SpeedCoach GPS - Model 2
Rowing’s most popular performance monitor, the SpeedCoach GPS 2, offers athletes critical information about boat speed (split), stroke rate, distance and time. Use by itself in GPS mode or connect to an impeller (impeller and wiring sold separately) for additional accuracy in moving water. Add the optional Training Pack features to program any workout ahead of time, start and record pieces without letting go of the oar handle and upload the data wirelessly to a computer or mobile device. The SpeedCoach GPS with Training Pack supports the EmPower Oarlock and is the central component of NK’s connected rowing environment.
SpeedCoach GPS 2
Train Smarter. Race Better.
Whether you’re training for international competition or preparing for your first race, the SpeedCoach GPS 2 is the perfect piece of equipment to have in your boat.
Use it by itself or add the Training Pack to program workouts, track your progress over time and make your SpeedCoach GPS 2 compatible with a heart rate monitor or EmPower Oarlock.
Features for Athletes & Coaches
Available only with upgrade purchase of the SpeedCoach GPS 2 Training Pack
Stay engaged for your whole workout with stroke-by-stroke updates on speed, rate, distance and time.
Early morning practice? Midday race? See your numbers clearly at any time during the day with the easy-to-use backlight and high-contrast display.
Custom Pre-Set Workouts
Make the most of your time on the water: complete even the most complex workouts without stopping to reset the timer or manage your data.
Upload data directly to your computer or mobile device to track your progress over time.
Bluetooth Heart Rate
Take your Heart Rate Training regimen to the water with the only Bluetooth-capable speed meter available.
Take advantage of all the latest SpeedCoach GPS 2 capabilities with regular, free firmware updates.
Find the boat-movers without relying on erg scores. Add the SpeedCoach Training Pack to summarize data from timed pieces.
Objective Performance Gains
Track your crew’s improvement objectively over the course of a season, or from year to year.
Low-Maintenance Fleet Management
Manage multiple crews more easily on the water. When your athletes have access to rate, time, distance and split, you can give them the workout and let them execute it on their own.
Give any athlete from coxswain to bow-seat SpeedCoach access with wireless GPS capability.
Precision in Moving Water
Collect the most accurate speed data possible—even while rowing in current—with the low-profile impeller.
Bias-Free Athlete Selection
Set clear goals for your athletes and make lineup selection more transparent.
SpeedCoach GPS 2 with
Take your training to the next level with the Training Pack for SpeedCoach GPS 2. The Training Pack software adds programmable workouts, detailed on-unit recall, heart rate monitor and EmPower Oarlock compatibility, and wireless data transfer via LiNK™.
Get the most out of your time on the water with programmable workouts. Use the five editable workouts that come with Training Pack, or write your own. Time trials, distance intervals, pyramids, ladders—set up even the most complex practice plans ahead of time so that all you have to do on the water is select your workout and go.
Transfer Data Wirelessly
Transfer data, organized by piece or by 100m intervals, via LiNK to your PC or Mac for Review. Export Data as a CSV file to Excel for more detailed analysis and charting options, or as a FIT file to use with third-party training websites such as Endomondo, Strava, or Training Peaks. Map your course, share your results with friends and coaches on Facebook or Twitter, or even challenge your teammates.
Pair a Heart Rate Monitor
Training Pack makes the SpeedCoach GPS 2 compatible with any Bluetooth® low energy (also called Bluetooth 4.0 or BLE) heart rate monitor. Heart rate data is incorporated into the data you upload from your workout.
Pair an Empower Oarlock
Training Pack makes the SpeedCoach GPS 2 compatible with the EmPower Oarlock for both sweep rowing and sculling. Oarlock data is incorporated into the data you upload from your workout, and can be used simultaneously with a heart rate monitor.
Log & Track Your Performance with LiNK
Expand the performance improving capabilities of the SpeedCoach GPS platform. LiNK includes Bluetooth® low energy wireless connectivity to heart rate belts, sensors, phones, tablets, PCs (dongle required) and Macs (dongle required) as well as cloud connectivity, web analytics and real-time tracking via third-party training apps.Download LiNK for Windows or LiNK for Mac OS X
Wirelessly transfer 'just go' and workout interval data to PC or Mac for viewing and storage
Export data to charting and analysis programs, such as Excel, via CSV.
