Earlier this year it was the aerodynamic Wahoo BOLT providing a slightly smaller but still full featured GPS cycling computer. Now, the new Wahoo ELEMNT Mini gives you an even a smaller monitor that relies on external sensors to feed it data.
Similar in concept to their original RFLKT, the Mini is mostly a slave monitor that pulls speed, cadence, heart rate and power from the sensors on you and your bike. For GPS, it pairs with your phone to use its GPS capabilities. Once paired, it also lets you easily set up the screens to your liking, just like their other models, and provides call and text alerts.
The ELEMNT Mini comes with their Bluetooth speed sensor so you can record speed right out of the box without needing to keep your phone connected during the ride. Add their (or any other) Bluetooth or ANT+ cadence, heart rate and/or power meter and it’ll show that data, too. Pairing with your phone provides the GPS and lets you send a link to your friends and loved ones and let them see a Live Track of your ride. Here’s how the models compare:
Phone pairing also allows instant uploads to Strava, MapMyRide, etc. Besides size, one notable difference is the use of a coin cell battery rather than the built-in rechargeable batteries on the others. Retail is $99.99, available now.