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Wahoo Fitness RFLKT Unboxing

The Wahoo Fitness RFLKT is a phone tethered bike computer display.  In other words, it relies upon apps from a phone to display data.  This can be native apps like the Wahoo Fitness app – or, it could be custom apps, like those potentially down the road from Strava and others.  The downside being that since it can’t think for itself, it does rely a phone with you on your ride – and that phone must be Bluetooth 4.0 compatible.

The units should start shipping in a week or two, and I’ll probably release a review once I have some 3rd party apps to include (i.e. Strava, MapMyRide, etc…) – since that’s the real goal of RFLKT.

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Wahoo Fitness RFLKT Unboxing

The Wahoo Fitness RFLKT is a phone tethered bike computer display.  In other words, it relies upon apps from a phone to display data.  This can be native apps like the Wahoo Fitness app – or, it could be custom apps, like those potentially down the road from Strava and others.  The downside being that since it can’t think for itself, it does rely a phone with you on your ride – and that phone must be Bluetooth 4.0 compatible.

The units should start shipping in a week or two, and I’ll probably release a review once I have some 3rd party apps to include (i.e. Strava, MapMyRide, etc…) – since that’s the real goal of RFLKT.

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Wahoo Fitness RFLKT Unboxing

The Wahoo Fitness RFLKT is a phone tethered bike computer display.  In other words, it relies upon apps from a phone to display data.  This can be native apps like the Wahoo Fitness app – or, it could be custom apps, like those potentially down the road from Strava and others.  The downside being that since it can’t think for itself, it does rely a phone with you on your ride – and that phone must be Bluetooth 4.0 compatible.

The units should start shipping in a week or two, and I’ll probably release a review once I have some 3rd party apps to include (i.e. Strava, MapMyRide, etc…) – since that’s the real goal of RFLKT.

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Wahoo Fitness RFLKT Unboxing

The Wahoo Fitness RFLKT is a phone tethered bike computer display.  In other words, it relies upon apps from a phone to display data.  This can be native apps like the Wahoo Fitness app – or, it could be custom apps, like those potentially down the road from Strava and others.  The downside being that since it can’t think for itself, it does rely a phone with you on your ride – and that phone must be Bluetooth 4.0 compatible.

The units should start shipping in a week or two, and I’ll probably release a review once I have some 3rd party apps to include (i.e. Strava, MapMyRide, etc…) – since that’s the real goal of RFLKT.

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Wahoo Fitness RFLKT Unboxing

The Wahoo Fitness RFLKT is a phone tethered bike computer display.  In other words, it relies upon apps from a phone to display data.  This can be native apps like the Wahoo Fitness app – or, it could be custom apps, like those potentially down the road from Strava and others.  The downside being that since it can’t think for itself, it does rely a phone with you on your ride – and that phone must be Bluetooth 4.0 compatible.

The units should start shipping in a week or two, and I’ll probably release a review once I have some 3rd party apps to include (i.e. Strava, MapMyRide, etc…) – since that’s the real goal of RFLKT.

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Wahoo Fitness RFLKT Unboxing

The Wahoo Fitness RFLKT is a phone tethered bike computer display.  In other words, it relies upon apps from a phone to display data.  This can be native apps like the Wahoo Fitness app – or, it could be custom apps, like those potentially down the road from Strava and others.  The downside being that since it can’t think for itself, it does rely a phone with you on your ride – and that phone must be Bluetooth 4.0 compatible.

The units should start shipping in a week or two, and I’ll probably release a review once I have some 3rd party apps to include (i.e. Strava, MapMyRide, etc…) – since that’s the real goal of RFLKT.

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Wahoo Fitness RFLKT Unboxing

The Wahoo Fitness RFLKT is a phone tethered bike computer display.  In other words, it relies upon apps from a phone to display data.  This can be native apps like the Wahoo Fitness app – or, it could be custom apps, like those potentially down the road from Strava and others.  The downside being that since it can’t think for itself, it does rely a phone with you on your ride – and that phone must be Bluetooth 4.0 compatible.

The units should start shipping in a week or two, and I’ll probably release a review once I have some 3rd party apps to include (i.e. Strava, MapMyRide, etc…) – since that’s the real goal of RFLKT.

