WA­HOO ELEMNT BOLT

£199.99 Should the Bolt be on your Christ­mas list?

220 Triathlon Magazine - - KIT ZONE -

The Elemnt Bolt claims to of­fer an aero­dy­namic ad­van­tage of 12secs over an hour com­pared to less aero­dy­nam­i­cally-re­fined de­vices when used with the sup­plied out-front mount. Set­ting up the Elemnt Bolt and con­nect­ing via their app is very sim­ple; you sim­ply scan the bar code on the de­vice and you’re ready to start cus­tomis­ing it and sync­ing work­outs.

The screen is crys­tal clear and there are over 170 data fields to choose from. You can also con­trol elec­tronic gears and even recre­ate routes you’ve rid­den out­doors on Wa­hoo’s Kickr smart trainer us­ing the Kickr con­trol screen. We found the only slight is­sues to be the turn-by-turn nav­i­ga­tion, which is dif­fi­cult to fol­low on the small screen if there are tight cor­ners, and the auto-pause, which by de­sign takes five sec­onds to re­act (we’d an in­stant auto-pause).

What makes the Elemnt Bolt so good is its mass ap­peal and ver­sa­til­ity. If you only want to know speed and dis­tance it’s as easy to use as any other com­puter out there, but the Bolt has the ca­pac­ity to spit out more data than most triath­letes could ever need. Un­less you’re buy­ing a GPS solely on the strength of its nav­i­ga­tional fea­tures, for us the Elemnt Bolt leads the way. wa­hoofit­ness.com

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