The Wahoo Fitness ELEMNT Companion App is the essential supplement for your new
Wahoo ELEMNT Bike Computer. Wahoo has reinvented the way you setup and interact
with your bike computer using the ELEMNT Companion App. Using the companion app,
you automatically pair your ELEMNT or ELEMNT B...
The Bolt is awesome. The most recent IOS software is Not.
The most recent “upgrade” of software that pairs with the Bolt broke a few functions, namely the ability to create a route from the History of the Bolt. The old software pulled the route from the Bolt and made it an available route in the App, allowing you to recreate the ride. The new App doesn’t “see” any history from the Bolt...it’s a blank page, which makes it impossible to turn the route you just rode into a historically based route...the route is useless, except for data and stats. I much preferred the prior version of the app. It was easier to use, easier to navigate, and it actually worked. This version...not so much, which is a shame because it detracts from the awesomeness of the GPS head unit which it should be supporting.
The app and Elemnt provide all the basic data I need and have never let me down. No crashes. No horribly mangled gps routes. No badly dropped signal. It just works. As an awesome bonus (to me) the turn by turn navigation coupled with the app has allowed me much more freedom to explore. I also have the Elemnt set to receive text messages to my phone so I can read them on the headpiece. Helpful at times. The one thing I haven’t yet used is the function where you can ‘see’ other riders who are also using the app (and have that function activated) by it has been a big help to group leaders on a few big rides I’ve participated in.
So I have an ELEMNT mini. Before the update, it worked. I could make changes, and it would actually save them. Then they updated to 1.6. Nothing worked. Make a change - the button would literally slide right back to default one second later. Change auto-pause, it reverted. Tell it not to display one of the default pages, it wouldn't keep the change. Essentially it meant that the user couldn't do ANYTHING but use the factory default settings. Then, they updated to this version after hearing many, many such issues from other users. And now? Exactly the same. Not one of the issues was fixed in this update, at least for us lowly mini users. So, i have ordered a different brand of cycling computer and Wahoo has lost me as a customer. This app probably works with the new Roam, but it has made the mini unusable.
Only one shortcoming for me
I love my ELEMNT bolt and generally speaking the companion app is a stable companion. I appreciate the live tracking link since I often ride alone, and am glad Wahoo now supports the Varia taillight. There’s one major improvement that could be made for me: As a Type 1 diabetic it would be extremely helpful to me (and many others) if the ELEMNT would display data from my Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM.) having cgm data on my head unit would be hugely helpful, as I currently have to carry a second piece of technology to view the data. I know many other diabetic cyclists and your partners at Team Novo Nordisk would be grateful for this feature as well.
I used to love this app and my mini. But after the update, I’m having so many problems. My main concern is that my live tracking link no longer shows my current ride no matter what I do. Live tracking was one of the main reasons I was using this particular computer and app. The live link shows a ride from months ago. I can’t seem to fix it, which means my partner can’t track me while I’m out riding. Being an anxious rider, not having accountability with someone else makes riding so much harder. Hopefully it gets fixed soon. I wish I could revert to an older version.
Battery hog when not in use
It’s spring time.. so I took the bicycle out for my first rides of the season the last couple days. App was pretty putzy connecting to my element. Left the app open in the background, which is what you’re supposed to be able to do with apps.. noted that my battery was draining like crazy today. Normally my phone will make it thru the day and still be 60-70% charged. Today I charged it after work from just under 50%. Went to the gym for an hour or two, battery was already back down to 50%. Opened up the Battery section of Settings and guess what, Element taking 50% of my battery in the last 24 hours.. even though the app was not used in the last 24 hours.
Works great for its core features
I love Wahoo for the simplicity and reliability of the ELEMNT Bolt. I don’t want a 5” color display in front of me when I’m on the bike, but I still want to see critical data, such as power, W/Kg, etc. and the ELEMNT is perfect for this. I have NEVER had my ELEMNT crash or fail to fully record a ride—something I can’t say for the previous bike GPS I had... plus the WiFi/Bluetooth upload works flawlessly. Yes, the navigation could be improved, but with some common sense it works well.
