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Old Software Version - 1.342.1374

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.342.1374
Release Date 17 November 2022


New Settings Configurable Per Profile

We’ve added the ability to set defaults for certain settings, configurable per profile.

- This includes Auto Pause settings, Audio Alert settings, Battery Save Mode, and Rain Lock settings.
- If you frequently switch between different styles of riding, and require different default settings for each, you can now create new or modify existing profiles for each of those riding styles. Customize your settings, so switching between them gets easier than ever.
- For instance, you may want to set Rain Lock on by default for sweaty trainer rides, or have Auto Pause turned off for a mountain biking profile but turned on for road biking.
- If you’re thinking “I never switch between different riding styles,” don’t worry! You can still update to this software version, and Karoo will save your current device-wide settings to each of your profiles, and your in-ride experience will be no different than it is today.
- You can toggle any of these settings on or off in-ride from the Control Center.
- See our Knowledge Base here for more information on the new profile-based Initial Ride Settings.


Improved Route Joining

- We’ve improved the way Karoo tries to join a route. Now, when you add a route, Karoo will navigate you to the closest point along the route.
- If the closest point of the route is not its start point, but that’s where you want to be navigated to, you can still do this! Pan the map to the start of the route, press and hold on the start point of the route, and drop a pin there. Then choose “Nav To.” Karoo will navigate you to the start of the route this way.


Bug Fixes:

- [KAROO 2 ONLY] We’ve made important improvements to reliably display your phone notifications on Karoo 2.
- [KAROO 2 ONLY] We’ve fixed a bug that prevented Karoo 2 from showing a phone pairing code when your phone asks you for one to complete the pairing process.
- We’ve fixed an issue that caused Karoo to auto-pause during indoor rides, even if auto-pause was turned off in settings.
- We’ve fixed a bug that prevented your route from appearing on the Live Tracking view of your ride.
- We’ve fixed a bug that could cause your Route Collections to appear duplicated on Karoo.
- We’ve fixed an issue on Karoo 1 that could cause it to crash when updating from old software versions.
- We’ve fixed an issue that prevented Karoo from routing on certain roads that it should have been able to use. This only applied to rerouting and routing to pins.
- We’ve fixed a navigation issue that would cause Karoo to navigate you unnecessarily into a cul-de-sac or similar dead-end on the way to rejoining your route or getting to a POI.
- We’ve fixed an issue that could cause Karoo to get stuck at "Preparing Route" when trying to follow a route in reverse.
- We’ve fixed a bug that prevented the new “Switch to Map when approaching a turn” feature from working well with a north-up map orientation.
- We’ve fixed an issue that could prevent you from restoring a ride in progress multiple times, when you turned your Karoo off without pausing the ride.
- We’ve fixed an issue that could cause Karoo to route to the start of a route instead of the closest point on the route.
- We’ve fixed an issue that could cause Karoo to reroute you much further along your route than you would’ve expected, cutting off more of the route than necessary.
- We’ve fixed an issue that prevented Karoo from restoring to default data if you logged out of your account.


Dashboard Software:

- Introducing the ability to switch an existing segment of your routes from Following Paths to Ignoring Paths, or vice versa. This gives you more control over your route-building, and makes it easier than ever to create and follow the perfect route.
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Old Software Version - 1.346.1384

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.346.1384
Release Date 1 December 2022


Introducing Riding Surface Preferences, Configurable per Profile.

Now, Karoo can prefer Pavement, Gravel, or Trail when you reroute or route to a pin including Home and Start location.

- We’ve also made the surface type preference for each route visible in both the routes list and the route detail.
- This is the surface preference with which the route was built or edited on Dashboard, and determines how Karoo will reroute when following that route.
- The route surface preference overrides your profile surface preference when it needs to (Karoo will ask you to Confirm whenever this happens).



New Combined Pin and Turn Cues

With this release, Karoo will now combine Pin cues and Turn cues if they are close together, with a preference for showing you the turn.

- You can tap the icon on the right of the cue to toggle between showing Turn info and showing Cue info. This should allow you to have Pins at turns without missing the cue for one or the other.



Simplified Combined Speed and Cadence Sensors

We’ve simplified our implementation of combined speed and cadence sensors for riders who want to use GPS for speed and distance data. Go to that sensor’s details and choose whether you want it to be a speed/distance data source.



Bug Fixes:

- We’ve fixed a bug that could cause the Reverse Route on Karoo to get stuck in a loading state with the yellow route line, but no chevrons or turn cues.
- We’ve fixed a bug that caused your route line to disappear if you canceled a route to a pin. (It came back if you missed a turn, but that’s beside the point.)
- We’ve fixed a bug that allowed an inactive SIM card to cause issues recording your ride.
- We’ve fixed some bugs to improve rerouting when you don’t follow the Karoo’s initial reroute.
- We’ve fixed a bug that could cause your bike preference for each profile to be reset.
- We’ve fixed a bug that allowed you to see red chevrons on top of a yellow route line in rare cases.