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Wahoo Fitness RFLKT Unboxing

The Wahoo Fitness RFLKT is a phone tethered bike computer display.  In other words, it relies upon apps from a phone to display data.  This can be native apps like the Wahoo Fitness app – or, it could be custom apps, like those potentially down the road from Strava and others.  The downside being that since it can’t think for itself, it does rely a phone with you on your ride – and that phone must be Bluetooth 4.0 compatible.

The units should start shipping in a week or two, and I’ll probably release a review once I have some 3rd party apps to include (i.e. Strava, MapMyRide, etc…) – since that’s the real goal of RFLKT.

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Wahoo Fitness RFLKT Unboxing

The Wahoo Fitness RFLKT is a phone tethered bike computer display.  In other words, it relies upon apps from a phone to display data.  This can be native apps like the Wahoo Fitness app – or, it could be custom apps, like those potentially down the road from Strava and others.  The downside being that since it can’t think for itself, it does rely a phone with you on your ride – and that phone must be Bluetooth 4.0 compatible.

The units should start shipping in a week or two, and I’ll probably release a review once I have some 3rd party apps to include (i.e. Strava, MapMyRide, etc…) – since that’s the real goal of RFLKT.

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Wahoo Fitness RFLKT Unboxing

The Wahoo Fitness RFLKT is a phone tethered bike computer display.  In other words, it relies upon apps from a phone to display data.  This can be native apps like the Wahoo Fitness app – or, it could be custom apps, like those potentially down the road from Strava and others.  The downside being that since it can’t think for itself, it does rely a phone with you on your ride – and that phone must be Bluetooth 4.0 compatible.

The units should start shipping in a week or two, and I’ll probably release a review once I have some 3rd party apps to include (i.e. Strava, MapMyRide, etc…) – since that’s the real goal of RFLKT.

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Wahoo Fitness RFLKT Unboxing

The Wahoo Fitness RFLKT is a phone tethered bike computer display.  In other words, it relies upon apps from a phone to display data.  This can be native apps like the Wahoo Fitness app – or, it could be custom apps, like those potentially down the road from Strava and others.  The downside being that since it can’t think for itself, it does rely a phone with you on your ride – and that phone must be Bluetooth 4.0 compatible.

The units should start shipping in a week or two, and I’ll probably release a review once I have some 3rd party apps to include (i.e. Strava, MapMyRide, etc…) – since that’s the real goal of RFLKT.

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Wahoo Fitness RFLKT Unboxing

The Wahoo Fitness RFLKT is a phone tethered bike computer display.  In other words, it relies upon apps from a phone to display data.  This can be native apps like the Wahoo Fitness app – or, it could be custom apps, like those potentially down the road from Strava and others.  The downside being that since it can’t think for itself, it does rely a phone with you on your ride – and that phone must be Bluetooth 4.0 compatible.

The units should start shipping in a week or two, and I’ll probably release a review once I have some 3rd party apps to include (i.e. Strava, MapMyRide, etc…) – since that’s the real goal of RFLKT.

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Wahoo Fitness RFLKT Unboxing

The Wahoo Fitness RFLKT is a phone tethered bike computer display.  In other words, it relies upon apps from a phone to display data.  This can be native apps like the Wahoo Fitness app – or, it could be custom apps, like those potentially down the road from Strava and others.  The downside being that since it can’t think for itself, it does rely a phone with you on your ride – and that phone must be Bluetooth 4.0 compatible.

The units should start shipping in a week or two, and I’ll probably release a review once I have some 3rd party apps to include (i.e. Strava, MapMyRide, etc…) – since that’s the real goal of RFLKT.

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Wahoo Fitness RFLKT Unboxing

The Wahoo Fitness RFLKT is a phone tethered bike computer display.  In other words, it relies upon apps from a phone to display data.  This can be native apps like the Wahoo Fitness app – or, it could be custom apps, like those potentially down the road from Strava and others.  The downside being that since it can’t think for itself, it does rely a phone with you on your ride – and that phone must be Bluetooth 4.0 compatible.

The units should start shipping in a week or two, and I’ll probably release a review once I have some 3rd party apps to include (i.e. Strava, MapMyRide, etc…) – since that’s the real goal of RFLKT.

