ELEMNT GPS Bike Computer
ELEMNT GPS Bike Computer Overview
Wahoo Fitness is breaking the GPS bike computer stereotype! Equipped with Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ dual-band technology, ELEMNT pairs seamlessly with all of your cycling sensors. No more confusing menus! ELEMNT comes with a free companion app that allows you to set up your data fields, customize profiles, track performance, and share ride data effortlessly. Plus, programmable LED QuickLook Indicators provide a quick way to see if you're on pace with important performance metrics like speed, cadence and power. Simple to set up, simple to experience, simple to stay connected, simple to navigate, and simple to suffer - the ELEMNT GPS Bike Computer gives you the POWER you demand with the SIMPLICITY you expect!
ELEMNT Integration Updates
- Strava Live Segments! Upload your favorite Strava segments to ELEMNT via wifi, get alerted when they are coming up on your route, track your progress against your PR, goal, or the KOM, and get a final push to be your best!
- Best Bike Split! Upload your race course and race plan to ELEMNT via WiFi to get your target power and speed, distance to next cue, and more. Your best bike split is just one race away with this integration!
- ELEMNT is the most fully integrated bike computer with the most popular electronic shifting systems including Shimano Di2, SRAM eTAP, FSA WE, and Campagnolo EPS.
Dual-Band Technology Both ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart capabilities allow you to pair any of your preferred devices and sensors. Wireless Connection & Uploads The only truly wireless bike computer, meaning there's no need to tether up to your laptop to sync up ride data, download maps, or update the software. Everything can be uploaded via WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, or ANT+. GPS Functionality Integrated GPS with a simple, crisp map view pre-loaded with hundreds of miles of bike friendly routes. Fully Customizable Screen There's a page for every element of your ride. Choose from the following: workout view with a complete look at performance metrics, climb view to track ascents in real-time, map view to stay on course, live tracking, and more. No menus or reprogramming required. Three Mounting Options Three sturdy and secure options - out-front, stem and aero - so that you can see your ride where you want 2.7" Diagonal Screen 2.7" (68.6mm) diagonal display size that is larger than the leading competitor, so all your data and routes are easy to see. USB Rechargeable Battery Includes a USB rechargeable battery with up to 17 hours of battery life. Companion App Set Up The free companion app allows you to set-up customized profiles, track performance, and share ride data effortlessly. QuickLook LED Indicators Programmable LED indicators provide a quick way to see if you're on pace with performance metrics, such as speed, heart rate, and power. PerfectView Zoom Buttons Easy to access buttons on the side of the unit allow you to zoom in and out of data fields with just a touch. Smart Buttons Three Tactile and easy to press buttons on the bottom of the ELEMNT that allow you to quickly navigate to what you want to see and toggle between screens. Includes Global Maps ELEMNT comes pre-loaded with maps of North America, Europe, Asia, Oceania, South America, and Africa. Maps for Russia and China can be downloaded over Wi-Fi. Live Tracking Look for fellow Wahooligans to meet up with nearby or let friends and family track you remotely on long rides. Text, Email, Phone Alerts Provides on-screen, LED, and pop-up alerts to notify you when important contacts are trying to reach you. Only available if you are riding with your smartphone. Automatic and wireless route downloads and uploads Once sync'd with your favorite compatible accounts (Strava, Ride With GPS, Best Bike Split, Komoot), your saved routes will be automatically & wirelessly downloaded to the ELEMNT. After a ride, you are able send your data from ELEMNT to your account with just one click. KICKR Smart Trainer Control Use the ELEMNT to control KICKR or KICKR SNAP in 3 different modes - level mode, ERG mode, and routes & ride history mode - to maximize your training. In Route & Ride History the ELEMNT controls the KICKR to automatically change resistance to match the elevation profile of your route.. Electronic Gear Shifter Compatibility ELEMNT displays a visual and numerical indication of what front and rear gears you are in as well as how much gear shifting battery remains. The ELEMNT works with Shimano Dura Ace Di2, SRAM eTAP, FSA WE, and Campagnolo EPS, electronic shifting systems. Di2 also adds ELEMNT control with "hood" buttons that allows you to use your thumbs to change pages on your ELEMNT, hit the lap button, zoom in and out of data fields without ever taking your hands off the handlebars. Note: Di2 support requires Shimano D-Fly wireless transmitter. Muscle Oxygen Sensor Compatibility ELEMNT gps bike computer displays saturated and total hemoglobin metrics for your workout or lap. The ELEMNT works with BSXInsight and Moxy Muscle Oxygen Sensors. Turn-By-Turn Navigation with Komoot and Ride With GPS Routes Get pop-up and LED notifications for turn-by-turn directions on routes generated with Komoot and Ride With GPS Strava Live Segments Integration ELEMNT fully integrates with Strava Live Segments to give you accurate progress status and the Final Push to crush your goals. Learn more about how the ELEMNT and Strava work together. Best Bike Split Course and Race Plan Integration ELEMNT fully integrates with Best Bike Split to put your race plan front and center. The ELEMNT displays your targets power, speed, and time until next cue to ensure your best bike split yet! Once your race plan is on the ELEMNT you can control your KICKR or SNAP indoor bike trainer to ride your race in advance. Route Me Anywhere Using the ELEMNT Companion App, enter a destination, address, or point of interest and to generate a route optimized for cycling, complete with turn-by-turn navigation cues on demand, and send the route to the ELEMNT via Bluetooth. Back to Start Either on the ELEMNT or on the Companion App, choose this option for the ELEMNT will draw a breadcrumb trail on the Maps page to ride back the way you came. Route Sync via Bluetooth All the magic of Wi-Fi route syncing can now be done over Bluetooth! Automatically send any route to your ELEMNT with only your smartphone.
