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Old Software Version - 1.251.1117

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.251.1117
Release Date 18 November, 2021



NEW HOME SCREEN DESIGN

We’ve given Karoo a beautiful new Home Screen design, including a redesigned Apps List to make it easier to open the app you need.



INTRODUCING AUTO-LAP

Introducing Auto-Lap! Now you can set Karoo to mark laps at a specific time or distance interval, a perfect way to help you pace yourself and stay motivated throughout your ride. You can find it under the Device Settings.



UPDATED DELETE FUNCTION

We’ve done some cleanup on how you delete items on Karoo. We’ve replaced the slide-to-confirm mechanism with a confirmation pop-up when deleting a page of a profile, the Xert app from the App Store, or swiping to delete a ride from the Rides list or profile form the Profiles List.



[KAROO 2 ONLY] IMPROVED BATTERY PERCENTAGE DISPLAY

We’ve added the Karoo’s current Battery Percentage to the out-of-ride status bar. This should make it faster and easier to know you’re ready to ride whenever you power on Karoo.



Bug Fixes:

- When connecting to wifi during Initial Setup, the keyboard will now automatically show when you choose a network. You’re also now able to see your password as you enter it if you need to.
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Old Software Version - 1.257.1131

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.257.1131
Release Date 16 December, 2021



[KAROO 2 ONLY] INTRODUCING CONTROL CENTER

We’ve made it simpler and easier than ever to take control of your Karoo 2.

- Swipe down from the top of the screen (or squeeze the upper hardware buttons together) to access the toggles and features you need most, from system and display settings to ride-specific actions (when in ride) such as routing back to where you started.
- Fully operable with either the touchscreen or the hardware buttons, you can use Control Center year-round.
- Take a quick tour of how to use Control Center when you update to this software version, or find it later under “Learn More” at the bottom of the Settings list on Karoo 2.



INTRODUCING ROUTES ARCHIVE

Keep your routes list organized by archiving any routes you don’t ride frequently. Archive or un-archive your routes on the Dashboard. Archived routes are still available on Karoo and can still be ridden.



INTRODUCING CLIMB PREVIEW

From the in-ride Climb List, tap on any climb to expand it and see the full climb’s profile, grade coloring, and the elevation difference between the start and end of the climb. Tap again or open the preview of another climb to close the preview.



UPDATED CLIMBER FEATURE

When Karoo detects climbs on your route, reroute, or route to pin, those climbs will now be shown on the map.

- Upcoming climbs are represented by a lighter shade of blue than the completed climbs.
- The start and end of the current or next climb are indicated by start and end flags.



Bug Fixes:

- We fixed a bug that prevented Karoo from recognizing when certain power meters (notably those made by Rotor) were coating. This would prevent Karoo from properly recording 0 power during coasting.
- We’ve fixed a bug that caused the profile editor to kick you to the final page of a profile whenever you edited a profile page’s layout or a data field.
- We’ve fixed a bug that prevented the lap summary preview from being shown automatically in Battery Save Mode when auto-lap marked a new lap while the screen was off (the screen would turn on, but the preview wouldn’t pop up).
- We’ve fixed two bugs that could cause failure when Karoos running software version 1.248.1114 or newer tried to upload a ride that was recorded on any previous software version.
- We’ve fixed a bug that caused the Start Ride button not to work the first time you press it after signing into a Hammerhead Account or signing out of one on Karoo.
- [KAROO 2 ONLY] We’ve improved the reliability of the parts of Karoo 2 responsible for ANT sensors and Phone Notifications. This will lead to more reliable connection to phones for notifications and sensor stability. We also fixed a bug that kept some Karoo 2s from updating their Radio Firmware. When these users take this new update, they’ll also receive the benefit of our past fixes for ANT sensor and Phone Notification reliability.
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Old Software Version - 1.264.1147

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.264.1147
Release Date 27 January 2022



[KAROO 2 ONLY] Introducing Device Controls

We’ve added a new page to the Control Center for managing and monitoring all of your wireless devices connected to Karoo 2. From here, you can zero offset your power meter, refresh connection to any disconnected devices, and open Sensors for further management. This page is only available while riding.

We’ve also added Smart Light control to Control Center. Available while riding, each connected Smart Light gets its own page in Control Center for you to change the light mode. You can tap directly on the name of the desired light mode, swipe the slider to the proper position, or use the hardware buttons to select the mode you need.

Radar taillights have the ability to Mute or Unmute radar audio alerts from their Light Control page. Standalone radar devices get their own page to mute/unmute.

We’ve also added Bluetooth Audio Volume Control to Control Center. Available while riding with a Bluetooth Audio device connected, you can control the output volume of your bluetooth audio alerts.



[KAROO 2 ONLY] Updated Radar Mute

We’ve changed the behavior of Radar Mute to only mute radar audio alerts. Now, the car lane will always be visible in-ride when a radar is connected and a car is detected approaching from behind.