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Wahoo Fitness RFLKT Unboxing

The Wahoo Fitness RFLKT is a phone tethered bike computer display.  In other words, it relies upon apps from a phone to display data.  This can be native apps like the Wahoo Fitness app – or, it could be custom apps, like those potentially down the road from Strava and others.  The downside being that since it can’t think for itself, it does rely a phone with you on your ride – and that phone must be Bluetooth 4.0 compatible.

The units should start shipping in a week or two, and I’ll probably release a review once I have some 3rd party apps to include (i.e. Strava, MapMyRide, etc…) – since that’s the real goal of RFLKT.

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Wahoo Fitness RFLKT Unboxing

The Wahoo Fitness RFLKT is a phone tethered bike computer display.  In other words, it relies upon apps from a phone to display data.  This can be native apps like the Wahoo Fitness app – or, it could be custom apps, like those potentially down the road from Strava and others.  The downside being that since it can’t think for itself, it does rely a phone with you on your ride – and that phone must be Bluetooth 4.0 compatible.

The units should start shipping in a week or two, and I’ll probably release a review once I have some 3rd party apps to include (i.e. Strava, MapMyRide, etc…) – since that’s the real goal of RFLKT.

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Wahoo Fitness RFLKT Unboxing

The Wahoo Fitness RFLKT is a phone tethered bike computer display.  In other words, it relies upon apps from a phone to display data.  This can be native apps like the Wahoo Fitness app – or, it could be custom apps, like those potentially down the road from Strava and others.  The downside being that since it can’t think for itself, it does rely a phone with you on your ride – and that phone must be Bluetooth 4.0 compatible.

The units should start shipping in a week or two, and I’ll probably release a review once I have some 3rd party apps to include (i.e. Strava, MapMyRide, etc…) – since that’s the real goal of RFLKT.

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63 Comments

  1. Mike Duncalf

    Any clues as to what the little silver Wahoo thing is? Doesn't seem to be part of the unit or anything :-/

    Reply
    • Rainmaker replied

      It's to pop-off the back of the case, or to remove the unit from the mount.

      Reply
  2. Brendan Bouffler

    Ok, just so I make sure I got this right: the ANT+ connection to the cadence sensors and HRM are via the RFLKT, and the phone sucks all the data up via bluetooth?

    Reply
    • Rainmaker replied

      Sorta. Today, the ANT+ connection would be via a Wahoo Fitness ANT+ dongle. Otherwise you could use BlueSC for a Bluetooth Smart Speed/Cadence sensor, and a Bluetooth Smart HR strap (BlueHR, Polar H7, a few others).

      There will be a second version of RFLKT that will have an ANT+ chip in it, cost a couple dollars (perhaps $10-20) more, and then funnel that data in to the phone. Unclear on exact timing/etc though. Right now, their priorities are A) Getting RFLKT out the door next week. B) Getting KICKR out the door and into peoples hands. Then comes C) Getting ANT+ into RFLKT.

      Roughly.

      Reply
  3. Norm Corriveau

    Ray, that's not what Wahoo Murray wrote when I asked about it.

    Reply
    • Rainmaker replied

      Hi Norm-

      Might be a bit of confusion.

      He reader there asked a different question. They asked if the RFLKT has ANT+ in it, which today, the production models don't. Above, Brendan asked HOW he could get ANT+ into it. In that case, it requires use of a separate product - the Wahoo Fitness iPhone ANT+ Adapter. Which, plugs into your phone and gathers ANT+ data that way. For example, a power meter, HR strap, etc... The phone would then communicate via Bluetooth Smart to the RFLKT.

      Now, as noted above, they do plan to offer a combo ANT+/RFLKT unit, which they noted as far back as Interbike. They expect that to be at a slight premium. The units shipping today don't have BLE chips in them. The unit shown above is a development unit, that does actually have both chips in it. There's no visible differences between the two, and in this case, the unit doesn't even have it enabled firmware yet.

      In short:

      A) Don't need ANT+: iPhone 4s/5 connects to RFLKT via Bluetooth Smart
      B) Need ANT+ today: Utilize iPhone ANT+ adapter to get data into iPhone, then shown on RFKLT via Bluetooth Smart
      C) Need ANT+ in future: Wait for other ANT+ enabled model to come out, which will support ANT+ data linkage back to the phone.

