Hammerhead Karoo .. Any takers?

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Re: Hammerhead Karoo .. Any takers?

Postby march83 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:23 am

Their first device with an interface.

If you're not looking at Hammerhead's history, their blog posts, reading between the lines and understanding that this is a massive undertaking for this company then you're being more than a little bit of naive. Ordering one of these things demands some flexibility in your expectations or you're going to have a bad time.

Give leeway or be disappointed, how about that? It's a pre-order - you're a beta tester.
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Re: Hammerhead Karoo .. Any takers?

Postby MichaelB » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:38 am

Hey, I'm not a kickstarter or even thinking of getting one, so just commenting on what I see. It seems that because it's a kickstarter, it's more acceptable for faults/undeveloped stuff to be sent (and quite late at that) and a lot promised and not delivered.

Yep, get it's a major undertaking and hope they succeed, but it's like many others, over promise, under deliver and chalk it up to "hey it's a kickstarter, what do you expect ?"

For that price, I expect more, especially transparency.

I've moved away from Garmin (after a 305/500 and 520) and tested a 1030 to the Wahoo Bolt. It's not without it's faults, but compared to others, it's damn good and does what I need.

If those that got the Karoo are happy to pay to get a sub-standard product for a while and like working through that stuff because they can see the end of the rainbow, then great.

Look fwd to seeing the positive feedback as they get stuff sorted :-)

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Re: Hammerhead Karoo .. Any takers?

Postby am50em » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:44 pm

With yeterdays software update the Karoo is finally at point were I can use it as my main cycling computer. It finally has grade/VAM/better battery indicator. Looking forward to additional features in coming months.

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Re: Hammerhead Karoo .. Any takers?

Postby RonK » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:37 pm

Sales must be slow - I'm still getting emailed offers at the pre-order price.
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Re: Hammerhead Karoo .. Any takers?

Postby MichaelB » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:43 pm

RonK wrote:Sales must be slow - I'm still getting emailed offers at the pre-order price.


Given the varied reports and update promises, I’d be watching from the sidelines before I’d hand out any cash.

Be interesting to see where they are in a years time

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Re: Hammerhead Karoo .. Any takers?

Postby RonK » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:30 am

MichaelB wrote:
RonK wrote:Sales must be slow - I'm still getting emailed offers at the pre-order price.


Given the varied reports and update promises, I’d be watching from the sidelines before I’d hand out any cash.

Be interesting to see where they are in a years time

Yeah, I've been used/abused as a test/development guinea pig by Garmin and Magellan already. Not doing that again.
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Re: Hammerhead Karoo .. Any takers?

Postby am50em » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:02 am

https://blog.hammerhead.io/shipping-res ... 5ee2071696
Does this also mean that we are getting close to ending our special order pricing of $299? Yes, it does! By the end of this week, Karoo’s pre-order price will increase to $399. Why not the full price yet? Because new orders placed these days will still incur a delivery delay of several weeks.

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Re: Hammerhead Karoo .. Any takers?

Postby boyracer » Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:47 pm

Some serious bar real estate there! Unit in photo comparison is my son's Garmin 800.
Will load some action shots later...great screen and interface, very easy to read in full light.
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Re: Hammerhead Karoo .. Any takers?

Postby MichaelB » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:36 am

That's HUGE :shock: What does it weigh ?

I admit, that when reviewing the Garmin 1030, the screen size & legibility were great (especially with maps), but it was just too big.

Going back to the Wahoo Bolt was a shock, but I got used to it pretty quick, and it works fine.

Have some of the 'promised upgrades' been done as planned ?

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Re: Hammerhead Karoo .. Any takers?

Postby Crawf » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:20 am

Credit to them, they are churning through the bug and feature requests.

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Re: Hammerhead Karoo .. Any takers?

Postby MichaelB » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:24 pm

Time for a thread dredge and answer a question that popped into my head for no reason.

For those that got these, how are they going ?

Hammerhead still updating and improving things ?

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Re: Hammerhead Karoo .. Any takers?

Postby march83 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:30 pm

I cancelled mine, but I'm still on their mailing list so I'm getting notifications every time there's a software update. Seems like they're adding functionality and fixing bugs but there was an update recently where a certain metric was added that made me think that the device was really incomplete up until that point...

Would be interested to hear from anyone that actually ordered.

I wonder how sales are at the "full price" of $500? Or did they knock that down?
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Re: Hammerhead Karoo .. Any takers?

Postby Crawf » Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:08 pm

It's the only head unit I have now, used at least 5 days a week.
Not using navigation functionality atm, just straight data fields with power and speed sensors, no problems for me.
So i'm not really testing the full gamut of features at present.
They do updates every 2 weeks and seem to take on-board most popular feature changes/fixes quite quickly.

It's the small convenient things that are lacking and annoy me most about it though.
- Having to press 3 times to commence a ride: Press bike icon, press start, then press the physical button *facepalm*
- No direct Garmin Connect auto upload (its my main repository where all other services sync off - Strava/TP)
... 1st world problems I know.

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Re: Hammerhead Karoo .. Any takers?

Postby MichaelB » Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:25 pm

Crawf wrote:It's the only head unit I have now, used at least 5 days a week.
Not using navigation functionality atm, just straight data fields with power and speed sensors, no problems for me.
So i'm not really testing the full gamut of features at present.
They do updates every 2 weeks and seem to take on-board most popular feature changes/fixes quite quickly.

It's the small convenient things that are lacking and annoy me most about it though.
- Having to press 3 times to commence a ride: Press bike icon, press start, then press the physical button *facepalm*
- No direct Garmin Connect auto upload (its my main repository where all other services sync off - Strava/TP)
... 1st world problems I know
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It's surprising that it doesn't have it (although Garmin is also very selective of who it will auto upload too), but there are so many options I wonder if it is licencing stuff or costs.

Good to hear that it's still operating and improving.

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