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GPS lock in 5 seconds, Reroute in 3

TURN-BY-TURN instructions for road, gravel, and mountain biking

Download FREE GLOBAL MAPS to your Karoo that show CYCLING SPECIFIC infrastructure and points of interest

CUSTOMIZABLE ride experience and graphics

Upcoming elevation

Beautiful data rich screens

• Bike profiles

• 3D map view

Chrome extension for instant WIRELESS ROUTE IMPORTS

Komoot, Strava, Ride with GPS and more...

THE SCREEN:

LARGEST - BRIGHTEST - & HIGH DEFINITION

Use the anti-glare TOUCHSCREEN that works with gloves and has water droplet rejection for rainy rides

UNIVERSAL SENSORS

ACTIVITIES, ROUTES, & PREFERENCES saved to THE CLOUD

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KarooGarmin 1030
Price$399$599
Return Policy45-Day Risk-free trial30 Day refund on hardware, not applicable for purchased maps
Sim card SlotYesNo
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 searchStrava/Non Strava filtering, favorites, and search
Pin-Drop Route Creation On DeviceFull route building on KarooNo Pin-Drop Options
Map InteractionFast touchscreen zoom, With Pinch Gestures or Hardware ButtonsMap pan and zoom
Map POIsDetails like cafes, water fountains, bathrooms, and campsitesPOI 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
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 UpdatesMonthly including bug fixes and new featuresIntermittent including bug fixes
Menu NavigationTouchscreen and button interfaceTouchscreen interface
Sensor PriorityAutomatic with Manual overrideAutomatic
Bike ProfilesYesNo
Water Droplet RejectionYesYes
TouchscreenSmartphone level responsiveness, accuracy and speedYes
KeyboardSmartphone style QWERTY keyboardFull Screen ABCDE keyboard
Screen Size3.5 Inch3.5 Inch
Resolution480 x 640282 x 470
Pixel Density229157
False Touch DetectionYes, and screen lockYes
Anti-Glare ScreenYesNo
Touchscreen Works With GlovesLimitedLimited
Screen QualityRefreshes at continual 60Hz regardless of touchDoes not refresh while touching screen
Graphic DatafieldsDynamic heart rate and power zone datafieldsDynamic heart rate and power meter graphics
Operating SoftwareAndroidCustom
Battery Life12 hours15 hours
3rd Party AppsSideload Android APKsConnect IQ

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