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by JohnJ80
Thu May 23, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garmin Vs Karoo update
Replies: 14
Views: 145

Re: Garmin Vs Karoo update

I really don't see how Garmin would find it "hard to respond" if Karoo can't even do the basics. It looks like bike profiles are coming shortly but that's been what? 18 months for an incredibly basic feature. At that rate of development it'll be years, if ever, that some of those other features are...
by JohnJ80
Thu May 23, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garmin Vs Karoo update
Replies: 14
Views: 145

Re: Garmin Vs Karoo update

John, I just re-read your instructions for sideloading. Good stuff. Given the above discussions, I think I'd like to give it a shot to give my Karoo a fair shake. Your instructions are obviously geared to the Mac you own. Is there anything significantly different if using a PC? If so, is there some...
by JohnJ80
Thu May 23, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garmin Vs Karoo update
Replies: 14
Views: 145

Re: Garmin Vs Karoo update

John, you seem to be wearing Karoo-tinted glasses. Before the "few things" that you mention, You're being unfair here ("Karoo tinted glasses", really?), I think - or at least hyperbolic. I have been a harsh critic in the past and I remain critical. That said, they are making good progress on things...
by JohnJ80
Thu May 23, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garmin Vs Karoo update
Replies: 14
Views: 145

Re: Garmin Vs Karoo update

I'm mixed on that one. I think they are very close to having a system that will make it difficult for Garmin to respond. Adding just a few things and Garmin will be largely constrained by their CPU choice and by their legacy code base. It's going to be very hard for Garmin to change their OS - which...
by JohnJ80
Wed May 22, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garmin Vs Karoo update
Replies: 14
Views: 145

Re: Garmin Vs Karoo update

I have a slightly different take on this. Garmin is loaded up with tons and tons of features - mostly computationally based. So if you're into optimizing training data - there is so much you could drown in it and most of it I would never use and probably don't even know what it means (and I have hig...
by JohnJ80
Sat May 18, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Karoo back on track ?
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Karoo back on track ?

It looks that Karoo is going back in a positive direction. (Software Build Version: 1.42.600.3) Because i have less problems. Tbt Works most of the time now. I hope that they get the basics fast stable, so they can continue on the timeline. Sometimes it was hard but i keep believing in this product...
by JohnJ80
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATG Release 1.42.600.3
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: ATG Release 1.42.600.3

I’m betting the size issue you note is because the files apparently come down as zipped compressed files and are expanded on the Karoo. I noticed after it finished downloading it said it was “unzipping” them. Yeah, that's it for sure. And I suppose the reason for the faster downloads is that they c...
by JohnJ80
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATG Release 1.42.600.3
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: ATG Release 1.42.600.3

I’m betting the size issue you note is because the files apparently come down as zipped compressed files and are expanded on the Karoo. I noticed after it finished downloading it said it was “unzipping” them.
by JohnJ80
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATG Release 1.42.600.3
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: ATG Release 1.42.600.3

I downloaded 4 US states very quickly. There are detail issues where they overlap. The real test will come when their entire user base tries to download maps all at once. May make sense to at least wait a week. No way to really predict how that goes.
by JohnJ80
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: Improving Karoo through the use of Android Apps
Replies: 28
Views: 9512

Re: Improving Karoo through the use of Android Apps

I'd doubt it. I think it's going to be a very low level OS issue (i.e. the stuff that HH had to do to interface Android to their hardware), a hardware issue with the fuel gauge circuit or it's software driver, or an issue with the batteries themselves. What you could do though, is run Accubattery (a...
by JohnJ80
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TBT Returns
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: TBT Returns

There really is little to no risk since you don't get root access to the Karoo - HH disabled it. That means you can't really damage much (although Karoo can do it's own expert job of doing that all on it's own). I wrote a guide on how to do it and included some backup and restore scripts. I'm an eng...
by JohnJ80
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TBT Returns
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: TBT Returns

Yeah, that part of the reset should happen automatically as part of the update. I sideload both Osmand and Komoot. With either of those as the nav system the Karoo has no peer in the bike computer market for navigation. Using breadcrumbs the Karoo works fine. If you want cues, get a small BT speaker...
by JohnJ80
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Karoo on the naughty step
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Karoo on the naughty step

Then it’s probably that they used some no-name Chinese battery which will be all over the place in spec compared to if they had spent a little more and used Sanyo, Panasonic or Samung (far and away the best). See if you can return it for another unit. If it’s variance then maybe you lucknon on the n...
by JohnJ80
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Karoo on the naughty step
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Karoo on the naughty step

Yeah, me too. I live in Minnesota and ride my fatbike all winter at temps down to 0F/-18C and have never seen anything to indicate cold impacts battery life or reboots. That’s not to say it isn’t happening, but I’m thinking of it was any kind of a problem, I’d see it. I do think there is either a cr...
by JohnJ80
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hammerhead - Karoo-survey
Replies: 15
Views: 652

Re: hammerhead - Karoo-survey

Yeah, that question was them leading with their chin. They’re still not very realistic about their predicament.
by JohnJ80
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hammerhead - Karoo-survey
Replies: 15
Views: 652

Re: hammerhead - Karoo-survey

Weird. I never got it but I did get a note saying "Why haven't you filled in your survey?" So I did since it had the link.
by JohnJ80
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hammerhead - Karoo-survey
Replies: 15
Views: 652

Re: hammerhead - Karoo-survey

Me either. I think my comment about “accessorizing” my Karoo with an Elemnt might have done it. ;)
by JohnJ80
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't add ANT+ sensors
Replies: 20
Views: 734

Re: Can't add ANT+ sensors

Yep. Sounds like the radio or antenna for ant+ is hosed.
by JohnJ80
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't add ANT+ sensors
Replies: 20
Views: 734

Re: Can't add ANT+ sensors

Looks like a hardware failure then.
by JohnJ80
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't add ANT+ sensors
Replies: 20
Views: 734

Re: Can't add ANT+ sensors

Hope it works. A couple of times it’s worked for me when the settings reset didn’t. I don’t think they do a very good job of managing their own memory and scrubbing it sort of forces that cleanup.