Author Topic: Wahoo Elemnt BOLT  (Read 28806 times)

pdm

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Re: Wahoo Elemnt BOLT
« Reply #175 on: July 11, 2019, 12:39:34 pm »
On the Bolt, presumably you can follow a GPX route turn by turn and record the actual ride (to go onto Strava) at the same time?
Yes. The "Start Ride" record mode is independent of following routes. You do, of course, have to "start" the ride to record it. Simply following a route won't do that for you.
You can end active routes (accessed from the "map" page) and switch to other routes at any stage without interrupting a ride recording - useful for splitting ride routes or having alternate routes to swap to during ride.

quixoticgeek

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Re: Wahoo Elemnt BOLT
« Reply #176 on: July 12, 2019, 02:37:21 pm »
On the Bolt, presumably you can follow a GPX route turn by turn and record the actual ride (to go onto Strava) at the same time?

Yes, this is basic functionality. If you configure wifi with your home network, and set it to auto upload, then not only will it record the log, but it can also automagically upload the ride to strava when you get home and hit stop*.

Just make sure you hit start when you start the ride.

Update on the buttons: Strava replaced it no questions asked, they arranged pickup, sent me a document to print, I printed it, put the wahoo back in box, put box in another box, put printed document on outside, waited in, got a guy from TNT who scanned it. The next day before the package was showing as delivered, I got notification that a new unit had been dispatched. It arrived 2 days later. It was pretty damn painless! I'm impressed. The ease with which they did it makes me wonder if this is a known flaw with one batch, and they are just trying to get them all out of circulation with as little negative publicity as they can.

J

*Mine auto uploads when I get up to my flat, even tho I hit stop outside, 6 floors down. The wifi signal works outside the front door, so I usually get the beep in my ear to say the strava upload is complete when I'm still fumbling with my keys.
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telstarbox

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Re: Wahoo Elemnt BOLT
« Reply #177 on: November 09, 2019, 05:04:49 pm »
I've been using the Bolt for a few months now and it's generally great - particularly for VeloViewer tile hunting rides which can be quite tortous and it's saved a lot of time writing my routesheets. The battery life is slightly too short for a 200km ride at my pace but I have a portable charger.

One issue I've found is that while it generally transfers recorded activities from the Bolt to the Elemnt phone app OK, the Wahoo system then doesn't forward the activity to Strava. If I go into the activity on the app and choose 'Delete and Resync' (which means it takes it from the Bolt a second time), it does appear in Strava. Has anyone else found this?
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quixoticgeek

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Re: Wahoo Elemnt BOLT
« Reply #178 on: November 09, 2019, 09:43:19 pm »
I've been using the Bolt for a few months now and it's generally great - particularly for VeloViewer tile hunting rides which can be quite tortous and it's saved a lot of time writing my routesheets. The battery life is slightly too short for a 200km ride at my pace but I have a portable charger.

One issue I've found is that while it generally transfers recorded activities from the Bolt to the Elemnt phone app OK, the Wahoo system then doesn't forward the activity to Strava. If I go into the activity on the app and choose 'Delete and Resync' (which means it takes it from the Bolt a second time), it does appear in Strava. Has anyone else found this?

Yep, I had this, you have to disconnect the app from strava, then re authenticate it.

Also, as a side route, if you add your wifi network to the element, then you can do a sync (goto map screen, select route, hit sync). Assuming you have the strava/elemnt pairing setup, it doesn't need the phone.

J
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telstarbox

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Re: Wahoo Elemnt BOLT
« Reply #179 on: November 19, 2019, 09:19:38 am »
Thanks QG, that seems to have fixed it  :thumbsup:
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Re: Wahoo Elemnt BOLT
« Reply #180 on: November 19, 2019, 11:14:35 am »
You can also go to the Elemnt app > History > open the ride you've done, tap the 'upload' button (top RH corner on iOS) and then tap on send in the Strava section. If I have the digital data enabled on my phone when I finish a ride, this usually happens automatically. If I just have wi-fi, it sometimes works, sometimes it doesn't, but it can be checked and done this way later.