- For Karoo 2, we’ve restricted this ability to toggle Radar Mute/Unmute to Control Center to prevent it from happening accidentally while riding.



[KAROO 2 ONLY] Updated Control Center

We’ve added a button to Control Center to Change Profiles mid-ride. This is available from the System Controls page, and will take you to the Home Screen without ending your ride so you can select a different profile.



[KAROO 2 ONLY] Improved Brightness Adjustment

We’ve improved the Control Center brightness slider to allow 20% increments when controlled with Hardware Buttons.

- We’ve also improved the behavior of the slider so that you can swipe between Control Center pages more easily.



[KAROO 2 ONLY] Automatic Power Off

We’ve reduced the time it takes for Karoo 2 to power off on its own when left unplugged and not recording a ride. Now, after 10 minutes of inactivity, Karoo 2 will display a 15-second countdown before shutting down on its own. This should help preserve battery between rides in case you forget to power off the Karoo 2 after a ride.



[KAROO 2 ONLY] Updated Power Menu Design

We’ve updated the design of the power menu on Karoo 2.



Introducing Workout File Import

Now you can follow your favorite workouts on Karoo, even if you’re not a TrainingPeaks user. Simply export your workout as a FIT file or ZWO file, and then import it on Dashboard. Workouts on Dashboard will then be synced to Karoo.



Introducing Ride Restore

Whether you’re on a multi-day adventure or just trying to save some battery during a long rest stop, you can now power off your Karoo mid-ride and continue that ride when you turn Karoo back on.

- Choosing to continue the ride will reopen the same profile you were using, add the same route and/or workout you were following, and even restore the list of climbs you’ve completed so far.
- For Karoo 2 users, phone notifications will also be restored.
- For more information, see the Knowledge Base article on Ride Restore.



Improved Sensor Search

We’ve improved the Karoo’s sensor searching behavior to make connecting to sensors more likely, especially after breaks in the middle of your rides. Now, Karoo will search for any disconnected sensors as soon as you start moving.



Updated CLIMBER Settings

We’ve updated the Settings page for CLIMBER on Karoo to make it more informative and easier to understand. We now include a direct link via QR Code to the Knowledge Base article for CLIMBER.



Improved Pre-Ride Status Bar

We’ve added Time of Day to the pre-ride Status Bar on Karoo.



Improved Sensor Battery Status

Instead of displaying voltages, you can now see your sensors’ battery statuses as either Full, High, Mid, Low, or Crit. Go to the sensor details for each sensor to see the battery level it had when your Karoo was last connected to it.



Updated Sensor List Icons

We’ve changed the sensor list icon from black to green for ANT+ Smart Lights that are connected. This should make it clearer that lights are connected properly.



Updated Routes Archive Design

We’ve made updates to the design of Routes Archive on both Karoo and Dashboard to make it clearer how to use Routes Archive.



Bug Fixes:

- [KAROO 2 ONLY] We’ve fixed a bug in Control Center that caused certain functions to be “skipped” when using Hardware Buttons to select a function.
- [KAROO 2 ONLY] We’ve fixed a bug that caused the screen brightness percentage shown in Control Center not to match the brightness percentage shown in Display Settings.
- [KAROO 2 ONLY] We’ve fixed a bug that allowed users to interact with Control Center pages that weren’t centered on the screen. For example, this meant you could swipe the screen brightness up and down while you were on the System Controls page.
- We’ve fixed an issue with SRM power meters that could cause an improper calibration value to be set automatically upon resuming your ride from a stop. This fix results in more reliable power recording with SRM power meters.
- We’ve fixed an issue that could cause Karoo to record an empty FIT file if a certain sensor crash occurred during the ride.
- We’ve fixed a bug that could prevent certain internet connections from syncing data properly. Note: If you still have connection issues, please reach out to support@hammerhead.io with the details.
- We’ve fixed a bug that ignored your sorting preferences when you searched for routes on Karoo.
- We’ve fixed a bug that caused Karoo to report improper (and very high) speed values if you began moving from a standstill with certain speed sensors.
- We’ve fixed a bug that prevented the Ride Time in the Status Bar from aligning left properly if a paired radar is not found. The radar icon would disappear, leaving the Ride Time “floating” to the right.
- We’ve fixed a bug that caused Karoo to turn off smart lights if they disconnected mid-ride.
- We’ve fixed a bug that prevented Karoo from properly powering off certain Radar devices upon Karoo being powered off.
- Notably, the Garmin Varia 510 Radar/Tail-Light does not support this feature, so this fix does not change how that specific product works with Karoo. This is specifically about fully powering down certain Radar devices automatically. Karoo still turns your Radar/Tail-Light to Off at the end of a ride.
- We’ve fixed a bug that caused Karoo to exit the Post Ride Summary if you turn the screen off while viewing it.
- We’ve fixed a bug that could break the link from Dashboard to individual rides uploaded to TrainingPeaks.
- We’ve fixed an issue during the Karoo’s Setup experience that could cause it to show a blank list of Offline Map regions.
- We’ve updated the Karoo’s mapping and navigation data.
- We’ve improved the speed of our routing algorithm on Karoo by up to 10%.
- We’ve improved the speed with which Karoo can sort long lists of Rides and Routes.
- We’ve changed the description and behavior of the toggle for Key Button Icons in Settings. The state of the toggle (off vs on) now matches the state of key button icons in-ride.
- We’ve changed many of the informative popups on Karoo to be usable with the Hardware Buttons. These have been updated in the style of the new Karoo 2 power menu.
- We’ve made updates to the design of Routes Archive on both Karoo and Dashboard to make it clearer how to use Routes Archive.


