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Wahoo’s ELEMNT GPS cycling computer continues its rapid update process, this time improving it’s mapping screens and options. In March, they added blood oxygen sensor compatibility and electronic drivetrain gearing displays, and now they’ve added these updates:

  • Fit on the Fly – Faster, more reliable ride data transfer and syncing to the app/cloud
  • Map Management – Adds complete world maps to the ELEMNT’s built-in memory
  • Map Rotation – Allows you to orient the map according to the direction you’re riding as well as the current North-facing setting, using the smartphone companion app to toggle between views
  • Map Style Improvements – Trails and small local roads remain visible on the screen for an additional two zoom levels
  • Improved Tracking – More data points to improve the accuracy of ‘bread-crumb’ navigation

The updates are available now by connecting the ELEMNT to your wifi network and running through the setup menu to System Info and checking the box to get the latest update.

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gatouille
gatouille
6 years ago

380€..ouch….

HP
HP
6 years ago

if they only made their 1/4 turn mount compatible with the 10,000 Garmin mount options….

codyish
codyish
6 years ago
Reply to  HP

The 1/4 turn Garmin mount is licensed, so they’d have to pay Garmin a boatload to use it, assuming Garmin was even willing.

ms
ms
6 years ago

Is there a difference in size of the Wahoo’s mounting tabs that prevents simply rotating the Garmin mount plastic insert for 90-degrees, in order to be work with the Wahoo?

Dirk Bergstrom
6 years ago
Reply to  ms

DC Rainmaker said you can file down the Wahoo tabs and it’ll fit a Garmin mount. I think you can even wiggle it in as-is if you angle it correctly.

Gary
Gary
6 years ago
Reply to  ms

You can force it into a Garmin mount and it will turn, or you can take a garmin mount and a file and file a small edge and it will slide right in. Their is a Youtube video out there on it.

Eric Schiller
Eric Schiller
6 years ago

I really want this, but I won’t buy one until K-Edge fulfills their promise to release Wahoo inserts for existing mounts.

Ck
Ck
6 years ago
Reply to  Eric Schiller

They actually did have the inserts on their website for a bit, I saw them. Then they pulled them and are only offering full mounts with the Wahoo insert. Their reasoning according to DCRainmaker is that people might put them into old, “worn” mounts. Total BS, but probably not going to convince K-edge to change back. I know if I end up getting an Elemnt i’m not giving K-Edge any more money.

I’m willing to bet if it hasn’t already happened, someone has created a 3d printable insert you could have made by a 3d party printer for just a few bucks.

Gary
Gary
6 years ago
Reply to  Ck

Just email Wahoo for the 3D file. They said they planned to release it and they were going to make it an open standard, according to a post Wahoo made on DC Rainmakers websites

Eric Schiller
Eric Schiller
6 years ago
Reply to  Gary

Gary, Wahoo’s 3d file is not designed to fit into K-edge units. Some re-working would be required.

Tim
Tim
6 years ago

Was hooooo wahoo

adps
adps
6 years ago

its pretty cool
i just wish it was cheaper or that they kept on updating the RFLKT

bbtylrv
bbtylrv
6 years ago

I love my ELEMNT. They keep updating it on a monthly basis and I am excited to see where they are taking it. Mine is rock solid– so the updates just keep adding features. For those complaining about the proprietary mount– it’s a licensing thing. If you don’t like it, just keep your Garmin. Garmins are very nice units too. If you have a chance, definitely check an ELEMNT out.