• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Buggy but Useful

    • Written by from WILTON

    I have now used the RFLKT unit for over 20 rides. I like the ability to customize the screens, the ability to keep the iPhone more secure (not mounted on handlebars), and the compact design. I had a bear of a time getting it to not freeze during the first 15 rides. It would just stop reading the iPhone data from Runmeter. When I finished riding, after a minute or so, it would usually give me the summary after I had selceted DONE on the iPhone app. Wahoo customer service is terrible, and Abvio (Runmeter) is not alot better. Yesterday I downloaded a firmware update for the RFLKT and for the first time in a month it made it through the ride reporting data in real time. If it continues to not freeze, it will be a great investment. If not, it makes a great activity (cycling) very frustrating, kind of the opposite you want to to feel on the bike.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    At Last!

    • Written by from Atlanta

    Mountain bikers rejoice! I bought a Blue SC about a year ago and have been very pleased but when I ride, I crash. A lot. I'm not super comfortable with my iPhone mounted on my handlebars so the RFLKT is the perfect fix. It's like Wahoo Fitness read my mind but even I didn't know what I was thinking. Now I can crush the trails without worrying about crushing my phone. Slay the brown pow without fear, get a RFLKT.

    In all seriousness:

    Pros:
    -Music control
    -Customizable data fields, layouts, and buttons
    -Can display almost any data you could want
    -Can store my phone in my camelback
    -Longer iPhone battery life
    -Multiple mounting styles (included a Garmin twist mount... strange but awesome!)
    -Compact
    -Backlight for night rides

    Cons:
    -Rubber band for the mount snapped. Would recommend zip-ties instead
    -No text/caller id/email alerts
    -Takes a little toying with to get set up (via the app) but it's a set-it-and-forget-it kind of thing.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really like this product

    • Written by from Atlanta

    The RFLKT is AWESOME! Allows me to ride with my iPhone and not have to worry about wasting battery on keeping the screen on or worry about breaking my iPhone in a crash!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What I have been waiting for

    • Written by from Escondido

    I have been stalking the RFLKT since before its release. I had been using a Lifeproof mount and case. I was always a bit dissatisfied with the largeness of my phone mounted on the bars and especially frustrated with the enormous drain on the battery if I wanted to monitor my stats real-time while on the road. This device solved my problems.

    I now can keep my phone safe in my jersey. I just finished a 2 hr. ride and still have 61% battery power left (I started my ride with 82%) This includes running the Blue HR monitor as well as the Blue SC speed and cadence sensor. I was also running Pandora the whole time. If I was using my phone's display, I would have been outta juice at mile 10. The RFLKT is everything you need and nothing you don't.

    The lone bad review sites challenges dismounting the unit from the bar mount on which it is attached from the factory. This is a bit of a challenge, but if you use the included spudger tool and practice a little patience and common sense, this is not that big of a deal. Also, the loading screen displayed as your unit updates the software is not that bad. I might check my internet speed if I were having significant issue. This is assuming the individual unit being reviewed was not a rare dud from Wahoo.

    I have used several Wahoo products, the quality is always great, they function with little headache and they are a great value for the $$. This is my experience.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY GOOD!!!

    • Written by from Artur Nogueira

    I use with Wahoo BLUE HR and SC and my Iphone is safe on my pocket!!! The Iphone battery last much more!!!

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fit for purpose

    • Written by from Bulimba

    Did a three hour ride using Wahoo as the display and Strava running as well. Phone used 18% of the battery and did not miss a beat.
    Paused and activated two or three times from the monitor without touching the phone (5c) and got all my heart rate and zones at a touch (hard push!) of a button. Not possible before without holding the phone in one hand and trying to ride hard.
    Agree it is difficult to remove from the mount but I rarely do this and I think there is a twist off mount anyway?
    Buttons a little stiff but not a big deal. Always use cable ties but the rubber helps get sensors positioned easily before you put the ties on. Definitely use the ties on the stem mounting as some force is needed to push buttons which will move the mount around if use rubber bands only.
    I am still refining the screen layouts/order which is great if you like having the ability to design the layout of the inputs to suit your own needs or just like playing with it!
    I thought the displays we're going to be difficult to see in direct sunlight but no issue at all.
    Great product - highly recommend if you use phone apps.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Saver!

    • Written by from Hawthorne

    Recently got a RFLKT to use on a century ride (100 miles) and it worked brilliantly. Showed me my speed, distance (was very motivating to be able to know how far i'd gone already) but the best thing was I had my phone locked, in my jersey pocket, with the screen off and cellular data turned off, but still saw all the phone's info on the RFLKT. After 5.5 hrs of riding, the phone was still at 70%! Friends i was riding with had their Garmin battery go flat but I was still going hard. Great customer support too!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Saved a bunch compared to a Garmin

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I believe all of the issues purported in the initial review of the RFLKT have been dealt with as I've had no issues with it working with my iPhone 4S though I did have to update the firmware. This thing has saved me a bunch compared to buying a dedicated Garmin bike computer. I get to keep the iPhone in my jersey pocket while the RFLKT shows me all of my data during the ride. I'm going to take the iPhone with me on my rides anyway, so why not use it as my bike computer? Seems pretty obvious to me. Works a treat!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very impressed!

