Wahoo Fitness has announced the new Elemnt Roam, the brand’s third GPS cycling computer.
Roam is the first with a colour screen, the first to offer expanded navigation features, and also sports a brand-new form factor.
It is designed to help cyclists ride “further, longer, and explore new roads or trails”. New Smart Navigation features can automatically route riders back onto a planned route when they go off course, create a new route on the go, or help find the fastest way back. Its 2.7in colour display and 17 plus hour battery life makes it “easy for cyclists to navigate wherever their adventures take them”. It also comes with a free smartphone-based app for initial setup and ongoing management.
Other new features include an ambient light sensor and an integrated out front mount (patent pending). Roam’s interface includes several new Smart Navigation features accessible directly on the computer, including:
–Get Me Started – Navigates cyclists to the start of their route
-Back On Track – Navigates cyclists back to their route if they take a wrong turn
-Take Me To – Allows cyclists to select a location on their Roam using new pan and zoom functionality, and get directions to that location
-Saved Locations – Easily route to locations saved on Roam
-Route To Start – Find the shortest route back to the start of the ride
-Retrace Route – Reverse the route to navigate back to the start along the original route
“As more cyclists are using their bikes to explore lesser-trafficked areas, or navigating while riding new roads or trails, we are so excited to offer Roam – a computer purposefully designed to meet the challenges of cyclists around the world, especially navigating while riding,” said Chip Hawkins, Wahoo CEO and founder.
“With Roam, we’ve taken our proven, intuitive, and easy-to-use Elemnt platform – loved by all kinds of riders – and added features to create a powerful new tool that cyclists can use to guide them on every kind of ride.”
In April, Wahoo unveiled two new limited edition colours, blue and pink, for its Elemnt Bolt GPS cycling computer at the Sea Otter Classic.