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SpeedCoach GPS - Model 2

SKU family: 0183

The SpeedCoach GPS is the full-featured rowing performance monitor designed to maximize your training effectiveness. Get detailed insight into your speed, stroke rate and stroke run in any seat of any boat without installing wiring, or add an impeller and pickup for consistent feedback regardless of current. Add the Training Pack option for easily programmed built-in workouts and detailed post-row stroke and split data review.

$399.00

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SpeedCoach GPS Model 2

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SpeedCoach GPS - Model 2 Overview

Whether you are the coach of a D1 team, an elite rower striving for national success, a dedicated masters rower or a new “Learn to Row” graduate, you need the right equipment to achieve your goals. The SpeedCoach GPS 2 is the perfect training tool for rowers of all levels.

SPC Around the World GraphicThe SPC GPS 2 is designed specifically for rowing and packs a punch in its compact size. When NK set out to design a GPS-based rowing monitor, we selected a high resolution 5Hz GPS module for more precise speed and location data, and combined that with proprietary acceleration algorithms for accurately determining stroke rate and effective speed per stroke. We also selected a unique extremely high contrast and resolution monochrome display that never washes out in the sun and is brightly backlit for night-time rowing. Finally, we placed rugged buttons on the top of the unit where they’re easy to operate in the boat, and designed simple, intuitive menus for accessing all of the SpeedCoach functions.

SPC with LiNK GraphicThe SpeedCoach Training Pack really turns your SpeedCoach into your training partner. Hold yourself accountable by programming interval workouts in minutes. On the water, both work and rest intervals feature a clear visual countdown indicator, and work intervals are summarized on screen to help you set targets for your next effort. The flexible interval format accommodates virtually any workout your coach can dream up, and interval results are precisely summarized in memory, making it easy to row time trial pieces for comparison. Transfer memory data to your Mac or PC using the LiNK for computer program and NK Bluetooth® Low Energy USB Dongle or your iOS or Android device using the NK LiNK app.

Add a heart rate belt for heart rate display and memory. Order the Empower Oarlock, for unmatched display of stroke technique and power measurements and download your data before even leaving the boathouse with LiNK for iOS and Android.

The SpeedCoach GPS 2 is expandable and upgradeable. It features LiNK Bluetooth® Low Energy wireless connectivity. You can use LiNK to connect a compatible heart rate belt or the new Empower Oarlock, add the Training Pack and future features, install firmware updates, and connect your SpeedCoach to your phone or computer for data download.

Universal SpeedCoach GPS Model 2 Features:

  • Performance Measurements Updated Every Stroke --
    • Speed/Split
    • Stroke Rate
    • Distance Per Stroke
    • Chronograph
    • Average Speed/Split
  • Choice of Units – Meters, Kilometers or Miles.
  • Wireless Operation – Works in any seat of any boat without wiring harness or impeller. Includes convenient wrap-strap for attaching to footstretcher or wing riggers.
  • Impeller Compatibility – Can also be used with wiring and impeller for most accurate water-based speed and distance measurements.
  • Extensive Memory Memory holds 25 hours of rowing performance data and is easily reviewed on the unit itself, including 100M interval summaries. 
  • Flexible Display Fields – Four flexible display fields show your choice of rowing data. (Note, firmware 2.11 and below allows two flex fields. 2.12 required to enable four flex fields.)
  • Odometer – The odometer provides your mileage per day/week/month/year/unit total in miles or kilometers.
  • Clock – Auto sets from GPS – no more missed morning meetings!
  • Backlight – Bright, full-screen LED lighting runs for hours and turns on/off automatically. 
  • Rechargeable Batteries – 5-8 hours of rowing (based on backlight usage)
  • Wirelessly Upgradeable Firmware – Install both upgrades and updates wirelessly with LiNK for Windows and Mac OSX and an NK Bluetooth® Low Energy USB Dongle.