Wahoo companion app has been terrible lately. Had to delete and reload the app and now can’t access my account. All I get is a something went wrong try again message. Well I’ve now tried again more than a dozen times and the same thing. I guess it’s back to Garmin as Wahoo seems to have lost their edge (no pun intended) and have grown complacent with the release of the inferior and overpriced Roam. And now the App issue? Terrible
Works great with minor syncing issues
Love the app overall and the whole idea of “use the big, high quality touch screen of my phone to configure my bike computer” is great and so much easier than on device config (looking at you, garmin...) Only issue i’ve run into is the text notifications only show up on my wahoo about 1/3 of the time, even when i’ve made sure that the two devices are connected, everythings enabled, etc. hope this gets fixed in the future!
Throw it out, bring back the old version
New update barely works on an iPhone X. It takes forever to see the ELEMNT Bolt, the on-screen buttons don’t function for 60 seconds or more. It doesn’t sync my rides to the phone most of the time, or thinks it’s still mid-ride an hour after I’m done. It’s total trash. Bring back the old one. If the new app is required for new devices, make those users suffer. Don’t punish everyone who bought one of your devices. It used to be a perfect ecosystem. Now you’re drawing attention to how badly you can ruin the usability of a product I purchased and thought I owned.
Functional companion app
First I want to thank the app developers for actually listing things that were fixed/added in updates, instead of the useless “bug fixes and performance improvements” plaguing the App Store! Also the Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt itself is fantastic. I mainly have this app installed for the automatic sync (sometimes I have to start the app to get it to sync after a ride) and occasionally to adjust settings. Works great so far!
About 6 months ago I decided to purchase my first bike. Soon after I realized the Strava mobile app on my phone wasn’t cutting it and needed to get something that wouldn’t drain my phone battery and more importantly looked good on my bike. I researched many bike computers from Garmins to other cheaper ones and I came to a realization that not only does the Element Bolt perform well but looks better than garmins with its aero mount. The apps helps too
Won’t connect with my iPhone
Worked fine when I first got it. After the update it won’t connect with the iPhone. The support isn’t very good either. I bought the element to work with my power meter and my entire experience with the integrating the power has been some of a disaster. First I bought the Stages and the Garmin 530 and returned them both. Then I bought the Stages cycle computer which they acknowledge does not work with Apple. I researched and thought Wahoo was the answer and it worked for awhile. All this tech has taken the fun out of cycling
App Error -can’t use or log in
Just got my new Element - downloaded app, turned on device, followed directions & connected to Bluetooth but I CAN NOT LOG IN! Keep getting “Sorry, an unknown error occurred. Please try again”. Deleted app 3-4 times and reset Element - no support on a Saturday- can’t use this now... not a great 1st impression/experience. And I picked Wahoo over Garmin cause of the ease of App integration - Ugh!
Import Route GPX feature Copy to Element on iOS doesn’t work.
The instructions say you can import a route on by selecting a downloaded GPX file (I did this via Safari from MTBProject) and select Copy to ELEMENT. THIS DOES NOT WORK BECAUSE THAT OPTION DOES NOT SHOW IN THE iOS SHARE DUALOG. This severely limits the usefulness of the app and device if you are trying to download a GOX file and sync it to your Element device using your phone alone. The alternative of connecting to actual WiFi is very tedious and not an option when you are already at the trailhead with LTE but not WiFI.
Yes. Wahoo ELEMNT Companion is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 18,058 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.8/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Wahoo ELEMNT Companion Is 36.3/100.
Yes. Wahoo ELEMNT Companion is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 18,058 Wahoo ELEMNT Companion User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Wahoo ELEMNT Companion Is 36.3/100.
Wahoo ELEMNT Companion works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
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