November 18th, 2020
FE Sports

ELEMNT RIVAL Multisport GPS Watch: A seamless performance advantage.

ELEMNT RIVAL Watch Brings Wahoo’s Proven, Powerfully Simple Platform to Triathlon and Running for the First Time

Wahoo’s first watch gives multi-sport athletes an eye-catching, innovative device to capture all their workout data with unprecedented ease.


Wahoo’s ELEMNT RIVAL GPS multi-sport watch, unveiled today, brings the user-centric design and functionality for which Wahoo products have always been known to triathletes and runners for the first time. Powered by proven ELEMNT technology and incorporating unique multisport features, RIVAL radically simplifies sports data collection, allowing you to focus on your performance, not how your equipment is working.  


"The real magic of RIVAL is that we were able to take everything we did with the ELEMNT bike computer and create a perfect parallel, giving triathletes and runners the same ease of use that cyclists have had access to since 2016,” said Chip Hawkins, founder of Wahoo.
"A key design concern was making a watch with looks to match its performance. This is a stylish, high-performance multi-sport watch that should be the choice of any athlete looking for a lightweight GPS watch with an unbelievable battery life to track the longest races.” 



ELEMNT RIVAL is the first sport GPS device to innovate the way race data follows an athlete through the stages of a multi-sport event. This proprietary Touchless Transition technology, developed for RIVAL, allows users to seamlessly transition from swim to ride to run without touching their watch. As a part of the Wahoo ecosystem, RIVAL’s Multisport Handover mode allows it to interact with ELEMNT GPS cycling computers to transition race data from the watch to a handlebar-mounted computer during the bike leg of a multi-sport activity such as a triathlon, ensuring that race data is always easy to see, easy to follow, and captured correctly so athletes can focus on their race.  


RIVAL, $599.95 AUD ($699.95 NZD), incorporates several class-leading features including a ceramic bezel and an ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts the backlight. Other must-have features include a battery that lasts 14 days in watch mode or 24 hours in GPS mode, a barometric altimeter, an optical heart rate sensor, and live tracking.  



Wahoo’s first entry into the watch category uses the same easy-to-set up, easy-to-use platform and mobile app as Wahoo’s ELEMNT GPS cycling computers. RIVAL tracks all standard run, bike, and swim metrics and can also track advanced running dynamics when paired with the Wahoo TICKRx heart rate monitor. Following workouts, data is available in the Wahoo companion app and can be automatically uploaded to third-party platforms like TrainingPeaks and Strava. RIVAL also connects with ANT+ and Bluetooth sensors and can control Wahoo KICKR smart trainers. 


RIVAL is already being used by some of the world’s best triathletes, including Ironman World Champion Jan Frodeno, American Ironman World Record holder Heather Jackson, and two-time Olympian Sarah True. 

ELEMNT RIVAL will be landing in Australia / New Zealand early 2021. 

Additional quotes:

Heather Jackson, American Ironman World Record Holder:

“I've actually won a race because I was faster in transition than the girl who came in second. So for me, to have a device that can just track, swim, bike, run, and the transitions in between–it opens up another opportunity to gain valuable seconds.” 


Jan Frodeno, Ironman World Champion: 

“One of the big things in professional sports is to be able to focus on yourself. There's so much noise during a race, so ideally I want my technical gear to be forgotten. I just really want to be able to focus a hundred percent on myself. And being able to forget about my smartwatch is great because it's another distraction that I don't have to think about.”