Dashboard Software:

- We’ve fixed a bug that prevented importing more than 30 Starred Routes from Strava. You should no longer be limited by the number of Starred Routes you have.
- We’ve fixed a bug that caused the background video to constantly restart on page transitions during account creation.
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Old Software Version - 1.271.1157

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.271.1157
Release Date 10 February 2022



New Data Fields

We’ve added two new data fields: Heading, and Lap Normalized Power®. Heading displays your current direction of travel (cardinal and intercardinal directions), and Lap Normalized Power® displays the Normalized Power® of the current lap.



Added .ZWO Ramp Interval Support

We’ve now added the support for Ramp Intervals on imported .ZWO Workouts.



Bug Fixes:

- We’ve fixed an issue with SRM Power Meters where you could see large spikes in cadence and power upon beginning to pedal after a stop.


Dashboard Software:

- Introducing Select Mode on Dashboard: now you can Archive, Unarchive, or Delete multiple routes at once, making it quick and easy to manage lots of routes.
- We’ve fixed a bug that could prevent new users from resetting the passwords to their Hammerhead Accounts.
- We’ve fixed a bug that disabled the Routes Search Bar on Dashboard if your search returned no routes, which in turn prevented you from clearing the search to fix the problem.
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Old Software Version - 1.276.1162

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.276.1162
Release Date 24 February 2022


[KAROO 2 ONLY] Improved Device Controls

We’ve made the Device Controls, introduced on 27 January 2022, available at all times under the Control Center. Previously they were only available while riding.

- Now, you can use the Control Center to ensure all sensors are connected properly before starting the ride. This includes the primary Devices page, as well as each light and Bluetooth audio device page.



New Data Fields

We’ve added the data field for Workout Target Power. If you follow power-based structured workouts, you can now use this field to view the interval’s current target power. We’ve also added the data field for Last Lap Time.

Note: We are building more Workout data fields and will release them soon. The workout control page will still be automatically added to your ride when you follow a workout on Karoo.

Note: We are building more Last Lap data fields and will release them soon.




Updated Routes App

We’ve moved Collections to the top of the Routes App to help users with lots of routes keep them organized. For now, the only Collection available is Archive, for routes you don’t use frequently.



Reorganized Offline Maps List

"Downloaded Maps" are now available at the top of Offline Maps list on your Karoo, making it easier to manage the maps you have downloaded.



Updated Heading Data Field

We’ve updated the Heading data field to more clearly explain the conditions that might prevent Karoo from displaying a proper heading. These include GPS being disabled, no movement detected yet, etc.



Improved Routing Algorithm

We’ve improved our routing algorithm for longer routes to load faster on Karoo.



Bug Fixes:

- We’ve fixed two bugs that prevented certain ZWO workouts from working correctly: one stopped certain imports altogether, and the other caused cool-down ramps to work incorrectly.
- We’ve fixed a bug that caused Ascent to be shown as 0 for all routes when sorted by proximity on Karoo.
- We’ve fixed a bug that could cause the “Wifi Required” prompt to display when trying to download Offline Maps on Karoo, even if you have already connected to wifi.
- [KAROO 1 ONLY] We have swapped the Karoo 1’s response to a double-press of a Di2 hood button. This means the Karoo 1 responds to a double-press of each Di2 hood button identically to how Karoo 2 responds to the same input.



Dashboard Software:

- We’ve restyled the action menus for Rides, Routes, and Workouts on Dashboard. Now, it should be even easier to manage your Karoo and files from Dashboard.
- We’ve moved Collections to the top of the Routes List on Dashboard to help users with lots of routes keep them organized. For now, the only Collection available is Archive, for routes you don’t use frequently.
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Old Software Version - 1.279.1168

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.279.1168
Release Date 10 March 2022


[KAROO 2 ONLY] Improved Control Center

We’ve made a number of improvements to Control Center:

- When opening the Control Center for the first time after starting to ride, the first page will now be Ride Controls, to make it even easier to do the most likely things.
- When using the Control Center to search for sensors, you no longer have to wait for all sensors to stop searching before trying again.
- When zero-offsetting your power meter using Control Center, you can now send a new zero-offset command after a successful one without closing Control Center. This will be particularly useful to owners of ROTOR brand power meters, which require a two-step zero-offset process.
- For anyone who uses a SIM, you can now toggle cellular data directly from the Control Center.
- We’ve added a screen overlay to announce when a Wifi has been toggled or a radar has been muted or unmuted. This should help reduce the chances of accidentally changing settings in the Control Center without realizing it.


