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by Psyclist
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: K2 Down Payment Made
Replies: 11
Views: 1580

Re: K2 Down Payment Made

Just to note, the Karoo sells for more than $120 on Ebay. Might be a better idea than returning for a refund, although it is more of a hassle This. With the old model receiving most of the new features, I guess you could get closer to $200 if it's in good condition; and for anyone who sees cycling ...
by Psyclist
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: K2 Down Payment Made
Replies: 11
Views: 1580

Re: K2 Down Payment Made

I have a Karoo but the battery doesn't last but 2 - 3 hours max (without the screen on, using ANT vs BT, etc.) and i've calibrated the battery many times and have done everything customer support has suggested. The battery isn't replaceable so if you do buy one second had you might end up w a brick...
by Psyclist
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: K2 Down Payment Made
Replies: 11
Views: 1580

Re: K2 Down Payment Made

If I sell for $200, I have to give eBay $20. So I made all of $60 over trade-in to endure the hassle of eBay. No thanks. There are free alternatives to eBay and my hourly rate is not high enough to shun $60 tax free for half an hour's work. And if I sell it to someone, they'll just use it for a few...
by Psyclist
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: K2 Down Payment Made
Replies: 11
Views: 1580

Re: K2 Down Payment Made

Just to note, the Karoo sells for more than $120 on Ebay. Might be a better idea than returning for a refund, although it is more of a hassle This. With the old model receiving most of the new features, I guess you could get closer to $200 if it's in good condition; and for anyone who sees cycling ...
by Psyclist
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cost to add SIM card
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Re: Cost to add SIM card

Internet is dirt cheap here in Sri Lanka, I literally pay 50¢ for over half a gigabyte on a prepaid card to use within three weeks. Nominally it's twice that, with the other half for nighttime use, plus 400-something MB if you use 4G 8-)
by Psyclist
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battery won't charge anymore
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: Battery won't charge anymore

Hey hallo and greeting from the Netherlands at first! :) I'm having a battey issue with my Karoo. The device says that its charging, but the percentage isn't rising. In fact it keeps dropping when the device is turned on. The strange thing is that I turned on the device yesterday after it wasn't co...
by Psyclist
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Go Home" workaround
Replies: 3
Views: 732

"Go Home" workaround

I'm not sure why free on-device routing still isn't available because the rerouting engine is definitely fast enough to handle even bigger distances. I suppose some will have figured it out already, but in case someone needs it, here's an easy workaround for a "get me home" function: I created a tin...
by Psyclist
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Request: "Upcoming Elevation Graph" for "off-route" course
Replies: 3
Views: 1311

Re: Request: "Upcoming Elevation Graph" for "off-route" course

Unlikely to happen. The Karoo would have to have no only map data, but also elevation data to pull this off. So full topographic maps. That and the processing power potentially needed to keep calculating that on the fly is probably a non-starter. A reminder that this is a user forum. If you have sp...
by Psyclist
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: Boot animation - any success?
Replies: 2
Views: 1892

Re: Boot animation - any success?

:D Maybe it's just me but I still expect that peacocking arrow to finally penetrate the big Ohh every time I see it - in any case Mr. Freud would have had a field day with that animation. The previous one was way cooler. So yes, I feel you, but yes, it needs rooting, and as far as I know nobody has ...
by Psyclist
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggestions for Bluetooth speakers/headphones
Replies: 15
Views: 3363

Re: Suggestions for Bluetooth speakers/headphones

I used Anker SoundBuds before until they developed an issue and sound too effing awful even for TBT instructions. They're cheap, waterproof and have OK battery life; they're in-ear but if you use the smallest rubber bits ( and have bigger ear canals of course) they still stay in well and don't block...
by Psyclist
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Uk Map update
Replies: 4
Views: 1460

Re: Uk Map update

I never use the satellite view on the HH dash so I didn't notice right away: there are simply no overlay ways on that view, but when you switch to Cycling View, the streets are pretty much all there so the routing should be fine. If there's a routing problem, it's not one of outdated maps. You could...
by Psyclist
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving from Garmin to Karoo
Replies: 4
Views: 1655

Re: Moving from Garmin to Karoo

Did you find Osmand to be reliable? You mean stability-wise or regarding maps? It's not flawless but pretty damn good. I've seen it crash maybe once every couple of months of daily use. Even though the integrated navigation has been making good progress recently (I just forgot my headphones today s...
by Psyclist
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Sideloaded Apps Not Updating
Replies: 8
Views: 3167

Re: Sideloaded Apps Not Updating

Sounds like an APKpure problem. I just updated Osmand via F-Droid this morning, so I don't think HH changed anything about the OS that would block such updates. What with the launcher showing sideloaded apps for a few months now they seem to have turned rather more sideloader-friendly.
by Psyclist
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garmin Varia Radar Support
Replies: 12
Views: 3745

Re: Garmin Varia Radar Support

Simonicusfacilis wrote: Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:33 pm ... well I am tempted by it. I am deaf so it is a bit different.
:oops: That's definitely a good reason I totally forgot about. I can imagine that can make some roads much less scary for you.
But then the lack of an audible warning from the Karoo is not a problem anyway ;)
by Psyclist
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hola desde Almería (ESPAÑA)
Replies: 3
Views: 2116

Re: Hola desde Almería (ESPAÑA)

Hola Alex!
Para beneficiar todo mundo, porfa intenta escribir en Ingles aquí. Pero si no lo sabes bien, no pasa nada, hay hispanohablantes también :)
by Psyclist
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garmin Varia Radar Support
Replies: 12
Views: 3745

Re: Garmin Varia Radar Support

I don't get the idea of this radar. I mean, I have ears, right? If traffic is so heavy my sense of sound direction isn't enough, the radar would be alerting all over the place anyway, whereas if I'm on a lonely country road with a vehicle passing by every couple of minutes, I can hear them. Above li...
by Psyclist
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving from Garmin to Karoo
Replies: 4
Views: 1655

Re: Moving from Garmin to Karoo

There a quite a few Android apps for live tracking that you can sideload; I've tried with Osmand only so far. Regarding custom data fields you're out of luck though, such a thing isn't possible right now. It wouldn't be hard I guess, as long as all you do is munge existing sensor data, but I suppose...
by Psyclist
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There is now offline routing on Karoo.
Replies: 3
Views: 1239

Re: There is now offline routing on Karoo.

I just tried it this morning, seems it's still a ways off from real offline route creation although the hardest bits should be done. What it can do is that you long-press any point on the map and then click the little cyclist icon to be routed there, but the route disappears once you close the bar t...
by Psyclist
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Karoo Development/Mods
Topic: Improving Karoo through the use of Android Apps
Replies: 31
Views: 25894

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: 1062

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 "...