Wahoo Elemnt Bolt review

A proper rival to the computer giant Garmin is the Wahoo Elemnt Bolt that is small, aero but mightily functional and easy to use

Wahoo elemnt bolt
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Overall the Wahoo Elemnt Bolt is great little bike computer that is a viable alternative to a Garmin that we can highly recommend. The Bolt is great value, has very good battery life, works well and is easy to use. You will require an Android or IOS phone though.

Reasons to buy
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    Costs less than a Garmin 520

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    Good battery life

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    Numbers easy to read on screen

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    Comes with maps

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    Strava Live enabled

Reasons to avoid
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    You can't see the LED's in sunlight

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    Requires a smartphone

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The Wahoo Elemnt Bolt is the computer that can actually rival Garmin. It is included in this years Editor’s Choice for thinking outside of the box, being easy to use and ultimately cheaper than its rival. The aero thinking and the fact you can bolt it to your mount all adds up to a neat package.

Wahoo is doing an amazing job taking the fight to Garmin. The Wahoo Elemnt Bolt is the middle of three options that Wahoo offers and is an aerodynamically tuned out front computer, something no one else is offering on the market today.

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Symon Lewis joined Cycling Weekly as an Editorial Assistant in 2010, he went on to become a Tech Writer in 2014 before being promoted to Tech Editor in 2015 before taking on a role managing Video and Tech in 2019. Lewis discovered cycling via Herne Hill Velodrome, where he was renowned for his prolific performances, and spent two years as a coach at the South London velodrome.