New Last Lap Data Fields

We’ve added Last Lap data fields for Distance, Average Speed, Average Power, and Normalized Power.



Added Workout Target Data Fields

We’ve added Workout Target data fields for Target Heart Rate and Target Cadence.



Improved .FIT File Recording

Karoo now records a variety of new information to the FIT files, including TrainingPeaks values such as TSS, IF and Lap values such as Avg Speed or Cadence per Lap. This should make it possible to analyze your ride data with more 3rd-party analysis tools.



Bug Fixes:

- We’ve fixed a bug that could cause shifting data fields to go blank mid-ride if connected to a SRAM drivetrain.
- We’ve fixed an issue that could cause certain routes to appear to be missing from the Routes list on Karoo.
- We’ve fixed a bug that could prevent workouts from appearing on Karoo if you have synced a lot of workouts in the past.
- We’ve fixed a bug where the orange line on the map for the Strava Live Segment you are riding appears on top of the current location marker.
- We’ve fixed a bug that caused Available Storage not to update after deleting a Downloaded Map Region on Karoo.
- We’ve fixed a bug that prevented CLIMBER from working on Komoot routes that included “Off Grid”/freehand sections (sections that are built without the “Follow Roads” feature on Komoot). CLIMBER would work up until the first “Off Grid”/freehand section and then not work again for the rest of the route.
- We’ve fixed a bug that sometimes caused Map data pages that had no data fields (i.e. an All Map Layout) to have a blank space covering part of the map. This was particularly likely to affect profiles that were only a Map page (i.e. no other pages in the profile).
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Old Software Version - 1.283.1181

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.283.1181
Release Date 24 March 2022


Introducing CLIMBER Without A Route

Karoo can now predict your course of travel when riding without a route, so you can see every climb on every ride, even when you know the roads well.

- See our Knowledge Base article here to learn more about how CLIMBER works, with or without a route.
- You can still restrict CLIMBER to only when following a route, or never at all, under Settings on Karoo.



Introducing Route Favorites

Go to Dashboard to identify your Favorite routes, and have quick access to them from the Collections section at the top of the Routes list on Karoo.



New Last Lap Data Fields

We’ve added the following Last Lap data fields:

- Last Lap Avg Heart Rate
- Last Lap Avg Cadence
- Last Lap Ascent
- Last Lap Descent
- Last Lap Power Balance



New Interval Data Field

We’ve also added a data field for viewing the remaining duration of your current Interval in a Workout.



Bug Fixes:

- We’ve improved the reliability of Ride Resume to handle longer rides.
- We’ve fixed a bug that could cause sensor connectivity issues if you had a smart light connected to Karoo, especially if using Control Center to change light modes on Karoo 2.
- We’ve fixed a bug that could cause your time zone to be incorrectly set on Karoo if using a SIM.
- The in-ride labels for Target Cadence, Target Power, Lap VAM, Average VAM, and 30s Average VAM data fields were not displaying as intended. They are now fixed.
- We’ve fixed a bug that made building a route on Karoo challenging by locking the available map view.
- For those who use an electronic drivetrain paired over ANT+ (SRAM, Campagnolo, or FSA), the Shifter Battery data field could show “0” for some time at the beginning of a ride, while the Karoo waits for the drivetrain to share its battery status. We’ve improved the treatment there to more clearly describe what’s happening.
- We’ve fixed a text sizing issue on the Route Preview page on Karoo in which Distance and Total Ascent could spill over onto two lines if the route were long enough.



Dashboard Software:

- We’ve fixed a bug with the option of “reversing” a route on Dashboard, in which certain routes failed to be properly reversed and would cause a software crash on Karoo when trying to follow them. This was especially common for Komoot routes that included freehand “Off Grid” sections.
- We’ve fixed a bug that could cause Routes from Connected Accounts (such as Strava) to be imported multiple times and duplicated on Dashboard/Karoo.
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Old Software Version - 1.285.1188

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.285.1188
Release Date 7 April 2022


New Data Fields For Workouts

- We’ve added two new data fields for workouts.
- Interval counter displays the current interval number out of the total number of intervals in the workout
- Workout Time Remaining displays the total time remaining to the end of workout.


