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The new Wahoo Element Bolt

Words by Balfes Bikes

on 25/05/2021 12:57:51

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Since the Wahoo Element Bolt arrived on the GPS scene four years ago, it has quickly became a firm favourite with riders. The new edition of the Element Bolt will not disappoint. Packed with features it will take your riding to a new level and keep you connected.

Using the free Element Companion App, you can customise your settings, rider profile, create routes simply and easily. The screen itself is a vibrant 2.2” 64 colour screen, this makes seeing your data or routes much easier. With a battery life of 15hrs your adventure doesn’t need to be cut short. Using the Wahoo Bolt is easy thanks to its tactile, convex buttons. The ambient light sensor will ensure you can read the display at all times.

App

Navigation couldn't be simpler, you can create a route with turn-by-turn directions by simply selecting a location on the Element Bolt. But that is just for starters. If you take a wrong turn, Back on Track will get you re-routed, Route to Start will give you turn-by-turn directions for the shortest route back to the start of your ride. If you have a route loaded but aren’t at the start of it, Get Me Started will take care of that. If you want to return to the starting point of your ride, you can use Retrace Your Route where turn-by-turn directions will ensure you arrive at the designated point. Fancy heading to a point on a map, Take Me To will do that and if you have a favourite locations and want to get there on the fly, Saved Locations will take care of that.

Cues

Quicklook LEDS allow you to keep an eye on your power, HR, speed, turn-by-turn directions and other notifications. This includes text, WhatsApp and email alerts during your ride but don't worry, they can be turned off in Do Not Disturb mode. Turn-by-turn directions will appear on-screen and scrolling LED turn directions or you can use the Take Me To feature, this generates an optimised route complete with turn-by-turn cues and elevation details on the climbing screen so you can know what to expect.

Reroute

If you're targeting a particular Strava segment to beat your personal best, the Element Bolt integrates with Strava Live Segments. You'll be alerted before the segment begins, you'll see your progress status for your goal and if you're close to a PR or KOM you'll get a unique Final Push, no excuses now. Planned workouts automatically sync to your Element and send notifications at each interval. The Bolt comes pre-loaded with three Team Ineos Grenadiers workouts and two FTP tests. This can be used on the road or will control your smart trainer.

Workout

You can pair the Bolt with the Kickr Bike and Kickr Smart Trainers, allowing you to train in four different modes: route simulation, ERG, Level or Passive which will record your workout controlled by another app. Your indoor sessions will never be the same again, with workouts even more realistic. Live Tracking will locate friends or other Element users with real-time locations on the map screen or share your location with friends by text or email.

Find friends

In the box besides the head unit, you get an Aero Integrated Out Front Mount, a Stem Mount, USB-C charging cable, Quick Start Guide and an Important Product Info Guide. Everything you need to get you up and out on your bike. The Wahoo Bolt Bundle includes the above plus you get a TICKR heart rate monitor and RPM Speed and Cadence sensors.

To view the new Wahoo Element Bolt click here.

To view all Wahoo GPS products click here.

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