Re: Wahoo Elemnt BOLT
« Reply #181 on: February 12, 2020, 06:36:07 pm »
Used the Elemnt (not Bolt) today for the first time in ages. Worked well using a route planned on RWGPS. While in a LBS I noted that Wahoo have now got the Elemnt Roam and another one or two new models. Still not a great display on the Roam TBH. And it’s very expensive. If I recall correctly the Roam does have significant improvements, however - it can operate as a stand alone router planner, can route back to your route if you get lost (as can the Elemnt, but only by way of a phone app), and can create a route home.

Which brings me to my point. I was in said LBS looking for a Wahoo mount. The Elemnt came with 3 mounts: out-front for road bars, a stem mount, and a mount which I thought was for MTB 22.2mm bars. It is not - it is for TT bars and thus faces the wrong way*.

Wahoo, it seems do not make a 22.2mm mount. LBS man said that the stem mount - that’s for along the top of the stem, not stem cap - could be used anywhere. But surely the radius is all wrong for anything but the stem, and would need an unseemly amount of padding out? And anyway, I have lost it. And the shop didn’t have any.

Do any of you have one on 22.2mm bars? Did the stem mount work or what have you used?

* I have looked for a 90 degree rotation adapter or converter to change the orientation - then it would work in the location I have in mind. Don’t seem to be made.

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Wahoo Elemnt BOLT
« Reply #182 on: February 12, 2020, 06:39:26 pm »
HK uses an adaptor for her Wahoo on a Garmin fitting. 3D printed off eBay, I think.
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pdm

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Re: Wahoo Elemnt BOLT
« Reply #183 on: February 12, 2020, 06:56:20 pm »
On the last Bolt I fitted to a friend's bike the mount could be dismantled (couple of screws IIRC) and rotated 90 degrees before reassembly and fitting. It fitted fine on his handlebars.

quixoticgeek

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Re: Wahoo Elemnt BOLT
« Reply #184 on: February 12, 2020, 06:59:01 pm »

I have a 3d Printed shim I used to fit my di2 junction box to my tri bars. I think it would convert the standard out front mount to fit on 22mm bars.

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I have spares, if you want me to drop one in the post.

J
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Re: Wahoo Elemnt BOLT
« Reply #185 on: February 12, 2020, 07:19:27 pm »
HK uses an adaptor for her Wahoo on a Garmin fitting. 3D printed off eBay, I think.

I use that very same adapter and find it perfect in use, https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MagCAD-Wahoo-Elemnt-Bolt-to-Garmin-Adaptor-Cycling-3D-Printed-GPS-/292586282737

Wahoo also now provide one, slightly cheaper, https://uk.wahoofitness.com/devices/accessories/quarter-turn-mount-adapter-elemnt


Re: Wahoo Elemnt BOLT
« Reply #186 on: February 12, 2020, 08:52:50 pm »

I have a 3d Printed shim I used to fit my di2 junction box to my tri bars. I think it would convert the standard out front mount to fit on 22mm bars.

I have spares, if you want me to drop one in the post.

J

That’s very kind of you, but the other point I ought to have mentioned is that I cannot have the unit out front, as it interferes with a fixed front light. Hence I have not gone down the route of shimming out the standard mount.

Psyclist, LWaB, thanks, it does seem that Garmin + adapter is the way to go. I think I need a different MagCAD adapter:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MagCAD-Wahoo-Elemnt-to-Garmin-Adaptor-Cycling-3D-Printed-GPS/292657370798?hash=item4423bd16ae:m:mO_TRpnR0_BS7MXm8MBkDDw

As you say the Wahoo one is cheaper.

Needs to be on the bars or only slightly out front. This would be ideal, combined with the above, but is a trifle spendy:
https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/p/596570

I’ve also found this, which would work nicely, but I cannot tell if it is possible to change the orientation from tri-bar to normal:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07676GSB6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=AOAZASU77A2GJ&psc=1

ppm, this is not possible with the tri bar mount that I have: 
https://uk.wahoofitness.com/devices/accessories/aerobar-mount-for-elemnt-bike-computer