5 notable features of the Hammerhead Karoo 2

Karoo 2 is the latest cycling computer from Hammerhead. Hammerhead is a slimmer, lighter model than the Karoo 1, and Hammerhead has focused on the experience that cyclists actually want from a computer, where the Karoo 2 is also the choice of Chris Froome and his team Israel Start-Up Nation.

Here’s an overview of the five eye-catching features of the Karoo 2 – from a 3.2-inch touch screen to the ability to carry a SIM card and use mobile data on the go, which is a lot to be excited about.

A great screen

Hammerhead Karoo 2

The computer has a full color screen in high resolution.

The 3.2-inch display is a key feature of the Karoo 2. The high-quality screen has a color spectrum similar to a smartphone and a resolution of 292 PPI. This is especially useful for providing finely detailed mapping, which can make it perfect for off-road adventurers.

The computer also has a touchscreen interface paired with buttons on the side of the device. These buttons will be useful when fine motor skills are limited – for example when driving in uneven terrain, in heavy rain or when wearing thick gloves.

Hammerhead Karoo 2

There are also buttons on each side of the computer.

In addition, the touch screen allows you to easily move around the map. Squeezing to zoom in and out and dragging to move around the map adds flexibility when out riding.

The screen itself is protected against wear by hardened scratch-resistant Dragontrail glass, and despite the screen size and quality, the Karoo 2 offers a battery life of up to 12 hours.

In addition to maps and routes, the screen will also show a new Karoo 2 feature – Climber.

This provides information about the gradient profile, distance and remaining altitude as well as your current VAM as you climb. Whether you use it as a training tool, for racing or exploring your local climbs, it is a feature that data lovers will embrace.

Seamless integration

Hammerhead Karoo 2

The computer synchronizes with all common training and route planning apps.

If you’re a data lover, you’ll also appreciate Karoo 2’s seamless integration with all your favorite apps.

It is compatible with Strava Live Segments for those chasing COMs and QOMs. For riders working on structured training plans, Karoo 2 can also be paired with apps such as Training Peaks to bring sessions to life on your computer.

Route loading is also straightforward and user-friendly, and it integrates easily with all the major apps.

Excellent customer support

Investing in a new cycling computer can be a stressful experience, but Hammerhead offers the Karoo 2 with a 45-day satisfaction guarantee so you can return it if you are not satisfied.

If you need help or have a problem, Hammerhead also offers responsive customer support services along with a helpful and thorough set of help articles on its website with step-by-step instructions.

Continuous improvement

Hammerhead Karoo 2

Climber is one of the latest features to be added to the Karoo 2.

Continuous development from the Hammerhead team means that the Karoo 2 comes with regular software updates, where the device’s capabilities and user experience are constantly evolving and improving.

This helps keep it at the forefront of cycling computer technology, with new updates rolled out every two weeks, keeping everything fresh and functional.

Full connection

Hammerhead Karoo 2

The computer can also sync with smart trainers.

Hammerhead Karoo 2 has full Bluetooth and ANT + connectivity, so you can pair it with all common external sensors. It will also pair with most turbo trainers and can even work with electronic group kits such as SRAM eTap or Shimano Di2.

In addition to Bluetooth and ANT + connectivity, the Karoo 2 also has a SIM card slot.

This gives it the ability to work independently of your phone, with the computer directly accessing mobile data.

If you have paired it with a phone, you can also receive notifications through Karoo 2.

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