Wahoo vs Garmin: Which cycling computer is best?

Wahoo Elemnt Roam and Garmin Edge 540
(Image credit: Future)

When searching for the best bike computer, many riders' choice comes down to either a Garmin Edge or a Wahoo Elemnt unit. 

Sure, other brands are snapping at their heels, with the Hammerhead Karoo 2 being the stand-out competitor with its smartphone-derived hardware and software, as well as Bryton, Stages, Lezyne, SRM and others being in the mix, but Wahoo and Garmin lead the charge in marketshare.

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Zach is a freelance writer, the head of ZNehr Coaching, and an elite-level rider in road, track, and e-racing. He writes about everything cycling-related, from buyer's guides to product reviews and feature articles to power analyses. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science at Marian University-Indianapolis, Zach discovered a passion for writing that soon turned into a full-fledged career. In between articles, Zach spends his time working with endurance athletes of all abilities and ages at ZNehr Coaching. After entering the sport at age 17, Zach went on to have a wonderful road racing career that included winning the 2017 Collegiate National Time Trial Championships and a 9th place finish at the 2019 US Pro National Time Trial Championships. Nowadays, Zach spends most of his ride time indoors with NeXT eSport.