ELEMNT RIVAL Firmware Updates

This page contains current and historical release notes for firmware updates to the ELEMNT RIVAL Multisport Watch.

For BOLT, see ELEMNT BOLT Firmware Updates; for ELEMNT, see ELEMNT Firmware Updates
For app updates, see ELEMNT App Updates (iOS) or ELEMNT App Updates (Android)


ELEMNT RIVAL 1.45.64 - 1 December, 2021

  • Fixed: Stryd Critical Power and Power Zones reset to defaults after reboot
  • Fixed: Crash when dismissing notifications on iOS
  • Fixed: Swimming calorie count overestimation

ELEMNT RIVAL 1.45.61 - 30 November, 2021


ELEMNT RIVAL 1.44.18 - 12 October, 2021

  • Fixed: Bug fixes and stability improvements

ELEMNT RIVAL 1.44.16 - 25 August, 2021

  • Added: Race Running mode. Users can now correct the GPS distance on RIVAL to known course markers resulting in more accurate distance and pace metrics.
  • Added: Support for Find My RIVAL & Find My Device. From the RIVAL menu, users can activate sound on their phone to help locate their device. From the ELEMNT Companion App Settings menu, users can activate sound and vibration on ELEMNT RIVAL to help locate their watch.
  • Added: Pin Workout Page. Users can press and hold the zoom buttons to pin any workout page. Navigate to another page during a workout and RIVAL will jump back to the pinned page after 10 seconds.
  • Fixed: Connected sensors only showed data for one workout
  • Fixed: Track Running mode shows incorrect GPS track for some workouts that start off track
  • Fixed: Bug fixes and stability improvements

ELEMNT RIVAL 1.42.6 - 14 July, 2021

  • Fixed: Total distance for a Planned Workout in Track Mode is incorrect
  • Fixed: Auto-Lap notification should not be showing when Work/Rest timer is enabled

ELEMNT RIVAL 1.41.46 - 1 July, 2021

  • Added: Support for Work / Rest Timer. On the Workout Tab in Companion App or in RIVAL workout menu, users are now able to specify duration for Work and Rest intervals and receive notifications on their RIVAL
  • Added: Support for Simply Powerful Alarm. Users are able to set an alarm in RIVAL menu.
  • Updated: Improved Translations
  • Updated: GPS lock remains on for 2 minutes after completing a workout allowing users to quickly start another workout
  • Fixed: Indoor workout profiles only record heart rate once per minute

ELEMNT RIVAL 1.40.61 - 14 June, 2021

  • Fixed: issue pairing KICKR HEADWIND

ELEMNT RIVAL 1.40.57 - 1 June, 2021

  • Updated: UI improvements for Planned Workouts
  • Fixed: iOS notifications and music control not working after a Bluetooth disconnect

ELEMNT RIVAL 1.40.54 - 25 May, 2021

  • Added: Support for Planned Workouts from TrainingPeaks (instructions here). Cycling, Running, and Swimming workouts will sync to RIVAL through the Workout Tab in the ELEMNT Companion app. A new Dial Page and Graph Page are visible on RIVAL when a workout plan is loaded.
  • Added: HEADWIND control. When paired to a KICKR HEADWIND, RIVAL will have a new page to allow full control of fan settings.
  • Updated: Improved in-workout optical heart rate tracking.
  • Fixed: Stability Improvements

ELEMNT RIVAL 1.39.72 - 29 April, 2021


ELEMNT RIVAL 1.39.70 - 20 April, 2021

  • Added: Track Running workout profile - improves accuracy and GPS location when running on a standard 400m track
  • Updated: New button functions for Planned Multisport Workouts. The manual transition moves from a short press of the lap button to press-and-hold. The revert transition moves from a press-and-hold of the lap button to a press-and-hold the menu button and selecting “Undo Transition.” New UI when the transition is triggered.
  • Fixed: Stability Improvements

ELEMNT RIVAL 1.39.60 - 5 April, 2021

  • Improved: GPS track more accurate in running and walking workout types.
  • Fixed: iOS notifications stop displaying requiring a watch reboot.
  • Fixed: Elevation recording spikes up and down during workouts.
  • Fixed: Elevation workout page showing gaps on the chart.

ELEMNT RIVAL 1.38.46 - 25 March, 2021

  • Added: Stability Improvements

ELEMNT RIVAL 1.38.44 - 10 March, 2021

  • Added: Stability Improvements

ELEMNT RIVAL 1.38.41 - 23 February, 2021

  • Added: Notifications from additional messaging services on iOS: WhatsApp, Signal, Line, Telegram, WeChat
  • Added: Broadcasting Running Pace and Running Cadence from RIVAL via Bluetooth and ANT+
  • Added: Start/Pause reminder will prompt users to start their workout if user is in motion but has not started the workout or has manually paused but not resumed
  • Updated: New Pace Chart workout page for Lap data
  • Updated: Improved notifications delivery on iOS devices.
  • Updated: Improved readability of Pace data in workout
  • Fixed: Stability Improvements

ELEMNT RIVAL 1.2.127 - 15 January, 2021

  • Fixed: File system stability improvements

ELEMNT RIVAL 1.2.126 - 11 January, 2021

  • Added: Improvements for workout sync

ELEMNT RIVAL 1.2.124 - 15 December, 2020

  • Fixed: GPS dropout during Open Water Swimming
  • Added: Stability improvements

ELEMNT RIVAL 1.2.117 - 17 November, 2020

  • Initial Public Release