Measure your power, force & stroke-rate on the water
View your data in real-time as you paddle, or record it at high speed for detailed post-analysis.
“I wish I had a way of getting live feedback of the power of my strokes when I was training full time as an international kayaker.”
“On the other hand, now I can help my athletes improve the efficiency of their paddling technique by analyzing their power data. Power is key for achieving your full potential.”
“I've used the Kayak Power Meter (Pro) for a number of training sessions and it has worked really great! I also did some speed/power tests when I was selecting my next surfski by completing 1000 trials at specific power outputs - so I already see great potential and I believe it will be a great tool.”
"I believe training with power and getting live feedback is an amazing tool to help develop a better technique and to train more efficiently. This type of information will help develop world champions."
"As part of the New Zealand Olympic Canoe team, I have been able to watch One Giant Leap develop the Kayak Power Meter into a device that can help athletes excel."
"The Kayak Power Meter offers a real edge for paddlers: It can help you train more effectively, race smarter and get the most out of your team-boat partnership. All this adds to being more competitive on the water."
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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, a power meter provides you with a direct measurement of the exact thing that governs performance - energy output.
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.
- Compatible with blades from most manufacturers including, but not limited to, Bracsa, GUT, and Jantex.
- Utilizes a stainless steel (selected for its corrosion resistance) lever lock shaft clamp and has 5cm of adjustment.
- Uses multiple (12) load sensors, located at multiple positions (4) on the shaft, to measure force on multiple planes (2).
- A 360 degree sensing range results in 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.
As you paddle your Power, Power Balance and Cadence (stroke-rate) will be displayed in real-time on any compatible ANT+ display (e.g. Garmin Forerunner 310XT, 910XT, 920XT, EDGE500; Suunto Ambit2 (S); Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, S5 & S6).
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.
High Speed Data
Using the High Speed Data mode, you can 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 here.View Demo
Kayak | Canoe | SUP Power Meter - (USD$999)
Kayak | Canoe | SUP Power Meter Pro - (USD$1,499)
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.
Are you ready for real-time performance feedback?Purchase your power meter now!
One Giant Leap Team
One Giant Leap Ltd. was incorporated in October of 2009.
We are an award winning company who develop electronic performance monitoring solutions for watersports.
Our premier product, the Kayak Power Meter (Pro), has been developed over the last seven years and is now being used by multiple national federations and individual athletes at all levels.
Due to increasing demand for their technology, we are currently developing the world’s first power meters for Canoe (Sprint and Outrigger) and Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP).
Development of SUP and Canoe Power Meters
Business Accelerator winner
One Giant Leap Ltd. wins the ‘Business Accelerator’ competition.
Kayak Power Meter Pro released
Longer battery-life, significant increase in High Speed Data storage and ability to synchronize multiple power meters.
Kayak Power Meter released worldwide
The Kayak Power Meter is redesigned to focus on usability and real-time feedback (in addition to post-analysis).
Most Innovative Product Nominee
New Zealand Canoe Sprint team
Lisa Carrington goes on to win the Gold Medal in the London 2012 Olympic Women’s K-1 200m Canoeing event.
Ray Meyer Medal for Excellence in Student Design
Final-Year Project - Overall Winner
Kayak | Canoe | SUP Power Meter Advocates
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