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by Psyclist
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: Improving Karoo through the use of Android Apps
Replies: 30
Views: 13117

Re: Improving Karoo through the use of Android Apps

For the audio, I use my Aftershokz BT headset (bone conduction - nothing in your ear) and it works perfectly. TBH I didn't even know about this technology before. I found one of those (Vocalskull Beyond5 -- supposedly completely waterproof and a lot more affordable than the waterproof Aftershokz mo...
by Psyclist
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: Use Karoo as a hotspot?
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Use Karoo as a hotspot?

I haven't tried but as the OS infrastructure is all there, a third-party hotspot app should be perfectly able to set this up even though it's missing from the settings. I don't have my Karoo at hand and I don't remember what app it was exactly but for quite a few settings I've been successful with "...
by Psyclist
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: Setting up OSMand for Cycling
Replies: 21
Views: 4265

Re: Setting up OSMand for Cycling

Is there any way to execute a payment method to load more than the limited number of free off-line map selections into OSMand? When I try tapping a purchase button, nothing happens. Is Google Play required? Yes, that would be the reason. Did you get OSMand from APKpure or something like that that m...
by Psyclist
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hidden "feature" in 1.66.645.3...
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: Hidden "feature" in 1.66.645.3...

Strangely enough, last week's update was the first one ever that gave me any battery weirdness. None of the bugs people reported ever affected me, and now I had a ride where I started at 80%, it was down to 50% relatively quickly and then turned off. After I switched back on, it came up with 25% and...
by Psyclist
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATG Release 1.54.624.3
Replies: 13
Views: 1093

Re: ATG Release 1.54.624.3

In my mind, the Karoo should be able to enable/disable sensors automatically based on a profile. I guess I'm assuming that there are battery gains to be made if the radios aren't constantly searching for sensors that will never be attached? I do this manually right now. What other use does the bike...
by Psyclist
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: Setting up OSMand for Cycling
Replies: 21
Views: 4265

Re: Setting up OSMand for Cycling

Hi Rik, good to see you! :) So you ended up getting a Karoo?
About that map file, did you make sure to rename it to something-dot-sqlitedb?
by Psyclist
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garmin Vs Karoo update
Replies: 16
Views: 1064

Re: Garmin Vs Karoo update

Nightmare: That would be the development nightmare if Garmin were to decide to switch to a new OS. I actually think they have to be giving this some serious thought. Their operating system is old and proprietary with all the problems that go with that. FWIW I looked into the possibility of writing ...
by Psyclist
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATG Release 1.54.624.3
Replies: 13
Views: 1093

Re: ATG Release 1.54.624.3

The bike profiles, while OK, are really only a start and barely scratch the surface of what should be included, notably a way to "attach" certain sensors to certain bikes and have those enabled/disabled as a result. That's pretty high on my list for an improvement to that function. Right now, it's ...
by Psyclist
Tue May 21, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATG Release 1.44.608.3
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: ATG Release 1.44.608.3

dthempel wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 2:40 pm
And then the next day, the below. So much for the honeymoon... :P

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That's this new "high intensity workout" trend, innit? Hope you have a bid of break pad left after that one! :lol:
by Psyclist
Tue May 21, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATG Release 1.46.620.3
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: ATG Release 1.46.620.3

I'm unclear. With this latest release, do you still have to reload all of your sideloaded apps after installing a Karoo OS update, or is eliminating the need to reinstall sideloaded apps (rather than just displaying them on the home screen once reinstalled) what this update accomplishes (if it work...
by Psyclist
Sun May 12, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Screen off while navigating ? Auto back on ?
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: Screen off while navigating ? Auto back on ?

Can you give us your impression of how much "screen off" helps with battery life? I have no way of quantifying it (and I just moved internationally so my Karoo is still on a freighter somewhere near Thailand) but it seems to make quite a big difference, especially at daytime. At night you'll be run...
by Psyclist
Sun May 12, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hmm.... Garmin 530
Replies: 16
Views: 1189

Re: Hmm.... Garmin 530

@Steve
... not to mention a charging connector in the foot. That's something I've thought about hacking into the Karoo for a while as it's the only way to get reliable dynamo charging.
by Psyclist
Thu May 09, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: Karoo and OTG cable?
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: Karoo and OTG cable?

I could not get an OTG cable to work. It is probably for the better. Having a usb cord sticking out all the time is probably not a good idea. I found an old android phone and I am using that to connect to the receiver and wifi hot spotting it to work with the Karoo. This way I can load the data up ...
by Psyclist
Wed May 08, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: Setting up OSMand for Cycling
Replies: 21
Views: 4265

Re: Setting up OSMand for Cycling

Great guide to seeing up Osmand+.. it's a great navigation app, love it. Your guide just makes it that much easier to start using it as it can be overwhelming. Thanks :) Question.. Can you change the transparency of the planned route? Sometimes it's just that bit too strong to see through to the ro...
by Psyclist
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATG Release 1.42.600.3
Replies: 10
Views: 1046

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 Psyclist
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: Downgrading to previous OTA?
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Downgrading to previous OTA?

The thread with the OTAs hasn't been updated recently because unfortunately no-one has passed on a captured OTA link. I've been moving internationally again so the Karoo is in the shipment together with my bike (cold turkey :( ). Around the end of the month I should ba able to grab an update again....
by Psyclist
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: About these Forums
Topic: Donations towards the running of karoousers.org
Replies: 7
Views: 1825

Re: Donations towards the running of karoousers.org

So I've set up a Donations link above (next to Quick Links, just below the board photo) where you can make a small donation if you'd like to help us out with this. You don't have to donate, it's totally optional, just that it would help us out. Thanks in advance! Has it disappeared meanwhile or am ...
by Psyclist
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New release schedule?
Replies: 15
Views: 1830

Re: New release schedule?

I have the sensors for three bikes paired in my Karoo. Each has 2 and some 3 ANT+ sensors paired with the total being around 8-10 sensors depending on what I’m doing with power meters (BTLE or ANT+). struct ANTsensor sensors[8]; /* 640kb ... uh, 8 sensors should be enough for everybody --Bill Garff...
by Psyclist
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HH Blog post and release news
Replies: 14
Views: 1247

Re: HH Blog post and release news

One of the biggest problems is that we have no way to back out releases (unless you're lucky enough to have a rooted Karoo). So once you upgrade you're stuck if you don't like it, waiting for the vague next release in the hope that it'll be better. Yup. And the worst thing about that is that it's f...
by Psyclist
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: road.cc Karoo review
Replies: 7
Views: 1253

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. They're basically an advertising company, the "bike magazine" is for showing off what they do to prospective clients. I know one other product on their list, the Zec...