Product Specifications & Features
Explore the Karoo's hardware and technical specifications below. For more information, our Product Roadmap will keep you updated on what we're planning for future features and the Software Release Notes has all you need to know about the latest software updates.
|Operating System||Karoo OS (built on Android 6.0)|
|Software Updates||Regular, over-the-air via WiFi|
|Physical Dimensions||98 x 72 x 28 mm (3.8" x 2.8" x 1.1")|
|Weight||186g (6.56 Oz)|
Metal-injection molded skeleton with high-impact resistance polycarbonate. Endurance rated buttons with an affirmative mechanical click. All-weather paint finish. Sealed with 8 screws.
3200mAh Lithium-Ion Polymer cell, ~3 hour full recharge, 12 hour battery life.
|Mounting||Standard quarter-turn mount interface works with aftermarket brackets|
|Touchscreen||Capacitive with multi-touch, pinch-zoom, and water droplet rejection|
|Cover glass||1.1mm Corning Gorilla GlassTM|
Full device navigation via side buttons (2 on each side for those really muddy rides) and a power button with reset.
|Display Technology||High resolution, non-reflective, military-grade screen for maximum visibility in all conditions|
|Display Size||3.5" diagonal (2.10" x 2.80" or 53.28 x 71.04mm)|
|Display Resolution||640 x 480 - 229 Pixels per inch|
|Backlight||Auto-adjusts to ambient light conditions.|
|Ports||Waterproof Micro USB port and Micro SIM card slot for cellular connectivity|
|Custom Applications||Karoo comes standard with a suite of custom Android-based apps to operate the device.|
Maps & Navigation
|Turn by turn navigation||Turn by turn navigation on any route created or imported.|
|Offline Map Updates||On-demand, offline downloadable maps, based on Open Street maps.|
|Routing||On-device route-making and navigation via waypoints or location search.|
|Route Types||Create routes optimized for road, gravel and MTB riding.|
|Re-routing||Reroute in-ride on any route that you make or import|
|Route Sharing||Share any route via the dashboard. Shared routes can be edited by other Karoo users|
Import, create and manage routes on the Karoo Dashboard: GPX files, Strava, MapmyRide, Ride with GPS, Komoot, OutdoorActive, Trailforks, MTBProject, Bikemap.net, Gpsies
Automatically sync new routes from the Hammerhead Dashboard. Any imported activity can be made into a route with turn-by-turn navigation.
|Activities syncing||Automatically sync activities to Strava|
|Offline Maps||Cache any region on Karoo, offline map tiles and routing are auto-cached for your planned ride|
|Fast GPS Lock||Satellite lock in under 5 seconds.|
Processing and Connectivity
|Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)||GPS, GLONASS and Cellular Triangulation, -163dBm sensitivity|
|WiFi||2.4 GHz - 802.11 b/g/n|
Any cycling specific ANT+ sensors from any manufacturer can connect seamlessly. Connect up to 7 at any time
|Cellular Connectivity||3G, 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)
|Processor||Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 MPCore - 1.3 GHz, optimized for longer operational life|
|RAM||2 GB DDR3|
|Storage||16 GB with 8.5GB of user space (thousands of miles of routes, a full suite of apps, and all of your data).|
|Altimeter||Barometric, accurate to 0.012m, GPS calibrated|
|Light||Ambient light sensor for backlight dimming|
External Sensors and Devices
|ANT+ / Bluetooth 4.0||
Capable of logging any number of Bluetooth 4.0 and 7x ANT+ devices simultaneously. Heart rate, Speed, Cadence and Power Meter.
|Di2 Electronic Shifting||
Operate the Karoo using hood buttons, including swiping screens, accessing menus, starting and finishing laps, and zooming in and out of map screens and elevation graphs
Data fields for real-time current gearing and battery level
|Varia Rearview Radar||See approaching traffic on Karoo’s industry-leading screen|
|Data display||Customizable profiles allow you to select what data is displayed while riding|
You can log in 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 allows 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/Pause||Customizable auto pause.|