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8 Reasons Why You Should Trade Up Your Bike Computer

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When we set out to build a new bike computer, we asked ourselves a simple question: how can we take out the complexity of using and operating a bike computer, but keep in the power and functionality of a supreme head unit? The answer? The ELEMNT and ELEMNT BOLT.

We’ve broken down the top 8 benefits of why you should trade up from your current bike computer to an ELEMNT.

1. Easy Setup

With the ELEMNT, setup is literally completed in a tap. Scan your ELEMNT’s QR code, configure your profile, and you’re done.


2. Turn-By-Turn Navigation

Put your phone away and ride. Find the coolest brewpub, burger shop, or beach cabana by putting in your destination and letting the ELEMNT optimize your trip.


3. Call, Text, and Email Notifications

Stay in the loop with all the important notifications. The powerful ELEMNT receives texts, displays your emails, and shows who is calling while you’re on a ride.


4. Perfect View Zoom

Dynamic zoom means it’s even easier to see your data. Keep it simple with just Power and Cadence, or view the whole gambit of metrics on your ELEMNT with 5X zoom.


5. Take Me Anywhere Route Navigation

Use the Wahoo “Take Me Anywhere” feature to course new routes and relive old favorites. All Komoot and Ride With GPS routes can be automatically downloaded to your ELEMNT with a simple tap.

6. Live Tracking

We’ve made it so easy to ride with friends. Use the real-time live tracking feature to find, chase, and track your biking buddies every blazing, swerving mile.


7. Quicklook LED Indicators

Programmable Quicklook LED indicators introduce a clean and simple way to monitor all of your performance metrics. We’ve worked closely with our design and testing team to perfect this user interface. Just a glance and you know exactly how your rolling. 

8. KICKR Control

Attach your ELEMNT to your KICKR Smart Trainer when circumstances keep you indoors. Relive your favorite routes or discover new ones through GPS files stored on your ELEMNT. It’s a perfectly integrated machine that will have you shifting gears and riding just like you would on the road.


We give you the functionality to make the ELEMNT exactly what you want it to be. It’s about control in your hand, simplicity in the interface and efficiency on the road. Learn more about the ELEMNT or ELEMNT BOLT and how they pair with your KICKR.

What’s your favorite feature on the ELEMNT? Are you ready to trade up? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Richard Green

    July 22, 2017 at 3:44 am

    Looking to change from Garmin 810 as it keeps freezing. Only want GPS, heart rate, speed, av speed, elivation, distance.


  2. richard braginton

    July 25, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    would the element fit my Garmin k edge holder combo mount I have three of these and it would be a considerable investment to replace


  3. Tim M

    July 31, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Does the elemnt interface with all of my garmin ANT+ sensors, HRM, Cadence, Speed and Varia Radar?


    • Wahoo Fitness

      July 31, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      Yes to all but the Varia Radar.


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