      Make sense?

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  4. Norm Corriveau

    Yep makes sense. Would the 4iiii strap also get ANT+ data to your phone and then displayed on the RFLKT? I guess that may depend on the APP more than anything else.

    Reply
    • Rainmaker replied

      It remains to be seen. It really comes down to how exactly they implemented the API (4iiii's). I'm not 100% certain they were in discussions with Wahoo on it, so if the data is coming in, in a way that's 'unexpected', then ultimately it won't be useful.

      That said, I'm hoping to have a unit in my hands before the end of the week (they were trying to send me out one yesterday), so ideally I'll have some answers shortly.

      Reply
  5. Norm Corriveau

    Thanks Ray. I think there may be a lot of people like me who are disappointed in Garmin with their lack of BT Smart support in the 510/810 and are now looking for alternatives.

    Reply
    • Rainmaker replied

      Yup, makes sense to me. I think the real defining factor will be the apps (i.e. the Strava's of the world), and how they leverage RFLKT. I also think that out of the gate, things will be pretty basic. But I'd suspect by time late spring rolls around, we'll see some really innovate stuff on it. It's just going to take a little bit of time for people to kick through ideas on it from a development standpoint.

      Reply
  6. Horacio Martinez

    How about a wrist strap for the RFLKT?

    I already use my iPhone in the Wahoo protective case with Ant+ and Cyclemeter for running and bike since my Garmin watch broke and find this setup much better as I always carry my phone.

    The RFLKT does not look much bigger than a Garmin 305, so perhaps a velcro quick strap might do the job?

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  7. majorhunadadun

    Oh please do one of your thorough reviews! This will be my first cycling computer set up and I'm very excited to see how it all works together! Do you have any information whether or not there'll be a bundle sold with the cadence and heart rate? Is there a preorder somewhere? Thx!

    Reply
    • Rainmaker replied

      No pre-order to my knowledge. But, I'd expect it to be available for regular order/delivery next week.

      I don't believe there are any explicit bundles, but they may offer a bundled package/price on it. That would be kinda smart...

      Reply
    • Rainmaker replied

      Oh, and yup - full review definitely coming. I'll likely wait a touch bit for some of the 3rd party apps to pile on though, since that's really what makes it sing.

      Reply
  8. majorhunadadun

    Thx for the reply! The other question is will this work with Spotify??

    Reply
    • Rainmaker replied

      It doesn't today to my knowledge, but, someone could program that in down the line.

      Reply
  9. Apexhunter

    Curious, I love the idea of this device. Does it have a back lit display? I do a ton of commuting, and riding at night demands a nice back lit display.

    Thanks, and keep up the great reviews!

    Reply
    • Rainmaker replied

      No backlight unfortunately.

      (Edit, my original pre-release version did not, but the current production versions do).

      Reply
    • Joao replied

      The RFLKT have a backlight yes!

      Reply
  10. Richard

    Looking forward to hearing on this unit

    Reply
  11. ken

    In the last pic w the iphone, the app screen itself has a different interface than my iphone 5 Wahoo app. Did you get an upgraded app from them to pair with the RFLCT?

    Reply
    • Rainmaker replied

      Yeah, it's a beta variant of the normal Wahoo App. As soon as RFLKT releases it'd be released with everyone.

      Reply
  12. Kirby

    Hey Ray, can't get a firm date for wahoo when they are going to release the RFLKT bike computer. Do you have any idea?. Original release was suppose to be January.

    Reply
    • Rainmaker replied

      Nothing. Though, it's still technically January.

      They're just working on the software iPhone app side, as noted above - the hardware is done and sitting in a warehouse in Atlanta waiting to ship.

      Reply
  13. Joel

    I just received an email from Wahoo saying that it is available today.

    ""RFLKT now available! 24-hour exclusive for Wahooligans only""

    Reply
  14. Dale

    for now, the only app that supports RFLKT is the WahooFitness App.....No Cyclemeter, No Strava

    Reply
  15. Alex Souza

    Here's my dilemma that you may provide me some insights: I am a new road biker (after 41 years of "doing not"), wanting to improve my rides and planning to run some 50miles circuit in a few months. I have Strava at my iPhone and the 60beat HR. I also have a Garmin Forerunner 205 watch. I am looking for a "definitive" device for track my rides.

