Beacon for Elemnt Bolt

Does beacon support the Wahoo Elemnt Bolt? If so, how do you set this up?

As many of you know, the live-tracking feature leaves a lot to be desired on the bolt.  

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  • Official comment

    Thanks for the feedback. We'd love to consider this request as soon as it's possible to bring Beacon to other devices. 

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  • Hi Brandon, We don't support Beacon on the Elemnt but we do support Strava Live Segments. Thanks for the feedback. 

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  • Is there an update on this?

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  • I’m also interested to hear if there is any update.

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  • Still no response, Strava?

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  • Would like to find out also!

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  • Adding Beacon to the Wahoo Elemnt Bolt would be a great feature to prioritize!! Please consider this Strava!

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  • Strava we need this! This is not fair to your premium members that own a Wahoo unit

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  • Strava we haven't heard anything from you regarding this subject.  Is this ever going to be a possibility?

     

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  • Any answer on this Strava?

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  • Hellooooo....

    I'm done with Garmin/Garbage, I have two Wahoo bike computers and Beacon is really the only reason I'm paying for premium. Make. It. Happen.

     

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  • Please add Beacon to the Wahoo Elemnt, ridiculous that it isnt supported for your "premium" customers.

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  • Why isn't it possible? I'd also love to see this feature!

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  • Another vote for this. Just replaced my Garmin 520 Edge with a Bolt.

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  • Another vote for this.  Premium costs should equal premium features.

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  • another vote for wahoo bolt sick of garmin edge rubbish

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  • Recently Wahoo has vastly upgraded their equivalent of Strava's "Beacon."  Based upon their upgrade, and Strava's inaction to get Beacon on the Wahoo products, I am cancelling my Strava Premium membership, as that is all I really got it for.  Sorry, Strava.

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  • Pretty rubbish service and communication from Strava. Garmin's market share is decreasing as a lot of customers are switching over to Wahoo, you'd think Strava would have gone on board pretty quickly.

    Come on Strava . . . update Beacon so it works with my BOLT!

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  • I have to say I'm shocked by the attitude of some of the posters here. It's not "ridiculous" or "rubbish" that a feature like this isn't implemented instantaneously. Software development is difficult. It takes a lot of work planning, designing, coding, and testing. I have no idea whether Strava is working on this, but I'd guess there's a good chance they are. Give them some time.

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  • @Chris Ryan While I ultimately agree with you some of the comments are a tad on the harsh side, it’s been more than a year since the thread was opened with no advance. And it has been available on Garmin for quite a long time.

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  • Sorry Chris, I have to disagree with you on this. Not a matter of complexity in this case....

    But for all those who made the switch to the Bolt, here's how I solved the problem:

    - Livetrack is pretty much the same thing as Beacon, except they don't have the option to send to a cell number, you can only  share on FB, Twitter and email. (Which I think Wahoo did not to get in the way of Strava "premium" features). It works as well (if not better) than Beacon. I can see also power/speed and elevation data...

    http://blog.wahoofitness.com/set-live-track-elemnt/

    - All you have to do is enter the email address to txt to your (or your S.O., or whoever ) phone.

    Easy instructions here: https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/how-to-send-a-text-from-your-email-account/

    Done. Go ahead and cancel your premium subscription to Strava and stop giving them money for not implementing user features.

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  • Any update on this issue or at least a response from strava? Can't find any reasons to keep premium around if they don't support wahoo units.

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  • +1 for Elemnt Bolt Beacon support. I frequently have to ride through the "hood"...

    Strava - Can you at least let us know where this is in the Feature Request process?

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  • I want this too why pay for premium if we can't get the support we need.....

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  • Switched from a Garmin 820 to a Bolt so want this very bad as well....!

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  • +1 on this

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  • Thanks for a feed guys, I'll skip getting the Safety package of the Summit.

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  • I started using the Elemnt Bolt in May19 and would like to use the Beacon function in this. What is the status right now?

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  • @joep Schouren .  The status is they won't answer!  No Beacon for Wahoo and they won't tell us why!

     

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  • Piling on here. I recently got the Wahoo Elemnt and I really like it. One of the reasons I got it was all the hype about the ease of Strava integration - which is there for a number of things.  The single biggest complaint I have is no strava beacon. I ride alone most of the time and the primary reason I pay for my Strava subscription is for Beacon so my wife can follow my rides.  If this feature doesn't get enabled I'll be cancelling my Summit subscription. 

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