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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

This version of LiNK for the Microsoft Windows platform truly represents our first step in the planned development of the LiNK environment.  We are asking you to download it, start using it, and most importantly, help us prioritize our ongoing development by telling us what features and capabilities you most want us to add. 

Note: LiNK is currently compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

 Join the discussion on our "Get More SpeedCoach" Facebook Group! 

 


What can you do with LiNK for Windows?

  • Wirelessly transfer 'just go' and workout interval data to PC 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 third-party websites, such as Endomondo, Strava and any FIT-compatible site. These sites enable you to view your workout or race on detailed maps, share your results with friends or coaches, and even compare your results with others.

 

To view sample "Just Go" and Workout data files please see below:

Note: FIT files need to be opened through a third-party sites such as Endomondo or Strava. 


Latest Firmware Update:

Information on past firmware updates.

Please note: For up to date firmware you only need to install the most recent firmware update

Version 2.20 - 08/08/18 Addresses some Live Streaming issues

Release notes for SpeedCoach GPS, SUP & OC (Version 2.20) - 08/08/18

 


Steps for updating your SpeedCoach unit:

  1. Open LiNK and click the "Help" tab.  Select "Update Your SpeedCoach" and click on the URL listed in Step 1.
  2. Run/install the executable file to load the new firmware files to your computer.
  3. Set the SpeedCoach unit in "Data LiNK Mode." Once in Data LiNK mode, your unit will appear in the LiNK application. Select your unit and you will be notified that a new update is available. Click "Yes" to update.


For a visual of these steps, see below.


LiNK Support:

We have created in-depth videos to walk you through each step required to install LiNK, install the wireless data transfer dongle, update your SpeedCoach, and begin using LiNK.  We strongly recommend you watch all five of these videos before beginning the process!

1. How to Install LiNK For Windows:

2. How to Install your Bluegiga Bluetooth Dongle:


3. How to Update your SpeedCoach GPS Firmware:


4. How to Wirelessly Transfer SpeedCoach Data to your PC:


5. How to Export your SpeedCoach Data to FIT file format for uploading to to 3rd party training sites:
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6. How to UPGRADE your SpeedCoach GPS Model 2 (For customers who have a SpeedCoach GPS Model 2 WITHOUT Training Pack and are upgrading to the "Training Pack" version)

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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

We are asking you to download it, start using it, and most importantly, help us prioritize our ongoing development by telling us what features and capabilities you most want us to add.

Note: This program is only compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 or higher.

 Join the discussion on our "Get More SpeedCoach" Facebook Group! 

 


What can you do with LiNK for OSX?

  • Wirelessly transfer "just go" and workout interval data to 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 third-party websites, such as Endomondo, Strava and any FIT-compatible site. These sites enable you to view your workout or race on detailed maps, share your results with friends or coaches, and even compare your results with others.

 

To view sample "Just Go" and Workout data files please see below

Note: FIT files need to be opened through a third-party sites such as Endomondo or Strava. 


Latest Firmware Update:

Information on past firmware updates.

Please note: For up to date firmware you only need to install the most recent firmware update

Version 2.20 - 08/08/18 Addresses some Live Streaming issues

Release notes for SpeedCoach GPS, SUP & OC (Version 2.20) - 08/08/18


Steps for updating your SpeedCoach unit:

  1. Open LiNK and click the "Help" tab.  Select "Update Your SpeedCoach" and click on the URL listed in Step 1.
  2. Run/install the executable file to load the new firmware files to your computer.
  3. Set the SpeedCoach unit in "Data LiNK Mode." Once in Data LiNK mode, your unit will appear in the LiNK application. Select your unit and you will be notified that a new update is available. Click "Yes" to update.


For a visual of these steps, see below.


LiNK Support:


We have created in-depth videos to walk you through each step required to install LiNK, install the wireless data transfer dongle, update your SpeedCoach, and begin using LiNK.  We strongly recommend you watch all five of these videos before beginning the process!

