BoatCoach for rowing & erging

BoatCoach for rowing & erging

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

MAIN FEATURES
- Display stroke rate, stroke count, distance, speed, time, elapsed time, calories, heart rate, etc.
- Built-in graphs and maps
- Logbook to store all your workouts
- Programmable workouts with simple graphical wizard
- “Erg with Friends” allows you to erg against friends anywhere in the world with live results
- Supports sweeps, sculls, kayaks, dragon boats, Concept2 ergometers (versions PM3, PM4 and PM5)
- 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!

FEATURES INCLUDE...

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

ADDITIONAL CONCEPT2 ERG MEASUREMENTS (similar to ErgData)
- Force
- Drive length / speed
- Drag factor

PROGRAMS
- 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

LOGBOOK
- 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

GRAPH WORKOUT
- 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

ERG WITH FRIENDS
- Erg against friends whether they be in the same room or a different continent,
- Up to 8 people row with each other while sharing live workout data (stroke rate, speed, time, distance)

MAPS
- Map multiple workouts simultaneously with satellite or street view
- Color route by speed, date, and piece

DATA CAPTURE
- 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.

HEART RATE MONITOR (HRM)
- Check and record your heart rate
- Bluetooth Smart / Bluetooth Low Energy HRMs are supported
- Also support for legacy Zephyr HxM HRM

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

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

UPGRADE
- Programs, graphs, Bluetooth smart HRM, maps, and data capture require paid upgrade for full functionality.

SETTINGS
- 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

INDICATORS
- Stroke sensor
- GPS strength
- Ergometer connection

CONCEPT2 USERS – IMPORTANT
- Upgrade PM to the *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.

QUESTIONS
Questions, comments, suggestions, issues... please see www.boatcoachapp.com
[If your phone has Android OS version less than 4.1, see instructions at www.boatcoachapp.com/instructions.php.]

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Recently changed in this version

"Erg with Friends" is the first phone feature that allows you to erg against friends, teammates, and partners, whether they be in the same room or a different continent.

Up to 8 people row against with each other while sharing live workout data (stroke rate, speed, time, distance, etc), giving you the motivation and encouragement you need to do your best.

After the workout completes you can communicate with your fellow rowers from within the app.


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

    by Jake Nii on 10/12/2014

    Especially for split/500! Be the first rowing app with android wear support!

  • (72 stars)

    by John O'Brien on 12/11/2014

    The stroke rate doesn't work accurately at all.

  • (72 stars)

    by Todd Kennelly on 08/11/2014

    But I guess rowing is for rich people :-)

  • (72 stars)

    by Thomas TheFox on 02/09/2014

    But i dont have ergmeter so pointless app for me.

  • (72 stars)

    by Matthew Collins on 13/08/2014

    So the basic functionality is quite good, though you really pay through the nose for the full app. Its one of the most expensive apps of its kind and has certainly priced itself out of my wallet.

  • (72 stars)

    by Ondra Čermák on 14/07/2014

    Super app for rowers! I strongly recommend this.

  • (72 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.