Wahoo RPM Clocks Cadence in Bluetooth & ANT+ Without Magnets

Wahoo RPM Cadence sensor (2)

The purveyors of iPhone powered fitness devices now have their sights set on cadence sensors. Thanks to the new Wahoo RPM Cadence Sensor, constantly misaligned magnets are a thing of the past. The tiny 7g, coin cell operated RPM simply affixes to your crank and pairs with most Bluetooth 4.0 or ANT+ compatible devices to provide the necessary cadence feed back. Due to the fact that the RPM does not use magnets, it can also be installed on your shoe as a footpod for public spin bikes, or if you want to easily use it on multiple bikes.

Battery life, installation requirements, and more, next…


Wahoo RPM Cadence sensor (1) Wahoo RPM Cadence sensor (1)

If you choose to mount it to y our bike instead of your shoe, the RPM can be mounted to the non-drive crank arm in two ways. Included double sided 3M tape will allow it to be mounted as cleanly as possible, or you can use the silicone sleeve and zip ties for a more conventional mount. At only 7 grams, the RPM is extremely light and will operate up to 2 years on a single coin cell battery.

Available for $49.99, the RPM is compatible with iPhone 4s and newer (running the latest ios), as well as compatible Android devices, iPod Touch 5th gen, and iPad 3rd and 4rth gen as well as other devices with Bluetooth 4.0 or ANT+ connectivity. The sensor is also compatible with a number of popular cycling apps like Strava, MapMyRide and Cyclemeter.



Andrew Norris - 06/23/14 - 6:52pm

Nice product, but it looks from their website like they’re only selling the sensor bundled with either a case or a whole new iphone interface! I’d just want the sensor, as I already have a case, so I’ll be waiting to see if that option appears (and how much it’ll cost).

Ben - 06/23/14 - 8:26pm

Andrew, check this link. Looks like it’s just the cedence unit: http://www.wahoofitness.com/devices/wahoo-rpm-cadence-sensor.html

Chris P. - 06/23/14 - 8:28pm

Andrew the product is very cleared sold on their website for $49.99 http://www.wahoofitness.com/devices/wahoo-rpm-cadence-sensor.html

Kenn Kensinggton - 06/23/14 - 10:55pm

so i just need to buy the garmin edge 1000 basic pack and it can work with this?

Psi Squared - 06/24/14 - 12:38am

@Kenn Kensinggton: yes.

muf - 06/24/14 - 2:16am

this is pretty cool. their case is nice too. they should make some for other phones too.

Tom - 06/24/14 - 3:44am

How and where do you attach this to your shoe then?

Fiz61 - 06/24/14 - 6:06am

My experience has been pretty spotty with it actually working. Seems fine around 80 rpm, when you push the cadence above that and closer to 100 it starts to send 0 cadence readings back.

Andrew Norris - 06/24/14 - 7:39am

@Ben and @Chris P: Thanks for the link, but it dumps me at Wahoo’s home page, and when I search their site, I still only get the two hits I previously mentioned – the ‘PROTKT Cadence Bundle Pack’ at £69.99 and the ‘RFLKT Cadence Bundle Pack’ at £109.99. Will keep checking back, though!

Chris P. - 06/24/14 - 12:46pm

@Andrew my guess is their UK site has been updated.

Chris P. - 06/24/14 - 12:48pm

has NOT been updated.

Tyler(WahooFitness) - 06/24/14 - 5:09pm

@Andrew – At this time, the RPM is not available outside of North America. Europe should have the RPM in a few weeks.

@Fiz61 – This is not the norm. Can you contact us? support@wahoofitness.com

DM - 06/24/14 - 11:09pm

@Tyler(WahooFitness) When are you expecting to have it available in Aus?

Velove - 06/25/14 - 1:16pm

So for only a few dollars more than a Garmin GSC-10, I get cadence only, with no speed? Thanks, I’ll stick to the Garmin ecosystem. The only advantage here would appear to be that I can use either a Garmin head unit or an iPhone (ANT+ or Bluetooth 4 connectable device)? Thanks, but honestly, why not speed also? THEN it would be worth it.

Tyler(WahooFitness) - 06/25/14 - 1:46pm

@DM Hopefully, in the next 2-4 weeks.

Mike - 06/28/14 - 12:27am

I spent 6 months developing a competing product (I started working on it before the RPM was even announced). Mine is half the size and weight of the RPM. Decided I didn’t want to go through the hassles of crowdfunding and Chinese manufacturing, so I never sold or marketed it.

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