Komoot vs Strava - which cycling app is best for you?

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Lance Branquinho

Lance Branquinho is a Namibian-born media professional who graduated to mountain biking after injuries curtailed his fascination with trail running. He has a weakness for British steel hardtails, especially those which only run a single gear. Lance is an award-winning writer who has contributed to myriad piblications all over the world including Cyclingnews, Bike Perfect, MBR, Topgear, TopCar and Car magazine.


1 year 7 months ago

I only use Strava to save my data to share with a small group of in routes, where we have been etc...... Tried Komoot.....rubbish for me, I use Plotaroute with premium subscription and get OS overlay which is essential for me to see Byways, Bridleways, Tracks, Restricted Byways etc.... for proper planning of routes. You can download in ALL the head unit formats plus print off and also has a kml option so you can check in Google Earth.....never failed me yet...and if you use Strava you can upload the route via gpx download but most have a dedicated phone app for head units....

But you pay your money and take your choice.....   Ride Safe...

1 year 7 months ago

It doesn't have to be one or the other...

I use both (Komoot for route planning, Strava for reviewing post-ride) and I suspect many people are similar. I've paid the one-off "World Pack" for Komoot (it's pretty useless unless you have the required region unlocked, and buying regions individually quickly becomes uneconomical) but don't have premium subscriptions to either, so it's not like it's very expensive having both.

New users can also get free trials of Strava Premium, and there are various routes to free region unlocks with Komoot, so it's definitley possible to try both for free and see what features you do or don't use.