- Create a route
- Import a route from other websites
- Edit a route
- Search for a route
- Mark route as favourite
- Track a route
- Photos and Videos
- Routes and Training Plan
- Use Routes feature to edit workout
To create a new workout from a route that you have previously been working out on, go to www.endomondo.com, log in and browse to find the workout you want to use as a template for the route. On the workout, click "∨" symbol (top right hand corner above map) > Create Route. Give your route a name, select sport, decide if you would like to make it private or share it and then hit "Create" and you’re done! You can now find the route in your Endomondo app by going to Menu > Routes > My Routes.
To create a new route from scratch go to www.endomondo.com, log in, hit "Routes" in the menu bar and hit "Create Route". You will then be taken to a map, where you can draw the route, add points of interest (link to POI), give the route a title, description and more. When you’re done, hit "Save Route" at the left hand side of the screen. You can now find the route in your Endomondo app by going to Menu > Routes > My routes.
Snap to Road
When you’re drawing your route our "Snap to Road" feature is on by default. With Snap to Road on, just start plotting points on your route. They will automatically connect by marking the shortest route possible on existing paths or streets, excluding highways. If you need to draw a route in an area where there are no official roads ("official" meaning: A road on Google Maps), you need to turn the feature off. Just uncheck the box "Snap to road" at the top of the map.
If you have created a route on another website such as Google Earth, but have not yet tracked it, you need to convert it to a GPX Track first. This can be done at by following the steps:
- Go to http://www.gpsies.com/convert.do
- Upload the file and convert it to a "GPX Track" (choose this format from the dropdown list).
- The exported file can the be imported to Endomondo by going to www.endomondo.com > Select "Add Workout" > "Upload from file".
To turn the newly imported workout into a route, go to the workout on www.endomondo.com > click "∨" symbol (top right hand corner above map) > Create Route. Give your route a name, select sport, decide if you would like to make it private or share it and then hit "Create" and you’re done! You can now find the route in your Endomondo app by going to Menu > Routes > My Routes.
Edit a route
You can edit a route that you have created by going to www.endomondo.com/routes, find your route and hit edit. Getting "Snap to Route" to work when editing can be a bit tricky, so here’s how it’s done. "Snap to Road" for editing a route:
- Access a particular route, click on Edit and enable Snap to Road.
- Make 2 points (A and B), which are the beginning and the end of the route section you want to snap to road and the third point (C) between A and B.
- Move point C to the path you would like to take.
- Part of the route between A and B will be snapped to road passing through point C in the shortest possible way - notice that the distance has changed.
Hit "Routes" in the main menu bar. The "All Routes" tab enables you to filter all the existing routes by distance and/or sport. The green dots you see on the map below are route starting points. On the left side of the map is a more narrow search result. They are the top six routes in the area visible on the map and are selected by the criteria of being the top tracked routes.
Under the "My Routes" tab you’ll see routes you’ve created or marked as a favorite. "Friends’ Routes" can be useful for inspiration and motivation.
Mark route as favourite
You can mark a route as favourite on your web profile at www.endomondo.com and access it in the web as well as in the app with Android, iPhone and BlackBerry 10. Routes that you have created yourself are automatically marked as favourites and show up under "My Routes" on both the website and in the app.
In order to mark a route as favourite you will need to first mark the route in the website to be able to see it in your app.
Step 1. Website
When viewing the specific route, click the grey star to the left of the title. That turns the star yellow and marks the route as one of your favourites, making it easy to find the route again for future reference.
Step 2. App
Go to Menu > Routes and browse to the route added as favourite. Now the route will be visible in your Favorites list. You can always remove the route from the favorites list again by tapping the star so it turns grey.
Track a route
Once you’ve created a route you can track it using the app. You can track a route by going to Menu > Routes > Choose Route > hit the green button that says "Follow Route". You will then be taken to the workout screen, where you’ll just need to hit the "Start" button (or countdown button). Your output fields on the workout screen will automatically be adjusted to show the route-relevant output. This means that when you’re tracking the route you’ll be shown if you’re ahead or behind the current best time on the route. Alternatively to the method above, you can go to the Workout screen > Tap the "Workout type" field (the one that says "Basic Workout" by default) > Choose "Follow Route" > Tap the route you want to follow > Hit "Follow Route". You’re then taken back to the workout screen in the map view.
Please note that the app cannot give you voice guidance on where to go. You do have to look at the map if you’re in doubt about where to go to follow the route.
Points of Interest make the route more fun and informative at the same time. You can add up to 3 photos for each point of interest. You can create as many points of interest as you’d like. Remember, the more content you add to your route such as a description and photos, the more likely it is that others will try it out. If you use the Follow a Route feature in the app, Points of Interest will pop up as you pass that location.
On www.endomondo.com you have the option to "Share" your own workouts. The Share button allows you to share a route on Facebook or other social networks. You can also embed (link to embed guide) routes on your blog or a website.
Routes and Training Plan
Unfortunately, you can’t track a training plan workout on a route. A limitation in our software means that the workout can’t be of the "Training Plan" and "Follow Route" type simultaneously.
- Go to www.endomondo.com and sign in with your Endomondo credentials
- Select the workout.
- Choose “Create as new route” from the menu.
- Name the route and click 'Save' (thus you mark it as a route). We recommend to save it as 'Private' so it is easier to find later on.
- Click 'Edit' above the map (make sure you are on the Route, not the Workout).
- Adjust the track points using the instructions on the right-hand side and click 'Save'.
- In the menu bar select 'New Workout' and choose 'Select route for new workout'
- Go to “My Routes”
- Select the route you just corrected and click “Select Route” above the upper right hand corner of the map.
- Enter the title (optional), start time and duration and click 'Save'.
- Go to the original workout, hit “Edit” and check the box that says “exclude from statistics”. That will make sure that your stats are not messed up.