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Old Software Version - 1.115.742.3

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.115.742.3
Release Date February 13, 2020

Introductions and Enhancements:

Automatic activity upload to TrainingPeaks is now supported - Learn More

Map tiles are updated along with styling improvements

Improved support of MTB trails and other cycling-specific features

Improved visibility of cycling-specific features like cycleways and roads with bicycle lanes

Improved road visibility when zoomed out

Differentiation between paved and unpaved routes is presented

One-way arrows are provided when zoomed in

Additional area features (retail, commercial, residential, etc.) are presented


Bug Fixes:

Fixed a rare issue where routes could cause the navigation service to crash, resulting in an error popup and no turn-by-turn directions

Changing POI details on dashboard no longer moves them to the previous location

Fixed an issue where the state Georgia and the country Georgia offline map regions could download repeatedly to Karoo

Fixed an issue with the HR range data field that could cause the graphic to stick at the top of the range

Fixed an issue causing navigation service crashes on certain Ride With GPS


Known Bugs are being updated on our forum
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Old Software Version - 1.117.752.3

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.117.752.3
Release Date February 27, 2020

Introductions and Enhancements:

Karoo now includes support for structured workouts - Learn More

- Workouts are synched to your Karoo through the TrainingPeaks account that is linked to your Hammerhead account. This can be set up through the Dashboard settings screen
- Karoo supports pairing to indoor smart trainers for use with structured indoor workouts

Sensor information is now stored in the FIT files recorded by Karoo. This allows a rider to see the sensors that were in use for a given activity

Additional improvements have been made to map styles based on feedback following our recent style updates


Bug Fixes:

Resolved an issue causing Strava uploads to fail to initiate in the event of a Karoo shut down

Strava uploads from Karoo now respect the user’s privacy settings

Resolved an issue causing the Karoo to sometimes show an incorrect Strava account type - e.g. a premium account could be shown as basic

Fixed an issue where the settings application crashed if a user attempted to sign out of their account without a network connection

Fixed an issue where live tracking could not be disabled and reenabled

Fixed an issue on the power meter detail page which was causing the page to “jump around” when interacting with the meter
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Old Software Version - 1.119.766.3

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.119.766.3
Release Date March 11, 2020

Introductions and Enhancements:

Controls are now presented on the workout screen, allowing a rider to move forward to the next interval or back to the beginning of the current segment

Added support for workouts from TrainingPeaks that are driven by speed targets or heart rate threshold

Added controls that enable a rider to modify workout intensity (up/down) when doing a workout managed by a smart trainer

Workouts can now be started with the lap button

Refined and simplified the first boot setup on new Karoos and after factory resets


Bug Fixes:

Map scrolling is no longer possible when map is locked

Fixed an issue in which the thumbnail images for a workout sometimes indicated one more interval than included in the session

Fixed an issue causing failed imports of TrainingPeaks workouts that include a step with repeat count of one

Improvements to navigation, with the intention of removing the “Continue Ride…” message that displays instead of turn-by-turn directions on some routes. This fix addresses routes that start and end on the same road moving in the same direction (for example for a loop route)

Resolved an infrequent issue causing sensor data to not display in-ride

Dashboard POIs now retain the user’s name and description field data if they click away from the edit dialog after entering text in one of those fields

Karoo now deletes offline map and navigation data for regions that have been removed in Settings. Previously these regions were preserved on Karoo and continued to take up storage space
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Old Software Version - 1.121.779.3

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.121.779.3
Release Date March 26, 2020

Introductions and Enhancements:

The data field selector/editor on Karoo has been redesigned. A user will see these changes by single tapping on a data field in the Profiles application to edit the field

Improved the route preparation speed for routes generated on Karoo

Navigation now allows for an unmatched route section at the start of a route and will prompt the rider as previously done for unmatched sections during a route

It is now possible to toggle between the full Workout view and the zoomed-in view by tapping on the general area of the Workout view. Previously, it was necessary to pause a workout to see the full view


Bug Fixes:

Fixed a bug where the RADAR could stop reporting cars even while it was still shown as connected in the Sensors application
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Old Software Version - 1.124.784.3

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.124.784.3
Release Date April 9, 2020


Introductions and Enhancements:

Reworked turn-by-turn banner design

Enhanced Ride with GPS integration
- Adding automatic uploads of activities
- Syncing Routes

The map font has been changed for readability and to support more regions
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Old Software Version - 1.128.808.3

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.128.808.3
Release Date May 7, 2020


Introductions and Enhancements:

