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New Wahoo running watch coming soon?
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Looking through FCC listings and came across this...

https://fccid.io/PADWF119

ELEMNT Rival (multisport gps heart rate watch) manufactured by Wahoo Fitness LLC

The technical documents are confidential until 22-05-2018 which I assume is the release date.
Last edited by: Rouleur: Jan 11, 18 4:12
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Re: New Wahoo running watch coming soon? [Rouleur] [ In reply to ]
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Finally a competitor to Garmin!

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Last edited by: BryanD: Jan 11, 18 4:40
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Re: New Wahoo running watch coming soon? [BryanD] [ In reply to ]
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Any further traction on this?
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Re: New Wahoo running watch coming soon? [Brad Fio] [ In reply to ]
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Rumor is October.
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Re: New Wahoo running watch coming soon? [Rouleur] [ In reply to ]
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Seems like a bad idea.

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Re: New Wahoo running watch coming soon? [TheStroBro] [ In reply to ]
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Why?

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Re: New Wahoo running watch coming soon? [TriathlonJoe] [ In reply to ]
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TriathlonJoe wrote:
Rumor is October.

Yeah it was pushed back

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Re: New Wahoo running watch coming soon? [BryanD] [ In reply to ]
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BryanD wrote:
Why?

A trainer company making GPS watches? Extending yourself outside of your wheelhouse? What can go wrong...

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Re: New Wahoo running watch coming soon? [TheStroBro] [ In reply to ]
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Their bike computers are popular. Wahoo is not just a trainer company. They are a tech company.

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Re: New Wahoo running watch coming soon? [BryanD] [ In reply to ]
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BryanD wrote:
TriathlonJoe wrote:
Rumor is October.


Yeah it was pushed back

If true that's a huge bummer. Seems like they shot themselves in the foot with the stupid climb thing, wasting resources on what I predict will ultimately be a loser for them and pushing back what has the potential to be a big winner for them if they make a watch that's as good as their elemnt line. I know there's a tone of people using the elemnt who are chomping at the bit to leave their bug ridden Garmin watches behind.
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Re: New Wahoo running watch coming soon? [marklemcd] [ In reply to ]
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I agree completely on the Climb thing, I never saw the point.

I've got a Garmin FR220 that will no longer connect to my computers, and Garmin has no clue why. Their support has basically stopped at "try a different USB port". I'm learning towards a Polar M430.
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Re: New Wahoo running watch coming soon? [TheStroBro] [ In reply to ]
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TheStroBro wrote:
BryanD wrote:
Why?

A trainer company making GPS watches? Extending yourself outside of your wheelhouse? What can go wrong...

Wahoo Bolt has a bike gps that is better than anything in the Garmin Edge series...

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Re: New Wahoo running watch coming soon? [TriathlonJoe] [ In reply to ]
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I sure hope it's not October. I love my Wahoo Elemnt Bolt. Garmin makes sturdy hardware, but their software can be very buggy. It's not acceptable that people pay $200-$600 for watches that contain major bugs a year after they come out. At the very least I think Wahoo will push Garmin to hire more developers.
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Re: New Wahoo running watch coming soon? [Pun_Times] [ In reply to ]
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Pun_Times wrote:
TheStroBro wrote:
BryanD wrote:
Why?

A trainer company making GPS watches? Extending yourself outside of your wheelhouse? What can go wrong...

Wahoo Bolt has a bike gps that is better than anything in the Garmin Edge series...

^^^^what he said...love my Bolt. I’ll buy a watch if it comes.
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Re: New Wahoo running watch coming soon? [BryanD] [ In reply to ]
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BryanD wrote:
Finally a competitor to Garmin!

There already is, i had the opportunity to train with the Coros Pace watch for a week. € 299 and is like a garmin 935 plus. Longer battery, better wrist hrm, cadence on screen while running. It was just plain very, very good in the functions i tested.

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Re: New Wahoo running watch coming soon? [Rouleur] [ In reply to ]
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Re: New Wahoo running watch coming soon? [sleep] [ In reply to ]
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Source?

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Re: New Wahoo running watch coming soon? [BryanD] [ In reply to ]
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BryanD wrote:
Source?


here: http://gpsrumors.com/...ng-fun-to-talk-about

And here is a very detailed test report issued last year.
https://fccid.io/PADWF119/Test-Report/1792069R-RF-FCC-FCC-Part15-247-ELEMNT-Rival-WF119-V1-0-3649874


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Re: New Wahoo running watch coming soon? [Rouleur] [ In reply to ]
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October? ***GROAN**** my Fenix 3 is on its last legs and I am really trying to stay away from Garmin and their bugs and flippant attitude.....still its better than releasing it when its not ready. In fact, they have the opportunity to put additional features in there to make it a real differentiator (other than on price). Crossing my fingers.

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Re: New Wahoo running watch coming soon? [TizzleDK] [ In reply to ]
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TizzleDK wrote:
October? ***GROAN**** my Fenix 3 is on its last legs and I am really trying to stay away from Garmin and their bugs and flippant attitude.....still its better than releasing it when its not ready. In fact, they have the opportunity to put additional features in there to make it a real differentiator (other than on price). Crossing my fingers.

Had to pull resources from a watch with a very large potential market to release a stupid trainer accessory that will likely not be supported or sold within a couple years. A bad business decision. They're definitely going to lost a good amount of users dissatisfied with Garmin to other entrants like maybe Coros.

They had two things they were trying to work on: Climb and this watch. Their largest markets are in the northern hemisphere so it's more important to have a multisport watch released in time to catch the training and racing season in spring and summer and then do the trainer accessory in the fall for indoor trainer season. Yet they chose to take the opposite approach. Seems really perplexing. Now they'll release two products off cycle.
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Re: New Wahoo running watch coming soon? [marklemcd] [ In reply to ]
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LOL. I'm pretty sure Wahoo has lots of employees. They delayed for whatever reason because it wasn't ready yet. Just because they developed the Climb doesn't mean they neglected the watch.

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BryanD wrote:
LOL. I'm pretty sure Wahoo has lots of employees. They delayed for whatever reason because it wasn't ready yet. Just because they developed the Climb doesn't mean they neglected the watch.

They have somewhere around 100 employees. And yes, even in large business resource allocation matters. Which project gets the best engineers? Even more so at a small private company like wahoo.
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Re: New Wahoo running watch coming soon? [marklemcd] [ In reply to ]
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But very nicely ON cycle for us here down under. While I’m sorry they delayed, I suspect it will be worth the wait. I got the Elemnt on release in the US, long before it was available in NZ...it’s one of the best pieces of sports tech I’ve ever bought.

I have a Suunto Spartan Ultra which I think has now had about as many improvements as it’s going to get, and which is frankly enormous when swimming. The Wahoo watch will be pretty good, I suspect.

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Re: New Wahoo running watch coming soon? [BryanD] [ In reply to ]
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Where are you seeing anything about October?
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Re: New Wahoo running watch coming soon? [minimalist] [ In reply to ]
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** bump **

Any news from anyone in the know? Looking forward to this, the Elemnt is great.
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