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by dthempel
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Average speed too low
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Average speed too low

Steve wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:24 am
Doh! I think I've fixed it. I discovered that somehow my auto-pause was switched off.
#itsthecakesfault
by dthempel
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hidden "feature" in 1.66.645.3...
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: Hidden "feature" in 1.66.645.3...

Sorry, but they should have told the ATG group. We could have specifically done some testing instead of spending half the week speculating on "is it better?" I'm not unhappy with the improvement -- far from it -- I'm just baffled by their continued communication stumbles. The "glossy" email came out...
by dthempel
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hidden "feature" in 1.66.645.3...
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: Hidden "feature" in 1.66.645.3...

And yet they just sent a "glossy" email touting the improvements...
by dthempel
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hidden "feature" in 1.66.645.3...
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Hidden "feature" in 1.66.645.3...

Folks should probably notice battery improvement in this version. For some reason, they didn't announce it to the ATG group and we "found" it, and they then admitted that they had been tweaking it and hoped we noticed. Seems a weird way to "test", but I guess it's one way to do it. Reports are that ...
by dthempel
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YouTube blast from HH...
Replies: 0
Views: 149

YouTube blast from HH...

Not sure if anyone's following them on YT, but they released a dozen (?) videos in the last 24 hours with short blurbs about different Karoo features and current "How To's". They're not terrible or disingenuous, although I chuckled a little seeing a few bugs pop up (ex., turn off Bluetooth only to h...
by dthempel
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Karoo SIM trial offer
Replies: 23
Views: 1946

Re: Karoo SIM trial offer

Probably not the thread for the question and I don't think anyone can answer without knowing how you plan to use the Karoo when away from WiFi. If you have sideloaded any apps, those may use data, too. Uploads to the cloud are what I typically use the mobile data for out of convenience. I could wait...
by dthempel
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATG Release 1.64.641.3
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: ATG Release 1.64.641.3

I guess I'm a bad "tester" right now. For the most part, my Karoo has been working fine. ::knock wood:: I don't really need it for navigation, but have put in a few courses via the dashboard and/or third parties and ridden them successfully. Since I don't need the navigation and am ostensibly "train...
by dthempel
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATG Release 1.64.641.3
Replies: 4
Views: 430

ATG Release 1.64.641.3

What's new in release 1.64.641.3 Introductions and Enhancements: Gravel paths now have a greater routing priority when creating gravel routes in the Dashboard and on Karoo Navigation has been improved, especially when importing long routes from third party services Bug Fixes: Automatic Strava upload...
by dthempel
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sneakpeek on contents of current ATG release
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: sneakpeek on contents of current ATG release

Unfortunately, not much: New software is available for your weekend rides with your Karoo. Happy riding! What's new in release 1.62.635.3 Introductions and Enhancements: You can now sort routes by date, name, distance, proximity, or elevation gain Behind the scenes: Karoo’s navigation engine has bee...
by dthempel
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another "Kickstarter" computer...
Replies: 4
Views: 635

Re: Another "Kickstarter" computer...

It wasn't an endorsement, only an entry point for discussion. Several of us have come to the same conclusion about Karoo's outsourced initial software development in that they now don't (seem to) know how to -- or be able to -- iterate quickly on it. The whole "by cyclists, for cyclists" rings hollo...
by dthempel
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another "Kickstarter" computer...
Replies: 4
Views: 635

Another "Kickstarter" computer...

Interesting comments from DCR about Karoo sprinkled in among this "preview":

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/06/fir ... puter.html
by dthempel
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATG Release 1.54.624.3
Replies: 13
Views: 1094

Re: ATG Release 1.54.624.3

What I'm not getting: why the "attaching" of different sensors to bikes? Dashboards, yes, obviously you'd be interested in different things on say a MTB or a road bike. But if a sensor is not physically present, it's simply not connected, right? I don't have several bikes to try but at some point I...
by dthempel
Fri May 31, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATG Release 1.54.624.3
Replies: 13
Views: 1094

Re: ATG Release 1.54.624.3

I'll agree with John here. You didn't really want the previous releases, so it was a good call on HH's part not to release generally. There were enough bugs and annoyances that it would have been further regression for most instead of improvement. The bike profiles, while OK, are really only a start...
by dthempel
Thu May 30, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATG Release 1.54.624.3
Replies: 13
Views: 1094

ATG Release 1.54.624.3

New software is available for your weekend rides with your Karoo. Happy riding! What's new in release 1.54.624.3 Introductions and Enhancements: If internet connectivity is not available, elevation calibration is performed using GPS data (previously, elevation calibration was only possible when inte...
by dthempel
Thu May 23, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garmin Vs Karoo update
Replies: 16
Views: 1064

Re: Garmin Vs Karoo update

...I think I'd like to give it a shot to give my Karoo a fair shake... Not picking on Brian, but this right here speaks volumes and echoes what I've been begging for for months. In order to make the Karoo usable, many feel that sideloading is REQUIRED. What do you think the current percentage of us...
by dthempel
Thu May 23, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garmin Vs Karoo update
Replies: 16
Views: 1064

Re: Garmin Vs Karoo update

I would have quite a bit of trouble recommending a Karoo to anyone right now as I don't think they're iterating fast enough to keep Garmin and others from marginalizing the few benefits a Karoo has right now... and they are very few indeed, basically the screen and the SIM functionality, which is on...
by dthempel
Thu May 23, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATG Release 1.46.620.3
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: ATG Release 1.46.620.3

Your maps won't work the same way since an update or two ago. You'll have to download full states (in the US) or regions in other countries.
by dthempel
Mon May 20, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATG Release 1.46.620.3
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: ATG Release 1.46.620.3

Steve wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 8:37 pm
Acknowledging sideloaded apps? Wow, that's a bit of a change.
And something they should have done MONTHS ago if they had no plans to move forward with some sort of curated "app store"...
by dthempel
Mon May 20, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Karoo back on track ?
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: Karoo back on track ?

The issue is the pace of development and the continued, "we broke something but we're not sure how" problems that require hotfixes and panic. They still don't seem to understand their own software and how the pieces interact. See the recent "bug" where returning to the launcher page from a ride dele...
by dthempel
Fri May 17, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATG Release 1.46.620.3
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: ATG Release 1.46.620.3

Quick review is that several bugs have been found and they're apparently working on a hotfix. I wouldn't hold your breaths for next week...