In a previous post I waxed nearly romantic about the cool Speedcoach(tm) that we have when we row the double, which is wired for it. For the gizmo to work, the boat must have a magnet under one seat and an impeller under the boat in the water.
It gives time, distance and stroke rate info.
-That was then. This is now:
I have a Speedcoach(tm) app on my iPhone! it uses GPS, for location and distance, accelerometers for stroke rate along with time. Best of all, no wiring required!
I had to get a waterproof case for the phone. I use velcro and a lanyard to attach it to the boat. Now I can use it on any boat. Even my Aero.
The practices upload to my Facebook page, where Speedcoach(tm) has a nifty log app. I can view results as numbers, download them, see my workouts graphed, even view my route on Google maps!
The downside I see is that the app cannot account for currents in the water; GPS logs geographical distances. Going the same way should give comparable results, though.
So here's the experiment. I'm going to try to copy a workout from my speedcoach log. Then you and I can see how it copies into the blog.
Here is the earliest entry, dated 6/6/09. Wish me luck!
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Workout 1, 11:13 AM - 12:21 PM, 8297 m (Download Summary CSV)
|#||Type||Start||Time||Dist (m)||Speed (m/s)||Pace (/500m)||Strokes||Avg Rate||Chart||Detail CSV|
|1||Just Go||11:13 AM||63:40.5||8297||2.17||3:50.2||1165||18.3||view||download|