Monthly Wahoo Roundup – October 2018

The Rival may now be getting closer. Thanks to reader Greg who posted a link to the manual at

Wahoo Update
Wahoo Watches
Wahoo Bike Computers

Wahoo Update

On the FCC Website we can now see the exterior of the Rival watch due for release this summer from Wahoo. I’ll be honest, it looks just like most modern GPS watches – a bit chunky but overall a nice watch. There are currently no pictures of fancy materials such as Garmin have added (Titanium etc.) but if these are popular Wahoo may add them later. I’ve posted some screenshots below for convenience. Thanks to reader Rick for the tip.

Wahoo Watches

Range Manufacturer Device Current Speculation
Triathlon Wahoo ELEMNT Rival shows this new device due by the end of May, possibly earlier. This will be Wahoo’s first GPS based fitness watch and is likely to be good if their other products are anything to go by. This is delayed but should still be coming!

Wahoo Bike

Range Manufacturer Device Current Speculation
Big Wahoo ELEMNT Launched September 2015 and available March 2016 it’s possible we’ll see a replacement in 2018 but looking at the way Wahoo commit to their products 2019 seems more likely. Also, Wahoo would be likely to support this after a new device arrives so less risky than other manufacturers. The amber rating is purely based on not wanting to buy just before a release of a replacement.
Medium Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt Launched and available March 2017 this is a new device and earliest expected replacement would be 2019.
Small Wahoo ELEMNT Mini Launched and available August 2017 this is a new device and earliest expected replacement would be 2019.


  1. When will the elemnt rival be released?

    • No idea. It was supposed to be in the summer but they seem to have had issues and delayed. Potentially CES in January though.

  2. Once upon a time there was a Nikon DL…
    I hope it will release soon. Elemnt Bolt works perfectly.

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