Navigation on Karooo 2
I am on my bike somewhere, I get hungry and want to navigate to a nice burger shop. Why do I need to create a route to do this? When will I ever be back in that same random location and want to go to that same place?
Why can't I just click "take me to" > search and select location > and the GPS takes me there? And then when I want to go home, I need to create another route from that shop to my house (which doesn't exist on your map BTW).
I can see that after a few weeks of usage Ill have routes everywhere, then Ill be complaining about the lack of a mass delete function.
Why can't a bike GPS work like a car GPS? Just take me from wherever I am to where I want to go.... Don't make me select where I am, you know where I am, skip that bit and don't try to make me choose from a list of places I have been at some point in my life.
you can navigate to your home without creating an new route every time. Just put your homeadress to your dashboard (https://dashboard.hammerhead.io/profile) then you can navigate home at every moment you want.
You don't need to create routes to go places. You can do ad hoc routing to a point on the map. Admittedly, there is no POI routing like you have probably come to expect from other devices but, if you know where nice burger shop is, it's very easy to drag the map and drop a pin on your proposed destination and route to your destination like that.
Hopefully POI routing will come soon...
@Steve If I knew where the shop was why would I need a GPS?
Also I just found out that I cannot make routes at all without an internet connection? WTF?
I was just out, got to the end of my normal ride and tested if the unit could get me home. Nope. Even though the map is downloaded with all street info it still says no internet connection to any search. Useless.
Honestly as soon as Beeline finds a way to put my Garmin Radar info on their device I am getting rid of all cycling "GPS". How is it that the little Beeline unit can give me turn by turn and rerouting to anywhere at anytime just by opening their app and searching for a place and hitting go, get these super expensive "GPS" cannot?
If you knew roughly where the nice burger shop was (locate approximate area on map, for example) - but didn't know how to get there - this method would work for you. There are pre-loaded POIs on the map anyway, even though they're too small to read.
Route to home works perfectly well with no internet connection; I've used it many times in the past to get me home. You don't need an internet connection for most things on the Karoo.
Have you configured your home location in your Hammerhead account?
If it's not working for you, you have 45 days to return it.
How does it work? It knows my home as it puts my home icon on the map for routes that start there and my address is in the account, but it cannot find it via search either typing home or tying in my address. Is there some secret menu for routing to home?
Either way though I don't need a GPS that can only take me home.
My 2 cents:
Karoo 2 owner for about a year now. I actually like the device quite a bit.
Never reacted before on this forum, but got triggered by (part of) Nathans comment.
The home function works fine (for me) if you know how to find it, But I totally agree with the Hamburger place part of Nathans comment. It should be possible to navigate while on the move (just like any other navigation system really) Heck, even my 10 year old Mio cycle computer was able to do this)
While on the move, and the looking up a place in google maps, and trying to find that same exact spot on the Karoo's tiny map, is really a terrible to navigate. Maybe it works a bit little in the countryside, but impossible to do in a foreign (big) city. Believe me, I tried.
At first I thought it was me, not being able to understand this particular function. After contacting Hammerhead support, I was told this function does not exist on the Karoo, but Hammerhead was working to implement this feature in the future.
The feature is not here yet. So please Hammerhead; implement proper navigation to adress, from current position.
Pretty please: make this possible on both the Karoo itself and via my phone.
Looking up that Burger place on my phone, and then beaming up that destination through the bluetooth connection to my Karoo
For me this would make the device just about perfect
Thanks for pointing this out. I did not know the option was there. And I wonder if I did overlook it all the time, or that it was implemented somewhere not so long ago?
Anyway it works. I had to fiddle a bit to understand how it works, but I'll try it out in the wild soon. It certainly is much more user friendly, than trying to find a spot on the map.
This only works with active internet connection though. (either simcard or hotspot necessary)
What does this have to do with the topic? I do not have wifi attached to my bike, this is completely useless.
The map is downloaded, why do I need internet to search on that local map? If I download a google map and use that offline I do not need the internet to do anything.
Really this unit runs android, I don't see why we just cant use the far superior google maps.
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