Bug Fixes:

- [KAROO 2 ONLY] We’ve fixed a bug in the Control Center that could cause it to be stuck on displaying “Performing zero offset…” until you reboot.
- We’ve fixed a bug that could cause the Karoo to display Strava Live Segments without their elevation graph or the icons of competitors.
- We’ve fixed an issue that could cause Karoo to stop displaying in-ride data properly on long rides if using the Historical Elevation data field.
- We’ve fixed an issue that could cause the route line to disappear from the map if you switch profiles, or if you load a route that requires Karoo to navigate to the start of it.
- We’ve fixed a bug that could prevent Karoo from showing Offline Maps during Initial Setup.
- We’ve fixed an issue that prevented Karoo from displaying the available storage if you hadn’t connected to the internet since turning your Karoo on.


Dashboard Software:

- We’ve added the ability to review your ride’s summary data on Dashboard! Review the basics, such as averages and maxes, as well as some more specialized data, such as left-right power balance and Normalized Power®.
- You can also review the entire graph of the elevation profile as recorded by Karoo.
- For now, Ride Review is only available for rides with GPS data.
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Old Software Version - 1.290.1206

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.290.1206
Release Date 21 April 2022


[KAROO 2 ONLY] New System Notifications In Control Center

We’ve added a System Notifications page to Control Center: now, whenever Karoo has a System Notification to show, it will be available in Control Center. Tap a minimized System Notification to read more, and tap an expanded System Notification to take action on it. System Notifications will be hidden while riding so you can keep your focus on the road or trail. Visit our Knowledge Base here to learn more about System Notifications.



[KAROO 2 ONLY] Improved Phone Connectivity

We’ve made a number of changes to improve connectivity to phones, including connecting as soon as you turn on Karoo (instead of waiting till you begin riding). You can monitor your phone’s connection status from Device Controls.



New Suunto Heatmaps

Introducing Suunto Heatmaps and Account Connection: you can now ride with your Karoo 2 and run, swim, and hike with your Suunto watch but still have all of your workouts visible in the Suunto App for performance analysis and more. By connecting your account on Dashboard, you’ll get three new features:

Rides done on Karoo will automatically upload to Suunto.
Routes in your Suunto library will automatically be synced to Karoo.
Unique among our partners, these routes will never require manually syncing from Dashboard – if they are updated in your Suunto library, they’ll stay up-to-date on Karoo automatically!
You will also be able to view Suunto Heatmaps in-ride on Karoo, making it easy to find the most popular places to ride, no matter where you are.
Download heatmap data by region under Offline Maps settings on Karoo.
Visit our Knowledge Base to learn more about Suunto Heatmaps.



Introducing Custom Route Collections

Now you can organize your routes however you want. Create your Collections on Dashboard, and they’ll appear automatically on Karoo. Add your routes to as many or as few Collections as you like. Visit our Knowledge Base to learn more about Custom Route Collections.



Improved Elevation And Grade Accuracy

We’ve made a number of improvements to the accuracy of elevation and grade data in CLIMBER and the Upcoming Elevation data field.



Redesigned In-Ride Alerts

We’ve redesigned our in-ride alerts on Karoo to improve legibility and clarity. These include the alerts that you haven’t begun or resumed the ride recording, as well as low battery alerts for Karoo and connected sensors.



Bug Fixes:

- [KAROO 2 ONLY] We’ve fixed a bug in Device Controls that could allow it to show “Searching” for your phone after it had stopped searching.
- [KAROO 2 ONLY] We’ve made some improvements to the Light Mode slider for Smart Light Controls that make it easier to change light modes.
- [KAROO 2 ONLY] We’ve fixed an issue that could cause Karoo to reboot in the middle of a ride, frequently resulting in data loss.
- We’ve fixed an issue that could cause Karoo to record FIT files that can’t be uploaded.
- We’ve fixed an issue that prevented certain software tools (notably Android File Transfer) from being able to see FIT files and other files in Karoo when plugged into a computer via USB.
- We’ve fixed a bug that caused Left/Right power balance to be affected incorrectly by coasting.
- We’ve fixed a bug that could prevent Karoo from properly saving a ride, resulting in data loss.
- We’ve fixed an issue that could cause cadence spikes with ANT+ cadence sensors after coasting.
- We’ve fixed an issue that caused a Power data toggle to appear on post-ride summaries for rides that didn’t have any power data.
- We’ve fixed a bug that prevented Radar Errors from displaying properly on Karoo.
- We’ve fixed the bug causing Karoo to display "Wifi not connected" if your screen turned off while viewing Offline Maps.
- We’ve fixed a bug that could prevent Karoo from displaying the toggles for your connected accounts on the post-ride details screen at the end of a ride.


Dashboard Software:

- We’ve made a number of improvements to Dashboard Ride details page: we’ve added even more data to the ride details table, simplified the elevation graph, and made it possible to review indoor rides with no GPS data.
- We’ve fixed a bug that could lead Dashboard to display an incorrect Ride Time for rides that included at least one instance of turning Karoo off, turning it back on, and resuming the ride.
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Old Software Version - 1.292.1211

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.292.1211
Release Date 5 May 2022


Updated Profiles

We’ve made a number of changes to profiles to make it even easier to use your Karoo, for new and existing users alike. We’ve introduced the ability to duplicate a profile, as well as made it clearer how to rename, reorder, and delete them. We’ve also improved the profiles that come preloaded on Karoo.