    I like a lot the idea of RFLKT (especially the music integration - i like to hear music while riding) but I also like the Edge 500. Any recommendations where I would have a better value for my money?

    Thanks a lot, Alex

    Reply
    • Rainmaker replied

      Oddly enough, the now-defunct Motorola Motoactv would kinda fit the bill for you (has music integration and Bluetooth wireless playing).

      At present, Strava integration isn't yet there (for RFLKT), but is being worked on. However, I don't expect that to hit until well into spring or beyond.

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  16. Alex Souza

    Rainmaker, thanks for the input. However, watch per watch, I keep my Forerunner (I use it to fly my powered paragliding). I am more in the mark for a real bike computer. I am probably going to start with the RFLKT but, before buying it, I will wait for your review ;)

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  17. Jack Mayfield

    Rainmaker, regarding RFLKT backlight feature -- yes, there is one. To turn it on open the app, press any button on the RFLKT to fire it up and tap "Start Workout" on the app. When the start ride page opens, tap the gear in the upper-right corner of the screen to see toggle switch for backlight (below audio announcements and brightness). That's your on-off switch for the backlight. (Thank you, Nicholas Siryk, for posting that golden bit of info on Wahoo's Facebook page.) BTW, that backlight toggle will not appear on the app unless the RFLKT is in active mode.

    Using backlight will obviously shorten RFLKT battery life.

    Two future enhancements would be welcomed to address backlight issues - one in the software area and the other in hardware. Software: add "backlight toggle" to the list of programmable button options so that rider can turn backlight on / off with a programmed button. Hardware: redesign back on the device so that it has a large half-twist battery compartment cap (like Blue HR and Blue SC) for easier battery replacement (instead of removing 4 tiny screws).

    Reply
    • Rainmaker replied

      Yup, the ability to enable it was added in the last beta prior to the final software version. Happy to see that!

      Btw, for those looking for feature enhancements, do see the Wahoo Fitness Facebook post on them asking for your requests on it. Enjoy!

      Reply
  18. Matt NZ

    Hey Rainmaker. Any chance for a quick heads up on the difference in phone battery life. I was minutes away from buying the edge 8109 when I saw your review on the RFLKT. I definitely see the RFLKT as the winner mainly because it can move with the times (app updates) compared to the poor upgrades that people have come to expect from Garmin.

    There are a couple of things holding me back until I see your review.
    1. The main one is the iphone battery life when the reflect is being used. It would be great to have a side by side comparision using the RFLKT vs Iphone in terms of the iphone battery life.
    2. I'm still a little unsure about GPS on the iphone. Are people consistently having issues with drop-outs and what happens with the data during drop-outs? Is it worth thinking about external Bluetooth GPS and what would you recommend?
    3. Do you foresee turn by turn and/or mapping working on the RFLKT.

    Keep up the awesome work! Thanks

    Reply
    • Rainmaker replied

      1) Indeed, as Jack noted, the impact on the phone battery is negligible. The impact primarily comes from the GPS being on, but it's better than the display being on (bigger drain).

      2) I don't have drop-outs frequently. I oddly see more GPS phone drops on running than cycling. Not sure why. Unfortunately, I haven't tested any external Bluetooth GPS units.

      3) I definitely think we'll see some turn-by-turn apps come out for RFLKT by 3rd parties. But I don't expect to see that happen before the end of spring.

      Reply
  19. Jack Mayfield

    Matt,

    While you're awaiting Rainmaker's response, I'll share my experience. Prior to getting RFLKT, I had my iPhone 4S mounted on my bars in a Wahoo case, using Blue HR and Blue SC. I generally had phone screen set on bright so I could see it. With that setup, 3 1/2 hrs was about the max. If I got down to 20% batt, I turned phone display off so I could at least collect and save the data for the entire ride.

    To accommodate longer rides, I bought Wahoo's extended battery, which doubled the working time. Worked great, but together with the phone case, it's a pretty big item on your bars.

