Wahoo Fitness Elemnt Bolt
GPS computer with impressive battery life and smartphone-friendly features
Easy set up and on-the-fly adjustments to what you see on the screen
Excellent battery life
ANT, Bluetooth and WiFi
Black-and-white maps and navigation is not as robust as Garmin’s, according to some
Riders love stats so a GPS computer is essential to track progress.
Wahoo Fitness describes the Elemnt Bolt as the first, fully aerodynamic GPS bike computer.
“It's patent pending design creates an integrated system of computer and mount which results in a CFD (Computational Fluid Design) tested, aerodynamic system,” the manufacturer says.
A reviewer loved the Bolt’s “easy-but-robust functionality, compact size, battery life, decent price and easy-to-use workout functions.
“The Bolt has all the normal metrics and variations on speed, time, distance, power, heart rate, elevation, etc., plus integration with your smartphone and WiFi.
“The Bolt offers turn-by-turn navigation, Strava Live Segments, Live Track and a feature called ‘take me anywhere’ where you use your phone to search out a destination while out on a ride and the Bolt guides you there.
Another reviewer said: “The Bolt is a top choice for serious cyclists looking for a reliable, technical, and easy-to-use GPS system. The compatibility with a smartphone and various apps makes this a good choice for tech-savvy users who want a trustworthy bike computer.”
“The black and white screen is excellent for alphanumeric data, but it gets muddled for navigation in street-dense areas at a certain zoom. The solid black route line can get lost in the black and white outlines of other streets. Here, Garmin’s colour coding has a clear advantage,” a reviewer said.
“The Bolt comes loaded with maps from seemingly all over the world. They aren’t as robust as Garmin’s (with points of interest and colour coding), but they are functional,” he said.
The Bolt weighs 60g, the same as Garmin’s Edge 520.
Are you ready to see the full picture of your training and racing with this computer for R5 499? Tried it already? Let us know.