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Kayak | Canoe | SUP Power Meter

Do you want to improve your performance on the water?

Each and every athlete strives to increase their performance whether it is to set a new personal best or to win an Olympic medal. To improve performance, the science is simple - the more energy you output, the faster the boat can go.

The challenge for the athlete is to increase their fitness and strength such that they improve their energy output and to convert as much of that energy into forward motion.
Achieving these objectives starts with being able to accurately measure and track your energy (power) output.

Unlike heart rate monitors, which measure the body’s response to intensity, or GPS speed measuring devices, which are affected by environmental conditions, the Kayak | Canoe | SUP Power Meter provides you with a direct measurement of the exact thing that governs performance - energy output. This direct measure of intensity is of vital importance for setting training levels, tracking fitness development, improving efficiency and race planning.

Measure your power, force and stroke-rate

What is the Kayak | Canoe | SUP Power Meter?

The Kayak | Canoe | SUP Power Meter is a 100% carbon-fiber shaft which has been instrumented with force and motion sensors in order to measure the power-output, force and stroke-rate of a paddler. Attach your blade(s) to the Kayak | Canoe | SUP Power Meter shaft to begin.

Kayak Power Meter

The Kayak Power Meter shaft is adjustable (5cm) and compatible with blades from most manufacturers including Bracsa, GUT, and Jantex.

The Kayak Power Meter uses multiple (12) load sensors, located at multiple positions (4) on the shaft, to measure force on multiple planes (2). The result is a 360 degree sensing range, allowing for accurate force measurement with any blade shape.

The multiple force sensing locations allows for direct measurement of hand force, independent of the blade pressure distribution. No blade centre of pressure (COP) assumption is made.

This is the most accurate force measurement method for any paddling technique.

Monitor your power & stroke-rate in real time

ANT+ Data

As you paddle your Power, Power Balance and Cadence will be displayed in real-time on an ANT+ display (e.g. Garmin Forerunner 310XT, 910XT, EDGE500; Suunto Ambit2 (S); Samsung Galaxy S3, S4 & S5).

Each metric is updated once a second and you can record these metrics on your ANT+ display alongside your GPS boat speed and heart rate. You can then use software such as Garmin Connect™, Strava™, Cycling Analytics™ or TrainingPeaks™ to view your data and analyze your performance.

Click here to watch the Kayak Power Meter in action!

Power

Power is a measure of both force and velocity – to achieve a high Power value, you need to generate a large amount of force with your strokes, and/or generate quick speed (velocity) by paddling faster.

The Power value represents the energy output rate of the paddler (Watts), and provides a direct measure of the athlete’s intensity.

Power Balance

Power Balance represents how the athlete’s total power output is distributed between their left and right stroke. A Power Balance of 55%-45% indicates that the left stroke is generating more power than the right stroke, and accounts for 55% of the total power.

Power Balance is handy for identifying technique imbalances, weaknesses, and paddle offset angle effects.

Cadence

Cadence is a measure of stroke rate, or the frequency at which the athlete is paddling.

Cadence is one of the many variables that determine your level of performance and efficiency.

The Cadence at which you can maintain the highest possible average power is your optimum cadence.

Record your power & force data at High Speed

High Speed Data

Using the High Speed Data mode, the Kayak | Canoe | SUP Power Meter will allow you to record your Power, Pushing Hand Force & Pulling Hand Force at 50 times or more a second. The High Speed Data is stored on the paddle and can be wirelessly downloaded.

Upload your High Speed Data to our Analysis App; select the section of data you want to analyze and additional metrics will be displayed - including those shown below. Alternatively you can export the High Speed Data in .csv format and use the data in any way you choose.

Click here to view example High Speed Data from a single athlete. Click here to view example High Speed Data from a team boat (K2).

  • Average Stroke Curves

    Power, Pushing Hand Force & Pulling Hand Force

    Left Stroke vs. Right Stroke Balance

    Stroke Time, Power, Pushing Hand Force & Pulling Hand Force

    Impulse Time vs. Glide Time

    The time spent generating power in the water (Impulse) vs. the time spent in out of the water (Glide).

What coaches & athletes have to say

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Kayak | Canoe | SUP Power Meter Product Line-up

All products come with a USB charging cable (to charge the internal battery); a hot melt glue stick (for attaching your blade(s) to the shaft) and Windows desktop software (to enable you to change the settings, upgrade the firmware, and download the High Speed Data). ANT+ USB sticks sold separately. All prices shown are in US Dollars and exclude import duty and sales tax. Shipping is charged at a flat rate based on destination e.g. USD$39 (Australia), USD$69 (Europe), USD$99 (South Africa).

  • Kayak Power Meter

    USD$999
    Battery life
    - lasts approx. 8hrs on a single charge.
    Internal memory
    - store up to 3 minutes worth of High Speed Data
    Store a single file
    - store one high speed data file at any one time

    Kayak Power Meter Pro

    USD$1,499
    Increased battery life
    - lasts approx. 12hrs on a single charge by utilizing higher-cost, more energy-efficient force sensors
    More internal memory
    - store up to 25 minutes worth of High Speed Data
    Store multiple files
    - store up to 20 files at any one time
    Synchronizable
    - synchronize the left & right shafts and/or multiple Kayak Power Meter Pros to unlock accurate timing and team boat (K2 or K4) analysis.

  • Canoe Power Meter

    USD$999
    Battery life
    - lasts approx. 8hrs on a single charge.
    Internal memory
    - store up to 3 minutes worth of high speed data
    Store a single file
    - store one high speed data file at any one time

    Canoe Power Meter Pro

    USD$1,499
    Increased battery life
    - lasts approx. 12hrs on a single charge by utilizing higher-cost, more energy-efficient force sensors
    More internal memory
    - store up to 25 minutes worth of high speed data
    Store multiple files
    - store up to 20 files at any one time
    Synchronizable
    - synchronize multiple Canoe Power Meter Pros to unlock accurate team boat (C2 or C4) analysis.

  • SUP Power Meter

    USD$999
    Battery life
    - lasts approx. 8hrs on a single charge.
    Internal memory
    - store up to 3 minutes worth of high speed data
    Store a single file
    - store one high speed data file at any one time

    SUP Power Meter Pro

    USD$1,499
    Increased battery life
    - lasts approx. 12hrs on a single charge by utilizing higher-cost, more energy-efficient force sensors
    More internal memory
    - store up to 25 minutes worth of high speed data
    Store multiple files
    - store up to 20 files at any one time

Get your Kayak | Canoe | SUP Power Meter (Pro) now

Simply fill out the form below to place your order. If you wish to order multiple power meters, then send us an email with your details instead. Once submitted, we will contact you to find out more information about your order (e.g. shaft length) and to arrange payment via credit card or international bank transfer.