I’ve been testing Komoot and Gaia since early July using both on and off as we hike (we generally take a hike five out of seven days a week with longer hikes on the weekend.)
I’ve decided Komoot is not what I want. It stopped a trails recording twice while on a hike. There was no warning, but when I checked it mid-hike it had stopped. If I cannot have a reliable tracker running I cannot use it. Secondly, I like to list who is hiking with me. The app only wants to include users from my address book and only those with an email address. I gave my dog an email address but she’s not yet recieved any email. Still, this has the appearance of email harvesting to me which I find offensive in any app.
My tests of Gaia have gone well so far. I like the overall interface but I really miss the feature of having the tracking stop when the hike returns to the starting location. Also, I don’t see how this will track my skiing as it does not list that specifically in the types of activity. When out of cell or wifi range, without purchasing a subscription, no map is shown. I can live with that and think the annual cost is likely more than I will spent ($20 after first year at $13). While Trails.io grouped activity by type, Gaia has the concepts of folders where you save activities. I have not yet found a way to aggregate activities in a folder which I would like. More testing is needed. I do particularly like the summary email it sends but I’ve yet to figure out what triggers this or the frequency. I will post more as I do further testing.
Based on comments above I will start testing bergfex in September.