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Wahoo Bolt and ANT+ Light support?

Old 05-24-22, 05:52 AM
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Wahoo Bolt and ANT+ Light support?

Hi Tech Wizards

does the Wahoo Bolt V2 with the latest firmware support ANT+ lights, specifically the Bontrager Flare RT/Ion 200 RT lights?
I know it supports the Varia via ANT+ but it seems like it did not immediately support lights that way when that feature was released.

Does it now? The main feature I am after is for the lights to turn on/off along with the head unit.

Thanks!
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Old 07-15-22, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by yaw View Post
Hi Tech Wizards

does the Wahoo Bolt V2 with the latest firmware support ANT+ lights, specifically the Bontrager Flare RT/Ion 200 RT lights?
I know it supports the Varia via ANT+ but it seems like it did not immediately support lights that way when that feature was released.

Does it now? The main feature I am after is for the lights to turn on/off along with the head unit.

Thanks!
To my current knowledge, the ELEMNT Bolt does not. Just purchased a Varia RTL 515 which features an ant+ controllable light and a Bontrager ion 200 rt front light hoping (as you are) to just have everything sync with my head unit… the Varia’s radar connects and works flawlessly (had connected to a friend’s on a ride prior to test it out) and is really great for situational awareness, however, the bolt doesn’t seem to acknowledge either light. Plan to fiddle with them and look for a workaround, but as is, no dice currently.
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Old 08-10-22, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by I3en View Post
To my current knowledge, the ELEMNT Bolt does not. Just purchased a Varia RTL 515 which features an ant+ controllable light and a Bontrager ion 200 rt front light hoping (as you are) to just have everything sync with my head unit… the Varia’s radar connects and works flawlessly (had connected to a friend’s on a ride prior to test it out) and is really great for situational awareness, however, the bolt doesn’t seem to acknowledge either light. Plan to fiddle with them and look for a workaround, but as is, no dice currently.
Hey, apologies for the late response I was gone for a while.

I got the unit now and can confirm that the Bolt v2 does not play with the Bontrager lights.

I am wondering about your experience with the Bolt and Varia, I noted that when I am riding along and then turn the Varia on (I only use it when it's needed due to the awful battery life, I have the non-light smaller unit) it does not automatically come up on the Bolt screen unless I click the top left side button on the Bolt to briefly go to the main menu, then when returning to my ride pages the radar strip will show up after a few seconds. Seems like the Bolt does not check for the Varia sensor until it's briefly on the menu page.

This was extremely frustrating, turning the unit on and off multiple times while riding, until I found the little menu page hack. But it's far from ideal still as I'd like to just reach back, turn the Varia on/off, and have the head unit respond without further trickery. Does yours work better? Firmwares are all up to date.
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Old 08-11-22, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by yaw View Post
Hey, apologies for the late response I was gone for a while.

I got the unit now and can confirm that the Bolt v2 does not play with the Bontrager lights.

I am wondering about your experience with the Bolt and Varia, I noted that when I am riding along and then turn the Varia on (I only use it when it's needed due to the awful battery life, I have the non-light smaller unit) it does not automatically come up on the Bolt screen unless I click the top left side button on the Bolt to briefly go to the main menu, then when returning to my ride pages the radar strip will show up after a few seconds. Seems like the Bolt does not check for the Varia sensor until it's briefly on the menu page.

This was extremely frustrating, turning the unit on and off multiple times while riding, until I found the little menu page hack. But it's far from ideal still as I'd like to just reach back, turn the Varia on/off, and have the head unit respond without further trickery. Does yours work better? Firmwares are all up to date.
That's how my Varia works with Bolt v2. A little irritating, but not a dealbreaker. I can do it while riding along.
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