Redesigned POI Interface

We’ve redesigned the interface for navigating to a POI to include more information and easier controls. Tap on any POI on the map to see how far you are from the pin, as well as the option to navigate to it (or cancel navigation to it). You can also cancel navigation to a POI using the Control Center. Visit our Knowledge Base here to learn more about Pins.



New Current Grade Algorithm

We’ve rewritten our algorithm for calculating real-time Current Grade on the Karoo. It’s now significantly more accurate and responsive. We’ve also added a tenths digit decimal place, and record instantaneous grade to the FIT File. Visit Dashboard to review the maximum, minimum, and average grades for each ride.



Improved Upcoming Elevation Graph

The upcoming elevation graph on Karoo will now show road-grade elevation for bridges and tunnels.



Bug Fixes:

- We’ve fixed a bug that could lead Karoo to burn through the battery much faster than it normally does.
- We’ve fixed a bug that could cause Karoo to record a big spike in power (watts) if a power meter lost connection briefly and then reconnected.


Dashboard Software:

- We’ve fixed a bug that caused a route to be removed from its Collections if you edited it.
- We’ve improved the error message when you try to add a route to a Collection that it’s already in.
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Old Software Version - 1.297.1231

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.297.1231
Release Date 19 May 2022


[KAROO 2 ONLY] Improved Pin-Drop Navigation

We’ve made Pin-drop navigation on-the-fly easier and clearer. Now, you get a full-screen map every time, with familiar Confirm and Cancel buttons. Visit our Knowledge Base here to learn more.

- You can even drop a Pin in a new way, because we’ve added the ability to the Ride section of the Control Center.
- This means you can drop a Pin from any page of your profile, not just the map page, and quickly get turn-by-turn navigation to where you need to go.


[KAROO 2 ONLY] Improved Phone Notifications Reliability

We’ve made improvements to the reliability of Phone Notifications being shown on Karoo 2.



Improved Climb Detection for CLIMBER

We’ve made a change to the Climb Detection of CLIMBER when not following a route that allows longer climbs to be shown properly as a single climb, especially climbs that continue through intersections.



Added New Functions to Profiles

We’ve added two new functions to profiles. Now, you can set a profile as Outdoor or Indoor, and Karoo will turn GPS on or off accordingly. You can also set a default bike for each profile, so that tracking mileage on each of your bikes is even easier. Visit our Knowledge Base here to learn more.



Bug Fixes:

- [KAROO 2 ONLY] We’ve fixed an issue with Karoo 2 that could cause it to reboot itself in the middle of a ride.
- [KAROO 2 ONLY] We’ve fixed an issue with Karoo 2 that could cause it to reboot itself in the middle of a ride.
- We’ve fixed an issue that could cause Karoo to repeatedly exit rides and return you to the profile selector on Home.
- We found a bug that could cause high battery drain rates in rare scenarios when following a route.
- We’ve fixed a bug that could cause Karoo to detect climbs improperly on closed loops, if riding without a route.
- We’ve fixed a bug that caused negative data to be displayed in smaller sizes than positive data in the same data field, an example being the Grade data field.
- We fixed a bug that could cause large elevation spikes in the Upcoming Elevation graph for routes that were not built on our Dashboard.
- We’ve fixed a bug that prevented the Karoo’s clock from changing time if you change the timezone in Settings.
- We’ve fixed a bug that could cause the Routes App to open without loading your routes (and appear empty).
- We’ve fixed a bug that could cause Karoo to detect a climb if you rode over a bridge that is made up of multiple bridges.
- [KAROO 1 ONLY] We’ve fixed a bug on the original Karoo that prevented it from properly recording rides without GPS.



Dashboard Software:
- We’ve added the ability to see all of your ride data over the top of the elevation profile of your ride, and at any point along the ride. Turn on the toggle for the data type you want to compare against the elevation profile, and/or hover over the entire ride to find the ride data at a specific point. Supported data at this time are Speed, Heart Rate, Power, Cadence, Power Balance, and Temperature. Visit our Knowledge Base here to learn more.
- We’ve also restyled the map tool icons and introduced the ability to Center your screen on the map of the ride.
- We’ve fixed a bug that caused Dashboard to always show Imperial Units, regardless of your settings.
- We’ve fixed an issue with how certain items on Dashboard behaved on the latest version of Safari browsers.
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Old Software Version - 1.300.1244

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.300.1244
Release Date 2 June 2022


Introducing Auto-Lap by Location

Now, if you’re racing in a crit or cross race, or you’re training in your local park, you can keep your hands on the bars and let Karoo mark your laps for you.
- Auto-Lap Pins can be placed whenever you press the lap button, as well as at the start of recording. A new lap will be marked whenever you ride through those points again in the same ride.
- Unique to Karoo, Auto-Lap Pins that are placed while moving will only trigger if you ride through them in the same direction, preventing incorrect laps being marked if the course doubles back on itself.
- Turn on Auto-Lap by Location from your Karoo’s Settings. Visit our Knowledge Base article here to learn more about Auto-Lap by Location.



