Getting Started with Karoo
Here's everything you need to know to get started with your new Karoo.
The Karoo’s interface is designed to be simple to use and intuitive. New Karoo users already familiar with Android phones may find it easy to navigate all of Karoo’s settings. This short video runs through the basics of navigating and using the Karoo.
Your Karoo receives frequent updates automatically, adding new features, improving performance, and increasing compatibility with your sensors.
The latest release includes high-contrast maps, a new look homescreen, custom drag-and-drop data screens, on/off-route notifications, and further ANT+ support. Full release notes.
Your Karoo comes with everything you need for an unparalleled ride experience. You get the Karoo, a Barfly mount, a Getting Started Guide, a lanyard, two hex keys, a SIM converter, a SIM tool, and a USB cable.
The Karoo’s guided first-time setup is quick and simple. Follow the on-screen instructions to get setup.
The Karoo is fully standalone, but you can enhance your experience by using the
Dashboard. The Dashboard is a powerful tool that allows you to create, import, and modify routes from your computer, which automatically and immediately sync with your Karoo.
The Dashboard lets you:
You can set up Strava sync on your Karoo to get your rides straight onto Strava the moment you step off the bike. You can also set up on the Dashboard instead.
Karoo does not require a SIM card - you can make routes and maps available offline with no connection needed. However, with a SIM installed, you can navigate anywhere, and upload your activities any time. Learn more about SIM card compatibility.
Pairing sensors is quick and easy. The Karoo can connect to most ANT+ and Bluetooth sensors, with new compatibilities added through frequent software updates.
These instructions detail how to enable sync with TrainingPeaks. For other services, tap the appropriate service name in the Dashboard and follow the same instructions.
The Karoo is supported by a rich community of enthusiastic users, who provide crucial feedback for Karoo's ongoing software development, and who also share tips and tricks with other users. We're forever grateful for the passionate Karoo users who've chosen to join us on this journey.