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by JohnJ80
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New release schedule?
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: New release schedule?

No. I was literally riding along looking at the display, hands on the bars, when it did that. I stopped, pulled down the menu which showed the sensors still on, toggled it off and back on again and everything connected again properly. I sent a file and note to HH. Their response was that I had too m...
by JohnJ80
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New release schedule?
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: New release schedule?

Well....

Short ride today and complete dropout of all ANT+ sensors after about 25 minutes. Sigh. Looks like the Stages issue has infected the rest of the sensors.
by JohnJ80
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HH Blog post and release news
Replies: 14
Views: 489

Re: HH Blog post and release news

Agree. I proposed #3 in the ATG forum. Makes no sense to have all routes downloading to the Karoo. And need some organization like folders or collections on both web and Karoo. A linear list gets tiresome at about 8-10 items.
by JohnJ80
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HH Blog post and release news
Replies: 14
Views: 489

Re: HH Blog post and release news

Guess I mis-worded my comment, but whatever... They seem to think the "cycling experience" is secondary. I'm saying that needs to be first. A cyclist understands what should be on the screen and has ideas about how it should be presented. A UI designer wants it to "look pretty" maybe at the expense...
by JohnJ80
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HH Blog post and release news
Replies: 14
Views: 489

Re: HH Blog post and release news

Agree. UX designers are not engineers in my experience. But what I'm really worried about is that this is getting pretty darn late in the game to be fooling with this when the cycling season in the EU and US is about to kick off in the next 60 days. This is the time to be banging the drum about what...
by JohnJ80
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New release schedule?
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: New release schedule?

Yeah, I think those reasons are why they are amping up the size of the ATG. I think it's a good idea to run it out to your beta testers, evaluate and then make the release decision. The big downside to this is it is likely to slow down the rate of adding new features and I'm not sure they can tolera...
by JohnJ80
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: road.cc Karoo review
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: road.cc Karoo review

That is more than a stretch. Lost a lot of respect for road.cc. While Karoo is improving, it’s no where near the level of that claim.
by JohnJ80
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATG Release 1.21.495.3
Replies: 13
Views: 943

Re: ATG Release 1.21.495.3

Come on guys, this is a good effort. Let’s see how it goes.
by JohnJ80
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next update postponed until Dec 20th
Replies: 3
Views: 1379

Re: Next update postponed until Dec 20th

They’ve been pretty vague about this other than it’s a “big” update. In correspondence last week, they are planning on an ATG update tomorrow and, presumably, a general release the week after. They’ve been pushing this one out because of the holidays and needing more test time.

J.
by JohnJ80
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery Hotfix to ATG
Replies: 5
Views: 793

Re: Battery Hotfix to ATG

Back in town and got it all loaded and went for a ride - consumption was more than a little strange. I'm pretty sure they have the fuel gauge software hosed up. Battery wouldn't charge past 96% and on an hour fatbike ride, it dropped down to 95%. When I went to charge it, got it to 100% but the fuel...
by JohnJ80
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery Hotfix to ATG
Replies: 5
Views: 793

Re: Battery Hotfix to ATG

Looks like battery consumption goes back to the 10-11%/hr rate according to reports now. That doesn’t meet the but rather straddles the spec. Somewhere around end of August, I was running 6-7% on purely ANT+ on the new stack. Subsequent to that, it went to 15% for me although I never had the off the...
by JohnJ80
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Titaniumgeek Karoo review
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Re: Titaniumgeek Karoo review

I thought it was a fair review. I don’t think you were entirely fair to the review by snipping what you did. Here’s the whole conclusion: As an opening shot at the big players in the world of the cycling GPS, the Hammerhead Karoo is a good effort and screams potential. Currently, it is easy to use, ...
by JohnJ80
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bad news about battery drain...
Replies: 10
Views: 1761

Re: Bad news about battery drain...

Completely agree. If they can’t capture data reliably, they don’t have a product.
by JohnJ80
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bad news about battery drain...
Replies: 10
Views: 1761

Re: Bad news about battery drain...

I’m fairly optimistic they should be able to find the problem. Should be simple to record the current and voltage coming out of the battery as they try various software changes. But this is where I’m concerned - I’m not confident that they have adequate hardware or software engineering capability to...
by JohnJ80
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dashboard update - 1.0.012
Replies: 2
Views: 1592

Re: Dashboard update - 1.0.012

Supposedly you can also now share a link to a route with another Karoo user. If either edits the route, changes appear for all who share it. I’ve tried this but can’t seem to make it work. Anyone else try this?
by JohnJ80
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bad news about battery drain...
Replies: 10
Views: 1761

Re: Bad news about battery drain...

Steve wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:01 pm
Is this what they meant at road.cc when they said "the pace of development is quick"?

Perhaps they were talking about the speed of breaking things?
It can be quick when you’re going in circles.
by JohnJ80
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bad news about battery drain...
Replies: 10
Views: 1761

Re: Bad news about battery drain...

I'm ok with that provided they do something meaningful. Seems to me the two week sprint cycle might be more about getting the next thing out instead of getting it right. Adding stupid stuff like sunset time is just a sop to make sure everyone is happy new things are being added. I have come to the r...
by JohnJ80
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Auto elevation calibration
Replies: 12
Views: 1363

Re: Auto elevation calibration

Good point. What I have noticed is that it takes my Karoo a long time to settle into a stable GPS fix probably because I don’t have a SIM and most phones (which is the reference design behind the Karoo) use their cell tower fix to establish the base starting point for the GPS almanac calculation. So...
by JohnJ80
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Auto elevation calibration
Replies: 12
Views: 1363

Re: Auto elevation calibration

Yep. Agree. Get the location in x,y and then look up “z” from someplace with a number in which you have confidence. I’d bet that if you have the SIM slot loaded and connected, that it goes there if wifi isn’t available. HH are application programmers, not system developers. They are just using the n...
by JohnJ80
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Auto elevation calibration
Replies: 12
Views: 1363

Re: Auto elevation calibration

Gps elevation is only accurate to 10-20m. I don’t consider that accurate at all. GPS in linear (x,y) is about 3m. The accuracy in altitude is no where near as accurate. Garmin says it’s even common for it to be off by more than 100m. See: https://support.garmin.com/en-US/?faq=QPc5x3ZFUv1QyoxITW2vZ6 ...