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Wahoo FitnessElemnt RIVAL GPS Watch
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April 27, 2021
Don't waste your money on this thing
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- True to size
This product is an engineering prototype at best. Right out of the box the GPS didn't work. Wahoo technical support said they've had a lot of customers complain about the same thing and didn't offer any other explanation or help. Pretty pathetic. Lousy product and even worse support. Backcountry apologized, processed the return immediately and sent out a Coros Apex overnight with free shipping. Wahoo could learn something about customer support from Backcountry.
April 14, 2021
Terrible! Embarrassment to Wahoo!
- I've put it through the wringer
- True to size
I can’t say enough bad things about this product, it simply doesn’t work and Wahoo should be ashamed! I own a Wahoo Kickr (newest version), Element Bike computer, Tickr, cadence sensor, and speed sensor; so I am familiar with Wahoo and generally like their products, but the Rival Watch is terrible: The most notable thing, is it doesn’t record indoor swims. I talked to Wahoo and they acknowledge this as a problem, with no known solution right now (a $400 Triathalon watch that can’t track 1/3 if the sport is amazing)! Next up, no pre-planned workouts. Using training Peaks for your workouts? Not with your Wahoo Rival you won’t, it doesn’t support them. Automatic transition feature that they are so proud of doesn’t work indoors (so indoor swim, bike on a trainer, and run on a treadmill); worse yet, when trying to manually transition in an indoor training session I couldn’t even get it to do that! Numerous other issues, but I’m not going to go in depth, just list a few: -Inaccurate elevations when running (off by more than 500% on a course that was flat). -No navigation/maps. -No music or apps -Poor data from outside Sensors such as Stryd power meter. -They claim great editing of workouts after the fact in the Element app; this too is clunky and doesn’t work well. -Read reviews for more!! If the watch worked and just didn’t have a host of features that would be one thing, but the watch simply does not function and should have never been released. I am (maybe “was” after this watch) a Wahoo fan and had such high hopes for this to be a great product, but it’s not just bad, it’s terrible! There are lots of other options, chose anyone but Wahoo!