Wahoo Fitness made a splash this trade show season, launching the ELEMNT, a GPS-enabled cycling computer. Top line highlights include a streamlined user experience and simplified setup process, with the goal of providing a seamless connection between the rider and their data.
“Using a bike computer shouldn’t be the hardest part of your ride,” said Chip Hawkins, CEO of Wahoo Fitness. “We saw a need for a well-designed GPS-enabled cycling computer that simplified the riding experience rather than complicated it.”
The ELEMNT ($330) bundles ANT+, Bluetooth Smart, and WiFi connectivity, allowing riders to view key ride metrics, navigate a route, and even track fellow riders’ locations in real-time as well as receive phone calls, texts and email notifications. It all happens on a large-format, high-contrast DayBright display.
The ELEMNT’s innovative QuickLook LED indicators provide visual cues for critical alerts and data. Fully programmable, the indicators can be set to display metrics such as speed, heart rate, power, turn-by-turn navigation and more.
By utilizing the smartphone interface, setting up and personalizing is easy. The ELEMNT companion app, available on both iOS and android platforms, automates the ELEMNT pairing and manages the configuration process.
Riders will also benefit from the ELEMNT’s integration with third-party platforms such as Strava and RideWithGPS, which allows the ELEMNT to automatically pull your saved routes directly from your account. Uploading workouts to platforms like Strava, MapMyRide, RideWithGPS, and Training Peaks is achieved with wireless syncing via Bluetooth or WiFi, meaning riders will never have to connect the ELEMNT to a computer to access their workouts.
The ELEMNT is also fully integrated with the rest of the Wahoo product line, giving riders the ability to control their KICKR indoor training experience directly from their handlebars, without a computer, tablet or smartphone. The ELEMNT can even allow you to recreate any saved course indoors by matching resistance to the ride’s GPS profile. Availability is set for later this year.
For more information visit www.wahoofitness.com.
This article is part of RoadBikeReview’s coverage of the 2015 Interbike trade show in Las Vegas. For more from Interbike CLICK HERE.