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Wahoo Elemnt Bolt cycling computer GPS £169.99 in red or yellow from wahoo
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Wahoo Elemnt Bolt cycling computer GPS £169.99 in red or yellow from wahoo

£169.99£199.9915%Wahoo Fitness Deals
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Posted 11th Dec 2018
This is for the limited edition Wahoo Elemnt Bolt in either red or yellow. I haven't seen the bolt on offer for some time - it seems to be more popular than the full sized Elemnt and stay at £200. Use code BOLT25 to get it for £170.

This is a good replacement for the Garmin edge 520. I've had a few issues with my Garmin so time to give Wahoo a chance.

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PERFORMANCE DRIVEN AERODYNAMIC DESIGN
ELEMNT BOLT is the first bike computer designed as an integrated system of computer + mount which results in a CFD tested, highly aerodynamic system built to be on the front of your bicycle. In a 40KM TT, a rider averaging 21mph will be approximately 12.6 seconds faster than the leading competitor.
SIMPLE TO SET UP
Wahoo reinvented the bike computer setup process with the introduction of a free companion app with the ELEMNT. Use the companion app to automatically pair ELEMNT BOLT via QR code and then configure workout pages using the easy interface of a smartphone.
SIMPLE TO EXPERIENCE
Using a bike computer shouldn’t be the hardest part of the ride. Zoom in and out of workout pages to see 2-9 data fields with no reprogramming required! With dedicated pages for every part of the ride, quickly page over to see a Climbing Page, Lap Page, Map Page and More! Never miss a cue while riding with the revolutionary LED QuickLook Indicators.
SIMPLE TO NAVIGATE
The ELEMNT BOLT comes pre-loaded with maps of almost every country in the world and has wireless integration to Strava, Ride with GPS and Komoot; routes will automatically be downloaded to the ELEMNT BOLT.
SIMPLE TO STAY CONNECTED
The only truly wireless bike computer, meaning there's no need to use your laptop to sync up ride data, download maps, or update the software. Everything can be uploaded via WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, or ANT+.
SIMPLE TO SUFFER
KICKR CONTROL! Take outdoor rides indoors and control the most powerful smart trainer on the market in three different modes: Erg, Level, or Routes/Ride History. Use the ELEMNT to control non-Wahoo Smart Trainers that are equipped with ANT+ FE-C.
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I would highly recommend one of these devices
The bolt is solid as a rock, very long battery life, and compact. The only thing garmin has over it is sexier maps but I don't need it. Just set up turn by turn and away you go. It blows garmin out the water, it just works and syncs to my cadence, HR and speed sensors seamlessly
Edited by: "windta1ker" 11th Dec 2018
I have the Bolt, it's great. My only annoyance is that Strava doesn't support turn by turn notifications on it so unless you are watching the route you can miss your turns! The work around to that is to export from Strava and import to somewhere else like RideWithGPS or Komoot.

This has been flagged to Strava for a long time now and they've done nothing to fix it.

support.strava.com/hc/…olt
Edited by: "Swarfega" 11th Dec 2018
Moved to an Elemnt from an 810. Can't see me going back anytime soon. Heat from me.
Heat. Quite fancy the bundle still though. Will wait til Jan
Aleik34 m ago

Heat. Quite fancy the bundle still though. Will wait til Jan


I was torn by this too - but currently the Garmin speed, cadence and heart rate monitors (which should work fine with the bolt) add up to £75 on Amazon, so you're still saving a tenner relative to the bundle
Fantastic devices. Liberated me from years of Garmin misery. This is the cheapest I've seen them so HOT.
cracking deal for a great computer - love mine, but wish it was the yellow one!
mlpinto11/12/2018 13:10

cracking deal for a great computer - love mine, but wish it was the yellow …cracking deal for a great computer - love mine, but wish it was the yellow one!


You can buy silicone cases in different colours if you fancy
Does the Garmin HR strap work with the Bolt?
Alpeyducks37 m ago

Does the Garmin HR strap work with the Bolt?


any ant+ or Bluetooth will work with wahoo
Why would I need GPS on a bike? I could cycle for hours and still be able to point in the direction of my house
horsey53 m ago

Why would I need GPS on a bike? I could cycle for hours and still be able …Why would I need GPS on a bike? I could cycle for hours and still be able to point in the direction of my house


There are many uses for this other than route finding. This can be used to track your speed (via gps or sensor), heart rate (with sensor), cadence, power, etc. It can help track your fitness, help you perform tests. It integrates with strava segments if that's your thing so if you want to try to take some KOMs it will help you improve your time with real-time feedback.

If you ever want to try out a new route, (maybe one you don't know) further from home then you can load it up and use it for directions. It's in a compact but sturdy design so won't smash the second it hits the deck like a phone would and should also survive the worst the British winter can throw at it in terms of weather. It will also alert you to incoming calls and texts on your phone without you having to dig into pockets/bags for your phone.

It's not for everyone, sure. But if you're into your cycling stats it's fantastic. I've had a Garmin for years and now looking forward to trying out Wahoo instead.
Edited by: "apox" 11th Dec 2018
windta1ker6 h, 29 m ago

You can buy silicone cases in different colours if you fancy


Yeah, I need to get one of those as I'm pretty good at dropping computers each time I remove them. I was surprised my old Garmin lasted as long as it did given the way it was treated!
horsey11/12/2018 14:17

Why would I need GPS on a bike? I could cycle for hours and still be able …Why would I need GPS on a bike? I could cycle for hours and still be able to point in the direction of my house


So you can track what you've done, navigate new routes and in case the old faithful sense of direction leaves you
Edited by: "windta1ker" 11th Dec 2018
windta1ker11/12/2018 20:40

So you can track what you've done, navigate new routes and in case the old …So you can track what you've done, navigate new routes and in case the old faithful sense of direction leaves you


I’m pretty sure I’d need to travel 50 miles in any direction before I was in new territory, even then I’d be surrounded by road signs, can look at the sun for direction and have an iPhone with maps and a compass on it. I’m sure that also has a route recording app available?

