How to Reset Wahoo Elemnt Bolt and Roam?

Written by : Mr Mamil
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Is your Wahoo Elemnt Bolt or Roam frozen, stuck, or unresponsive?

You probably need to do a reset. In this article, I’ll show you the steps to reset your Wahoo Elemnt Bolt or Roam bike computer.

Method 1. Soft reset

This is usually used when the screen and buttons become unresponsive.

Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds to force the head unit to restart. The power button is the single button on the left side.

Method 2. Drain the battery and recharge

If Method 1 fails to solve the problem, then leave the head unit turned on to drain the battery. The unit will turn off automatically once the battery is flat.

Proceed to charge the battery until complete and turn it on again. Use a USB charger with at least 2A.

Method 3. Perform a factory reset

The factory reset should be the last resort if Method 1 or 2 don’t work or if you’re selling the head unit and want to wipe out all the data.

Follow these steps on the Wahoo Elemnt, Bolt, or Roam head unit.

  1. Press the power button once to enter Settings.
  2. Go to System Info.
  3. Scroll to the bottom, and choose Factory Reset.
  4. Press the Reset button.


A soft reset is a quick restart of your device that resolves minor issues without affecting your data. A factory reset, on the other hand, restores your device to its original settings, erasing all user data, including ride history, routes, and device settings.

No, performing a soft reset on your Wahoo device will not affect your data on connected platforms. Your ride history and other synced data will remain intact on these platforms.

A factory reset should be considered if your device is experiencing significant issues that cannot be resolved with a soft reset, or if you plan to sell or transfer ownership of your device.

After a factory reset, your device will lose all user data and settings. However, you can re-sync your ride history, routes, and settings by reconnecting your device to the Wahoo Elemnt companion app and any connected route planning platforms.

To back up your data, ensure your device is connected to the Wahoo Elemnt companion app and any connected route planning platforms. Your ride history and routes should be synced automatically. You can connect your device to a computer and manually back up route files and other data.