WAHOO ELEMNT BOLT
£199.99 Should the Bolt be on your Christmas list?
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