Vaaka Distance Per Stroke App for Garmin IQ

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. Read more…

Vaaka for SUP is here!

Vaaka is well established as a performance tool for Kayak, Canoe, Outrigger and Dragon boating but now if you are a Stand Up Paddle Board enthusiast it’s time to get excited! Vaaka has extended its product range and launched a cadence sensor for SUP. After extensive testing we are now happy that this new product is ready for all SUP paddlers wanting to take their sport to the next level. Eric Heiligenstein, medalist in the 2016 Read more…

Garmin Vivoactive and Vaaka

The Garmin Vivoactive is an evolutionary step towards the perfect sports smartwatch. It comes loaded with features and connectivity and is the lightest and slimmest fully featured sports watch on the market at 38g.  Garmin have built in ANT+ connectivity to the Vivoactive to work seamlessly with our Vaaka stroke rate sensors. You will be able to see your kayak, Rowing, SUP or canoe stroke while you train and the stroke rate metrics will be Read more…

Training for Outrigger sprint world champs

Kia ora, I have a 15year old daughter training for the 2016 World sprint titles. I am looking for the best possible products to help her on her journey to becoming an Elite W1 Junior womens paddler come May 2016. What products would you recommend to stay ahed of the competition?? Regards Bernie ———————————————————————————————————————— Hi Bernie Thanks for your question. Is it ok if I publish your question and my reply on my blog on Read more…

Question from Art

Hi I understand that your sensor wirelessly connects with the Garmin GPS units (I have a Garmin Forerunner 310xt and may upgrade to the 910XT) as does their heart monitors. But while I can set up the display on the 310XT unit to show my HR in real time (as well as many other data fields), how would I set up the display on the 310XT to show the cadence information that the Vaaka is Read more…

Welcome to the Vaaka Cadence Blog

Vaaka is a first of its kind cadence wireless sensor for kayaking, canoeing and rowing. You will see your stroke rate on your GPS watch, as you train and can use Vaaka Analytics software to do post training analysis. The same training program can be great training for one athlete and poor training for another. The key to great training is creating exactly the adaption you are aiming for and to do this you need Read more…