Think I’d rather have a speed computer and a spare iPhone for £100
Edited by: "horsey" 11th Dec 2018
I cycle a lot, but have never felt the need to buy a computer. I’m not sure what a a dedicated computer delivers that I can’t get on my iPhone and quad lock attaching system with poncho. There are so many great free apps that integrate just about any Bluetooth wearable.
horsey21 m ago

I’m pretty sure I’d need to travel 50 miles in any direction before I was i …I’m pretty sure I’d need to travel 50 miles in any direction before I was in new territory, even then I’d be surrounded by road signs, can look at the sun for direction and have an iPhone with maps and a compass on it. I’m sure that also has a route recording app available?Think I’d rather have a speed computer and a spare iPhone for £100


I used to be the same tbh, then took the plunge, if it's not for you then fair enough
Edited by: "windta1ker" 11th Dec 2018
I somehow lost my wahoo (I'm certain it's here somewhere I just can't find it) so I might have to buy another at this price. So much better than the Garmins I've had. I've used it to help navigate for both cycling and also trail running since the map is really clear and it's small/light enough to go in a pocket and still lasts all day. The non-touchscreen interface is very easy to use, especially when hammering down a mountain. It also has lots of integrations with various online services. I don't think there are any bad points. I wish I could find my old one!
Edited by: "kingosticks" 11th Dec 2018
No brainer. Heat.
These devices are redundant nowadays. Most people have a smartphone which can do just as good a job. Theres many Apps available. I have used Endomondo for years. Its been great for cycling and tracking walks with the dogs. Cold for me.
csh21359 m ago

These devices are redundant nowadays. Most people have a smartphone which …These devices are redundant nowadays. Most people have a smartphone which can do just as good a job. Theres many Apps available. I have used Endomondo for years. Its been great for cycling and tracking walks with the dogs. Cold for me.



Honestly, I went through that thought process too, maybe 5 years ago - then I tried one and suddenly it made complete sense and I would never go back to using a phone. Phones are just not designed for this purpose. It's very difficult to use a phone on the move or use a touch screen with gloves, smartphones are fragile and expensive, rain, screen glare, battery life, GPS accuracy, etc can all be issues.

I'm now a club cyclist and I can say with confidence you're unlikely to see any riders with a smartphone attached to their bike on a club ride, let alone faster chaingangs, TTs or races.

There are many articles on the advantages and disadvantages, like:
Cycling weekly
csh2132 h, 7 m ago

These devices are redundant nowadays. Most people have a smartphone which …These devices are redundant nowadays. Most people have a smartphone which can do just as good a job. Theres many Apps available. I have used Endomondo for years. Its been great for cycling and tracking walks with the dogs. Cold for me.


Battery life on a smartphone just doesn't cut it for longer rides.
Also, your opinion whether this is the right device for you really shouldn't inform a cold vote, the idea is if this is a good deal or not.

Can you find it elsewhere cheaper, has it been a lot cheaper recently, is the retailer a shyster? COLD.

If you don't think people need this? No need to vote.
Edited by: "Alex.Theory" 12th Dec 2018
csh21312th Dec

These devices are redundant nowadays. Most people have a smartphone which …These devices are redundant nowadays. Most people have a smartphone which can do just as good a job. Theres many Apps available. I have used Endomondo for years. Its been great for cycling and tracking walks with the dogs. Cold for me.


Redundant?? False statement there I’m afraid.
Its a lot of money for a clever stopwatch. Most people can do the same with a smartphone and app. Saves you a lot of money. Battery life hasn't been an issue for me.
csh21311 m ago

Its a lot of money for a clever stopwatch. Most people can do the same …Its a lot of money for a clever stopwatch. Most people can do the same with a smartphone and app. Saves you a lot of money. Battery life hasn't been an issue for me.


Shall we just use ordinance survey maps and a compass instead of a gps while we're at it...?
Edited by: "apox" 14th Dec 2018
csh2134 h, 11 m ago

Its a lot of money for a clever stopwatch. Most people can do the same …Its a lot of money for a clever stopwatch. Most people can do the same with a smartphone and app. Saves you a lot of money. Battery life hasn't been an issue for me.


Keep it up though. When you start doing longer rides and going a bit faster, your opinions could change and one day you might get a cycle computer 🚴💨💪
csh21314/12/2018 20:47

Its a lot of money for a clever stopwatch. Most people can do the same …Its a lot of money for a clever stopwatch. Most people can do the same with a smartphone and app. Saves you a lot of money. Battery life hasn't been an issue for me.


You’re not riding for long enough.
Alex.Theory27/12/2018 13:21

You’re not riding for long enough.


I do. Phone life is fantastic and there is always the option of a power pack which are cheap as chips.
csh21347 s ago

I do. Phone life is fantastic and there is always the option of a power …I do. Phone life is fantastic and there is always the option of a power pack which are cheap as chips.


Not weightwise they aren’t.
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