CoxBox CORE to GPS Upgrade

Add CoxBox GPS functionality to your current CoxBox core with a simple firmware upgrade.

This is a virtual product that we will email and also include an NK LiNK Wireless Dongle with the purchase.  (Please note: This upgrade is for the CoxBox CORE to the CoxBox GPS.) 

The emailed file will be delivered within 48 hours and are not sent between 2pm Friday and 9am Monday.

$250.00
Availability: In stock
SKU
0110GU
The CoxBox GPS Upgrade adds these Software Features: » Additional 4th flex window » Speed (GPS) » Memory » Cumulative Splits » Distance / Distance per Stroke » Instantaneous split speed » LiNK Logbook™ integration » EmPower™ Oarlock compatibility » Integration with soon-to-be available SMART modules, such as seat displays, impeller pod, integrated boat lights, and rapid charging What we will send to you: Bluetooth® low energy Dongle Emailed firmware upgrade file How to Upgrade Your Unit: Enter your CoxBox Core serial number and purchase the Training Pack upgrade. -You will receive an e-mail with your firmware file within 3 business days. -You will receive a Bluetooth® low energy Dongle by postal mail within 3 business days. -After you receive the firmware upgrade file AND the Bluetooth® low energy Dongle, you will need to download and install LiNK for Windows or LiNK for OSX found on Download tab of this page -Insert Bluetooth® low energy Dongle in an available USB port on your PC. -Follow instructions on the "help" tab of LiNK for Windows/OSX to install upgraded firmware
  • Enter your SpeedCoach GPS 2 serial number and purchase the Training Pack upgrade.
  • You will receive an e-mail with your firmware file within 3 business days.
  • You will receive a Bluetooth® low energy Dongle by postal mail within 3 business days.
  • After you receive the firmware upgrade file AND the Bluetooth® low energy Dongle, you will need to download and install LiNK for Windows or LiNK for OSX found on Download tab of this page
  • Insert Bluetooth® low energy Dongle in an available USB port on your PC.
  • Follow instructions on the "help" tab of LiNK for Windows to install upgraded firmware.
  • Note: This upgrade is for customers who purchased the SpeedCoach GPS 2 WITHOUT Training Pack. This WILL NOT work with SpeedCoach SUP Model 1 units.

    Please Note: Firmware upgrades cannot be returned for credit once sent by NK, as there is no way for us to disable an upgrade once sent. Please reach out to us with any questions before confirming your order. Thank you.

    Product Questions

    We have released the LiNK software for transferring, viewing and exporting data files from the Training Pack versions of the SpeedCoach GPS Model 2, SpeedCoach OC 2, and SpeedCoach SUP 2

    The NK LiNK for iOS app connects to your SpeedCoach GPS Model 2 to download workout data to your iOS device. View your performance over 100m/.1mi/30s intervals inside the app, and also export selected sessions to .fit or .csv format. Import your .fit files into Strava, Endomondo, Training Peaks and other popular workout logging and mapping programs, or open your .csv files in Excel or other spreadsheet applications to see the full stroke by stroke details of the session. All downloaded sessions are saved on your smart device allowing you to safely clear your SpeedCoach memory and record new sessions.

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    Quick Look

    • Download, view and analyze SpeedCoach GPS Model 2 workout data down to the interval level inside the LiNK application
    • Export selected workouts to .csv or .fit format and email or save for record keeping and analysis
    • Get alerted to available firmware updates for your SPC and install them wirelessly

    Important

    • Bluetooth® low energy required in your smart device for connectivity. Requires iOS 8.0 or later on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
    • SpeedCoach GPS Model 2 must be placed into “Data LiNK” mode to connect. Bluetooth must be enabled on your mobile device as well.
    • To enable wireless firmware updates via the LiNK app, the SpeedCoach must be at firmware version 2.11 or higher. If your SpeedCoach is presently at a lower firmware version, you will need to connect to desktop LiNK for OSX or Windows using the dongle to perform your first firmware update, and will be able to use the mobile app for wireless updates thereafter.

    SpeedCoach Compatibility:

    • Compatible with SpeedCoach GPS 2, SpeedCoach SUP 2, and SpeedCoach OC 2.
    • Training Pack is required to download stored sessions. Non-Training Pack units can connect to the mobile app to update their firmware if they have fw version 2.11 or later.

