Wahoo ELEMNT: If you want a bigger screen – go forth and substitute everything I said here and just remove the word ‘Bolt’. Or, it’s because it didn’t hit my mental radar as I wrote this.
Heck, it’s even the same price right now with the rebate thingy. Which is usually a good indicator it doesn’t much matter in the big scheme of things. Here’s the thing – insofar as being a GPS bike computer goes, both these units do a pretty darn good job. But each company has taken their own twist on things.
Of course, if you’ve got more questions about either one there’s always the full posts on both to give you total detail overload.
Hammerhead Karoo: It’s not released yet, nor do I think that’ll happen imminently.
I’m definitely looking forward to it, but again, not here today. ) work in the past few years, but like the M460 below it’s just not in the same category here.
If we look at the mounting situation, the units use almost identical mounts. Since Wahoo’s units won’t fit into most 3rd party mounts designed for Garmin units, you’ve got fewer options on the market.
Sure, big players like Barfly and K-Edge have mounts, but not all the more boutique options like the 3T integrated stems for Garmin head units.
Whereas with the BOLT, Wahoo pushes much of the configuration aspects to your phone.
You’ll use the smartphone companion app to adjust many settings like data fields, whereas on the Edge you’d do that on the device itself.The Garmin Edge series allows you to create and/or download structured workouts onto your Edge which include targets and instructions.Whereas Wahoo doesn’t have that functionality at all.Meaning that you’re unlikely to run into any stumbles with the basics like tracking where you’re going or how fast you’re going. For example, with Garmin the experience on the Edge is heavily driven by your interactions with the Edge itself.Meaning that settings, configuration, and other aspects are all done on the Edge 520.There are two questions which reign supreme around these parts: Which watch to get, and which bike computer to get.