Pre-order Karoo today (specs)
Karoo OS (built on Android 6.0)
98 x 72 x 28 mm (3.8” x 2.8” x 1.1”)
186 g (6.56 oz)
Aluminum-titanium skeleton with high-impact resistance polycarbonate. All-weather paint finish. Sealed with 8 screws.
Up to 15 hours of runtime, or 10 hours with 3G cellular/WiFi turned on and screen at full brightness. 3200mAh Lithium-Polymer cell charges in 3 hours or less.
Standard quarter-turn mount interface works with all current aftermarket brackets
Capacitive with multi-touch, pinch-zoom, and water droplet rejection
Five endurance and weather rated buttons with an affirmative mechanical click, ergonomically placed for one hand operation. Designed to navigate all menus and in-ride features should the screen get too mucky.
1.1 mm Corning Gorilla Glass
High resolution, non-reflective, military-grade screen for maximum visibility in sunlight. The screen was chosen for maximum brightness and minimum power use
3.5" diagonal (2.10” x 2.80” or 53.28 x 71.04 mm)
640 x 480 - 229 Pixels per inch
Auto-adjusts to ambient light conditions.
Waterproof USB Micro B port and Micro SIM card slot for cellular connectivity
Karoo comes standard with a suite of Android-based apps. 3rd-party app store coming 2018
Maps and Navigation
Offline sections, global basemap updated monthly
On-device route-making and navigation via waypoints or location searching. Import any kind of route via GPX.
Filter via road type and material, customized layers for cycling data
Reroute in-ride or choose your re-route preferences.
Share any route via the dashboard. Shared routes can be edited by other Karoo users
Import, create and manage routes on the Hammerhead website: GPX files, Strava, MapmyRide, Ride with GPS, OutdoorActive, Trailforks, GPSTracks.nl, MTBProject, Bikemap.net, Gpsies
Automatically sync new routes and rides from Strava, any activity can be made a route.
Cache any region on Karoo, offline map tiles and routing are auto-cached for your planned ride
Fast GPS Lock
Satellite time and location lock in under 5 seconds.
Processing and Connectivity
GPS, GLONASS and Cellular Triangulation, -163dBm sensitivity
2.4 GHz - 802.11 b/g/n
3G - WCDMA, 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
Bluetooth Smart (4.0+) with audio streaming (A2DP) Including other Bluetooth profiles for later apps and voice control (HSP - headset profile, HFP - hands free profile)
Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 MPCore - 1.3 GHz, optimized for longer operational life
2 GB DDR3
16 GB with 8.5Gb of user space (thousands of miles of routes, a full suite of apps, and all of your data).
Barometric, accurate to 0.012m , GPS calibrated
Ambient light sensor for backlight dimming
External Sensors and Devices
ANT+ / Bluetooth 4.0
Capable of logging any number of Bluetooth 4.0 and 4x ANT+ devices simultaneously. Heart rate, Speed, Cadence, Power Meter, Shifting*, Trainer control**, Muscle oxygen***, Other (Future Releases)
Customizable profiles allow you to select what data is displayed while riding
You’ll be able to login to any Karoo with your Hammerhead account and automatically sync your pre-paired sensors, routes, page sets, Strava account, and more.
Customizable page sets
Karoo will allow you to create an unlimited number of riding “page sets” in the Pages app, which can be customized to display different types of data for different types of riding.
The Karoo Dashboard
Login to the Karoo Dashboard on your computer to more quickly design and alter routes. You can also easily import routes as URLs from a wide variety of services, such as Strava, MapMyRide, Trailforks, and more. All routes on your Dashboard seamlessly and instantly with your Karoo.
Auto Start / Stop
Future Software –
See our software timeline
Hammerhead has built Karoo on the most flexible software stack possible. This allows any developer to bring value to our platform. Our goal is to be nimble with software releases and build services that cyclists want. Our customers will be a part of making this paradigm a reality, below are some of the ideas that we are currently designing
Build custom workout profiles with alerts and specific heart rate, power or pace goals, link them to routes, and share them with friends.
Easily build interval workouts or choose from presets designed by coaches
See strava segments while route-planning. Add segments to your route and race them with real-time feedback.
Live location and sensor data can be shared to anyone through a URL.
Share location, meetup times and courses to friends on your ride.
Get a weather forecast pre-ride, wind data on the route and a head’s up for rain. Post-ride wind, power and speed data is correlated to give you a better understanding of your training session.
A whole new standard for training planning, workouts are preloaded on your bike, if you miss one the plan adjusts. Integrate your indoor and outdoor training data.
Ride leader tools
Visualize the heart-rate and power output of everyone in your ride group. Get instant feedback on the relative strain of your team.
Find ride groups and training friends in your city, match with cyclists at your level and make group rides easier.
Live training interface
Coaches who tailor your training plan and give you live feedback.
Music Storage and Playback
Hammerhead will incorporate 3rd party music apps like Spotify to enable some music capability.
* Shifting will be controlled via training features at a later stage.
** Trainer control will be a part of our future training systems.
*** Hammerhead is excited about the science around the training insight from Muscle Oxygen and we are working to integrate this technology into our training systems.