If you have an external GPS file in GPX format, you can import the file directly to the komoot app or on our website. It is also possible to export a komoot Tour in GPX format in order to use it on an external device.
Importing a Tour
You have the option to import the GPX file as a planned or completed Tour. Importing it as a planned Tour will allow you to save and edit it in the planner and use it later, whereas importing it as a completed Tour will add the activity to your list of completed Tours on your profile. Before saving as a completed Tour komoot will ask you to choose the date of when you did the Tour and to select the sport type.
To import a GPS file in the komoot app, go to your profile and open your Tour list (completed or planned Tours). In the top right corner on your screen you see the button “Import”. Alternatively, you can use the plus symbol on your profile next to “Tours” and choose “import file”. You’ll then be prompted to import a GPS file directly from your phone’s storage, Google Drive or iCloud.
You can also import a file from Garmin Connect or from your Wahoo device by choosing “Import from Garmin Connect” or “Import from Wahoo device”. If you already connected your komoot Account to your Garmin or Wahoo, you will be directed to the Connect App. If this is not the case, you can read about how to connect to Garmin and Wahoo in our support center.
To import GPS files on our website, simply click on the plus icon at the top right of the menu and then on "Upload GPX file". This will take you to the import page where you’ll be given the option to import your file as a planned or completed Tour. Then drag a file into the window or click on “Upload file” and choose the file from your laptop. Then decide if you want to import it as a planned or completed tour.
In the next step you have the possibility to choose, if komoot should keep the original route in from the file. If you want this, choose “Stick to original route”. Komoot will add off-grid sections where the route differs from known paths. If you decide to choose “Stick to known ways” instead, it can happen that komoot adapts parts of your route to alternative ways. In this case the route can differ from the original, but will be more reliable if you want to use it for navigation in the future.
If you save your tour as completed Tour, it will be imported directly into your list of completed Tours.
Exporting your Tour
Downloading your Tour as a GPX file is possible on our website and the Android app. If you have unlocked the region where your Tour starts, you can download it as GPX file and use it on another device. We hope to release this function on the iOS app soon.
Open the tour details and click on “Export To GPS Device” on the right side. The track will be exported as a GPX file and you can use it with another device that supports these files. However, voice navigation as well as the komoot map are only available via our app.