Lis hails from Texas, and before landing in Berlin, she called London, Paris and Boston home. A journalism and marketing graduate, Lis is a lover of the written word, a traditional sauna, and old music (the good kind). She also thinks that nature offers the blueprint for most great design, so why not treat it with a little respect? An avid mediaist and consumer of all things analogue, Lis is fascinated with the intersection between digital and the culture at-large. In her spare time, you might find her taking long treks through Berlin’s neighbourhood’s or playing ‘60s-era vinyl throughout the city.

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Understanding How Your Komoot Achievements Motivate Others

Creating your own Highlights allows you to point out nature’s hidden hideaways for everyone else. Inspire other komoot lovers to experience more trails, singletracks, and other natural adventures with your expert knowledge of the great outdoors. Keep reading to discover how your achievements influence and motivate fellow komoot fans.

stats-1-highlights    “Visited Highlights”

At komoot we believe every outdoor journey should be an adventure. Visited Highlights are just what they sound like: Highlights created by yourself and others that you’ve explored. The more Highlights you visit, the more you enrich the komoot community by adding others’ creations to your Tours, which gives you an opportunity to leave feedback (in the form of tips and votes) on whether or not a Highlight is any good.


stats-2-photos    “Highlight Photos”

Seeing is believing, right? Highlight photos are essential for sharing how breathtaking or interesting a Highlight really is with the community. Add quality photos to each and every Highlight you create to ensure details like a stunning view over a valley, or the crystal clear waters of an amazing lake are not missed. Doing so will encourage others to experience it for themselves. Don’t forget: adding photos to your Highlights is essential for sharing your expertise with fellow komoot enthusiasts!


stats-3-tips    “Created Tips”

This is what you might call a rhetorical question: would you recommend a restaurant, or new shop to a friend without giving them that one bit of crucial information that might make the visit better than average? Don’t bother answering that one outloud. Adding tips to your Highlights and others’ ensures that the essential information that only an expert like yourself could provide is useful for other folks. While you don’t need to write a novel, tips that aren’t too short to too long are generally most helpful for the community.


stats-5-inspired    “People You Inspired”

Your inspiration and your influence. That’s one of the most exciting aspects of creating Highlights! That’s why we thought we’d give you a little insight on the behind-the-scenes info that goes into determining how you inspire the rest of the komoot community.

How Your Inspiration Impact Is Determined:

  • When someone plans a Tour with a Highlight you contributed to
  • When someone else adds or visits a Highlight you contributed to
  • When someone bookmarks a Highlight you contributed to

Now that you know how important Highlights you create are for enriching the community, the key lies in creating spectacular Highlights that inspire others to grab their gear and go!

Create Your Own Stand-Out Highlights Now:

  • Highlight only the best, most interesting places along your Tour
  • Add descriptive photos to capture your Highlight’s beauty
  • Write an insightful tip to share your inspiration with others

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Highlights: The Best Way to Experience the Great Outdoors

By now you’ve heard the big news: we’ve just launched the all-new Komoot, the ideal way to make the great outdoors your own personal playground. And the introduction of Highlights is the engine powering the 6.0 mega-machine.

But what are Highlights? We thought you’d never ask! Highlights allow you to point out and find out about the most interesting spots and places on any Tour. Got an amazing single track you’d like to recommend? Highlight it! Want to share a beautiful park or cafe on the way to your preferred peak? Highlight them! But that’s not all: Highlights also enable you to discover great outdoor places, so you can instantly identify which part of a Tour is the most interesting. Highlights allow you to move beyond relying on simple lines on a map to guide you—now you can go exploring with in-detail info and one-of-a-kind recommendations right at your fingertips.


Highlights Help You Discover What Other Outdoor People Are Up To

Always longing for the ability to search for your friends or other komoot adventurers’ Tours? Long no more! Highlights allow you to find out about that hidden scenic trail or little-known nature attraction you might have missed before. Once you have that intel, you can then plan your own Tours based on all these Highlights. And komoot is the only place you’ll get tailor-made recommendations from the community.


Highlights Allow You to Share Your Expertise with Others

If you’ve got the goods, then why not share them? Since Highlights feature the most compelling places on a Tour, you’d better believe everyone will be interested in what you’ve got to share. Recommending Highlights for others to check out is a simple as a few taps or clicks. Share the most descriptive photos of your Highlight and add a tip with interesting details. Others will be inspired to vote and add comments of their own to your Highlight which is sure to get a conversation going.

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Highlights Help You Plan Smarter, Better Tours

Yes, we mean that quite literally. For the first time in komoot history, you can now plan a truly flexible Tour that allows you to start from your current location or a train station or parking lot. You can even mix-and-match multiple highlights to create a Tour that’s as beautiful as it is interesting. That’s a Smart Tour for smart explorers!


Highlights Make Everything Better Together

What’s better than getting interesting outdoor recommendations from other outdoor fans? We can’t think of much, to be honest. The beauty of the all-new komoot is that it gives you access to info from our community that you’ll find nowhere else. Yes, you read that right. Komoot doesn’t rely on just one member of the community’s recommendation, instead each Highlight is a combination of the tips and photos of many people so you know that recommendation is super solid. Are you excited about pointing out and discovering your own Highlights? We thought so. It’s time to stop reading and start Highlighting!

Create Your First Highlight!