    • Written by from El Segundo

    I purchased a RFLKT recently and I must say, I'm a huge fan of this product. I was never very excited about mounting my iPhone on the handle bars of my bike but yet I wanted to have the phone with me for safety. This is the perfect solution, which allows me to interact with apps during rides, see all my data, select playlists, get GPS directions, etc without having to take out my phone. It also considerably saves the battery life on my iPhone. I find the display easy to read, even in direct sunlight. So worth the money! Especially when other GPS bike computers are much higher priced and don't interact with any apps. Well done, I'm extremely satisfied with this purchase and would recommend anyone to get one that is an avid cyclist!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good in concept

    • Written by from Issaquah

    Rflkt is a great idea but in practice is clunky and adds complexity. GPS vs odometer vs google maps (bike routing)differ by about 20%, the battery drain on the phone makes it useful only for rides under a few hours, and there is no smoothing of data inputs. As an example of the latter, it thinks I had a peak cadence of 209 on my commute. I wish the display had more flexibility.

    On the plus side I appreciate dropbox sync and access to the raw data so I can do further processing.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent App and product

    • Written by from Melbourne

    Have used the RFLKT+ for 3 rides and has been flawless. Set up on 2 bikes took a couple of hours but relatively painless. iPhone battery is now conserved, could probably do a 6 hour ride.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    RFLKT is all you need

    • Written by from Canton

    The RFLKT is all you need if you ride one or several bikes. The initial Bluetooth sync was a bit unconventional however syncing with the Wahoo app is seamless every time I ride. I like that is comes with multiple mounts so I can use it on all of my bikes. It works every time and I like the feature that allows you to pause your work out from the RFLKT without taking your phone out. I ride a fair bit at night and the red light helps to keep me up to date on my ride stats.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome bike computer

    • Written by from Marietta

    Just got my RFLKT a couple weeks ago and have been using on usual road rides. The device paired up to my iPod touch with no issues and I love that I can customize the display pages how I want. I do not typically use a computer on my mountain bike, but now that I can track all my data with one device, I think I will start carrying it with me. Especially now that they have the Garmin style mount available.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from brisbane

    The RFLKT product is awesome! Although I didn't really get the name when I first heard it, it does exactly what it should! RFLKTs all the data from my iphone right on the handlebars! As a semi-professional criterion cyclist, this product pushes me to ride harder. No wires, no fuss. Great product!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Taylor Lake Village

    Using this for routine workouts, 3-4 times a week. Excellent capture of data.
    Using Mio Alpha heart rate watch with the wahoo device. Uploads to strava well.
    Very pleased.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great device

    • Written by from Bogota

    I have a permanent my view of all my stats. It is especially useful to be able to see my cadence and my heart rate permanently so I can see where I can make the extra effort. On longer rides the battery of my iPhone is no longer an issue.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    basically just a remote display for your iPhone

    • Written by from Helotes

    As far as i can tell, this device does not have GPS, accelerometer, altimeter, or any other kind of measurement capability. It basically just reports what your phone is measuring.

    On my first mountain bike ride, my battery dropped from about 100% to about 60% with just about 1 hour of riding (iPhone 5).

    Just think of how long your battery might last if you use your iPhone for GPS navigation on a road trip if you are not actively charging it.

    I'm swtiching back to a dedicated GPS device so i have some phone battery life available in case of emergency out on the trail.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I wanted so badly to love this

    • Written by from Portland

    I really REALLY wanted to love this product because I highly value innovative companies like Wahoo and the RFLKT seemed like such a great idea.

    It dropped the connection to my phone during my one and only ride which was annoying, but forgivable. After owning it for less than a week, the RFLKT unit is totally dead. Tried resetting it to no avail, so back it goes.

    A disappointing experience with a product that had so much potential.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    RFLKT

    • Written by from Dordrecht

    Works well. Great potential too as it is an open platform.
    Don't forget to allow background refresh for the app you're using on your iPhone.
    Otherwise you lose connection after a while.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great bit of kit

    • Written by from Bishop's Stortford

    I use this to display all of the data from my bluetooth sensors on my roadbike. All my sensors are from Wahoo (cadence, speed and heart rate). It works well and is weather proof. Previously I had mounted my iphone on the handlebars but after a serious crash which miraculously my phone survived, I wanted to get away from leaving my phone in such a risky position. I also found the drain on the battery from the rather inconvenient turning the iPhone screen on and off to get real time data was too high. The RFLKT solves each of these problems and works well with the sensors I already have. This way I get all the benefits of tracking my performance on my iphone using the Wahoo app and then uploading to strava but with improved battery life, real time data always displayed and my iphone is safer in my pocket.

    1 of 1 people found this useful