Random Buried Treasure Reminder: Komoot and Polar Give Free Map Area To Customers

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This may look like an oddly timed publish, however, it’ll make sense in a second. Perhaps much more sense than my absurdly lengthy title.

Manner again in October, earlier than that whole Black Friday & Vacation sale craziness, Polar launched the Polar Grit X Professional GPS watch. A couple of days later, Polar and Komoot did a advertising factor the place they gave all house owners of the Polar Grit X or Polar Vantage V2 Sequence, a free voucher for a free Komoot area obtain through an e-mail you doubtless ignored. Principally, in the event you had a watch that supported Komoot course flip by flip options at the moment, you bought an e-mail. Technically the Grit X Professional in fact supported it, however I don’t assume it was actively delivery the identical days the e-mail went out.

In any case, assuming you had been a part of the chosen group, you bought an e-mail for a free area code. No funky strings connected, simply use the code within the e-mail and you’ll redeem it.

For these not acquainted, the best way Komoot (a navigation and route planning web site) works is that for sure capabilities like syncing a path to your watch/system or having offline entry in your telephone, you may both purchase a selected area of the world (like a rustic or portion of a rustic), or, you should buy the entire world for a flat-rate. Being the inefficient individual I’m, I’ve been shopping for particular areas I would like over time, which is demonstrably a foul monetary alternative for me, however a very good one for Komoot.

Thus whereas I used to be planning some routes final night time on Komoot, I used to be reminded as soon as once more that I forgot to publish about this….4 to 5 months later.

So why trouble? Nicely, the easy reply is possibly you’ll nonetheless be capable to salvage that previous e-mail out of your spam/muddle/junk folders, and get your self that free code. The e-mail was despatched from Polar, and particularly from their e-newsletter@polar.com e-mail tackle, with the title Komoot X Polar: NEW FREE REGION. Right here’s a replica of the e-mail I acquired, again on October twelfth.


And right here’s the primary of two items of fine information: That code doesn’t expire. Nicely, I imply, technically it expires…in 2030 in response to Komoot. So by then you definitely’ll be on the Polar Grit X 7G or one thing. So, so long as you handle to really discover this e-mail, you’re golden.

Assuming you do discover it – see that enormous purple button above? Do what you all the time do in life with large purple buttons: Press it.

I imply, clearly not the precise one on this publish, however within the one in you’re e-mail you’ll discover (in the event you press on this one on this publish, you’ll get a shock).

This will get us to the second piece of fine information: You’ll be able to really put it in your Komoot account for later utilization (so that you don’t lose it once more). Thus simply add it to your Komoot account now, after which later you’ll be capable to redeem it for no matter area you need.


With that, my public service announcement is completed for the day. Oh, and the second cause this publish occurred as we speak, other than me remembering final night time? I wanted a pleasant fast publish since I’m cooking on loads of different issues developing shortly – albeit that does really embrace stalking peoples previous rides/hikes on Komoot/Strava Heatmaps, looking for essentially the most scenic routes, which is extra addicting than scrolling by way of Instagram. Additionally, you realize I’m on Instagram, proper? Now is perhaps a very good time to comply with if not.

As for my utilization of the totally different websites, it relies on what I’m doing. I discover Komoot superb for locating real-world images of the particular routes, to see if it passes the sanity check. I discover Strava’s heatmaps superb as nicely for figuring out the place individuals are going essentially the most (or, generally the least). Generally I’ll then spot-check my pondering towards issues like Suunto’s heatmaps or RideWithGPS or AllTrails, however normally I’m in a position to determine what I’m doing with Strava & Komoot. By way of route constructing, if I’m utilizing a pre-built route from Komoot, then I’ll mainly depart it as-is and sync that to my units. Whereas if I’m constructing a route by hand that ‘impressed by’ one thing on Komoot or Strava, I’ll have a tendency to construct it on Strava, since I’ve bought extra heatmap information there to work with in making trail-turn-level selections. So in abstract, for longer/crazier routes I are likely to scope issues out in Komoot for visible viability, after which do my development in Strava for remaining route creation.

Go forth, and thanks for studying!




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