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Komoot launches Live Tracking for added confidence when exploring

Useful extra details include showing the route being followed and an estimated arrival time that can all be shared with friends and family…

A new Live Tracking feature has been added to the Premium package of Komoot’s outdoor app for exploring and heading on adventures with added confidence.

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Live Tracking allows users to share their location with friends and family whilst recording a Tour. Komoot promises the feature is easy-to-use and can be enabled or disabled with a simple flick of a switch.

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The new safety feature is said to let users share their location in real-time from the road or trail, as well as extra safety insights such as the route they’re following, their expected time of arrival and phone battery level. Komoot says this information provides “real peace of mind” as friends and family can see how you’re doing and when they should expect you home.

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“Cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts can explore with an added level of confidence, and share the peace of mind they experience with family and friends,” says Komoot.

For minimum phone battery consumption, the Live Tracking feature only sends high accuracy location updates when a user’s friends or family are watching.

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Users can manage who can see their location by sending a link to anyone worldwide and are also able to make close friends into safety contacts for added convenience.

“Komoot then takes care of letting these folks know when they head outdoors and grants them automatic access to the user’s live location,” the brand explains.

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This new feature is only available on Komoot’s subscription based Premium package, costing £59.99 a year. Other paid for features include personal collections, on-tour weather, sport-specific maps, multi-day planner and privileged pricing.

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matthewn5 | 3 years ago

WhatsApp does this too. Often use it if I'm heading out so the OH can see where I'm up to.

CafeStop | 3 years ago
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The main feature of this update (location tracking) is an existing "for free" feature in Google Maps - just as one example

Secret_squirrel replied to CafeStop | 3 years ago

Good point but not great example.  Strava, Garmin and Lezyne already do this. 

Garmin and Lezyne (and prolly most other GPS cycle computers) have the advantage of doing it from something that doesnt suck the life out of your smartphone battery as much.

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