david Mortimerwrote a review of Wahoo Fitness ELEMNT GPS Bike Computer on July 21, 2017
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This is the only bike computer I've owned since some cateye product from the early 2000s so I can't really comment on this vs the relevant garmin products.
I bought the Wahoo because of its ability to play nicely with my phone, the extremely strong customer service, the frequent software updates, and the ability to have turn by turn directions when syncing a ridewithgps route.
I use it with wahoo speed, cadence, and HR sensors and it plays perfectly with all of them. I don't own a power meter so I can't comment there.
The battery life is great, the display is super readable. The interface is solid when out riding - the side buttons are a little firm, you have to give them a good press to switch the fields around. The front facing buttons are very reasonable, not too firm, not too squishy.
It is nice that it comes with three mounting options, I have two bikes so I used the out in front on my road bike and the stem mount on my CX bike. The mounts are fine, nothing to write home about but not inadequate.
I really have no complaints about this thing - it does exactly what it is advertised to do and Wahoo is a great company. Just yesterday they updated the live tracking option, yet another in a long long series of great updates. There are more updates I'm hoping for but the absence of certain niche features in no way diminishes my use of the Element.
I have at least 3000 miles with this computer and it is one of the better investments I've made for my bike.