    I've had the RFKLT for 2 weeks, still using Blue HR and SC. The longest ride I've been on so far is 3 1/2 hrs (total elapsed time - includes riding plus a pit stop). When I got back home, I still had 70% battery. Huge difference! That's without any phone calls or other use of the phone. Just zipped up in my pocket with the display off.

    Another factor affecting batt life at this time of year here (Midwest US) is cold weather. Phone out on the bars gets cold which shortens batt life. Phone in pocket stays much warmer. I highly recommend the RFLKT. And, I'm sure it will continue to get better.

    As far as GPS dropout, never experienced it.

    Reply
    • Matt NZ replied

      Great, thanks Jack and DC. I think that's given me the info to go ahead with the purchase. The chance for frequent updates is the seller for me, now that I know that it does the basics well.

      There's a recent article which seems to almost be going viral about the quality of the hardware, but c'mon, $130, I could buy a few and still be ahead of garmin.

      Still, really looking forward to your post on this DC! And looking forward to the cyclemeter vs strava versions for this. Let's see who has the best imagination.

      Cheers

      Reply
    • Rainmaker replied

      Hi Matt-

      Interesting. Do you have a link to the article?

      Reply
    • Rainmaker replied

      Ahh, nevermind. I see it now regarding the forward mount.

      Reply
    • Andy replied

      Here is the article:

      link to cultofmac.com

      Reply
    • Andy replied

      DC: for what its worth I'm getting the EDGE 510. The RFLKT has the chance to be cool but I dont see enough app support at this time. Maybe the next iteration will nail it. I live in NYC and riders I know complain about GPS on the iphone. So will go with what works and I think the edge bundle will retain its value.

      Reply
    • Phil_Scott replied

      Hi, my experience with battery life is somewhat better than others are reporting.

      I have a 1 yr old iPhone 4s and use the Wahoo RFLKT, Blue HR and Blue SC. By closing all open apps on the phone and turning off WiFi I can get nearly 7 hours battery life.

      I tried turning off Cellular Data on a longer ride. There was poor GPS coverage and all sorts of tracking problems. Evidently you need to keep the cellular data turned on as the phone uses the cellular network when the GPS signal is lost.

      Anyone doing regular rides over about 7 hrs will need the backup battery or use a Garmin instead.

      Cheers

      Reply
  20. Chris

    I currently have a wahoo bike case and use a garmin ant+ speed and cadence sensor. Battery life is about 2 hours for my iPhone 4S . Would it be better to wait for the rflkt with ant+ or better to purchase a Bluetooth speed and cadence sensor?

    Reply
    • Rainmaker replied

      I honestly think you'll be waiting a while for the ANT+ version (perhaps a few months at earliest), so I think you'd be better off going the BLE SPD/CAD sensor route for now.

      I still think there's a big market for the ANT+ version because of all the ANT+ devices in the market today (folks like yourself having to re-buy a heart rate strap and a cadence sensor make up 2/3rds the price of the RFLKT right there). Not to mention those with power meters which run into the thousands.

      Reply
    • Matt NZ replied

      Yeah I struggled with this decision too. But, with bluetooth, nothing will need to be plugged in to the phone, so there's the chance for an external battery at some stage if it's needed. I imagine the additional cost in the ant+ rflkt will be up there too ( at least the cost of the bluetooth cadence sensor). And finally, I saw somewhere in my trail through the internet that the garmin ant+ will change to allow for cell phone connectivity (maybe they'll just start producing ant+ and BT products).

      Reply
  21. Andy

    I am still struggling with the choice between the Garmin Edge 510 bundle or this Wahoo RFLKT. If I look hard enough, can get the Garmin bundle for $350. If I get RFLKT + the sensors, it is around $280. I already own an iPhone 5 and I think I would likely carry it with me regardless of what head unit I end up getting. So the costs are somewhat comparable especially since RFLKT does not yet have any direct compatibility with 3rd party Apps and even Cyclemeter is close but there is no guarantee on timing for others. Especially since the install base is low. What would you guys do?

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  22. Andy

    I ordered my Edge 510 from clever training. Hope you get some credit.

    Reply
    • Rainmaker replied

      Thanks Andy! I appreciate the support!

