Wahoo Element Route criteria

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Nutter73
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Wahoo Element Route criteria

Postby Nutter73 » 18 Jun 2019, 10:02am

Does anyone know if you can choose the route criteria on the Element....... at the weekend i decided to ride to Brighton from Rye on a roadbike and ended up doing 20K on the South Downs Way !!!!! not too pleasant

HobbesOnTour
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Re: Wahoo Element Route criteria

Postby HobbesOnTour » 18 Jun 2019, 10:10am

I find it helpful to consider gps routing for a bike as two separate steps.
The first step is route planning.
The second step is route following.

As regards the planning there are various tools - strava, ridewithgps, komoot etc. Personally, I prefer https://cycle.travel/map. It really is a matter of figuring out which planner will work best for your preferences. It may mean playing about with different settings etc.
The planning part of the Wahoo is pretty poor - I rarely use it and only in emergency.

I think you need to look at what you are using to plan your route.

scottg
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Re: Wahoo Element Route criteria

Postby scottg » 19 Jun 2019, 4:22am

I rwgps for route planning for wahoooo.
Mostly draw the route, and then let rwgps fill in the bits between points I set. Then review those, using sat view or Google earth.
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