1. How to Download and Install LiNK for OS X:

2. How to Update your Firmware with LiNK for OS X:


3. How to Export and Review Data in LiNK for OS X:


4. How to Upgrade your SpeedCoach GPS Unit for OS X:

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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 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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Force curves were made available in early rowing analysis systems because they are the most basic representation of the actual analog data from the force sensor, with no analysis applied. As a result, they're familiar, but that doesn’t mean they're ideal. Even after years of looking at and coaching with force curves, there is not much agreement in the sport about what makes a "good" force curve. (Lots of opinions, but not much agreement!) Also, it is challenging for athletes to use force curves as a target for changing their rowing, particularly without a clear target also represented on screen. We have chosen to present primarily numerical data that breaks the stroke down into clearly understood elements because we have demonstrated to ourselves, and many other coaches and athletes, that simple numbers are much easier to focus on when attempting to make changes or assess progress.

Because the EmPower Oarlock logs five key elements each and every stroke (catch angle, slip, peak force, peak force location, wash and finish angle), we are also able to present a clear "picture" of the stroke very similar to a force curve which we call a "Stroke Profile".

When charted using a simple Excel template, the Stroke Profile illustrates these key characteristics of one or more rower. In the example below, four scullers were evaluated during 20' session. We can see that Rower #2 is probably rigged too far into the bow (see their shallow catch angle and deep finish angle). We can also see that Rower #2 has their peak force occurring later in the drive than the other three. The coach can now provide Rower #2 with a target Peak Force Angle of -10 to -20° in order to better match the other rowers in the boat. Rower #2 can monitor himself as he rows future sessions.

To create your own Stroke Profiles, please see Excel Templates and instructions on how to use them below:

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WORKOUT STROKE PROFILE TEMPLATE

Empower Oarlock Downloads

ROWER COMPARISON TEMPLATE

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Oarlock Template Tutorial

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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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To view sample "Just Go" and Workout CSV and FIT data files please see below:

Note: FIT files need to be opened through a third-party sites such as Endomondo or Strava. 

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Users need to download the latest revision of the LiNK applications in order to export the Oarlock data. If you are just getting summary data in the export file, you most likely have an older version of the LiNK application. You can get the latest version of the NK LiNK Application here.

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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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LiNK data can be reviewed in the application itself by simple clicking on a data session. This will give you a session and interval summary as shown below.


You have the ability to click on a specific interval and view the details by clicking on an interval. You can also cut and paste the data from LiNK to a new document for 100 meter increments


If you would want to review stroke by stroke details, you wll need to export the data as a CSV file

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If you stopped the LiNK program prematurely (even if the program said "Not responding"), the data might have become corrupted during the transfer. Please erase the sessions from the LiNK program and try and upload the data sessions off of the unit again. Please allow the transfer to complete without any interruptions.

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If you have inserted the Bluetooth dongle and the LiNK for MAC application still reads "Searching for Dongle," then MAC has not fully resolved the driver for this dongle. If you are using a MAC, please try the following.

  • Remove all peripherals that are attached to the MAC including the Bluetooth dongle.
  • Turn off the computer and wait 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes turn the power back on and hook everything back up. Now it should hopefully find the dongle for you

If you have inserted the Bluetooth dongle and the LiNK for Windows application still reads "Searching for Dongle," then Windows has not fully resolved the driver for this dongle.

Please try the following for Windows:

  • Remove and then reinsert the dongle into the same USB port.
  • Remove and then reinsert the dongle into a different USB port.
  • Check to see if you have all the latest Windows updates installed.

If you are still having issues, please make sure you are logged in as an administrator on the computer.

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For rowsandall.com, you can upload your data as a CSV file and it will map it. For other sites, you will need to export your data session as a FIT file. You will then need to upload this FIT file to a compatible website that can handle FIT files. Some sites out there are Endomondo, Strava, MapMyFitness, etc. Each site has a different method of how to upload a file, so please review the instructions on the site you are using for how to upload these files.

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