Here at Vaaka we’ve been talking about the importance of both stroke rate (cadence) and distance per stroke for a while now. When all the training is done, it’s the stroke rate and the distance per stroke that drive the craft forwards.
‘You can’t manage what you don’t measure’ so having the tools to monitor those metrics is essential for peak performance.
Vaaka has had the cadence aspect sorted for years…
But the distance per stroke is more challenging.
We initially developed our free Vaaka Analytics software on the Vaakacadence.com
website to help athletes and coaches with distance per stroke analysis. It’s still there and it’s still free!
Next, we developed a program for Suunto Ambit and Spartan GPS watches that works with Vaaka to show distance per stroke in real time. The Suunto Distance Per Stroke App was a great success so now we are proud to announce a similar product for our Garmin users: The Vaaka Distance Per Stroke Garmin IQ App. This Vaaka app shows real time distance per stroke on your Garmin watch while you’re out training.