SpeedCoach GPS Training Pack Features:

  • Program and Run Interval Workouts – Program any interval workout in seconds. Store up to five editable workouts. Data recall tied to interval lengths for precisely summarized time-trial pieces.
  • Heart Rate Belt Compatible – Compatible with any Bluetooth® low energy heart rate belt (also called Bluetooth 4.0 or BLE).
  • Wireless Data Transfer – Transfer data via LiNK for Windows or OS X to your computer or the NK LiNK app for iOS or Android for interval review.
      Export data as a CSV file to Excel for more detailed analysis and charting options down to the individual stroke. Or, select sessions and export them as FIT files to add to your training log on 3rd party sites such as Endomondo, Strava and Training Peaks. Map your course, share your results with friends or coaches via Facebook and Twitter, and even challenge your fellow rowers to a battle.
  • EMPOWER OARLOCK compatible -Train with the most innovative rowing product since the SpeedCoach. Measure power, work, angle, slip, and wash. For more information on the EMPOWER OARLOCK

Includes:

Protective Bumper in personal choice of color

Quick-Wrap Mounting Strap and Dock

110V Battery Charger (UK Charger also available)

Lanyard

Carry Pouch

NK Life Preserver Float

What is LiNKTM?

LiNK is NK’s Bluetooth® low energy wireless data environment. It allows the SpeedCoach to support wireless accessories such as a heart rate belt or the new Empower Oarlock. It also enables the SpeedCoach to transfer data to computers and phones for review, analysis and addition to training logs. Finally, it enables you to update your SpeedCoach to add features and upgrades, future-proofing your investment!

Note:  Polar and ANT+ heart rate belts will not work with the SpeedCoach GPS. We recommend you purchase an NK Heart Rate Belt for reliable connectivity. If you wish to purchase another brand, ensure it is Bluetooth® low energy or marked as compatible with iOS devices.

NK offers LiNK programs for Windows and OS X, which require the use of a NK Bluetooth® Low Energy USB Dongle to provide compatible Bluetooth support. We also have the NK app for iOS and Android, allowing you to download and save your SpeedCoach data before you even leave the boathouse. 

DOWNLOAD LINK FOR WINDOWS

DOWNLOAD LINK FOR OS X

DOWNLOAD LINK FOR OS iOS

DOWNLOAD LINK FOR Android

Viewing Rowing Memory Data on your Computer with LiNK

After downloading your data, each “session” will appear in a list. Sessions are created whenever you reset your SpeedCoach. So, you may have one Just Go session for a row if you never reset your SpeedCoach, or you may have many. A session may include multiple intervals if it was a programmed workout. 

Viewing Rowing Memory Data on your Computer with LiNK

 

Double click on the session you are interested in to expand the interval summary.  

Expand the interval Summary

 

From here, double click on the interval you’re interested in. Now, you can see all of this:

From Here double Click on the Interval

 

What is a CSV file? What can I do with it?

  • Exporting as a csv file lets you review your workout in Excel.
  • This file breaks session memory all the way down to the per stroke level. You can also use this data to graph within Excel.
  • You will receive a session summary at the top of the page and an interval summary below that, followed by the session detail, which provides data at each stroke.
 
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What is a FIT file? What can I do with it?