- Supported Devices
ELEMNT is a stand-alone bike computer
Your Smartphone is necessary for setup and to have phone, email, and alert features.
The ELEMNT companion app works with the following devices
iPhone 4S and newer
Android 4.3 Smartphones (Bluetooth Smart)
Dimensions: 2.3" x 3.5" x 0.8" (57.5mm x 90.5mm x 21.2mm)
Display Size: 2.7" (68.6mm)
Weight: 3.5 oz
Battery: USB rechargeable
Battery Life: 16 hours
Waterproof Rating: IPX7 (waterproof up to 5 ft)
Shock Proof: Yes
- In the Box
Quick Start Guide
- Product Instructions
Click here for ELEMNT instructions
1ELEMNT GPS Bike Computer is rated out of 5 by 61.Rated 5 out of 5 by Gette from Great experience After several models of Garmin (of which I was pleases by the way), this is a complete other approach. Ease of use, great app, very functional, clear display,... Great and very happy with my purchase!Date published: 2017-01-13Rated 5 out of 5 by Warriors Fan from Very Easy to Use! Coming from a Garmin 510, I really enjoy the simplicity of the ELEMNT. Connecting to STRAVA is very easy as well.Date published: 2017-01-02Rated 5 out of 5 by Obren from Solid bike computer...... I purchased this about 6months ago and love it! Had several other manufactures, but this one works great and is fun.Date published: 2016-12-29Rated 5 out of 5 by RiderMTB from By Far the Best Bike Computer I bought ELEMNT only because of LED indicators on left (a quick glance for will indicate my HR zone). However it has exceeded all my expectations by far compared to Garmin products. Set up is amazingly effortless and fast via iOS Wahoo App. I'm using Garmin cadence pod (ANT) and Wahoo Tickr (Bluetooth) and it found both immediately. Box includes 3 different mounting options and i opted for stem (on MTB). Some people complained that it is done with cable ties instead of rubber band but cable ties are solid when you come down 40kmh on rocky trail. For the first week i was riding in a foreign terrain and created routes on www.ridewithgps.com (Strave is not as good for trail routes). You need to add WIFI access to ELEMNT to sync. Every morning i synced with a click of button and had route options imported with in 60sec. I love map / cue's when riding unknown trails. ELEMNT works 10+. Never got lost in 7 days. Routes are super also to see route profile even when riding at home. I love the app integration and the only negative thing is that you can not scroll data pages two ways. Therefore on app i choose the data pages before type of a ride I'm going to do (if i need lap's page i add it or certain HR page). It is impossible to go back to Garmin after using ELEMNT.Date published: 2016-12-29Rated 5 out of 5 by karthik_s from First Impressions - Fantastic Having used the RFLKT+ in the past, which was wonderful when it worked, but flaky when it didn't, I was waiting for whatever Wahoo was working on to be released next. Enter the Elemnt. Now, I have so far used this to do two things, 1) Track an outdoor ride 2) Simulate a recorded ride on my Wahoo Kickr Snap What I have not used it for is, 1) Turn by turn navigation - which I will want to try 2) Smart notifications - not really important to me. 3) Tracking other people on rides, Strava segments ...etc - not high on my priority list for use cases. Battery Life - it looks like the battery will last through my weekday rides if I ride about an hour everyday. Charging a GPS device once a week is definitely acceptable to me. If I can charge it along with my cateye battery (for volt 300), it becomes a weekly ritual and you don't run out of juice on the ride. Cost effectiveness. The bike computer is pretty cool, and one of the main reasons I bought this is to control the KICKR Snap with recorded rides. I know other apps suck as zwift can also control the kickr snap, but what I wanted is to recreate rides, not virtual rides. So far, I don't know of another way to achieve this with the Kickr Snap. That said, if you had a 2 year old cell phone lying around that you didn't care much about, and you were able to find a satisfactory mount to mount it safely to your bicycle, that might be able to do most of what this does, for free. Of course, battery life will still be an issue - most phones don't last very long, but you charge them everyday. The outdoor ride went pretty well - data was pretty accurate. Lap data was nice, grabbing your attention when you completed a lap (mine is set to 1 mile distance based laps). There is some discrepancy between the data this recorded from the Cadence sensor vs what my iPhone Wahoo app recorded, but I'll want to see some more comparison before I start digging into this - it might be the way they do the average is slightly different. The simulated ride went pretty well as well. Just around the time I bought this and the kickr snap, the weather was getting really cold, so I recorded a ride on my car (on the way and back from work), and tried simulating it - yikes, climbing overbridges on a simulated ride is not fun - I think Wahoo maxed out it's resistance. (It's rated for 12% grade, and I think the overpass was more than that) Overall, so far I would rate this a fantastic product. The reason it gets 5 stars is because like all other Wahoo products I have used so far (Speed sensor, cadence sensor, tickr, tickr x ...etc), this was pretty intuitive to get working and worked without too much digging in.Date published: 2016-12-27Rated 4 out of 5 by BoogieStudio22 from Solid Bike Computer, That Keeps Getting Better I was looking for a new head unit and was able to borrow one from my LBS when it first hit the market. Though it was missing turn-by-turn directions when released, I still found its features useful. I eventually purchased the unit I borrowed. Pairing with the phone so I could set up and customize the Elemnt was a breeze. Getting call/SMS alerts was very useful when I was on a ride, but also on-call for work. Wahoo is continually updating the Smartphone app and the Elemnt with useful features. It now has turn-by-turn directions, as well as on-screen mapping features. It's hard to beat the price / feature combo of this unit.Date published: 2016-12-20Rated 4 out of 5 by Mrfox from Great features, a few areas for improvement I own various Wahoo products, with mixed results. The RFLKT, in particular, had great potential but was terribly implemented and poorly supported. So, I was a little weary about plunking down serious cash for another Wahoo offering. So far, I haven't regretted it. Overall, I quite like the device. My biggest gripe is it's size and heft; the ELEMNT is quite thick, has a huge bezel, and at 104g, it's almost twice the weight of a Garmin 520. Once you get past the fact that your bike looks like it's got a small laptop strapped to its handlebar, though, there is much to like. CONNECTIVITY: Take a close look, Garmin. This is how you do devices in 2016. There is no clunky Windows-only software to upload workouts and download routes; no USB tethering to a computer to upgrade the firmware. Everything is controlled via the companion app, which works decently well. I've had some issues with Wi-Fi connectivity; sometimes, downloads (maps and software updates) are extremely slow and eventually stall completely. Cancelling and restarting the download solves that issue. USAGE: It's easy to use, and easily handled even with thick gloves. No touch-screen nonsense here. One nit is that it takes a while to get going; when turning it on, it shows "warming up" for about 30 seconds or a minute. So you either have to remember to turn it on while you get ready, be patient, or lose the first minute of your ride data. INTEGRATION: It integrates with a host of 3rd parties such as Strava. So far I've used RideWithGPS to plan and download routes and upload workouts; it worked flawlessly. DISPLAY: Good contrast and easy to read. It isn't super high resolution and a lot grainier than, say, your typical cell phone display, and fonts can look a little janky, but generally, I've found it very readable. NAVIGATION: The turn-by-turn navigation works very nicely. When approaching a turn, on any data page, an overlay with a direction arrow, street name, and distance to the turn shows up. In addition, it makes a chirp noise, and the top/side LEDs indicate the direction of the turn. That sounds gimmicky, but is actually helpful, especially at speed. One situation it doesn't handle well is roundabouts. There, the navigation message is split across 3 lines and displayed in a 5px font that is impossible to read while moving. The LEDs are no help here either, as they apparently don't have an idea what to do in a roundabout and just stay off. MAPS: In map view, it simply shows a breadcrumb trail and an a low-resolution map without street names, which I found adequate for not getting lost. If you go off course, it'll flash and beep at you, but not reroute you. You can use the companion app for route planning, though. One issue I've had with the map is that certain areas would show up completely blank, regardless of zoom level or orientation. Somehow the map data got corrupted. Deleting and re-downloading the map fixed this issue. CLIMBING: The climbing data page shows climbing-related data points along with a profile view of the current route section. I've found the grade somewhat questionable: During a steady climb today, grade fluctuated between around 6 and 9 degrees, and still displayed a positive value once I was past the crest.Date published: 2016-12-19Rated 4 out of 5 by Axel from Love my Elemnt but latest update has issues Great computer but the latest update has issues. It is very slow to connect to my sensors and phone where as before the last update it was very quick. It also does not seem to record cadence correctly. Love my computer but i hope the software team can fix this quicklyDate published: 2016-12-11