I’ve owned a Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT for a while now, so it’s about time I shared my thoughts in the form of a review. If you’re thinking about buying a new cycling computer, this post will contain all you need to know.
Summary and Recommendation
This post is a bit of a monster. Here’s my summary and recommendation in bitesize form:
- The Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT is VERY easy to use
- The screen is clean and easy to read, with good contrast – data fields were visible in all light conditions (except eclipse – I didn’t test during eclipse…)
- The integration with the Wahoo app works very well – it keeps fiddling around with settings on the device itself to a minimum (like virtually not at all)
- The BOLT doesn’t have true mapping (you can’t re-route on the device itself if you take a wrong turning) but the ‘breadcrumb trails’ (along with the app) are more than enough for my needs
- It looks attractive and the included out-front mount purports to be a little bit aero (#aero) – c’mon people, these things matter!
TLDR: Recommended as an excellent all-round bike GPS device.
And here are the links to treat yourself to a whizzbang new bike GPS:
- Wahoo ELMENT BOLT – device only – click here for latest prices online
- Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT – speed/cadence/HR bundle – click here for latest prices online
(Note: The links in this post are affiliate links. If you buy something, I get a small commission. You pay the same price and get to support my blog. It’s a win win (and means I can pay the website running costs).
Okay, with the summary out of the way, it’s time for the detail. Grab an appropriate performance-enhancing beverage of your choice and let’s dig in…