Hammerhead releases new cycle computer

Hammerhead has introduced the Karoo cycling computer.
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Hammerhead has introduced the Karoo cycling computer.

At the heart of the new Karoo device is a cycling specific operating system. Based on Android, Karoo’s OS powers quick set-up of profiles, data screens and sensors. It also allows for seamless import, sync and sharing of route and training files.

Karoo's maps are built on OpenStreetMaps and made cycling-specific using geodata from Hammerhead and its partners. Routes can be created or modified directly on Karoo's touchscreen and its routing-engine includes filters for road, dirt, elevation and other ride preferences. Turn-by-turn navigation reroutes automatically even when offline.

Inside, the unit features a quad-core processor along with 3G cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth and ANT+ for universal connectivity and sensor compatibility. To achieve the most accurate position tracking possible, Karoo employs a combination of GPS, GLONASS, cellular triangulation and other location technologies.

“Karoo has been a passion project of ours for three years. We couldn’t be more excited to put the next bike adventure and personal record more within reach. We have built technology that is actually optimised for the bike. When I ride with Karoo, I discover epic routes and push myself harder-- bringing these Karoo experiences to the world makes the work worthwhile,” commented Hammerhead CEO Piet Morgan.

Karoo will begin shipping in August 2017.

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