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Nigel Dennis & Eila Wilkinson, Tidal Waters, The Old Chandlery, Newry Beach Road, Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, LL65 1YD Tel: +44(0)1407765550 Email: email@example.com
Eila says; "I started using the Motionize system with my sea kayak which is a Pilgrim Expedition and the downloaded app has been set up for my Euro paddle for specific use with both my sea kayaks - Expedition and little Pilgrim. I have also been set up for my wing paddle for use on my Epic V10L surf ski which works with the Edge Unit. There are 2 different "deck" fittings one for touring kayaks and one for all other kayak types including Surf ski.
The system allows you to specify your personal profile / ie height, weight and age, paddle specs - ie Kinetic touring 650, 204cm as well as the specific type of boat length, width etc. "
"Once you get past the initial and inevitable set up procedures - which in hindsight are pretty easy if you look and follow the instructions, the system is really easy to use. The Motionize system sits on your deck and you can flip between screens with the paddle mounted sensor. Of the 3 screens you can choose to look at, one also includes a live map which shows where you are and where you've paddled. The deck mount system and the paddle mount system connect to the app via Bluetooth.
Stats given include strokes per minute / distance per stroke / total distance / speed plus a whole lot more - and all the stats you could want from this first ever kayak monitor. I don't have a heart rate monitor but to maximise the work out element to the full I think this is something I need to add to my shopping list!
One of the best features of Motionize is the immediate visual feedback it gives you relating to exactly where your paddle is going in and out of the water. Green (in target zone) or red (not in target zone) indicator marks show you Exactly your catch and exit points - bit of an eye opener!
There's even a virtual coach who speaks to you through the speaker system giving immediate feedback. You get voice Coach / prompt as well as text and a picture - It told me once to "catch water with the tip of the blade close to the boat". It certainly makes you more aware of what you are physically along.
When your workout is finished the data is stored in the app. This can be emailed and shared - if you wish!! The history is kept which will make for some excellent analysis. Quite exciting!!
Long term I would also like to use this as a coaching tool and for paddle sizing outcomes as well.
When I was first given the exciting black and orange Motionize box The only downside I could see was that the system only works with an iPhone 6 /6s - but this has changed now and the new Edge system works with any phone with your own waterproof case. The up side is (and I don't think the Motionize team have fully realized this!) the waterproof case (that is included in the exciting black and orange box pack your system arrives in) for your phone to sit in is not only strong, rugged and waterproof but has a really solid loop so you can actually secure your phone. The new Edge system doesn't include the case as you use your own. Obviously this makes a considerable cost saving to the purchase of a new system!!
I'd be quite happy to buy one of these (without the fitting for the deck mount on the back) as a stand-alone iPhone case.
This is a really fantastic and revolutionary tool.
Once you've started using Motionize you'll get addicted to improving!
During a recent trip to USA we were delighted to have the opportunity to take back home to the UK to try out and use the brand new Motionize kayak statistics monitor and paddle sensor. Motionize is a brand new high tech system that is based around an app downloaded onto your mobile phone. Motionize is revolutionary in that it monitors each stroke you make giving you real time feedback on your forward Stroke.
It's the only kayak system out there.
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We are now offering enhanced Forward Paddling classes with MOTIONIZE! Private or max 4 per class