BoatCoach for rowing & erging

BoatCoach for rowing & erging

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

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BoatCoach is the #1 app for rowing and Concept2 ergometer training.

- Display stroke rate, stroke count, distance, speed, time, elapsed time, calories, heart rate, etc.
- Built-in graphs
- Logbook to store all your workouts
- Programmable workouts with simple graphical wizard
- Ergout game for Concept2
- Stroke analysis for rowing
- Customizable user interface
- Supports sweeps, sculls, kayaks, dragon boats, Concept2 ergometers
- All the features of ErgData and much more

BoatCoach saves you from spending hundreds of dollars on a dedicated stroke meter and provides features not found elsewhere. BoatCoach uses your phone’s built-in sensors so no wires required!

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[If your phone has Android OS version less than 4.1, see instructions at]


- Stroke rate / count
- Distance
- Speed average
- Speed for the last 10 strokes
- Clock
- Elapsed time
- Calories / Watts
- Heart rate

- Force
- Drive length / speed
- Drag factor

- Stroke sensor
- GPS strength
- Ergometer connection

- Use 8 predefined programs including pyramids, tabata, 3 x 2000M, 10x500M, etc.
- Create unlimited programs using simple graphical wizard
- Program time, distance, effort, target stroke rate
- Use programs for both rowing and Concept2 erging

- Store all your rowing and Concept2 erg workouts in a single logbook
- Edit and email workout details
- View graphs of prior workouts
- Upload workouts to Concept2 website

- Plot speed, stroke rate, and heart rate vs. distance and time
- Adjust y-axis max/min to optimize display area
- Pinch & zoom to view in more detail
- Automatically store graphs in logbook for later viewing
- Plot rowing in motion using phone's sensors

- Collect and email CSV data while rowing and erging. Speed, distance, heart rate, stroke rate, etc. Graph in spreadsheets like Excel.
- Collect and email GPX information while rowing. Map your workout in Endomondo, Garmin Connect, and other applications.

- Hands-free autostart pieces
- Manually start / stop / clear /pause / resume pieces
- App can speak start/stop/speed/time/distance/etc [useful for blind rowers]

- 4 customizable screen layouts. Choose the data you want to see.
- View distance in meters, kilometers, feet, miles
- View speed in m/s, km/hr, ft/s, miles/hr, min/500m, min/1000m, min/mile
- Enter your nickname, club, boat, weight
- Optimize stroke sensor sensitivity

- Play the popular Ergout arcade game while working out on the ergometer
- Multiple skill levels

- View acceleration vs. time graph for your boat
- Email graphs to yourself
- Help optimize your stroke

- Check and record your heart rate
- Requires Zephyr heart rate monitor
- Save $5 when you order your Zephyr HxM Android heart rate monitor at and use promotion code "BoatCoach1"

- Programs, graphs, and data capture require paid upgrade for full functionality.

- Erg must have PM3 or PM4 monitor with *latest* firmware
- USB cable required to attach phone to monitor. Order from Concept2
- Phone must pass USB Host Mode compatibility tests. Use the “USB Host Diagnostics” app available free from the Google Play Store. If the USB Host Diagnostics pass all tests, then BoatCoach will work.
- App will not function properly if a LogCard is in the monitor. Remove any LogCard first.

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Recently changed in this version

Minor bug fix.

Comments and ratings for BoatCoach for rowing & erging
  • (69 stars)

    by Robert Grinnell on 26/03/2014

    This is now my favorite app on my phone. Helps keep me motivated with the saved workouts and graphs. Had an issue when I updated to kitkat which Dan sorted out with a new release within 24 hours - superb! Will be upgrading to the paid functionality just to support this app. Brilliant all round.

  • (69 stars)

    by Catherine Schulz on 06/02/2014

    Only draw back is I'm going to have to read the instructions more closely for adding my own workouts. Really glad I've upgraded. Not 100% ready to give up my NK but close!

  • (69 stars)

    by Karen Gress on 28/11/2013

    works great; used this all summer and it performs just as well, if not better, than my old impeller driven nk. Only issue is that I had to fiddle with where I put it in my boat because my rigger interfered with the gps signal. This has nothing to do with the app itself. Just ordered the adapter kit from C2 so I can use it with the erg and replace my dying PM screen. Irony is that, at the beginnin

  • (69 stars)

    by Jonty Leese on 26/11/2013

    Works well with regular updates from the developer. A bit pricey with all the add on additions but it's accurate and useful charts. 2 improvements. A. Automatic email of data to an approved email address without being to add an address and click send and B. With with the log card in without generating random data!

  • (69 stars)

    by rae carter on 18/11/2013

    Hi thanks so much for extending the functionality of ergdata. I was trying out the speed pyramid programme but cannot get the meters to run on that although the just row works. If this continues to be developed and improved I will definitely be supporting and getting the functions

  • (69 stars)

    by Michiel Oosterhagen on 08/11/2013

    I've used it on an HTC Wildfire, albeit the bottom of the screen was not visible. When I switched to a new phone (Huawei Y300) I found mediocre results but Dan Eiref helped tremendously to resolve this issue. Since twoo weeks the app is working as good as it did before. It's a marvel to have in the boat and the clear, intuitive interface is giving just the results one wants to see during competiti

  • (69 stars)

    by Dennis Fronheiser on 11/06/2013

    Does what you need in a reliable way every time. Sets itself up. Thanks