Interbike 2015 – Wahoo Fitness ELEMNT

by Brian Mullin on September 18, 2015

Wahoo Fitness ELEMNT

 

UPDATE – New video about the ELEMNT. Available soon at your local, independent bicycle dealer.

Wahoo Fitness Unveils New ELEMNT GPS Cycling Computer
Redesigning the rider experience, ELEMNT offers the power you demand with the simplicity you expect

The Wahoo Fitness ELEMNT is their first foray into a true GPS bike computer and it has a plethora of features and functions. The ELEMNT is a play on Element, just like their TICKR heart rate monitor is for Ticker. Their previous bike computers included the simpler RFLKT and RFLKT+ which used a smartphone for GPS information and data control. The ELEMNT allows you to zoom the screen in and out for more or fewer data points, and it has LED’s on the outer edge that can be used as turn indicators and target heart rate zones. It can display the normal cycling fitness information and connects using ANT+, Bluetooth Smart, and WiFi protocols, so multiple devices and sensors can be used.. The ELEMNT retails for $329.99 and should be available later this year.

Wahoo Fitness ELEMNT

Wahoo Fitness ELEMNT

(Atlanta, GA – September 15, 2015) – Wahoo Fitness, the leader in workout apps and smartphone connected fitness devices, is proud to announce the ELEMNT, a GPS-enabled cycling computer designed to transform the way people experience and interact with their ride data. By streamlining the user experience and drastically simplifying the setup process, the ELEMNT allows 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.

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.

Wahoo Fitness ELEMNT - angled

Riders also benefit from the ELEMNT’s integration with third-party 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 ELMENT to a computer to access their workouts.

Fully integrated with the rest of the Wahoo product line, the ELEMNT also offers riders the ability to control their KICKR indoor training experience directly from their handlebars, without a computer, tablet or smartphone. The ELEMNT can even allow you to recreate any saved course indoors by matching resistance to the ride’s GPS profile.

The ELEMNT will be available in later this year for a retail price of $329.99

About Wahoo Fitness

Located in Atlanta, GA., Wahoo Fitness has created a full ecosystem of apps, sensors and devices for the runner, cyclist and general fitness enthusiast. Wahoo Fitness’s award-winning line of Bluetooth Smart products include the KICKR and KICKR SNAP, the world’s first smartphone powered indoor bike trainers as well as the RFLKT and RFLKT+ line of bike computers, the world’s first smartphone connected bike computers, and the TICKR family of chest-based wearables. The TICKR family, composed of the TICKR, TICKR Run and TICKR X, combine heart rate training with advanced motion analytics. Learn more about Wahoo’s full line of products at www.wahoofitness.com.

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