Elevation Error

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    Marco Gasparrini

    Welcome to the club. Was your wife using another Karoo 2 or different brand?

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    John Poulos

    totally different brand  she had 102 ft of elevation i had 2900 - it was a canal and there were cobblestones and i read that rough surfaces can impact karroo 2  - here is elevation profile

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    Martin Demčák

    I have elevation issues since I purchased Karoo 2 (2-3 months ago). It constantly shows higher elevation then other devices, e.g. Suunto 9 Peak Pro, Garmin, Strava. However, the high/low point is correct/same as by the other devices. The difference is significant, for example in todays ride (around 45km) it was 116m (by Karoo 2) vs 194m (by Suunto 9 PP).

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    Nicolai Weis

    Could you check your ride in hammerhead dashboard and look at the temperature reading? I think ive found a correlation between rapid temperature changes and altitude reading being way off

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    John Poulos

    it hasnt been so off  lately maybe one of the updates did something

     

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    Franco Dubbers

    I have and had for long time the same problems at many rides. For example 700m instead of 200 m. It is my second Karoo2 with this issue.

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    Barry Balk

    Same here, 60 meters will be shown as 300. Strava knows better, luckely

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    Pepi Ross

    I have the same problem.  On the West Coast of USA, a 2000 ft ride registered as 2700 ft.  The ride before, everyone else recorded 1800ft while I recorded 2800ft (all numbers rounded).  I tried entering a starting elevation manually but it didn't help.  

    In another thread I read that it helps to be sure that mobile data is turned off so false gps data is not imported from cell towers.
      I do really like the Karoo but it wd be nice to get this bug fixed.

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    Guido Del Giudice

    Ok, I have figured out what is causing the elevation issue....vibrations!

    Today I went out with 2 Karoos...one mounted on a stem on my rigid gravel bike and one in my back pocket.

    The ride is quite rough with quite a lot of road vibrations.

    The Karoo on my bike on a 75km ride reported 1280m total ascent...the one in my pocket recorded 820m ascent...my Apple watch recorded 765m ascent

    When I use the Karoo for running,  elevation is also spot on since it is in my backpack.

    When I use it on my MTB the elevation is a little  high but not as bad as on my rigid gravel bike.

    There is NO way that Hammerhead has not figured this out...and I cannot see how they can fix this since it is affecting a lot of people and is probably related to the barometer being affected by vibrations...perhaps a software fix could be to smooth out the sampling...I don't know but if that was the case a fix should already have been issued.

    Please try and do a ride with the Karoo in your back pocket and see if you get the same result...

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