    Example Screen Shots:

    View all downloaded workout sessions. Easily selectable to export or review in app

    In app interval review

     

     

    Interval detail reviewable down to the 100m/.1mi/30sec


    Device Compatibility:

    • Firmware: iOS versions 8 and higher.
    • Hardware: iPhone 4s onward, iPad 3rd generation onward, iPod Touch 5th generation onward.
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    We have released the LiNK software for transferring, viewing and exporting data files from the Training Pack versions of the SpeedCoach GPS Model 2, SpeedCoach OC 2, and SpeedCoach SUP 2

    The NK LiNK for Android app connects to your SpeedCoach GPS Model 2 to download workout data to your Android device. View your performance over 100m/.1mi/30s intervals inside the app, and also export selected sessions to .fit or .csv format. Import your .fit files into Strava, Endomondo, Training Peaks and other popular workout logging and mapping programs, or open your .csv files in Excel or other spreadsheet applications to see the full stroke by stroke details of the session. All downloaded sessions are saved on your smart device allowing you to safely clear your SpeedCoach memory and record new sessions.

    Download NK LiNK for Android


    Quick Look

    • Download, view and analyze SpeedCoach GPS Model 2 workout data down to the interval level inside the LiNK application
    • Export selected workouts to .csv or .fit format and email or save for record keeping and analysis
    • Get alerted to available firmware updates for your SPC and install them wirelessly

    Important

    • Bluetooth® low energy required in your smart device for connectivity. Requires Android OS version 4.3.1 or later.
    • SpeedCoach GPS Model 2 must be placed into “Data LiNK” mode to connect. Bluetooth must be enabled on your mobile device as well.
    • To enable wireless firmware updates via the LiNK app, the SpeedCoach must be at firmware version 2.11 or higher. If your SpeedCoach is presently at a lower firmware version, you will need to connect to desktop LiNK for OSX or Windows using the dongle to perform your first firmware update, and will be able to use the mobile app for wireless updates thereafter.

    SpeedCoach Compatibility:

    • Compatible with SpeedCoach GPS 2, SpeedCoach SUP 2, and SpeedCoach OC 2.
    • Training Pack is required to download stored sessions. Non-Training Pack units can connect to the mobile app to update their firmware if they have fw version 2.11 or later.

    Example Screen Shots:

    View all downloaded workout sessions. Easily selectable to export or review in app

    In app interval review

     

     

     

    Interval detail reviewable down to the 100m/.1mi/30sec


    Device Compatibility:

    • Firmware: Android minimum version is Jelly Bean v4.3.1
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    Nielsen-Kellerman has been around since 1978. Our roots are in the sport of rowing, and we have been building performance products for athletes of all levels since the beginning. Year after year, we have created newer and better products for our customers, including novice coxswains, Olympic athletes, college coaches, masters rowers, and everyone else in between. Some of our products including the SpeedCoach family, have crossover unto other paddle sports(outriggers, dragon boats, canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards). We have worked closely with partners and customers within the paddling community to make the best product we can. We are always open to new ideas and ways to make the products a better tool for your training, fitness, and racing needs.

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    FeaturesSPC GPS2SPC SUP2SPC OC2
    GPS Speed X X X
    Impeller Speed compatible X X
    Stroke rate, stroke count, distance/stroke X X X
    Distance X X X
    Elapsed Time X X X
    Empower Oarlock compatible (in TP version only) X
    500m Split X X
    1000m Split X X
    1 mile/1 km Spilt X X X
    Wireless Data Transfer (in TP version only) X X X
    Programmable Workouts (in TP version only) X X X
    HR belt compatible (in TP version only) X X X
    Recommended for Rowing, Canoe, Kayak SUP OC, Dragonboat
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    LiNK is the SpeedCoach’s data transfer program. It is also how you are able to update your unit as firmware updates and new features are released. If you purchased a version without Training Pack, LiNK is what you would use to upgrade it if you decide to purchase those features in the future.

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    • Exporting as a csv file lets you review your workout in Excel.
    • This file will breakdown your workout view to the stroke level. You can also use this data to graph within Excel
    • You’ll get a session summary at the top of the page, and then interval summary below that, and then the session detail, which will show you your information at each stroke.
    • You can also upload csv files to rowsandall.com to view the data graphically, including Empower oarlock data.
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    • Exporting a fit file will allow you to upload your workout to a 3rd party training site, such as Strava, Endomondo, Rowsandall.com, 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’d like.
    • Here you’ll be able to see your workout overview and your “laps” at each .1 mile or 100m
    • Most of these sites will also give you some graphing information about your cadence (stroke rate), speed, and HR if you are using it
    • You get a lot of great information from these sites even on the free account level. If you have questions about the details in a paid account, feel free to reach out and ask us.
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    If the battery has become very flat (low), it may take a little longer for the unit to show that it is charging. First please make sure the unit has “clicked” into place on the charger so that the silver contacts are aligned together. Then make sure you give the unit at least 30 minutes for the “charging” to appear on the screen. Typically after 30 minutes you should see a change from a blank screen to “charging”. If the unit is still not responding after more than 30 minutes on a charge, please contact NK for assistance.

