Wahoo Elemnt Roam GPS Cycle Computer

A cycle computer that aids navigation and rider performance.

Good points?

Set up and configurations are easy thanks to the companion app which guides you through all aspects of the device. There are tons of settings you can choose from to activate making the app very helpful in that regard.

Connectivity is provided via Bluetooth, ANT+ and WiFi to your devices which allows users to upload activities and download new routes. The only cable needed is the one to charge the unit. Dual-band technology permits use of multiple external sensors simultaneously, such as tracking your pedalling cadence, power output and heart rate.

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Wahoo has included turn-by-turn navigation which not only prompts you along the route to stay on track but should you happen to stray, the unit triggers an alert and gives directions to return to the intended route or back to the starting location. This is great if you encounter road closures in areas that you are unfamiliar with.

Bad points?

Unlike Garmin and Pioneer, Wahoo doesn’t have a native site to analyse your ride data so you need third-party website access such as Strava or Komoot.

The user interface can be a bit slow and unresponsive compared to other bike computers.

Best for …

Those who like the idea of simply packing up and hitting the open road on a bike touring adventure but would rather avoid getting completely lost. This device will get you where you need to go with no fuss.

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Avoid if …

All you want is a device to record your commuting miles to work and back. There are cheaper and more efficient alternatives.

Score: 8/10.

Wahoo Elemnt Roam GPS Cycle Computer, £299.99 (wiggle.com)

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