Founded in 2009 by Chip Hawkins in Atlanta, GA, Wahoo creates innovative solutions to make hard fought goals attainable and lives better. Wahoo was built on the foundation of simplicity and the mindset that “there’s got to be a better way.”
Listen to the story straight from Chip’s mouth on Home Roads.
It all started due to a simple need: a better way to track, measure and share training data from your fitness sensors. That need spun into the ANT+ Key.
2012: BLUE HR & BLUE SC SENSORS
With mostly ANT+ sensors on the market, Wahoo saw the opportunity to connect in a new way using Bluetooth Technology as an alternative. In 2012, we introduced the Blue HR & SC sensors, the first heart rate, speed, and cadence sensors that connected to the iPhone via Bluetooth.
2013: KICKR SMART TRAINER
We wanted to continue to build on this idea of connected training, and leverage technology to bring the hard rides inside and simulate the resistance and feeling of being outdoors. We set out to build something of our own, not knowing it would change the way cyclists train indoors and spark a revolution.
2016: ELEMNT GPS BIKE COMPUTER
Now that we had indoor metrics figured out, it was time to step outside our comfort zone. We set out to radically simplify GPS bike computers from the setup to the user experience. The result was ELEMNT, a simply powerful GPS bike computer that uses the intuitive Interface of your smartphone to configure and customize the device via the ELEMNT Companion App.
2018: INDOOR TRAINER ECOSYSTEM
By 2018 we'd mastered tracking and sharing rides indoors and out; now our focus turned to making indoor training the most immersive experience it could be. Insert KICKR CLIMB & KICKR HEADWIND, the innovative trainer accessories that elevated the experience of riding a KICKR Smart Trainer and brought the elements and movement of riding outdoors inside, creating realistic, connected indoor cycling ecosystem.
2019: KICKR BIKE
The obvious progression to this revolution was to replicate, not just your outdoor ride, but your entire outdoor bike setup. The culmination of this effort, KICKR BIKE, is a fully customizable indoor smart bike, with grade simulation, that uses the intuitive interface of your smartphone to recreate your outdoor bike ride feel.
WAHOO SPORTS SCIENCE
In order to be the best, you must train with the best.
In July 2019, The Sufferfest training platform became a part of the Wahoo family. Their holistic approach towards training and sports-science based workouts fell right in line with our mission to build the better athlete in all of us.
PEOPLE + CULTURE
We are a group of individuals aspiring for greatness in everything we do. Passionate, free thinkers, and self starters who thrive in a casual, fun work environment.
An open invitation to all: if you are willing to get your hands dirty, think outside the box, and work as hard as you play, we want you to be the next Wahooligan. Being an endurance sports junkie is not part of the criteria, we just look for passion and excellence in everything we do. Explore our open positions and reach out if you think you’d be a good fit.
Does this sound like you? We’re always looking for passionate people from all disciplines who share these values and are looking to play an active role in inspiring and transforming athletes. Are you ready to make a difference?