The Kayak Power Meter is the world's first kayaking power meter for kayakers.
Attach your blades to the Kayak Power Meter carbon fiber, adjustable, split-shaft and your power output, power balance (left stroke vs. right stroke) and stroke-rate will be displayed in real-time on an ANT+ display e.g. Garmin Forerunner 310XT, Samsung Galaxy S3, Garmin EDGE500 etc.
The Kayak Power Meter works exactly like an ANT+ cycling power meter. Use the Kayak Power Meter with an ANT+ head-unit and you can record your power, power balance and stroke-rate alongside your boat speed and heart rate. Software such as Garmin Connect™ or TrainingPeaks™ can be used to view your data and analyze your performance.
Power is the value that represents the rate of energy output by a paddler - in other words, the intensity of the paddler. Power is a measure of both force and velocity. High power values are achieved by strokes that generate large forces and/or fast paddle speeds. The higher the power value, the more energy is being output each second.
When it comes to your training sessions, there are three variables that you need to balance. These variables are duration, frequency and intensity.
Duration and frequency are easily managed; all you need is a device that will keep track of time. Intensity, on the other hand, can be a little trickier to keep track of.
There are multiple systems available that will give you an indication of your intensity by indirect means, but only a power-meter will give you direct measurement of your intensity. Unlike heart rate monitors, which measure the body’s response to intensity, or GPS speed measuring devices, which are affected by environmental conditions, power meters give an absolute measure of intensity (in watts).
Training with an accurate handle on intensity by monitoring your power has many benefits:
You have a choice between two standard shaft types of different stiffnesses - allowing you to select a shaft stiffness that suits you best. Alternatively, if you have a specific stiffness requirement you can choose to send us a shaft - we will then use this shaft for your Kayak Power Meter order (conditions apply).
The most popular options include the Garmin™ EDGE500, EDGE510, EDGE800 and EDGE810; Garmin™ Forerunner 310XT and 910XT; Samsung™ Galaxy S3, S4 and Note 3; Suunto Ambit2 and Ambit 2 S; Sony Xperia™ Active, Z1 and Z Ultra. Visit the ANT+ directory for an up to date list of all compatible products.
The Kayak Power Meter is compatible with blades from most blade manufacturers including Bracsa, GUT, and Jantex. A key requirement is that the blade is designed to fit a circular shaft.
There is a good chance that your existing blades will fit a Kayak Power Meter - but if you are unsure, simply send an email with your blade type to email@example.com and we will let you know.
Please visit our Shop to find out the cost of purchasing a Kayak Power Meter in your local currency.