Wahoo Elemnt and Garmin Edge bike computers are deservedly popular and they dominate the market, despite the increasing competition offered by brands such as Hammerhead and Bryton.
When it comes to which bike computer you should choose from one of these brands, there are several things to consider.
Garmin has a larger range of products catering to different riders’ needs and budgets, but Wahoo has several advantages including added extras and a refined interface.
In this guide, we take you through the details and features that make Garmin and Wahoo head units some of the best bike computers and how to choose the right one for you. Wahoo Elemnt vs Garmin Edge ranges
Although it’s slimmed down its range of Edge computers recently, Garmin still offers six models. That starts with the compact, relatively inexpensive Edge 130 Plus. It’s got a monochrome screen and is controlled via five buttons on its sides and bottom edge.
Move up the range and the Garmin Edge 530 is larger and has a colour screen, although it’s still button controlled. The Edge 830 is the same size as the Edge 530 but has a touchscreen, while the Edge Explore 2 has a slightly larger touchscreen. The larger-format Edge 1030 Plus has now been eclipsed by the Garmin Edge 1040 at the top of the range.
In contrast, Wahoo offers only two Elemnt computers: the Elemnt Bolt and the Elemnt Roam . They’re both mid-sized non-touchscreen colour computers controlled by an array of six buttons, three on the face […]