Export data to FIT file format to enable transfer to any FIT-compatible third-party websites, such as Endomondo or Strava
SpeedCoach GPS 2 is
The SpeedCoach GPS is compatible with our SpeedCoach Impeller (sold separately). Training with an impeller has been the gold standard for rowing for years, especially for teams that train on moving water. Impeller speed measures the movement of the boat relative to the water, while GPS speed measures the movement of the boat relative to the ground. This can be a powerful training tool and a great way to learn more about your paddling. To get started training with an impeller you will need the SpeedCoach Impeller Wiring, Wireless Angle Bracket Mount, and SpeedCoach Impeller.
If you are interested, we wrote a blog post highlighting the differences of impeller speed versus GPS speed.
Reviews & Testimonials
“I am delighted with the product and use both the speed and heart monitor to push like hell.”
“If it wasn't for the Speedcoach to begin with I wouldn't be [anywhere] near where I am at in regards to the competitive scene."
“I'm amazed that your GPS is so accurate— +/- one meter is astounding!”
“Great piece of equipment for data driven coaches!»
Speed Matters. Stroke Counts. Buy Now.
Train smarter, improve your performance and stay fit with this full-featured rowing performance monitor designed to maximize your training effectiveness. The SpeedCoach GPS 2 is designed and built in the USA and comes with a 2-year warranty.
|Wireless Data Transfer|
|Off Unit Data Review|
|heart rate belt compatible*|
|Empower Oarlock Compatible*|
|Distance per Stroke|
|On unit data recall|
|Impeller compatible (speed through water)*|
|* Sold Separately|
SpeedCoach GPS 2
|Included in Package|
|Water Resistance||Waterproof (IP67, NEMA-6).|
|Memory||18 hours of memory. Approx. 125 2000m workouts, or 55 5000m workouts.|
|Programmable Workouts||Program any interval workout in seconds. Store up to six editable workouts. Data recall tied to interval lengths for precisely summarized time-trial pieces.|
|Wireless Data Transmit/Receive||Wirelessly transfer JustGo and workout interval data to PC, Mac, iOS, and Android for viewing and storage. (Training Pack only)|
|Control Unit Weight||5.3 oz (150 g) with bumper|
|Unit Weight||7.2 oz with quick-wrap mount|
|Display Dimensions||3.6 x 2.6 x 1.2 in (92 x 67 x 31 mm)|
|Buoyancy||Does Not Float ( Use NK foam float.)|
|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.|
|Controls||Four soft-touch buttons, large primary start/stop/clear button.|
|Battery Type||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).|
|Case||Impact-resistant polycarbonate case with sealed acrylic window. Sun and saltwater resistant. Full wraparound protection with rubber bumpers in choice of colors.|
|Warranty Period||2 Year Warranty|
|Average Split/Speed GPS||00:00.00||0 - 00:00.00||Rolling Average|
|Average Split/Speed Impeller||00:00.00||0 - 00:00.00||Rolling Average|
|Average Stroke Rate||000 ½||Total strokes/total time|
|Cumulative Splits||00:00.00||0 - 00:00.00||Elapsed time|
|Distance per Stroke GPS||000.00||0-0000.0||Updates per stroke, (total distance - last total distance)|
|Distance per Stroke Impeller||000.00||0-0000.0||Updates per stroke, (total distance - last total distance)|
|Instantaneous Split/Speed GPS||00:00.00||0 - 00:00.00||Speed over land averaged and updated every stroke. GPS speed smoothing from 1-stroke to 8-strokes|
|Instantaneous Split/Speed Impeller||00:00.00||0 - 00:00.00||impeller mode averaged and updated every stroke|
|Stroke Count||0||0 - 999||Count input from accelerometer, autostart with first stroke, auto rollover|
|Stroke Rate||000 ½||6 - 99 1/2||Rate input from accelerometer, auto start with first stroke|
|Time of Day||00:00.00||12 or 24 hour clock|
|Total Distance GPS||000.00||0-0000.0||Meters, kilometers, or statute miles|
|Total Distance Impeller||000.00||0-0000.0||Meters, kilometers, or statute miles|