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Wahoo vs Garmin: Which cycling computer is best?

Wahoo vs Garmin: Which cycling computer is best?

From left to right: Garmin Edge 130, Wahoo Elemnt Bolt, Garmin Edge 830 and Wahoo Elemnt Roam (Image credit: Colin Levitch) There are many debates…

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From left to right: Garmin Edge 130, Wahoo Elemnt Bolt, Garmin Edge 830 and Wahoo Elemnt Roam (Image credit: Colin Levitch)

There are many debates in cycling: disc brakes or rim brakes, aerodynamic or lightweight, tubeless or clinchers, and leg warmers over socks or leg warmers under socks? And when it comes to the best cycling computers , the two opposing forces are Garmin and Wahoo.

Despite the onrush from Hammerhead and the ever-presence of SRM, Lezyne and Bryton, from general consumers to WorldTour professionals, the overwhelming majority ride with either a Garmin or a Wahoo head unit.

Wahoo has just two main computers alongside a wealth of hardware in other categories – mainly indoor cycling – and software with its training platform SYSTM. Garmin, meanwhile, has continually buffered its head unit lineup with a range of innovative devices catering to various price points, as well as a much larger range of tech catering to non-cyclists.

In this article, we’ll attempt to answer the over-arching question: which cycling computer is best, Wahoo or Garmin? Wahoo cycling computers explained

Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt vs Roam (Image credit: Josh Croxton) Wahoo has two cycling computers to choose from: the Wahoo Elemnt Bolt and the Wahoo Elemnt Roam . The Bolt is its race computer, designed to be sleek, lightweight, and aerodynamic, while still providing you with important navigation and training features. On the other hand, the Roam is designed for riders who value adventure, mapping, and exploration over race day performance. The Roam’s colour display […]

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