Sometimes you dream about waking up one morning and setting out for the big adventure, leaving the daily life behind. More rarely though, you take the freedom to actually do it – to dare to go on that voyage, discover unknown land and fresh air, and rediscover the beauty of an empty mind.
With no domestic pro racing in 2020 due to ongoing pandemic concerns, CS Velo Racing climber, Sean Gardner, needed to find something to ride for. He planned an audacious attempt on the Everesting world record.
The Karoo launched with a global wheel circumference setting, designed for cyclists who wanted to use a speed sensor. Although a speed sensor is not required to use the Karoo—its on-board GPS handles in-ride speed—there are many use-cases where our users have found speed sensors useful.
Over the course of the past couple of years, we’ve added more flexibility to this option. Many changes to this feature have been part of more general enhancements that improve everybody’s rides. We’ve allowed you to prioritize whether you use GPS or speed sensor with an intuitive drag and drop system, which also worked great for managing multiple sensors more generally. And we’ve introduced bike profiles, which allowed users who used speed sensors on several bikes to set and save wheel circumference on a per-bike basis.
Our newest change is specifically for speed sensor users. Automatic GPS-based wheel circumference means you can push on and ride with no setup, while still getting accurate results from your speed sensor. This is now the default setting on your Karoo, so there’s nothing more you need to do. If you like the manual setting instead, it’s still there. Just head to the Settings menu and enable it.
We’ve updated the data field font. This is one part of many incremental UI updates Karoo users will be getting… you might consider it a sneak peek! We’re delivering these changes in logical chunks that minimize disruption while bringing fine elements of the Karoo 2 experience to Karoo users first—rest assured that there’s a coherent, consistent, and well-designed plan behind these UI updates, and a beautiful whole that they’ll make up.
Fixed an issue that was causing an incomplete list of Strava Live Segments to sync. This was a pretty rare bug, but one that could be frustrating if it affected a segment you wanted to attack. All of your starred segments should now sync correctly on device boot.
More changes to sensor screen settings, elevation, and the Dashboard.
Strava Live Segments are here. We couldn’t be happier to make this in-demand feature available for download, and we’re excited to see how our community utilizes it to meet their cycling goals (or just gain bragging rights among their friends).
We’re excited to announce that we’re working on the Karoo 2. For all the rapid progress in cycling technology itself, bike computers have consistently remained a generation behind other consumer electronics.
We are very excited to announce that we have closed a strategic financing of $4.5M. This additional capital will allow us to continue to fuel Hammerhead’s growth and some very exciting initiatives that we are excited to share with you soon.