The Wahoo ELEMNT is a standalone GPS that is configured by a app on your smartphone. You can also configure the device to connect to a wifi network to sync routes that you have created on ridewithgps.com and navigate these routes using the LEDs on the face of the device and its built-in map.

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Pair with your Phone
Authorize your Ride with GPS Account
Sync Routes
Pinned Routes

Pair with your Phone

To use the Wahoo ELEMNT and routes from your Ride with GPS account, you’ll first need to pair the ELEMNT with the Wahoo ELEMNT companion app.

Authorize your Ride with GPS Account

After the Wahoo ELEMNT app is paired with the device, you will need to authorize Ride with GPS to sync to your device:

  1. Tap profile
  2. Go to linked accounts
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  4. Select Ride with GPS
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  6. Enter the email address and password that you use to sign into Ride with GPS
  7. If you created your Ride with GPS account using the sign up with Facebook option, then you must follow these directions to change your account settings to include an email address.
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  8. You will see a prompt informing you whether or not your authorization was correct. If your password is not accepted, sign in to the Ride with GPS website to check your password or set a new password if necessary.
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Sync Routes

Now that you have authorized the ELEMNT to sync to your Ride with GPS account, you can sync all the routes on your Ride with GPS account to the device. Only the routes will sync to the device not the map styles or Points of Interest.

  1. Press the page button in the lower right corner of the ELEMNT screen until you see a map, and route appears just above the lower left button.
  2. Press the left button to choose a route.
  3. Press the middle button to sync your routes. The ELEMNT will not automatically fetch any new routes you have created since the last time you have synced, so you must go through this process each time you want to find newly created routes on your account. The time to sync depends on the number of routes in your Ride with GPS route library, but generally, the process takes just a few minutes.
  4. Select a route to start navigation.
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Club Routes and the ELEMNT

Club members can pin their club routes for quick access on the ELEMNT. This can be done on the website or the app, and means club members will always have easy access to club route navigation.

Pinning Routes on the Ride with GPS Website

To pin a route on the Ride with GPS website, open the route you wish to pin in the route viewer. You will see a small “pin” icon above the route name in the column to the right of the route map. Click this icon to pin the route.

Pinning Routes on the Ride with GPS App

To pin a route on the Ride with GPS app, select your desired route from your route list in the app. Tap the icon in the upper left corner of the route to bring up the route options menu. Tap pin this to pin the route.
Each time you pin routes, you will have to sync your ELEMNT. The ELEMNT route library does not sync with Ride with GPS automatically, so if you do not sync newly pinned routes, they will not appear.

Finding Pinned Routes on the ELEMNT

Once you have pinned routes and synced your ELEMNT, you can easily find these routes in your ELEMNT route library.

  1. Go to the routes page on the ELEMNT.
  2. Press the lower button on the right side of the device to select sort.
  3. Press the sort button to scroll through available sort criteria until you see starred.
  4. This will bring up a list of starred routes. These are your pinned routes.

FAQ

Will my saved rides sync back to Ride with GPS?
As long as the app is authorized to sync to Ride wth GPS then rides recorded with the ELEMNT will sync back to your Ride with GPS account.
Will these routes be available if not connected to wifi?
The routes are available with or without wifi as long as they have synced to the device. The list of routes you see on the routes page have all downloaded to the device and are ready to navigate without a wifi connection.
How do I get additional help with my Wahoo ELEMNT?
For all other questions concerning the use of the ELEMNT Contact Wahoo Support
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