The very first App we ever released on the AppStore was the SpeakingStrokewatch. This App is a handy little utility I wrote in 2012 for my own coaching, which allows me to tap a big button to measure stroke-rate and have the App read it back to me via text-to-speech. Since we started working on Rowing
I’m sure many of you have closely followed the olympic rowing regatta. One of the highlights of the event was the close finish in the men’s single sculls between Mahé Drysdale of New Zealand and Damir Martin of Croatia. The photofinish turned out favorably for Mahé, winning him his second olympic gold medal in the men’s
It’s been in the making for quite some time, but after extensive testing with national and international top teams it is finally here! The Rowing in Motion SensorBox combines high precision inertial sensors with a 10Hz GPS for unsurpassed quality of boat speed measurement and 3D shell movement analysis. The integrated WiFi Access Point allows you
Today we are releasing version 4.4.1 of the Rowing in Motion for Teams and Solo App. As usual, the update is available immediately for Android Users and will be available for iOS users after Apple has completed their mandatory review procedure. Improvements to the Apps “My Sessions” tab now loads a lot faster “Location Lockdown”: Distance
Just a quick notice to inform you that we have the Rowing in Motion Smartphone Mount back in stock. We’ve been busy shipping backorders last week and we have set up production so that we have a constant stream of new stock coming in. Get yours now in our Shop.
In a recent article we’ve looked at the various aspects of defining and improving Efficiency in Rowing. In this article I want to expand on the concept of “drag efficiency” outlined in this article and how we can operationalize this concept for daily training to accurately asses a crew’s rowing technique. This article is guided by a simple question: How
Today we are releasing version 4.4 of the Rowing in Motion for Teams and Solo App. As usual, the update is available immediately for Android Users and will be available for iOS users after Apple has completed their mandatory review procedure. New Drag Efficiency Metric The most efficient way to move a boat through the water
The last release went by without a separate announcement of changes on the blog as we usually do, despite shipping a major addition of a new discipline. To remedy this oversight, here’s a quick rundown of what’s new: Kayak Stroke Detection: Thanks to data provided by the Australian Olympic Canoe and Kayak team we were able to
“Crews have a signature rowing stroke” If you’ve been rowing for a couple of years, I’m sure you’ve heard this quote in one way or another. Let’s look at this from the athlete’s perspective to make this intuitive. Maybe your coach told you to look at a crew that is doing particularly well and try to learn from
“I depend on Rowing in Motion to coach myself and others and monitor my training. I have tried out all the main rowing apps on iOS but, for well over a year, RiM has been the standout. It does all the simple stuff like track your distance, rating, speed and heart rate in real time and does it well. And the extras are amazing: the realtime acceleration graphs (backed up by offline analysis) have helped me focus on the parts of my technique that matter. My technique is now better and I race faster.
I have recently started using your online training log screens, which means I don’t have to log training load manually. I even use RiM when I am on my erg to log that effort too.
There are two more features that are worth gold to me: the automated race analysis with customisable splits is simply awesome - I use it after every race. The feature where you can video a rower and overlay their force curves is equally amazing. I have used this with several scullers in my club and they just cannot get over how informative it is.
Finally I want to acknowledge how responsive you were when a bug crept in, the bug was squashed within a few days. Thanks for all your effort on this amazing virtual coach.”
Stephen Trowell, Coach and Masters Rower, Black Mountain Rowing Club (AUS)