Strava Live Segments are now available on the Karoo - User Guide
- A Strava Summit account is required to use Live Segments
- Segments that have been Starred on Strava are downloaded to Karoo

Additional data page configuration enhancements - User Guide
- Added layout templates. Swipe down on a data page in the pages application to reveal a series of templates that can be used, and scroll through them like a carousel
- When a template is chosen that increases the number of data cells, the additional cells are auto-populated with a prioritized data type. These fields can be changed if/as desired

Turn-by-turn notification pop-ups have been refined to take less space and to include a bolder representation of distance to turn

The route selector application has been re-designed to use Route Cards

A global setting has been added, which configures the presentation of a smaller TbT banner at the bottom of all screens
- This banner shows the distance to the next turn and direction to be taken, along with a graphical indication of on/off route and an indication if you are within 3km of the pending turn


Bug Fixes:

Fixed problems reported by users that were causing issues with Strava activity uploads

Identified and resolved rare issue causing occasional application crashes on certain routes

Fixed issue when navigating to distant routes that could cause Karoo to hang

Karoo UI no longer stalls in the settings app when turning off Live Tracking

All routes imported from third party services now include elevation data for the predictive elevation view
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Old Software Version - 1.132.823.3

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.132.823.3
Release Date May 21, 2020


Introductions and Enhancements:

Automatic wheel circumference detection has been added. This is now the default setting, with manual setting also supported - User Guide
- Automatic setting is determined in-ride if the rider has a speed sensor paired
- Customization settings for this feature are found in the Sensors menu

Updated the data field font

Auto-pause has been moved from page profiles to a global setting found in the Settings menu


Bug Fixes:

Fixed an issue causing an incomplete list of Strava Live Segments to sync

Fixed a long-time issue where sensor screen settings could fail to save if the rider had both Bluetooth and ANT+ sensors configured

Current elevation is again available in the Profile selector

Fixed a problem where elevation view could noticeably drift out of alignment on longer routes - this fix requires riders to edit the routes that have exhibited this behavior
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Old Software Version - 1.141.858.3

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.141.858.3
Release Date July 16, 2020


Feature Introductions:

Karoo’s new Home screen makes going for a ride easier and simpler. Start a ride in only two taps (or button clicks) after turning on the device - no more tapping through menus and confirmations. Routes and Workouts can be added to your ride from the Routes/Workouts menus on the homescreen, or from their respective data pages

We updated the animation for turning on the device to match the new Home screen, and in doing so shortened the boot-up time by 4 seconds

An update to the pre-ride status bars informs you if your sensors are connected, allowing you to fix any issues before you start riding

The in-ride status bar has been updated. It is not shown in apps other than the ride application. Features include:
- Battery level indicator
- Ride Time
- Pause indicator

Redesigned page layouts for the Map page, the Workout page, and Data pages

More data page templates have been added
- A full-height graphic and two side-by-side data fields layout
- We’ve added new data templates that display nine and ten data fields
- Data pages supporting multiple graphical fields have been added. For example, both a HR zone and a Power zone field can be placed on a single page together

You can now add graphical data fields to your Map page, giving you more options for setting up your in-ride experience how you want it
- This introduces more graphical field options, including same-screen map and elevation graph, direct from user requests

Data field appearance has been optimized for clarity, allowing you to see more of the information that matters to you at a glance
- Data field labels have been made more readable, while also saving more space for data
- Right-justification allows the data to populate predictably, which allowed us to design for it to maximize the use of Karoo’s screen. This was all in service of giving users more of what they want: clearly visible data.
- Unavailable data displays as a grayed-out 000, making it easier to identify when data is not being tracked while riding, and allowing for a more consistent pre-ride experience

You can now add or edit a route from the Map page
- It now takes fewer steps to add or edit a route when in-ride or on the ride screen
- This is one step in our overall effort to streamline the experience from device launch to ride. Further changes to come!

You can now add or edit workout from Workout page
- It now takes fewer steps to add a workout to your ride, and now you won’t be prompted to add one if you don’t plan to use one
- You can now pause and resume your workout using the hardware buttons
- This is another step in our overall effort to streamline the experience from device launch to ride. Further changes to come!

