ELEMNT BOLT fully integrates with Best Bike Split to put your race plan front and center. There are things Wahoo does to be different but in fact those things are just annoying and the requirement to use a phone to control almost everything is annoying also. On Bolt I have to press three separate buttons when the ride is complete.
I created a route but now how do I get it to the bicycle computer? Then I dig out the phone, browse locate and open the route, and then upload it from the phone to the Bolt.
On my 500, I would connect it to my desktop over USB, press export TCX file, and then save the file into the Garmin. That extra layer of having to bust out the phone...
Designed as a system, the ELEMNT BOLT Integrated Out-Front Mount becomes a CFD tested, highly aerodynamic system that is built to be on the front of your bicycle. 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. With Live Track, you can share a custom link with anyone via the ELEMNT companion app so they are able to follow your ride in real-time on the Live Track web portal.
Perfect for keeping you safely located by loved ones, tracked by a coach, or even meeting fellow riders in-route.
However after reading multiple reviews that listed the ELEMNT as the the top bike computer I decided to make the switch. After using Garmin products for years I was surprised by how much I instantly loved this bike computer. Electronic thingies typically are press and hold the power button to shut off.
I purchased the Wahoo KICKR in December so that helped clinch my decision to switch to an ELEMNT bike computer. Why does Wahoo need an extra button press on the opposite side of the device to confirm shutdown.
I mean I have the computer on, and the route is open on the computer already.
In the end, I guess the thing that aggravates me the most is the inability for the Wahoo to stand on its own like my 500.
You can also track your Strava Suffer Score Live during your workout, which measures how hard you try and is based on the time you spend in different heart rate zones compared with your maximum heart rate.