I bought the garmin explore, was impressed but didn't feel it gave me significant advantage over my current set up so returned it.Maybe the OP doesn’t have one?
I'd listen to this experience and mitigate it by saying most routes you create on anything need checking, so this is no different. Komoot is very good for areas you don't know and need a route for, touring, holidays etc... which is how I use it for getting a route into my Garmin. Integration is also good but yes, it has foibles and you need to get used to what they are. I don't use it for the social stuff so can't comment on that.Komoot is ok. It has teething problems. Particularly long routes over 200km. If you import a GPX or TPX file from another source it will do its own thing a re-route you. Particular examples: An anti-clockwise route became a clockwise one; a straightforward route along a canal sent me over a very high, gravel ridge despite being set for ‘road only’; and again via a town out of my way because it had a cycle track. Like a badly behaved child, you need to check and double check any routes.
Forget about adding photos or POIs to their ‘story pages’. Their server is just way too slow and frustrating.
Good for finding campsites if the route is small.
is there an app which allows you to create a route on a smartphone and use on your ride?
Based on your two posts there are a couple of ways to interpret your request.I bought the garmin explore, was impressed but didn't feel it gave me significant advantage over my current set up so returned it.
The one feature I liked was the routing. I currently use a garmin 800 edge as an onboard computer, a garmin vivoactive 3 watch to log the ride, using the 800 as a back up and my iPhone to help if I get lost.
I wondered if I could use an app or similar to give me the routing option I'm now missing?
I could use the 800 but it's not great for routing and needs plugging into a computer
I could be totally wrong but I thought for RWGPS you had to use the web (PC) interface to plan routes and the app (phone) to follow them. The OP wants to be able to plan on the phone.Ridewithgps do a similar offering but it's a regular payment as opposed to a one off purchase.