google Drive.
It’s a first world problem, but it’s more of a faff than the Komoot auto sync.
However, The ease of the Komoot auto sync is undone somewhat by the sheer insane amount of waypoints it plots! I get having a waypoint where there is a change in direction, but when I run past a turning I do not need a waypoint telling me to “Continue Straight” as I will do that until told otherwise.
So the time I save by using the auto sync is completely undone by having to remove roughly 80% of the auto generated waypoints.
Again, this is all first world problems and either of these options are still better (for me) than creating a route within the Suunto App on the phone.