Wahoo Cadence Sensor Review

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By Robbie Ferri CPT

CPT & Indoor Cycling Instructor

When it comes to indoor cycling, there’s a lot of different equipment that can add value to the experience. In modern times riders are choosing to use heart rate monitors, power meters, and many other devices to give more data.

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One excellent tool we highly recommend is a Cadence Sensor. This small device can tell you your cadence, helping you understand your training and adding lots of structure to your workouts. One of the most popular is the Wahoo Cadence Sensor, and in this article, were going to be telling you all about it by discussing: 

  • Wahoo As A Brand
  • Wahoo Cadence Sensor What You Need To Know
  • Our Verdict
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Wahoo As A Brand

Wahoo is a big name when it comes to indoor cycling. They make a wider range of products from turbo trainers to fans and many accessories in between. They are known for their high quality and also very intelligent products. In the indoor cycling world, they are considered a top high-end brand. 

Wahoo Cadence Sensor What You Need To Know

We have been lucky enough to use the Wahoo Cadence Sensor for months. The best way to explain the sensor is to break it down into sections and tell you all about it before giving it our final rating. 

Key Statistics

  • Cost: $40-$50
  • Purpose: Cadence
  • Mounting: Sticky Back / Cable Ties
  • Connectivity: Ant+ / Bluetooth
  • Size: Small
wahoo cadence sensor in the case 2


Let’s start with the design. The Wahoo isn’t like all other cadence sensors. It’s incredibly small and sits very shallow against the crank arm. It looks fantastic, is incredibly functional, and has a smart but simple design.

It is very simple to attach. You can either put it into a small case and cable tie it to the pedal arm or directly stick it to the crank arm. I opted for the cable ties as the case offered more protection. 

wahoo rpm cadence sensor


As far as performance goes, the Wahoo connects instantly, and as soon as you start pedaling, it wakes up ready to go. It’s super fast when sending data, and everything works completely as it should. I never found any dropouts in service when using it, which is common with some cadence sensors.

Another great feature that I really liked was the small LED light which is behind a clear panel. Not only does it look great, but it tells you when it’s trying to connect or waking up. 

Battery Life

The battery life is very impressive on this unit. It uses one CR3032 battery, and they say it will last a full year. This is a long time not to have to worry about charging, and it does make the unit trouble-free compared to the ones that require charging. 

wahoo cadence sensor attached to the left pedal arm


The Wahoo cadence sensor is one of the most expensive cadence sensors coming in at $40-$50. We often get asked if it’s worth that money. We personally think if you have the funds to afford that you are getting an amazing product which is going to last year after year.


Wahoo products come with a two-year warranty if they are broken. It’s good they have so much faith in their products, and I personally can’t see many people calling in on it as the quality is very high. Compared to other companies which offer 28 days, it’s excellent and gives you a lot of trouble-free riding. 

wahoo cadence sensor in the case

Our Verdict

We highly recommend the Wahoo RPM Cadence Sensor. We appreciate it’s not the cheapest, but the quality is incredibly high, the design is fantastic, and it has an incredible battery life. If you can afford to spend $40-$50 on a cadence sensor, then it’s worth it. 

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Robbie Ferri CPT

Robbie from “Riding with Robbie” is a Personal Trainer living in in Norfolk, UK. He has bikepacked all over the World, and also raced ultra distance at a top-level. He has worked closely with industry leaders such as Shimano.

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