We simplified the in-ride buttons to make every action faster. Starting, pausing, and resuming are all one button tap. Our two-step Swipe Confirmation ensures you don’t accidentally end your ride, and saving the ride is simple and fast when you need it. Easily toggle through the most helpful zoom levels on Maps with a single click, and pause/resume Workouts just as easily
- Recording a lap has also changed - here’s how it works now

When you need to interact with the device, we are making it as easy as possible to do so without losing focus on the road by displaying on-screen hardware button icons.
- This addition makes key hardware functions tappable, which is especially useful during pre-ride and pause states
- This also allows us, in the near future, to create intuitive page-specific (zoom on Map, pause workout on Workout) button functions
- Button indicators don’t overlap data anymore

Further refinements were made to font size management on data fields to avoid side-by-side data fields having numbers running too close together

Based on rider feedback, we made the in-ride experience more focused on what matters: map and data
- Updated the screen layouts when turn-by-turn directions are not being used, in order to use the full height of the screen
- Riders can now disable the minimize button graphics that are displayed during rides. The larger graphics that shown initially are still present but quickly move off-screen in this mode that is set in a new settings menu

Improved navigation when riding on a route that leaves known roads. The Karoo will use banner instructions to guide you to and through an unknown road

Updated the method used to establish elevation profile during rides

The current elevation view is now more legible so that you can easily tell how your climb is going

Redesigned ride summary screen, which is now more accessible for easily viewing relevant ride data, updating the ride title and description, and uploading to your favorite third party services

The activity list has received a design refresh in line with the rest of the Karoo experience. Now you can easily and clearly review recent rides and relevant data in a way that is visually consistent with the rest of the Karoo

A periodic map data update has been provided. Karoo owners have the option to download the update, which is recommended
- Turks and Caicos Islands and Cayman Islands are now available
- Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador Guyana, French Guiana and Falkland Islands are now available
- Updated map and navigation data to the most recent worldwide data

Changed “Remind Me” to “Ignore” on Software Update Notifications. If you tap Ignore, we won’t notify you again until the next release. If you wish to update at your leisure, you can choose to download the latest software from the Software Updates Settings


Bug Fixes:

Updated navigation engine improvements allow additional routes to produce TbT directions

A chevron pattern is again shown during an active workout along with a red background when target effort level is not met

Fixed an issue where Strava Live Segments with little elevation deviation could fail to fail to display the elevation line and competitors when in-ride

Fixed a problem where editing a page profile with duplicate data fields could cause the wrong cell to be updated with the newly selected field type

Resolved two repeating sound problems that could happen with Bluetooth audio
- On Strava Live Segment completion
- For turn by turn directions if turn by turn was turned off in settings

Fixed the presence of duplicate average heart rate fields that were shown in the ride summary view

Fixed a bug where, if a rider selected a route using the "Plan Ride" menu selection, the route would not be added to the launcher

Improved login times on Karoo for accounts with large amounts of data

Re-aligned the on-screen button graphics to align with the physical hardware buttons

Fixed an issue in which the Karoo could fail after a long period of attempting to find a route when riding through regions where map data was not offlined

Made fixes to address a rare bug causing inaccurate jumps in distance traveled during a ride when using a speed sensor

Fixed the color of the back button on the Activities Detail Page screen

Repeated route edits no longer generate an Out of Memory error

Resolved an issue in which selecting a new route after ending the previous ride would cause the ride app to hang

Fix for a rare bug causing certain routes imported from .fit files to crash the ride application

Resolved an issue causing ANT+ shifter profile battery level to not be displayed on its data field

Routing now avoids using service roads to cut corners

Unlocking of the map screen has been fixed

The GPS status is now shown during rides

Fix to German map downloads. The state of Saarland no longer downloads when you want to download Bayern

Improvements have been made to TBT audio cues, which could be repeated if the underlying map data contained repetitive information

U-turns now occur where they should

The bike used during a ride will no longer display as Unclassified at the end of a ride, and will now save the bike you selected when starting the ride

Fixed a rare issue that sometimes caused the Distance to Destination data field to incorrectly show the distance traveled added to the distance remaining when rerouting

Fixed a bug causing the Routes menu to occasionally not display any routes

Fixed an issue causing the status bar to display zero in its Ride Time field when paused and immediately after pause

Adjusted 3-row data pages to be equally distributed across the three fields.

