Finalemnt, l’Elemnt de Wahoofitness est arrive
Neither my supposedly ‘clevr’ French miss-spelling; nor an ignorance of the gender status of the ELEMNT; nor a Europhilic nod to my 3 French readers belie the fact that Wahoo’s ELEMNT bike computer is here. You can NOW buy one. It’s taken a while and looks to be worth the wait.
The official press release is below. A quick skim through should give you a flavour as to why it will prove to be both welcomed and a bit different. A further skim through a few forums should throw up reports of very few teething issues. Super!
Press Release Follows
Highly Anticipated Wahoo Fitness ELEMNT GPS Cycling Computer Now Available to Consumers
Redesigning the rider experience, ELEMNT offers riders the power they demand with the simplicity they expect
(Atlanta, GA – March 14, 2016) – Wahoo Fitness, the leader in workout apps and smartphone connected fitness devices, is pleased to announce the ELEMNT is now available for purchase. Designed to transform the way people experience and interact with their ride data, the ELEMNT streamlines the user experience and drastically simplifies the setup process, allowing riders to put the focus back on their ride, 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. We solved that need with the ELEMNT.”
Designed by cyclists, for cyclists, the ELEMNT packs ANT+, Bluetooth Smart, and WiFi connectivity that allows riders to easily view key ride metrics, navigate a route, track fellow riders’ locations in real-time as well as receive en-route call, text and email notifications—all on it’s large-format, high-contrast DayBright display. Changing the way riders interpret real-time data, the ELEMNT’s innovative QuickLook LED indicators provide visual indicators 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 cues and more.
Featuring 4 gigabytes of internal storage, the ELEMNT comes preloaded with complete maps of North America, South America and Europe, making finding your way a simple task, no matter where your riding takes you. Additionally, with the ELEMNT’s industry-first Live Tracking feature, finding your friends is just as easy. Simply bring up the map screen on the ELEMNT to locate any other ELEMNT users nearby.
By utilizing the smartphone interface, setting up and personalizing a cycling computer has never been easier. The ELEMNT companion app, available on both iOS and Android platforms, automates the ELEMNT pairing and manages the configuration process for fast, frustration-free setup and personalization.
Riders also benefit from the ELEMNT’s integration with third-party fitness tracking platforms like 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 easier than ever thanks to wireless syncing via Bluetooth or WiFi, meaning riders will never have to connect the ELEMNT to a computer to access their workouts.
The ELEMNT retails for £279.99 and is currently available for purchase at wahoofitness.com.