Wahoo Takes Aim At Garmin With A Feature-Packed GPS Training Smartwatch

Nov 18, 2020

Category: Tech

Since the introduction of its ELEMNT cycling computer in 2016, Wahoo has gone head to head with Garmin in an effort to win its way onto cyclists’ handlebars. Sure, Garmin has had something of an edge with its wrist-based devices, but Wahoo’s impressive lineup of immersive indoor trainers has made it ubiquitous to the pain caves of the cycling community.

With the announcement of its RIVAL smartwatch, Wahoo aims to challenge Garmin on its home turf: GPS watches. In order to provide for a hassle-free user experience, the RIVAL uses the same easy-to-use platform and mobile app as the rest of ELEMNT devices to track and log various activity metrics. But the crux of the RIVAL lies in its multisport mode — its proprietary Touchless Transition technology means that it will automatically switch from swim to ride to run without so much as a swipe. What’s more, the RIVAL includes a Multisport Handover mode that enables it to work in parallel with ELEMNT cycling computers, ensuring that data is always readily available. And with features like a ceramic bezel, an ambient light sensor, a barometric altimeter, and a 14-day battery life, the RIVAL makes for a compelling choice. Available now for $379.

Purchase: $379

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