Fixed a bug where selecting a route after a workout in the Karoo ride planning screen caused the route to be cleared
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Old Software Version - 1.143.870.3

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.143.870.3
Release Date July 30, 2020


Feature Introductions:

The Routes and Profiles apps on Karoo have been standardized further with the new interface design direction

We also reintroduced the ability to rename a Profile (by tap-and-hold) in the Profiles app list view

We’ve improved battery life by optimizing the performance of some under-the-hood parts of the Ride app


Bug Fixes:

Improved rerouting to avoid using service roads

Improved U-Turn routing performance to provide clearer directions
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Old Software Version - 1.145.875.3

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.145.875.3
Release Date August 13, 2020


Feature Introductions:

We’ve made pairing and managing sensors easier and more consistent with our visual design

- Now, when pairing new sensors, the rider selects whether they are looking for ANT+, Bluetooth, or Di2. This helps Karoo find the sensor more quickly and presents the rider with a more focused list of discovered sensors
- Additionally, the same sensor is not shown twice in the list for dual-band sensors, as was previously the case
- We have also updated the layout of the details page for each sensor

We’ve modestly improved battery life, especially when riding with a route, by tweaking how Karoo manages map pages in your profiles


Bug Fixes:

We’ve made several significant improvements to sensor stability, as well
- Previously sensors could become disconnected after an extended pause and not reconnect. We’ve fixed that
- Renaming of sensors is now reliable, even when named before a sensor has finished connecting
- Sensor details could sometimes be forgotten by the Karoo, but we’ve now fixed this
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Old Software Version - 1.149.880.3

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.149.880.3
Release Date August 27, 2020


Feature Introductions:

You can now pair multiple sensors at one time. When pairing sensors, select all of the sensors that you want to add, then confirm them all in one tap. Choose up to 14 ANT+ sensors, any number of BLE sensors, or multiple Di2 systems at a time.

Based on positive feedback, we’ve improved the visibility and performance of the Paused and Auto-Paused indicators. Now you’ll have confidence your ride is paused thanks to a bold, yellow status bar and a flashing ride time, as opposed to the more subtle fade in/out of the last couple releases. This change has improved the battery drain rate during Pause, which some riders had noticed needed a fix.

Rendering improvements have helped extend battery for profiles that include a Map or Upcoming Elevation.


Bug Fixes:

The Location Services icon in the settings application has been fixed to be consistent with the other icons.
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Old Software Version - 1.151.894.3

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.151.894.3
Release Date 10 September, 2020


Feature Introductions:

By adding an Edit Layout button to each page and adding a “pencil” to the Edit Box around each data field when editing a profile, we’ve made it clearer and easier to edit your profiles.

Karoo now makes it easier to download offline map regions so you never get caught with a blank map. If you’re missing the map region for your current location, Karoo will allow you to download the necessary maps quickly and easily from the Home screen.

We’ve made Karoo’s "Swipe to Confirm" slider more visible, especially when it appears on top of other data or text.

We’ve improved how Karoo shows where you’ve ridden so far in a ride (the grey line behind you), especially for curvy routes ridden slowly (e.g. twisting mountain bike trails).


Bug Fixes:

We resolved an issue where data fields could show “000” even when the same exact data was available on other pages.

Fixed a problem where swiping through overlapping Strava Live Segments would also swipe the data page at the same time. With this fix, the data pages and overlapping SLSs are swiped independently again.

Added additional logic when toggling the ANT+ sensor switch (or using the quick menu) to facilitate better the finding of ANT+ devices without needing to restart Karoo.
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Current Software Version - 1.157.907.3

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.157.907.3
Release Date 24 September, 2020


Feature Introductions:

Introducing Battery Save Mode: when enabled, this new mode can nearly double your Karoo’s battery life, perfect for your longest rides. Your Karoo’s screen will turn off when it isn’t needed, and will wake up automatically to show you any important events: an upcoming turn, an approaching car (if you have a radar), a new workout interval, and more.

For those who ride with a radar, we’ve made the Car Approaching “lane” disappear when no cars are detected, so you can now enjoy the full width of your screen. Additionally, we’ve improved the Radar Mute so you can still see if cars are approaching even when the full lane isn’t popping over your data. Just tap the radar icon in the top left of the Status Bar to toggle between these two modes. These changes also alleviate the data field font size inconsistencies that our previous Radar design caused for some users.

We updated the Home screen to accommodate longer Profile names, making it easier to differentiate between your Profiles when you’re going for a ride.

We’re giving the Settings app a facelift as part of Karoo’s new designs. There are a handful of pages left to make it complete (and we’re working on those right now), but most of the app is now consistent with the rest of the device.


Bug Fixes:

We’ve simplified the navigation guidance given in the following scenarios: when you stay on a road that goes from unnamed to named (or vice versa), and when you continue in the same direction through an “offset” intersection (e.g. “left turn followed immediately by a right turn,” but you’re really just continuing on the same path)

Resolved an issue where data fields could stop showing data (would show “000”) even though the underlying data was still available. It seemed to happen frequently with elevation and temperature fields.

Fixed some edge cases around offline region management where an HX Navigation Service has stopped message could be presented.
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