Wahoo has just announced an incremental refresh of the popular ELEMNT ROAM.
As the title suggests, the main upgrade is the shift to a new dual-band GPS chipset which will provide enhanced navigation.
However, they have made minor upgrades across the board. The new bike computer has enhanced navigation, updated Summit Segments Climb, a higher contrast screen, and an upgraded memory capacity of 32GB.
The updated Summit Segments Climb feature makes it even easier than ever for cyclists to check on the progress of a climb. This already popular feature now automatically detects climbs in a preloaded route, shows any already completed climbs, and users can view more in-depth information about the current or upcoming climbs in their ride.
Wahoo has also improved the overall fitness integrations with the ELEMNT ROAM. It probably comes as no surprise that the new computer works seamlessly with Wahoo X allowing riders to sync their workouts on the ROAM and access to outdoor structured workouts and a complete indoor and outdoor workout history in the Wahoo SYSTM app. The ROAM also controls all KICKR Smart Trainers and the KICKR BIKE, and it pairs with all of Wahoo’s other connected devices.
For the more serious athletes, the ELEMNT ROAM has also integrated the Supersapiens glucose sensor system, allowing riders to consistently keep an eye on their glucose data mid-ride, without the need for a phone, with just a glance.
The battery life remains the same at 17 hours which should be more than enough for the longest of endurance rides.
The new ELEMNT ROAM has a higher RRP than the original, priced at £349.99 vs the original £299.99 RRP. At the time of writing, Wahoo is selling the older ELEMNT ROAM for just £199.99.
Full Press Release:
Wahoo have announced the launch of their newest GPS bike computer, the ELEMNT ROAM with significant new, innovative features – including dual band GPS, enhanced navigation, updated Summit Segments Climb, higher contrast screen, and upgraded memory capacity.
Navigation is at the forefront of its design and development – the ROAM makes for the most powerful and intuitive GPS bike computer to be added to the Wahoo ecosystem. The new ROAM features Dual Band GPS which delivers an enhanced and more accurate navigation experience especially when riding in areas where GPS reception can be limited – such as forests or urban areas.
The updated Summit Segments Climb feature makes it even easier than ever, for cyclists to check on the progress of a climb. This already popular feature now automatically detects climbs in a preloaded route, shows any already completed climbs, and users can view more in depth information about the current or upcoming climbs in their ride.
The ROAM boasts a 64 colour high contrast screen, which allows users to easily navigate through their workout screens, while also experiencing more detailed mapping data and easier to read colour coded charts, graphs and data fields.
An upgrade to the memory capacity of the ROAM to 32GB allows users to manage and store a greater number of regional map packs and stored routes. A 17 hour, long lasting battery life also means it is easier than ever for riders to stay on course for longer.
The new ELEMNT ROAM integrates seamlessly into Wahoo’s connected ecosystem of indoor and outdoor training solutions. Now riders can sync their workouts on the ROAM with their Wahoo X subscription, allowing them access to outdoor structured workouts and a complete indoor and outdoor workout history in the Wahoo SYSTM app. The ROAM also controls all KICKR Smart Trainers and the KICKR BIKE and it pairs with all of Wahoo’s other connected devices. This gives cyclists ultimate flexibility when it comes to their workouts – whether indoor or outdoor, the ROAM can support.
Mike Saturnia, CEO at Wahoo said: “We’re incredibly proud to announce the latest edition in our bike computer range. The new ELEMNT ROAM works to make riders’ GPS experience as seamless and accurate as possible, while also providing unsurpassed data accuracy for athletes in a simple, easy to use product.
“Three years ago, the ROAM was released with the mission of enabling cyclists to ride further and explore new boundaries. The new ROAM with it’s array of new features build on this mission and positions this product as the premier bike computer for any cyclist seeking performance, ease of use and unsurpassed routing capability.”
He added: “The Wahoo X and ROAM integrated capabilities is another step forward in building the most innovative and connected ecosystem for cyclists and endurance athletes.”
The ELEMNT ROAM also adds a whole host of new features to its existing set, these now include USB-C charging capabilities, convex buttons, an ambient light sensor, perfect view zoom options, quicklook LED’s, on-device smart navigation and seamless multisport handover to name but a few. The new ROAM has also integrated the Supersapiens glucose sensor system, allowing riders to consistently keep an eye on their glucose data mid ride, without the need for a phone, with just a glance.
The new ELEMNT ROAM is available for £349.99. For more information visit: www.wahoofitness.com
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