How to sync komoot routes to wahoo GPS devices

Syncing your planned komoot routes with you wahoo ELMNT Bolt or Roam GPS computers is super easy.

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Max Riese

Long gone are the times of attaching your GPS device to a computer via USB cable to transfer GPX files. Our partners wahoo and komoot work together very closely to make it super easy for you to get your planned komoot routes onto your wahoo devices. In fact it is so easy you will only need 2 minutes to get on your bike and start your freshly planned route.

  1. Authorize wahoo to access information from komoot
  2. Choose a komoot route (on phone or wahoo)
  3. Enjoy your ride!

Wahoo Bolt, Bolt 2.0 and Roam cycling computers

Wait a minute! You want to know how to plan a route on komoot? Here you can find a guide on how to plan a route on the komoot website!

Do you prefer watching a video? Here you go! If you prefer reading along just continue scrolling. 👇

Authorize komoot in the wahoo ELMNT App

In order to allow wahoo syncing your komoot routes and vice versa having your recorded activities synced to komoot, you need to authorize wahoo to access relevant information on your komoot account.

To do so start your wahoo ELMNT cycling computer and select it on the phone in the wahoo ELMNT app. This works the same way for iOS and Android phones.

authorize wahoo to access komoot

In the settings for your device you will finde the WiFi Settings. And here also "Automatic upload".
Here you will find all authenticated apps and can add more apps under "All Apps".

sync komoot to wahoo

Click on komoot and enter your login information, you will then be asked to authorize wahoo to access certain information from your komoot account.
That's it! You're all set up.

komoot routes to wahoo device

Now there's one thing missing:
Getting the route for navigation on your wahoo ELMNT Bolt or Roam device. (Yes this also works with older devices like the original ELMNT cycling computer, no worries!)

Option A: Choose a route in the wahoo ELMNT App on your phone

In the wahoo ELMNT App click on "Workout" in the bottom navigation bar. Now scroll to choose route, find the route you planned on komoot and tap on it. Here you will find the elevation profile and a map of your route. You can even tap a button to reverse the route.

choose komoot route for wahoo

As soon as you click on "sync" your route will be synced to your wahoo device. Once your route is loaded you will get a notification "Route loaded" on your wahoo.
That's it your good to go!

syncing komoot with wahoo

komoot routed loaded on wahoo device

Option B: Choose a route directly on your ELMNT GPS computer

Go on the navigation page on your wahoo cycling computer. On the bottom left click on route. If you are still at home connected to WiFi make sure to click sync so you really have all the routes available. You will see the notification on your device saying "Syncing komoot".

syncing komoot route on wahoo device

After the sync is done use the up and down buttons to navigate to your route once you choose it with the center button your route will be loaded and optionally you will be asked to be navigated to the start point.
Off you go, enjoy your ride!

My komoot routes are not syncing to my Wahoo ELMNT device

What can you do if nothing works? You went through all the steps above and still your komoot routes do not show up in the ELMNT App or directly on the device?
Those steps might help getting your routes on your GPS computer:

  • Remove the authentication of Wahoo ELMNT App getting access to your komoot routes under "AUTOMATIC UPLOAD". Authenticate the komoot App once again and check if your routes are finally syncing.
  • Do you have a komoot maps package or a komoot Premium subscription? If not your routes will not be synced to third party services.
  • I am not getting the routes on my ELMNT computer, but they appear in the Wahoo ELMNT App. In that case check if the GPS Computer is in the same wifi as the phone which you use the ELMNT App with. If everything fails as a hack you can click on "Choose Route" on the top right while looking at a synced route within the ELMNT App and make sure that Bluetooth is activated on your phone and your ELMNT device is connected to the app.

We missed any connectivity hacks? Let us know and we will add them!

Final thoughts

Wahoo and komoot really make it a breeze to sync your routes and get navigation on the road. I can hardly think of any system that works as simple and reliable as this. Let us know what you think and give us a hint if we missed anything. Well i guess now it's really time to get out and start riding!
Catch you on the trails!