[KAROO 2 ONLY] Redesigned Status Bar

We’ve redesigned the status bar on Karoo 2 for simplicity and legibility. Now, it’s easier to see the time of day, your battery percentage, and your internet connection status.



Introducing Support For ANT+ Tire Pressure Sensors

Now, you can connect your ANT+ Tire Pressure sensor to Karoo. Add the new Front and Rear Tire Pressure data fields to your profiles, and monitor tire pressure in real time in-ride.

Tire pressure is also written to the FIT file, for you to review how the tire pressure compares to your performance on a course.
Visit our knowledge base article here to learn more about ANT+ Tire Pressure sensors.



Added Shift Data for .FIT Files

Shift data can be viewed on Dashboard after each ride, in summary as well as line graph form.

From the sensor info page of your connected drivetrain, you can configure your gearing to see your recorded shift data as tooth counts (e.g. 52x28) instead of gear indices (e.g. 2x11). Note: showing tooth counts in-ride is in development but not yet possible.
Visit our Knowledge Base article here to learn more about adding Shift Data to your FIT file.



New Post-Ride Upload Status For Control Center

After you finish your ride, Karoo will now inform you of ride upload progress and status. From Control Center on Karoo 2 (or Quick Settings on the original Karoo) you can monitor your ride’s upload progress from “waiting for internet connection” all the way to “successfully synced to your connected 3rd parties” (e.g. Strava).



Added AXS Web Account Connection For Dashboard

You can now connect your AXS Web account to your Hammerhead Account on Dashboard. Rides recorded on Karoo 2 can be synced automatically to AXS Web for detailed shift analysis, tire pressure analysis, and more.



Updated Sensor Search

Directly from Sensor Search, we’ve added a link to our Sensors Knowledge Base articles, helping users get the information they need about how to connect sensors to Karoo.



Removal Of Select Di2 Features

At the request of Shimano, some functionality between Di2 drivetrains and Hammerhead Karoo computers has been removed. Specifically, this update removes on-screen battery status and shifter mode data, front and rear derailleur indications, and Karoo screen control via the Di2 hood buttons from Shimano Di2 drivetrains.



Bug Fixes:

- [KAROO 2 ONLY] We’ve fixed a bug with Light Controls where the Light Mode slider could show as being set to Off when the light is On. Now the slider properly shows the current light mode.
- [KAROO 2 ONLY] We’ve fixed a bug that prevented phone notifications from being shown with a 24-hour time if you have your Karoo 2 set to use 24-hour time.
- We’ve fixed a bug with Indoor Profiles that could cause them to have a single line of GPS data at the beginning of the FIT file, causing them to upload improperly to 3rd parties (e.g. Strava). Now, Indoor rides will be 100% GPS-free.
- We’ve fixed a bug that caused the Karoo to record GPS coordinates to the “where you’ve ridden so far this ride” user trace line even while you’re paused. Now, the user trace line on Karoo and Dashboard will match the user trace line shown for the same ride on 3rd parties (e.g. Strava).
- We’ve fixed a bug on Karoo that caused map-on-top layouts to misplace the Back and Confirm buttons for dropping a Pin.
- We’ve fixed a bug that could cause Karoo to ignore the Default Bike for the Profile you used. This led to still having to set the proper bike manually after each ride.
- We’ve fixed a bug with Climb Detection that could cause Karoo to show the end of a climb on the map as further up the road than it really is. This did not affect the profile of the climb in CLIMBER, only the view of the climb on the map.


Dashboard Software:

- We’ve fixed a bug that caused Dashboard to crash when viewing any ride without elevation data (e.g. indoor rides).
- We’ve fixed a bug that caused Dashboard to show the Speed Line Graph in imperial units even if you’ve set your Account preferences to Metric units.
- As mentioned above, we’ve added Shift Data to Dashboard Ride Review, in both summary and line graph form.
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Old Software Version - 1.304.1253

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.304.1253
Release Date 16 June 2022


Bug Fixes:

- We’ve fixed a bug related to the beeper events that could cause the device to reboot under certain circumstances.
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Old Software Version - 1.307.1266

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.307.1266
Release Date 1 July 2022


[KAROO 2 ONLY] Improved Low Battery Alerts

We’ve made it easier to warn you on your sensor battery levels: low battery alerts are now available in Control Center. You can see if a connected sensor type has a low battery from Device Controls, and a list of all sensors with low batteries from Notifications.



[KAROO 2 ONLY] New Software Update From Control Center

We’ve made it easier to install the latest software: you can now download and install software updates directly from Control Center (instead of tapping the notification and being taken to the software update page of Settings).



