Bike Profile

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    Thomas Egrelius

    I'd prefer several bike profile *and* autoset wheel size for each. With the option to also set it manually, for each.

    With each bike profile it should also be possible to pin certain sensors to that bike. That way the Karoo doesn't need to search for all configured sensors, and the risk for conflicts are lower in the cases two of your bikes are out riding in the same group for whatever reason.

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    Tom Hesselman

    I don't like bike profiles!! Garmin eliminated them at the Edge 1000 and I thought I might not like it, but it IS better. Sensors fire up, get recognized, ride. No picking a bike profile every day!! One friend still doesn't like the lack of bike profiles because he likes that to track miles on each bike, but there are lots of other ways to do that. Doesn't need the complication on board the bike computer!! The bike computer should just work, display in-ride info, and log. And navigate if you buy one for that. YMMV!!

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    Brad Waldoch

    But since all wheel sensors should have a unique ID, as soon as the GPS detects input from a sensor, that bike profile pops up. Walla! Best of both worlds. Hi friend.

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    Tom Hesselman

    That'd work. Did you get your money back or did you get a Karoo?

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    Brad Waldoch

    I got the same email reply that you did, one day after you. So yes, I have the Karoo. Right now there's no way I could rely on this. We'll see how it goes.

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    Tom Hesselman

    And, regarding your comment about unique sensor ID's, the bike profiles would need a LOT more in them than wheel circumference for that to work, like a way to tie that unique ID to a bike profile.

    I don't care about bike profiles myself, if the wheel sensor can auto calibrate, good enough for me. There has even been the school of thought here that why even HAVE a wheel sensor, ya got a GPS, fercryin'outloud!!!

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    Gordon Davies

    Cant you just tipe in the bike name.

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    Tom Hesselman

    I don't think so. The only thing to "tipe" in is the wheel circumference, and even then, only ONE.

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    Gerard Fertig

    It looks like none of you ride a mountain bike or ride under a lot of trees. That's where wheel sensing and or Tire diameter are needed. Otherwise you do not get correct speed distance information.

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    Frank Bosma

    yep, also annoyed by that... Hated the "bike profile" system Garmin had before... many times I rode my bike, thinking "why is this number not on the screen" and then 10min later thinking "a.. didn't switch to the right bike"... damned (and I hate stopping, so I will not do that... And now there's only 1 profile, while I have several bikes... what to do? And what's the circumstance of my wheel? (I have no clue, and know from previous "measurements" it's pretty hard to determine...)

    Because of GPS the Karoo should know what it is, and when I get into the forest, it should be OK with the speed sensor... (use my old GSC-10's for that, hate the BT things :-))

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    Sven Migot

    Def no bike profiles, just autoset like the Garmin 1000. Must have. Or both.

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    David De Sloovere

    Autocalibration coming https://support.hammerhead.io/hc/en-us/community/posts/360001172834/comments/360000513973

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    Brad Waldoch

    Thank you, that would be awesome. And for me, the primary fix I'd love to see. I've spent about a month now fine tuning my circumference. And that's just one bike.

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    Jeremy

    At first, I didn't see the need for bike profiles as the Karoo simply connected to whatever sensor was available and active (which would likely be the bike you are using).

    BUT, two things recently cause me to think this is a good idea, and it's not for the normal reasons why someone would want separate bike profiles; it's due to the quirks of the Karoo.

    Two major benefits I potentially see are:

    - "Searching for xxx sensor" - when a sensor is not connected, the Karoo continually appears to be searching for the sensor. This has to take a hit on battery life.

    - Factory Resets - I have had to perform several factory resets on my Karoo to clear the bugs and am now finding a factory reset helps when a new software version is installed. Being able to save sensors in the Bike Profile would allow you to have these immediately available after performing a factory reset instead of having to manually pair each one again.

    The way I envision it, Bike Profiles can live in the Settings. In that Bike Profile setting, you can choose/enable which sensor will be used with that specific bike. If the sensor is not enabled for that bike, the Karoo won't continually search for it (hopefully saving some battery). Further, these settings and sensors would be saved in your Hammerhead account profile and would re-load much like your pages and other user specific data.

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