Dashboard Software

- Introducing the ability to review Lap data on Dashboard: see how you performed on each lap of your ride by selecting a lap under the elevation graph of the Ride details.
- On desktop and tablet, you’ll also see the lap highlight the section of the road on map.
- You can also click and drag on the elevation graph to view and focus on a particular section of the ride detail.
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Old Software Version - 1.349.1396

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.349.1396
Release Date 15 December 2022


Updated Maps and Navigation Data

We’ve updated our maps and navigation data, which also brings along a few other improvements (e.g. Guam and Svalbard were missing before). Update your maps on Karoo from the Offline Maps section of Settings. Note: Karoo must be connected to the internet for it to re-download all your offline map regions.



Bug Fixes:

- [KAROO 2 ONLY] If you use Karoo 2 without a phone paired, we’ve made some improvements that will improve your Karoo’s battery life.
- [KAROO 2 ONLY] We’ve fixed an issue that prevented Incoming Call notifications from dismissing automatically in certain situations.
- We’ve fixed a rare issue when following a route that could cause Karoo’s navigation to crash with a message that “Navigation had stopped.”
- We’ve fixed an issue that allowed Auto-Lap by Distance to be set to 0, causing Karoo to mark laps constantly.
- We’ve fixed two different issues that allowed Karoo to set certain Settings back to factory defaults when signing into your Hammerhead Account.
- We’ve made an improvement to rerouting when following routes in reverse.
- We’ve made another improvement to how Karoo decides to join a route, reducing the likelihood that your path loops over the original route.
- We’ve changed the route line to yellow on Dashboard and in route thumbnails, to better match the in-ride experience.
- We’ve fixed an issue that prevented sharing routes while not logged into your Hammerhead account.
- We’ve fixed an issue that prevented opening certain rides on Dashboard.
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Old Software Version - 1.352.1409

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.352.1409
Release Date 12 January 2023


Feature Introductions:

- We’ve added three new graphical data fields for those of you who ride with a route: Distance Remaining, Ascent Remaining, and a combined field with both of those in one.



Bug Fixes:

- We’ve fixed a bug with CLIMBER’s "Elevation to top" data-field where you’d see “ascent” remaining increase if you were on a climb with a dip in the middle.
- We fixed a bug that caused Karoo to show navigation cues from the beginning of a route after you reached the destination if you had been following the route in reverse.
- We’ve fixed a bug that prevented you from opening Sensor Details by tapping on a sensor’s low battery notification.



Dashboard Software

Fixed a bug on Dashboard that prevented it from showing your Karoo’s serial number during QR Code Sign-In.
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Current Software Version - 1.355.1428

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Karoo Software Build Version: 1.355.1428
Release Date 26 January 2023


Introducing Surface Type Information into the Karoo Ecosystem

Now you can see the proportion of paved vs unpaved surfaces you should expect on your routes.

- On Karoo this can be viewed on Route Details, and on the Route editor of the Dashboard.
- For now, this applies only to routes built or edited on our Dashboard.
- If you’re navigating, Karoo can also alert you of an upcoming change between paved and unpaved surfaces. You can see every anticipated surface change in the Cue Sheet.
- This applies to all routes, including those imported by file, synced from a connected account, and generated on Karoo (e.g. route to pin).
- Note: This feature is off by default! Go to any Outdoor profile’s Turn-by-Turn settings to enable this feature.


Improved Smart Trainer Connectivity

Some smart trainers broadcast as both a Smart Trainer (which can be controlled) and a simple Power/Speed/Cadence source (which cannot be controlled). The data they broadcast is the same otherwise. With this release, Karoo will now recognize if a smart trainer is broadcasting as both and merge them, so that you always connect to the smart trainer. This prevents pairing to the simple Power broadcast when you intended to pair to the controllable Smart Trainer broadcast.



Removed Rider Profile Settings

We’ve removed the Rider Profile section of Karoo settings, which asked for personal information such as DOB, Height and Sex. We’ve kept Rider Weight, which is needed to calculate Power-to-Weight Ratio if you want to use that data field. You can enter or edit your weight under the Training Values section of Settings.



Bug Fixes:

- We fixed an issue with the new "Distance remaining" and "Ascent remaining" Graphical Data fields where they could show outrageous values if your Karoo hasn’t acquired a strong GPS signal yet.
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We’ve fixed a bug with “Switch To Map” where Karoo sometimes failed to switch back to your data page after the turn, even if you didn’t interrupt it.
- We’ve fixed the issue where saving a shortcut to Dashboard on your mobile phone Home Screen showed up as an all-black icon on both iOS and Android.
- We’ve fixed a bug that allowed deleted auto-lap pins to continue marking laps for the rest of the ride.


Dashboard Software:

- We’ve fixed an issue with Route Builder that sometimes prevented placing new waypoints on certain parts of routes.
- QR Sign-In was broken if you were signed out of your account on Dashboard. We’ve fixed that.
- Certain Karoos (those on ROM versions prior to 1.229.1085) were unable to check for new updates. We’ve fixed that.
- We’ve fixed an issue that would prevent your ride from uploading to Dashboard if you took laps in too quick of succession (less than a second apart).
- We’ve fixed an issue that was preventing third-party uploads for certain user
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