Wahoo releases ELEMNT ROAM GPS cycling computer

Wahoo Fitness has announced the launch of the new ELEMNT ROAM, the brand’s third GPS cycling computer. ROAM is the first with a colour screen, and the first to offer expanded navigation features.

Also sporting a brand-new form factor, ROAM is the latest product of Wahoo’s ongoing innovation in the fast-growing cycling computer segment.

The computer’s new smart navigation features can automatically route users back onto a planned route when they go off course, create a new route on the fly, or help find the fastest way home. ROAM boasts a crystal-clear 2.7” colour display, 17+ hour battery life, and comes with a free, easy-to-use, smartphone-based app for initial setup and ongoing management.

Other new features found on ROAM include an ambient light sensor that automatically turns the screen backlight on or off to adjust the brightness of the screen, and Quick Look LEDs through changing light conditions. The computer also has and an integrated out-front mount (patent pending) and its interface includes several new Smart Navigation features accessible directly on the computer.

The Get Me Started feature navigates cyclists to the start of their route, while Back on Track guides cyclists back to their route if they take a wrong turn. Take Me To allows cyclists to select a location on the computer using a new pan and zoom functionality, and receive directions to get there. The Saved Locations feature provides an easy route to locations saved on the computer, while Route to Start finds the shortest route back to the start of a cyclist’s ride. Finally, the Retrace Route feature reverses the cyclist’s route back to the start along the original route.

Chip Hawkins, Wahoo CEO and Founder, said: “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 purposely designed to meet the challenges of cyclists around the world, especially navigating while riding.

“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 toll that cyclists can use to guide them on every kind of ride.”

Like other ELEMNT computers, ROAM integrates with the entire Wahoo Fitness Ecosystem, including KICKR smart trainers, TICKR heart rate monitors, and RPM Speed and Cadence sensors. ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart connections allow the computer to work with non-Wahoo sensors as well. ROAM is complete with the same customisable interface as other ELEMNT computers, including the Perfect View zoom feature that can help cyclists see a map more easily, or customise their data fields while riding.

ROAM is available today at WahooFitness.com, for £299.99.

Hayley Everett

Multimedia Reporter

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