      (And, hope you applied the 10% discount too!)

      Reply
  23. Marcel

    Hi Ray,
    If I had some kind of rubber case with a strap, would the device be wearable as a big watch while running (or is it to big to do that) ?

    Thnx
    Marcel

    Reply
    • Rainmaker replied

      If you had a Garmin Quick Release Strap...and if Wahoo were to release a mount adapter for the RFLKT with a compatible Garmin quick release, then you'd be golden.

      Just sayin' "if" and all, the same sorta "if" one might find in some review I published this week...

      Reply
  24. Chris

    Pardon my ignorance....which review published this week are you referring to

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  25. Marcel

    Thnx for your answer Ray, and just like Chris I searched reviews from this week (and actually this year :), but couldn´t find the review. But then I thought that the "if" said it all.
    Anyway. looks like a great "watch" and maybe some clever Chinese guy will jump into this case/strap thing :D (and if not I can always try to make one myself).

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    • Rainmaker replied

      Look carefully at the Wahoo KICKR post, and the images of the bike with handlebar shots, and which mounts I'm using.

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  26. mhoutman

    Today CycleMeter 9.1.1 was released with RFLKT support :)

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  27. Craig

    Hi Ray

    Any further news re RFLKT and ANT+? Do you also know whether they are going to build a new ant+ dongle for the iphone5?

    Thanks

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  28. Jack Mayfield

    Echoing Phil_Scott's 4/8/2013 comment: With one-year old iPhone 4S, no other apps running (but forgot to turn wifi off), using Blue HR and Blue SC sensors, I had 10% battery left after 6 hour, 54 minute ride yesterday (that's total start to finish time, which included 5:45 actual ride time).

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  29. Phil_Scott

    I've been using the RFLKT for about 6 weeks and have been extremely pleased with the unit. It does everything it claims to and is a good choice for riders who always carry their iPhone with them.

    There's only one item you may want to be aware of...... About four times in the last six weeks I've experienced the RFLKT unit freezing and not coming back to life until I briefly remove the battery.

    It seems to happen when I stop for the post ride coffee and pastry. It appears to lose the connection between iPhone and RFLKT when I walk into the cafe. I assume its because I'm breifly out of range of the Bluetooth signal, the RFLKT gets confused and freezes.

    Wahoo support informed me this is a known issue and they are working on a resolution. They have been very responsive and communicative with any of my questions.

    One suggestion for Wahoo is to provide a list of all the RFLKT configuration options with a definition and suggestion on when to use them. For example, what's the difference between Heart Rate and Filtered Heart Rate, Speed and Filtered Speed, workout max speed and workout max pace. Placing the list on their web site would be perfect.

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    • Phil_Scott replied

      FIXED.

      The latest firmware upgrade from Wahoo appears to have fixed the above issue.

      The RFLKT unit has been operating faultlessly.

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    • Jackie M. Larsen replied

      I had the freeze problem today, after 48,69 km / 1:46.12 time of ride, and i did not leave the bike!

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  30. Great article!

    I've also posted a review of RFLKT on my blog. Feel free to drop over for a look!

    link to mudsweatandtyres.wordpress.com

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    • Chris replied

      Thanks Steve for your review.
      I currently have a Wahoo bike case with ANT+ sensor, a ANT+ Garmin speed and cadence sensor and the wahoo bluetooth HR strap.
      Can't decide if I should take the plunge and purchase the RFLKT.
      Also, does anyone know of a turn by turn iphone app where we can download gpx files to the app?

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  31. Just in case those are wondering why I haven't quite posted a review on this, I'm continuing to wait for more 3rd party support. Primarily Strava.

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  32. Craig

    Any news on:

    - RFLKT v2 (with ANT+ support)
    - ANT+ dongle for iPhone5 ( I I know you can use an adapter but that makes the setup even more clunky).

    thanks.

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    • Ray Maker replied

      I wouldn't expect to see Wahoo create an ANT+ dongle for the iPhone 5. They've said in the past they simply don't see demand. Instead, I'd expect they'd eventually do something like 4iiii's, in terms of a bridge of sorts.

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  33. Rwbee

    Which buttons to reset the rflkt as done after a ride to start another ride using cyclemeter app

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