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Looking to buy a Wahoo Elemnt

s1mons1mon Posts: 618
edited October 2016 in Road buying advice

Just got a 2016 Defy Advanced Pro and I'd like to get a computer to load routes and ride them and the Elemnt has caught my eye being it's easy to use, I have had a edge 800 but it is over the top for what I need really.

Do I just need to buy the Elemnt computer or should I buy the bundle as my bike already has the ANT+ sensor ?

I presume I'd just need to HRM strap if I wanted to use it I wouldn't need any of the cadence parts as my bike has them, is that correct ?



  • Have had as in sold?
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  • s1mons1mon Posts: 618
    Yes sold the 800 a while back. I was looking at the 820 but now seen the Wahoo.
  • Right, otherwise I'd have said stick with it. FWIW, they all have pros and cons but are generally very similar. Reports are that the initial bugs/software with the Wahoo are much improved over the launch and easily on a par with Garmin now. I'd say go for it. That said, if all you want is tracking, Strava etc then I'd have a look at some of the small and very cheap new Lezyne units.
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  • noodlemannoodleman Posts: 852
    The elemnt works with all Bluetooth and ant+ sensors. For what it's worth I had an edge 800 and the elemnt is way nicer to use and more reliable, which for such a new gadget makes a welcome change.
    I briefly went back to the 800 as I couldn't be bothered to move the elemnt from one bike to the other and that was enough to reassure me I made the right choice. Go for it, it's a great bit of kit.
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