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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.

www.komoot.com

Anna has been hooked on bikes ever since her youthful beginnings at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit. As an avid road and track racer, she reached the heady heights of a ProCyclingStats profile before leaving for university. Having now completed an MA in Multimedia Journalism, she’s hoping to add some (more successful) results. Although her greatest wish is for the broader acceptance of wearing funky cycling socks over the top of leg warmers.

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