  • Exporting a FIT file will allow you to upload your workout to a 3rd party training site, such as Strava, Endomondo or Training Peaks.
  • These sites will all let you see your GPS map! Most of these sites will also let you export to a GPX file, which you can then upload to a site like Google Maps if you would like.
  • Here you will be able to see your workout overview and your “laps” at each .1 mile or 100m
  • Many of these sites will also give you some graphing information about your cadence (stroke rate), speed and HR
  • You get a lot of great information from these sites even on the free account level. If you have questions about the SpeedCoach workout details you can see in certain 3rd party training paid account, feel free to reach out and ask us.
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Chronograph 0 to 59:59.99 with auto rollback, 1/100th sec. resolution.
Stroke Rate Rate determined from internal accelerometer, autostart with first stroke, range 6 to 99 ½ SPM, 1/2-stroke resolution, update every stroke.
Stroke Count Stroke count determined from internal accelerometer, autostart with first stroke, 0 to 999 with auto rollover, 1-stroke resolution, update every stroke.
Distance Meters, kilometers or statute miles.
Speed/Split Speed over land averaged and updated every stroke. May be displayed as either speed (meters per second) or split (time for 500 meters). GPS speed smoothing from 1-stroke to 8-strokes. Impeller mode (water speed and distance) available with optional wiring and impeller.
Memory 25 hours of memory. Approx. 125 2000m workouts, or 55 5000m workouts.
Display High contrast, sunlight readable monochrome liquid crystal display with 400 x 240 resolution and large, clear numerals.
Backlight LED backlight illuminates the display in low-light conditions and triggers automatically when needed.
Case Impact-resistant polycarbonate case with sealed acrylic window. Sun and saltwater resistant. Full wraparound protection with rubber bumpers in choice of colors.
Controls Four soft-touch buttons, large primary start/stop/clear button.
Battery Internal 1.1 mAh Lithium-Poly battery provides up to 8 hours of battery life (backlight dependent). AC 110V wall charger included. Battery will retain 80% of original capacity through 300 full charge/discharge cycles or significantly more partial cycles.
Power Save Auto-off after 8 minutes of inactivity (no button presses or movement).
Size 3.6 x 2.6 x 1.2 in (92 x 67 x 31 mm).
Weight 5.3 oz (150 g) with bumper; 7.2 oz including quick-wrap mount.
Water Resistance Sealed to IP67/NEMA-6 standards – 30-minutes submersion to 3 feet / 1M.
Buoyancy DOES NOT FLOAT. Use of lanyard float highly recommended, as well as attachment to boat with lanyard while rowing..
Warranty Two-year warranty on entire system. Extended Customer Trade-in warranty for unit only.


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Chronograph: 0 to 59:59:99 with auto rollback, 1/100th sec. resolution.

Stroke Rate: Rate input from accelerometer, autostart with first stroke, 6 to 99 1/2, 1/2-stroke resolution, update every stroke.

Stroke Count: Count input from accelerometer, autostart with first stroke, 0 to 999 with auto rollover, 1-stroke resolution, update every stroke.

Distance: Meters, kilometers or statute miles.

Speed/Split: Speed over land averaged and updated every stroke. May be displayed as either speed (meters per second) or split (time for 00 meters). GPS speed smoothing from 1-stroke to 8-strokes. Impeller mode (water speed and distance) available with optional wiring.

Memory: 18 hours of memory. Approx. 125 2000m workouts, or 55 5000m workouts.

Display: High contrast, sunlight readable monochrome liquid crystal display with 400 x 240 resolution and large, clear numerals.

Backlight: LED backlight illuminates the display in low-light conditions and triggers automatically when needed.

Case: Impact-resistant polycarbonate case with sealed acrylic window. Sun and saltwater resistant.

Controls: Four soft-touch buttons, large primary start/stop/clear button.

Battery: One rechargeable Lithium-Poly battery provides up to 8 hours of battery life (backlight dependent).

Battery Life Expectancy: Battery can be expected to last 300 full charge/discharge cycles. The expected cycles increase greatly for partial charge/discharge. After 300 cycles, expected capacity is 80% of original.

Power Conservation: Auto-off after 8 minutes of inactivity (no button presses or movement).

Size: Display unit measures 3.6 x 2.6 x 1.2 in (92 x 67 x 31 mm).

Control System Weight: 5.3 oz (150 g) with bumper.

System Weight: 7.2 oz with quick-wrap mount.

Water Resistance: Waterproof (IP67, NEMA-6).

Buoyancy: DOES NOT FLOAT.

Warranty: Two-year warranty on entire system. Extended Customer Trade-in warranty for unit only.

Accessories

  • Adjustable Surface Mount

    Adjustable Surface Mount

    $15.00
    Adjustable angle, adhesive surface mount for all SpeedCoach, SpeedCoach XL, and StrokeCoac...
  • Flat Adhesive Mount

    Flat Adhesive Mount

    $3.00
    Easily transfer your SpeedCoach and Adjustable Surface Mount to different boats and boards
  • SpeedCoach Screen Protector

    SpeedCoach Screen Protector

    $5.00
    Keep your SpeedCoach GPS screen looking new with the screen protector kit.
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