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Touring using Wahoo ‘Take me to...’ feature

Has anyone had any experience of touring using a wahoo GPS? I was considering the fact that these days I guess you could plot a whole world tour at your kitchen table and follow the route using your gps device. It then occurred to me that using my Wahoo with its ‘Take me to...’ feature, you could simply use this feature for all your route planning; trusting the data on the wahoo system to choose a nice route. I tried typing in a random place in France to navigate to as a tester but the fact there’s water in the way, I guess, meant it gave an error message.

Has anyone used a GPS like this?

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  • roger_merrimanroger_merriman Posts: 6,156

    Has anyone had any experience of touring using a wahoo GPS? I was considering the fact that these days I guess you could plot a whole world tour at your kitchen table and follow the route using your gps device. It then occurred to me that using my Wahoo with its ‘Take me to...’ feature, you could simply use this feature for all your route planning; trusting the data on the wahoo system to choose a nice route. I tried typing in a random place in France to navigate to as a tester but the fact there’s water in the way, I guess, meant it gave an error message.

    Has anyone used a GPS like this?

    I suspect you’d get better routes using your phone with Strava/Komoot to plot a route and then follow that, I have a old Garmin Touring which can route to address/points of interest ie train stations/pubs etc. It’s not bad considering it’s on the device and once in a blue moon useful.

    I’d not hold out much hope that modern GPS are much better in that regard to be honest!

  • heavymentalheavymental Posts: 2,020
    Route plotting on a phone is a bit fiddly though isn’t it. That’s the only issue. If I was just going away for a few days I’d be happy to plot a route on the laptop and stick to it but for anything longer where you might want to change your mind it’s nice to have a quick way to load a route and I was thinking the ‘Take me to...’ would be a good solution.
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    Even plotting routes myself I usually include a road that doesn't exist every once in a while.
    I can't see that Wahoo would do better.
    Garmin does show you popular routing though so that helps - if bikes are going through then it should be passable.
  • davep1davep1 Posts: 789
    Was reading reviews of the Garmin 530, a Lezyne and a Wahoo yesterday. One of the units big plus points was it could allow you to reroute from a previously plotted route on the fly, I think it was the Lezyne. The other units meant plotting a new route from where you were and uploading it to the devide, wheras the Lezyne (if it was that one!) had a better way of the user doing it with just the device.
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