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by JohnJ80
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Current status?
Replies: 27
Views: 1206

Re: Current status?

Well, they are not going to do it. Pretty sure I know why but it’s a moot point anyhow.
by JohnJ80
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Current status?
Replies: 27
Views: 1206

Re: Current status?

Getting people to buy into the first version is a very different problem than getting people to buy into the subsequent versions. In point of fact, that is exactly the problem Osborne Computer got into that led to their demise. It was the second version with the published roadmap and specs that stop...
by JohnJ80
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Current status?
Replies: 27
Views: 1206

Re: Current status?

To the best of my knowledge, neither Garmin or Wahoo publish a roadmap. If they do, I’d like to see it. Hammerhead used to publish a roadmap and, while nice, I thought it sort of crazy from a product management perspective that they did. It’s common knowledge in tech marketing of the disastrous cons...
by JohnJ80
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Current status?
Replies: 27
Views: 1206

Re: Current status?

That’s a little hyperbolic. 1000x? Really?

At least they got it tuned around and they are making steady progress. I guess I see it as “glass half full”. I am taken aback a bit at your consistent negative view of the whole thing. If you think it’s that bad, why do you keep on with it?
by JohnJ80
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Current status?
Replies: 27
Views: 1206

Re: Current status?

Exactly. The corollaries to this are

1. All programmers are optimists.

2. Software is always 90% finished.

3. New features are “simply a matter of programming.” aka SMOP.

4. Software will always expand in size or complexity to exceed system resources.
by JohnJ80
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Current status?
Replies: 27
Views: 1206

Re: Current status?

Not dissing them either. I guess my point is that bike computer software development looks easy to the uninitiated and then it’s death by a thousand cuts when they get into it. RF variability between sensors, slack in the specs, all sensors being the same except that one guy with decent but not domi...
by JohnJ80
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Current status?
Replies: 27
Views: 1206

Re: Current status?

The new money came in at the height of their instability problems and when things looked the worst. So the money guys knew what they were getting. The condition of the device and the quality of the software has improved and the process looks a lot more programmatic that it did at the start. When mon...
by JohnJ80
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Current status?
Replies: 27
Views: 1206

Re: Current status?

I would say at this point that the answers to your questions are “yes” but with qualifications. I probably wouldn’t have said that two months ago but I think the company has made good progress over the summer. Getting a stable platform from a software perspective was a task that they greatly underes...
by JohnJ80
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help: Strava apps and other apps on Karoo
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Help: Strava apps and other apps on Karoo

To my knowledge, there is not a list anywhere of "sideloadable" apps for the Karoo. That said, the primary issues I've run into are the app requiring Google Play and if the screen size of the Karoo is not compatible with the app. List of apps that I use while riding are: Osmand - navigation and map,...
by JohnJ80
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GCN : Hammerhead Karoo Detailed & Demoed
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: GCN : Hammerhead Karoo Detailed & Demoed

.... which, no doubt, is a paid product placement.
by JohnJ80
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There is now offline routing on Karoo.
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: There is now offline routing on Karoo.

Yes. They have said as much. POI efforts are fairly high up on the ToDo list.
by JohnJ80
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upload to Strava does not show followed route anymore
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Upload to Strava does not show followed route anymore

When I turned off the partner integration and then turned it back on, it worked fine. I think something got fixed. It continues to operate properly.
by JohnJ80
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: which features in New Software Release (Aug/Sept 2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 1631

Re: which features in New Software Release (Aug/Sept 2019)

That roadmap is so obsolete it is hardly recognizable. They promised an update two months ago but haven’t made good on that promise.
by JohnJ80
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: which features in New Software Release (Aug/Sept 2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 1631

Re: which features in New Software Release (Aug/Sept 2019)

Not sure exactly what the general release is so far but I think the list is something like this: - improves detail in maps. - chevrons to indicate direction on the bread crumb line ala Wahoo. Very nice if you have a route that crosses itself or an out and back. - better battery gauge performance wit...
by JohnJ80
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: Improving Karoo through the use of Android Apps
Replies: 31
Views: 15856

Re: Improving Karoo through the use of Android Apps

Yep. I use them on almost every ride. The work great. Situational awareness is there and it gets past the wind. Audio TbT is a game changer in the bike computer market space. I've been encouraging HH to implement this quickly. Garmin can't do it with their current software and CPU and probably archi...
by JohnJ80
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hidden "feature" in 1.66.645.3...
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: Hidden "feature" in 1.66.645.3...

Rule #1 of marketing - if you've got it, talk about it. I don't see how this issue is worth beating them up for it. However they did it, it's a good thing. They look like they figured out the battery consumption issue absent evidence to the contrary now. That's a great thing because at 7.1% per hour...
by JohnJ80
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hidden "feature" in 1.66.645.3...
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: Hidden "feature" in 1.66.645.3...

Because they weren’t sure until they had field reports confirming it in quantity. That’s the problem with electronics and power measurements on chips.

They’ve been bitten by over promising and under delivering. I’d give them credit for being cautious for a change.
by JohnJ80
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hidden "feature" in 1.66.645.3...
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: Hidden "feature" in 1.66.645.3...

Why shouldn’t they tout it?
by JohnJ80
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hidden "feature" in 1.66.645.3...
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: Hidden "feature" in 1.66.645.3...

Battery consumption in electronics is highly dependent on the application, the application software, and even small changes in the application usage. In the semiconductor industry, it’s the hardest spec to generate and it seems like it’s always wrong. Often when you look at the power specs of a part...
by JohnJ80
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Karoo Completely Dead After Reset
Replies: 4
Views: 593

Re: Karoo Completely Dead After Reset

...and maybe try it while plugged in too (i.e. if batteries are toast).