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    Ali

    Hi Perchera, there is no Hiking profile as of now, and I am sorry that there's nothing planned in the near term o long term. That being said, the software is constantly evolving - and if we get enough interest from the community, and value  - we would surely like to explore this world.

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    Peter sejersen

    I also think a "Hiking" profile would be a useful feature. The K2 is small and light enough to make a perfect hiking GPS and it already comes with a lanyard. I will definitely use it for hiking on days where I'm not riding and would love to have the ability to upload as a hike/walk instead of a ride.

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    Markus Kirchhofer

    Currently my workaround is the following:

    • I define a profile Hike
    • I defined "bikes" named "hiking", "running", ...
    • If I start a hike I use the hike profile and assign the "bike" named "hiking"
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    Antonio Ruiz

    @Markus, good idea, setting a "fake bike" as hiking.

    I was thinking of some more settings like minimum speed for example. For biking anything below 0,5kms hour is usually considered a stop/pause and recording by seconds is fine but for hiking the speed is usually lower and we might want to record by meters (say 5m) instead of by secs, but yeah, your trick might work if we don't have a specific hiking profile.

    Anyways i upload most of my rides and hikes to Connect and Wikiloc which are my main activities logs. Not so worried about how HH will display my activities but more about how HH treats activities that are considerably different (hiking vs riding)

    Regards

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    Brian Sawyer

    I know this is an old thread but I would like to throw my head in for also agreeing a hiking profile would be awesome. I use my phone with alltrails but believe that this would be much more convenient.

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    Daniel Crumbley

    Yep, it would be great for that and also kayaking as well.

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    Robert Grant

    A hiking profile would make this device even more useful, can't imagine it would take much to add to this functionality, the basics are already there and could be marketed to a wider user base.

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    Dale Trexel

    Adding my vote for this feature, but in a more generalized "other-activities" format. Over the last winter I've used my Karoo 2 as a data logger while X-C skiing (Skijoring, technically) and it has worked great for that, aside from not having a better way to tag such activities. Like Marcus, I figured out I could add "X-C skis" as a "bike", which works, but is a bit of a hack.

    Hammerhead's own marketing recently includes a video of someone X-C skiing! Perhaps you should ask Rose Grant if she would use the Hammerhead as a data logger when she's skiing, rather than biking: ttps://www.hammerhead.io/blogs/teamjournal/rose-grant-see-the-road-ahead

    I've been using a Polar Vantage V for several years now as my all-around data logger, including for skijoring, but technology sometimes hiccups or even fails, so I always have a backup running. Previously that's been my phone, but the Karoo 2 is an even better backup solution because of the altimeter. The Karoo 2's altimeter has finer resolution than the Vantage, and has ANT+ connectivity, so it's my preferred source for Strava uploads.

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    Christian Jüttner

    +1 I really like the idea. the Karoo is also perfect for navigating!

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    Eduardo de Francisco

    I'd be happy to have a hiking profile. I believe all that would be needed is that the Karoo records the activity as such, but I might be wrong.

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    Arnd Rensmann

    A hiking/trailrun profile would be a great enrichment for the karoo 2.

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    Leslie McElhaney

    Hiking would be great. I am currently training for the Grand Canyon Rim 2 Rim in 1 day. Would love to use a Karoo 2 as my training device. But, my usage would ideally have a twist, which is Strava Live segments for running activities.

    Running activity support is key, because I currently have a Garmin Edge 530, but it will not download my starred SLS running segments to the 530 (I guess because it is a "cycling" device). It will only download "cycling" SLS segments. Furthermore, I can only create cycling segments from cycling activities, and running segments from running activities. But again, running segments don't download to the device from Garmin connect. And finally, it's pointless to try to hike against SLS created from a bike activity because my time will be so much faster from the bike. The point is to try to better my hiking times over my previous hikes, not my bike PR over the same segment.

    I'd say that if the Karoo 2 will download Strava running segments, and its device Live Segment feature will fire and pace me against the my segment running PR, I will most certainly buy a new Karoo 2. 

    Has anyone tried this, or can confirm that this does or does not work?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Wieslaw

    Hello,
    As a new user of KAROO2, I join the idea to add other activities and related sensors (such as runpods) to the profiles.

    Greetings 

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