Wahoo Elemnt Roam v1 review

Wahoo's latest flagship computer adds a colour screen and improved navigation, but is it worth the upgrade?

Wahoo Elemnt Roam
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Cyclingnews Verdict

Not only has the Wahoo Elemnt Roam added a splash of colour and improved navigation to the package, but it's also one of the most reliable and intuitive systems on the market


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    Colour accents improve mapping

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    App integration

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    On-device mapping could be improved

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Wahoo has been progressively chipping away at Garmin's dominance of the GPS head unit market with its range of computers. While it lacks the bells and whistles of some of its rivals, Wahoo's Elemnt portfolio still comprises some of the best cycling computers on the market. 

It's in the reliability stakes where Wahoo has excelled. Pairing is painless and the firmware is stable and gremlin-free. The new Roam edges in above the original Elemnt and pint-sized Elemnt Bolt in terms of features, but does it maintain the flawless user experience?

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Based on the Gold Coast of Australia, Colin has written tech content for cycling publication for a decade. With hundreds of buyer's guides, reviews and how-tos published in Bike Radar, Cyclingnews, Bike Perfect and Cycling Weekly, as well as in numerous publications dedicated to his other passion, skiing. 

Colin was a key contributor to Cyclingnews between 2019 and 2021, during which time he helped build the site's tech coverage from the ground up. Nowadays he works full-time as the news and content editor of Flow MTB magazine.