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by JohnJ80
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery Hotfix to ATG
Replies: 4
Views: 117

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: 56

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: 9
Views: 1124

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: 9
Views: 1124

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: 1177

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: 9
Views: 1124

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: 9
Views: 1124

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: 832

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: 832

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: 832

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 ...
by JohnJ80
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Auto elevation calibration
Replies: 12
Views: 832

Re: Auto elevation calibration

Actually, GPS is horrible at elevation. Have to be more accurate to look it up.
by JohnJ80
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery problems
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: Battery problems

I think this is a big problem. HH has struggled with meeting the 10hr battery claim all along but this is a big step down. They are talking that it’s related to the new BT control panel being installed and that the Karoo is listening for a headphone connection. I don’t buy that because I sideloaded ...
by JohnJ80
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TrainerRoad
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: TrainerRoad

If you’re on the FB page, get in touch with Ket Pang. He’s done it and from what I understand, it works pretty well.

J,
by JohnJ80
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TrainerRoad
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: TrainerRoad

Yes. It works. Ket Pang on the Facebook group sideloaded Trainerroad onto the Karoo and ran it. He and I have been kind of working through the ANT+ details. The new ANT+ stack is the standard ANT+ stack and it’s compliant with the android drivers and not the one-off stack they were using before. If ...
by JohnJ80
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: road.cc Karoo review
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: road.cc Karoo review

You know, I could sort of see a review like this if you got one ride with the Karoo and it was one where it happened to do everything right. But that’s not enough to pronounce it the “best ever.” When it works, it works well so it could be possilble to get this sort of a perception with limited expo...
by JohnJ80
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Update November 8th: Build 1.8.364.3
Replies: 9
Views: 1667

Re: Update November 8th: Build 1.8.364.3

I just did a ride with the new ATG update. I’m not sure how I tell that the mapping software has been updated. I did have to download all my routes and areas again - which is a pain.

FWIW, though TBT worked flawlessly for just about the first time ever for me.

J
by JohnJ80
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Update November 8th: Build 1.8.364.3
Replies: 9
Views: 1667

Re: Update November 8th: Build 1.8.364.3

I only store the routes I’m going to be using in the next interval (day, trip, week etc...) in the dashboard. I find it very difficult to scroll through more than about 10 routes on the Karoo. There needs to be some sort of folder arrangement or pinning arrangement. So I keep all my routes in either...
by JohnJ80
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Karoo Test Journal
Replies: 169
Views: 13508

Re: My Karoo Test Journal

I just wish they'd open a damn app store. Doing so would get some of the weight off their shoulders, outsource the feature updates and focus on making the core product better. I've been bugging them about this via support, but I don't think anything I say gets passed on any way. You can sideload pr...
by JohnJ80
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pre-release 1.5.305.3 Notes...
Replies: 24
Views: 2395

Re: Pre-release 1.5.305.3 Notes...

If they go to monthly releases for the public release and keep up the biweekly release for the ATG, then I can see where this would have some significant value to them.
by JohnJ80
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Karoo mount w randonneur bag?
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: Karoo mount w randonneur bag?

Or this:

https://k-edge.com/shop/computer-mounts ... tem-mount/

I used this for a two week tour through Norway with the Karoo as the primary navigation.

J.

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