Komoot Launches in the U.S. to Inspire Your Outdoor Experiences on Heels of Becoming Europe's Leading Inspiration App

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today komoot, the leading customizable outdoor inspiration app, announced that it has launched in the U.S. after successfully becoming Europe's number one outdoor inspiration app. Komoot is backed with seed funding from KRW Schindler Private Ventures with Philipp Schindler (VP at Google) as cornerstone investor. Komoot 6.0 is now available in the U.S. on iOS, Android, smartwatch and web. "While there are mapping apps available, komoot is the first platform to offer a one-stop-shop for outdoor inspiration. Komoot goes far beyond maps and routing with turn-by-turn navigation, smartwatch compatibility, extensive user preference profiles and social media components," said Markus Hallermann, CEO and founder of komoot. "As an outdoor enthusiast, one of the most common things I hear is that mapping technologies and inspiration within apps are subpar. With komoot, we are changing the way users are inspired and navigated through their outdoor experiences." Komoot solves the problem of "where to go" for anyone who wants to enjoy the outdoors by suggesting personalized outdoor activities and trails. Komoot's key asset is being the only app that combines user social data with geolocational data in a continuously growing database for delivering individualized recommendations. Users can plan and route any trail or bike tour customized by fitness level and komoot provides you with information about the route's elevation changes, road type, duration and more.   Komoot automatically syncs across multiple devices from web to smartphones and smartwatches, to enable turn-by-turn trail navigation and inspiration at all times. Users can also follow outdoor enthusiasts for inspiration based on location and can share photos and comments throughout the outdoor experience with social media, friends and other komoot users. "From the geo-coding mapping technology to the inspirational component and smartwatch compatibility, komoot is doing something other apps have yet to do through proprietary technology," said Florian Schindler, Partner at KRW Schindler Private Ventures. "We believe that komoot is satisfying a need within the outdoor community and that it will expand far beyond its current offering. In the US alone, over 140 million people cycle, hike, run and climb which nets in an estimated 500m global user potential for komoot." Key features: Smartwatch compatibility: stay connected with trail navigation through turn-by-turn signals on your smartwatch (Android, Samsung and Apple watch in 2015) 
 Maps: Proprietary mapping technology only available on komoot and allows its users to plan, route and navigate with ease. 
 Inspiration: swipe through images of trails and outdoor routes that fit with your custom preferences for inspiration on where to go next such as personal history, weather and preferences 
 Turn-by-turn voice navigation: even in the woods, offline maps 
 Use-case optimized routing, geo-coding, information: difficulty, 
characteristics & destinations 
 Highlights: Point out and share awesome spots. Feature your 
favorite places by simply tapping on your tour route. 
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 About komoot Komoot solves the key problem of "where to go" for anyone who wants to enjoy the outdoors by suggesting personalized outdoor activities and trails. The company has developed an interactive map optimized for outdoor activities. Plan and route any trail or bike tour customized by fitness level and komoot will give you information about what you'll encounter (e.g. elevation changes, road type, road surface, etc.). Komoot automatically syncs across multiple devices including your smartphone and smartwatch so that you'll always have turn-by-turn trail navigation anywhere you go. Media Contact Kelsey Cullen
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