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    Unfortunately there are hardware differences between the GPS 1 / SUP 1 and the GPS 2 / SUP 2 so they cannot be upgraded. We offer customer trade-ins for anyone who would want to upgrade their current model SpeedCoach into a GPS 2 or SUP 2. The details of the trade-in program can be found here

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    No, the SpeedCoach has a lot of dense electronics inside and this causes it to not be buoyant. Please make sure you secure your SpeedCoach to your mount using the lanyard. Extra precautions such as the NK Life Preserver Float should also be considered.

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    No. Unfortunately the SpeedCoach has a GPS receiver, not a transmitter. So while it can receive GPS signals, it cannot send a GPS signal. If you lose you SpeedCoach, NK has no way of detecting where it currently resides.

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    Yes, with the Training Pack model and connection to the LiNK software. Once you have downloaded a session to the computer, you can then export it as a CSV or FIT file. This CSV or FIT file can be uploaded into Rowsandall.com. Rowsandall is the only site currently that can also display EmPower Oarlock data. There are many other websites that accept FIT files such as Endomondo and Strava and display the data well.

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    Yes and no. The GPS 2 / SUP 2 / OC 2 will be recording all of the GPS coordinates during your session. After uploading your data into your LiNK application, you can then export a “FIT” file for this session as mentioned above. These FIT files can then be uploaded into a website such as Strava or Endomondo, which will then show the path on a map of your workout session. Measurements such as speed and stroke rate can also be viewed in relation to the location on the map that you are viewing.

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    The time is updated when the GPS unit has acquired a satellite lock. The customer has the option of inputting their time zone and daylight saving time. Please note: In most U.S. locations daylight savings time is ON in the summer and OFF in the winter.

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    You may have the wrong time zone selected or daylight savings time is toggled wrong. Please go to the Time / Date option and adjust to the proper values. Please note in most U.S. locations daylight savings time is ON in the summer and OFF in the winter.

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    When you update the firmware on your GPS unit, the heart rate belt will need to be re-paired. You will also lose all session data currently on the unit.

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    • GPS 1 / SUP 1: It is recommended that you use the NK provided heart rate strap. While other heart rate belts may pair with the unit, the heart rate may still not appear on the main screen. If you cannot get the NK heart rate belt, the Wahoo Tickr model is the best choice (Please Note: not the Tickr X model however).
    • GPS 2 / SUP 2 / OC 2: Any heart rate belt that connects with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) should work.
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    If you are sure that your belt is paired but is either not showing a heart rate or showing an erratic heart rate, it may be one of a couple issues. First if you are getting “---“ make sure there is enough moisture on the heart rate belt’s rubber contacts against your body. Very dry skin may not be enough to create enough of an electrical connection to get a proper reading. Secondly, if these rubber contacts are dirty, this can also cause a problem. Our suggestion is to use mild soap and water and clean the belt occasionally to help prevent dirt build-up. Finally if neither of these suggestions help with your issue, the problem is most likely related to corrosion in the heart rate belt buckle contacts. Please see the document below to clean these contacts to help restore proper connectivity.

    A quick solution to fixing a heart rate belt that is displaying erratic readings

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    Training Pack adds the following features:

    • Programmable workouts
    • Ability to upload session data to a PC, Mac or Android or iOS device
    • Heart rate capable with Bluetooth Low Energy heart rate belts
    • Ability to connect to EmPower Oarlock (Rowing model only)
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    • Firmware version 2.08 includes a satellite icon on the workout screen header that will let you know when you have a satellite lock
    • Make sure you have clear visibility to the sky
    • If you aren’t seeing the icon, go to the Main Menu ->Setup->Advanced->Diagnostics
    • Scroll to the GPS Diagnostics Page
    • Press either the up or down arrow on the GPS Diagnostics page to reset the GPS in the unit.
    • If the issue persists, please contact techsupport@nkhome.com
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