Whether you’re deep in training for your summer races or simply riding new routes, this update has you covered
With TrainingPeaks upload and new map enhancements, February’s first software release is about performance and exploration. Full release notes.
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This update adds automatic post-ride sync to TrainingPeaks. Our racing Karoo users have been eagerly awaiting this feature, which makes it easier than ever to get your ride data into TrainingPeaks for performance analysis.
To get started, connect your TrainingPeaks account on the Dashboard, then head to the Karoo’s settings menu where you’ll find the same Manual / Automatic upload options that we’ve had available for Strava since launch.
How to get started with the new TrainingPeaks integration
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We’ve also enhanced your Karoo’s maps, bringing a new look and also new functionalities.
This includes better support for MTB trails, improved visibility of cycling infrastructure, clearer roads when zoomed out, differentiation between paved and unpaved routes, one-way arrows, and additional points of interest.
Here’s a quick look at a few of the changes you’ll see when using the new map styling. The images on the right demonstrate the new look.
Improved Road Presentation
Different road classifications have slightly different widths so they are more distinguishable.
The presentation of roads at middle zoom levels is improved.
Using rounded endcaps cleans up the presentation.
One-way arrows have been added when zoomed in. Note also that alleys and service roads now are solid lines (but less prominent — no edges/casing). All roads are now solid lines, paths, footways, cycleways, tracks are dashed.
Unpaved Roads are Highlighted
Cyclists often want to know which roads are unpaved: road cyclists may want to avoid these while gravel rides may want to seek them out! Our new style uses a brown road casing to show roads that are unpaved.
Cycleways are highlighted and labeled. This includes differentiation between unpaved (pictured: Palisades Valley Trail) and paved (pictured: Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail).
Designated cycling trails are highlighted (in this example, the brown casing also indicates they are unpaved).
Railroads have been made more prominent. Cyclists generally like to know where railroads cross their path, and now they can see at a glance.
Additional Area Features
Additional area features add background detail to the map. Residential areas, retail areas, industrial areas, military areas, as well as others were added to the map and styling.