Why use a Vaaka Cadence sensor?



Vaaka Paddle Cadence sensors available to sync with your GPS sports watch or smartphone.



Ready to go straight out of the box. Simply attach to your double or single bladed paddle shaft providing real-time stroke rate feedback to your watch or smartphone.



Used by top canoe sprint athletes including Olympic Gold medallist Lisa Carrington

What are we about?

At Vaaka we are all about providing real-time stroke rate data on the water and post training analysis of stroke rate and distance per stroke. Our aim is to give you the technology you need to reach your peak performance.

”It’s a rock solid little unit, providing great reliability, backed by a full warranty. The adoption of this simple technology has blown me away. From top Olympic level paddlers right through to recreational paddlers, the response has been terrific. I’m delighted to act as a representative for the brand in Australia and to have linked up with these innovative Kiwis.”
(Stewart O’Regan – Think Kayak Australia)

Vaaka Cadence Sensors

lightweight, wireless, electronic sensors

real-time stroke rate feedback and distance per stroke analysis

used by athletes in Kayaking, Canoeing, Outrigger paddling, Dragon Boating and Stand up Paddle Boarding

stroke rate data is displayed on compatible GPS devices and smartphones.

stroke rate is logged alongside GPS data, time, speed, heart rate and distance.

specific realtime feedback during training and post training analysis.

Free Vaaka Analytics software for stroke rate and distance per stroke analysis.

“You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” (Deming)

Because boat speed is a product of stroke rate and distance per stroke these are the two most important metrics to measure and manage for improved performance. Vaaka sensors allow athletes and coaches to see stroke rate data during training.

Post training analysis using Vaaka Analytics software will automatically calculate distance per stroke making it possible to measure and monitor improvements in performance.


Vaaka Accessory Pack

Price is in US Dollars. A complete accessory pack for your Vaaka cadence sensor. The kit includes a replacement Vaaka casing, new O ring seal, two replacement straps and a set of eight screws.

Vaaka replacement standard straps

Price is in US Dollars. Simple and secure standard straps for your Vaaka cadence sensor.

Orange and grey colours,  the straps fit  paddle shafts for Kayak, Pacific Outrigger, Canoe,  and SUP.


Vaaka Paddle Cadence Sensor

Price is in US Dollars. This Vaaka Paddle Cadence sensor is compatible with wireless GPS devices and smartphones with Bluetooth capabilities. Lightweight at only 55g.

Vaaka Paddle cadence sensors give realtime stroke rate feedback to your device. 

Vaaka compatibility