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Karoo 2Garmin Edge 1030 Plus
Price$399$599.99
Return Policy45-day risk-free trial30-day refund on hardware, not applicable for purchased maps
Bracket MountingHammerhead Karoo 2 Mounting System - adaptable to 3rd party brackets with attachment*. 

Low profile and closer to bars than other systems.

*Quarter-turn bracket adapter included with pre-orders only and sold separately for all other orders
Quarter turn 
System Weight (device + mount)167g 
173g
Device Weight131g
124g
BeeperYesYes
Cellular Capability GSM (2G, 3G, 4G band coverage)No
Bluetooth Support - Sensors 
- Smartphone notifications 
- Audio
- Sensors 
- Smartphone notifications 
- Data
Charging Port Waterproof (IP67) USB-C USB Micro-B with rubber hatch 
Total Storage32Gb32Gb
SIM Card SlotYesNo
TouchscreenFast touchscreen zoom, with pinch gestures or hardware buttonsYes
Water Droplet Rejection TechnologyYesLimited
Touchscreen LockYesYes
Touchscreen Works with GlovesLimitedLimited
KeyboardSmartphone style QWERTY keyboardFull screen ABCDE keyboard
Screen Size3.2 inch3.5 inch
Resolution480 x 800282 x 470
Pixel Density292 PPI157 PPI
Anti-Glare ScreenYesYes (protector available separately)
Screen QualityRefreshes at continual 60Hz regardless of touchDoes not refresh while touching screen
Graphic DatafieldsDynamic heart rate and power zone datafields, upcoming and historical elevation, electronic gearingDynamic heart rate and power meter graphics
Operating SoftwareKaroo OSCustom
Onboard Sensors - Ambient temperature 
- Barometer 
- 3 axis accelerometer 
- 3 axis magnetometer 
- 3 axis gyroscope 
- Ambient temperature 
- Barometer 
- Accelerometer
Battery LifeUp to 14 hours
Up to 24 Hours
WiFi YesYes
ANT+ SupportYesYes
Di2 Electronic ShiftingYesYes
Varia Rearview RadarYesYes
Trainer Control Yes, ANT+ and Bluetooth
Yes, ANT+ and Bluetooth
Route ImportWireless via dashboard or chrome extensionManual file imports
Route SyncAutomatic, managing all routes on the Karoo or web dashboardRequires companion app, bluetooth connection, and sending routes via phone
Navigate to StartNavigate to the start of any route in your offline mapsNavigate to the start of any route in your offline maps
Upcoming Elevation GraphAvailable for all routes automaticallyAvailable with certain routing filetypes
Riding PreferenceBuild any route for road, gravel or MTBCycling, MTB, tour cycling options
ReroutingUnder 5 seconds on any route lengthUp to 20+ seconds for longer routes
Route SortElevation gain, proximity, date, distance, and nameStrava/non-Strava filtering, favorites, and search
Pin-Drop Route Creation on DeviceCreate ad-hoc or full, savable routes on Karoo 2No pin-drop options
Map InteractionFast touchscreen pan and zoom, with pinch gestures or hardware buttonsMap pan and zoom
Map POIsDetails like cafes, water fountains, bathrooms, and campsites. Manual and route-level POIs as well.POI list with icons at higher zoom levels, manual POI
Map InfrastructurePaved/unpaved, bike paths, bridleways, trails, and moreSome road surface details and road classifications
Map CoverageFree global maps, downloadable over WiFiOne region included, paid additional map sets, installable free map layers 
Structured Workout Support YesYes
Automatic Ride Uploads to 3rd Parties Yes Yes 
Cloud AccountAll preferences, routes, and activities are saved to the cloudNo data backup, all settings lost after every reset
Ride PreferencesChange entire datapage setup in-rideChange entire datapage setup in-ride
Software UpdatesEvery two weeks, including bug fixes and new featuresIntermittent including bug fixes
Menu NavigationTouchscreen and button interfaceTouchscreen interface
Sensor PriorityAutomatic with manual overrideAutomatic
3rd Party AppsSideload android APKsConnect IQ
Crash Replacement Policy YesYes

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