Do you have to draw curves through tiny little straight lines joined together, or is there an easier way?
Only if you’re using the manual line tool. if you use the automatic one, it will automatically plot out the shortest distance between two points by following the roads. If you go outside the roads, then you must use automatic; likewise if the circuit is not covered by the pedometer.
However, in some places – most notably the Middle East and some remote areas like Mongolia and eastern Russia – there is no data for distances, so you must always use the manual tool, even if the roads are marked. And there are no roads marked at all in Israel, even when there are satellite photos of their cities. I suppose the Israeli government didn’t want street maps uploaded with a tool that marks distances lest terrorists use it to plot attacks into Israel.