I downloaded app I’m in the us and the default language is in German or something close to that I can’t read it so is not useful
I’m a fairly new rider and tried Calimoto for the first time on a solo night ride. I was not very impressed. First, each and every time I open the app, I get a splash screen saying, “Recovery. Calimoto was forced to shut down.” I had merely closed it like any other app. Second, the navigation doesn’t give road names on the map for the upcoming turns. I don’t have Bluetooth to hear the audio turn by turn. On at least one occasion I turned onto a road that was about 30 feet from the correct route. Ordinarily not a big deal, but I’m an old woman and trying to wrestle my bike around in the dark for no good reason is irritating and tiring. Third, the navigation doesn’t follow in proportion to speed. The measurements to upcoming turns are not calibrated accurately, causing me to have to ride slow or miss the turns. Which happened three times. 🤬 Fourth, and probably most notable, it led me to a dead-end road that turned to gravel. Not good. Again, I had to turn around and backtrack. 🤬 Fifth, when having to choose another route, instead of rerouting, the navigation nagged me to do a U-turn and return to the dead-end road. I finally had to close the app and use my own mapping app. All in all, not a good experience. I see where others have had good luck with it, so maybe it depends on location. I’m in Georgia, btw. I’m deleting the Calimoto app and trying another.
Tried this on a ride home from work last week. I don’t care how curvy the roads are, the app shouldn’t route me through a 25mph business park full of stop signs. Especially when it spits me out on the same road I was on before entering the business park. Also, I need more than 25ft of warning for a turn. I don’t have my phone mounted anywhere, I’m relying on audio cues only, and several came too late to matter.
This app is awesome not just for moto guys but also for car lovers like myself, I use it to find fun new routes in my car when I want to go for a drive! The roads I’ve found so far are awesome and I had no idea they even existed. My only complaints are 1) The map itself lags a little behind, so I missed a few turns my first time out until I realized this. 2) The planning system is not yet perfect and for some reason places don’t show up when I search them sometimes but I believe the team is already working on this. Overall a great app with a huge audience! I might recommend looking into a weather radar overlay in the future if you guys have time! It matters less for me in a car but on a bike I would not want to ride into a storm!
After having used many of the competitors apps like RoadTrippers, ESR, and others and being extremely disappointed in the functionality and the time spent planning a ride. I read an article that mentioned Calimoto I figured what do I have to lose it can’t get any worse! So I downloaded the app and started playing around with it. The functionality was very limited in the standard unpaid version of the software, but I was able to see that mapping rides was taking me minutes instead of hours changing the route was as simple as dragging or adding pins which was the key to a more enjoyable time. After all I would rather spend more time on my bike than mapping a day ride. So far my primary use of the app has been in Louisiana which by its very nature is not a state that has technical or even challenging riding roads. The app has done a good job though of finding the few roads locally that have those technical aspects. The only complaint that I guess I would have is that if you tell the app to create a curvy route for you and well there are no curves to be had it seems to go out of its way to take you into a city/town to create turns that do nothing but double back on themselves I could do without that feature. All in all though it is a much better app than any other service that I have used in the past. One other thing that I would love to see included at some point is the ability to open the nav map in google maps or give the in app map the ability to minimize into a smaller window like google maps so I can have the option of having my communication app open and running and not have to change between windows. I cannot see lower the rating because of these missing elements as the app does everything advertised and then some. Another feature that I think would be nice is for those people that have both an Android device and an Apple device to be able to log in and not have to pay the yearly fee separately based off the store you purchased it in but rather have the subscription tied to the username and login information.
Super easy to build a great route!
I this app and finding new roads. Just wish it had a tracking option, encase of accidents.
It is easier to plan your routes. etc... on the pc and it syncs to phone automatically. So far it has kept me off the dirt roads and sent me on some great roads that I would not have traveled otherwise. I wish I could afford to be a premium member.
I’m not sure what the developer did (if anything), but the error has gone away and I had a great ride with using this app. The app was just what I was hoping it would be. Old review: When I start a route, the app pops up a window that says “error: we are deeply sorry.” I need your app to work, not to be deeply sorry. I look forward to an update that fixes the error for which it is deeply sorry.
I used this app a couple of times. I like the idea and they way the app looks. The navigation works well and I like the roads they find for me BUT There are some things that are not great. 1. The search for cities and locations when I try to plan a route is not good at all. I’ve been looking for a city and had to search for it 5 times before it even showed up. 2. It would be good if the navigation tells you the street names when on which you have to turn. This way you wouldn’t have to look down all the time. 3. The display should show the name of the streets you are turning on. Overall the app is good and I hope that they will fix some of the issues in the future. BTW... I bought the yearly subscription on commodes to this app because the overall is good for riders.