Updated ANT+ Drivetrain Information

If you have an ANT+ drivetrain or a dual-sided power meter with multiple batteries, Karoo will now identify which battery is low (front derailleur, left-side power, etc.) instead of the sensor name. If you have an ANT+ drivetrain, you can now see your current gear in-ride displayed as a Tooth Count (instead of a Gear Index) with the Gears data field. Note: the Front Gear and Rear Gear data fields will continue to display as Gear Indices, in case you prefer to see your gearing that way. Seeing tooth counts requires configuring your drivetrain from Sensor Details.



Added ANT+ Tire Pressure Alerts

If you have an ANT+ tire pressure sensor connected, Karoo will now alert you if your tire pressure falls below or exceeds your set tire pressure range.



Bug Fixes:

- [KAROO 2 ONLY] We’ve improved the reliability of the Karoo 2’s barometric pressure sensor.
- We’ve fixed an issue that can prevent sensors from failing to unpair from Karoo.


Dashboard Software:

- We’ve fixed an issue that prevented ETA and Battery Level from displaying on the Live Tracking page.
- We’ve added Tire Pressure data to Dashboard Ride Review, so you can see how your Front and Rear tire pressure changed throughout the course of a ride. Note: requires ANT+ tire pressure sensors.
- We’ve fixed an issue that prevented right-to-left languages from being written properly on Dashboard.
- We’ve fixed an issue that prevented certain rides from being edited on Dashboard.
- We’ve fixed an issue that prevented certain indoor rides from being viewable on Dashboard.
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Current Software Version - 1.316.1287

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.316.1287
Release Date 28 July 2022


New End-of-Road Turn Arrows

We’ve replaced the end-of-road turn arrows with regular L and R arrows so they are bigger and easier to see.



Redesigned Gearing Graphical Data Field

We’ve redesigned the Gearing graphical data field for ANT+ drivetrains. Now you can also see your current gear, as well as your front and rear derailleur batteries on the graphical field.



Improved Sensor Confirmation

We’ve improved the confirmation of adding sensors on the Karoo.



Added Save Functionality for Points of Interest

Introducing the ability to save Points of Interest on Karoo: you can now mark and save a location directly on your Karoo, and view/edit the POI later on Dashboard.

- Either select the POI icon from Control Center’s Ride Controls page, or long-press on the map page, to drop a pin.


New Battery Status in Sensor List

We’ve added each sensor’s battery status to the Sensor List. You can now easily see if a sensor has a high, medium, or low battery. If the sensor isn’t currently connected, you can see its last known battery status.



Improved ANT+ Tire Pressure Sensor Calibration

Karoo will now calibrate ANT+ tire pressure sensors to the current atmospheric pressure for accurate tire pressure readings.



Bug Fixes:

- [KAROO 2 ONLY] We’ve fixed a bug with Control Center that could cause it to appear “squished” when you open it.
- [KAROO 2 ONLY] We’ve fixed a bug with Control Center that could prevent it from working correctly after a Factory Reset.
- [KAROO 2 ONLY] We've fixed an issue that could cause Karoo 2 to reboot mid-ride.
- We’ve fixed an issue where Karoo showed a low battery alert for sensors that had been unpaired.
- We’ve fixed two different issues that could cause the “Saving your ride” spinner to go on forever.
- We’ve fixed an issue that could cause an infinite loop on the boot-up screen.
- We’ve fixed an issue that could sometimes prevent Karoo from opening the profile when you start a ride.
- We’ve fixed two issues that could cause problems with Sensors. The first would cause all sensors to disconnect, and the second would cause a popup that the sensor service had stopped working.
- We’ve fixed an issue that could cause the Routes app to crash when trying to edit a route on Karoo.
- We’ve fixed an issue that could cause the “Dismiss” or “Resume” buttons (that remind you to unpause your ride) to appear without a background in-ride, making them difficult to read.
- We’ve fixed a navigation issue that could prevent certain long routes along coastlines from being used on Karoo.
- We’ve fixed a navigation issue that could cause Karoo to show certain left or right turns as U-turns.
- We’ve fixed a bug that caused Karoo to show a negative serial number for certain connected sensors.
- [KAROO 1 ONLY] We’ve fixed a bug on Karoo 1 that, with certain map page layouts, could hide the button to center the map on your current location.
- [KAROO 1 ONLY] We’ve fixed the issue that caused battery percentage to be shown twice in the status bar out-of-ride on Karoo 1.


Dashboard Software:

- You can now add routes directly into a new collection via the action menus on Dashboard. Select any number of routes and choose “New collection” to create a new collection with those routes.
- We’ve made it easier than ever to create and edit your Points of Interest and other Pins on Dashboard. On the map view click “Pin” from the Route Editor toolbar to get started.
- We’ve fixed a bug that caused Dashboard to ignore the chosen Surface Type for a route.
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