Use The Motionize Paddle To Track And Improve Your Kayaking Performance


Do kayakers need performance data the same way cyclists and runners seem to obsess over them? We don’t know. If they do, however, doing so should be easy with the new Motionize Paddle, an activity tracker designed to measure kayaking performance.

Consisting of two sensors, the system is able to accurately assess your in-water performance. Not only will it record your data for later review, it comes with a virtual coaching system that analyzes your performance and provides insightful feedback in real time, helping you make adjustments on the fly. No more waiting for the next session to implement your newfound insights – with this thing, you can make improvements in your form with every stroke.


The Motionize Paddle’s two nine-axis sensors mount separately – a small one straps onto your paddle and a larger one mounts onto the deck of the kayak (it should work for everything from folding kayaks to large fishing kayaks), where it also doubles as a Bluetooth speaker for hearing virtual coaching instructions. Each set also comes with a waterproof smartphone case, which docks onto the speaker/sensor module for visually checking on your stats in real time via an accompanying app. Once set up, the system can record stroke count, distance per stroke, strokes per minute, stroke length, stroke efficiency to heart rate ratio (requires pairing with a heart rate strap), and more.


Both sensors come with separate battery modules, so you’ll have to charge them independently. Everything is waterproof up to depths of 3.2 feet.

Available now, the Motionize Paddle is priced at $499.

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2 Responses

  1. Markus

    I’m fairly new to the world of kayaking but I did recently invest in my very own gear, as I plan to use kayaking as one of my main forms of exercise. I’m one of those people who don’t enjoy working out and becomes bored very easily. What I’ve found about kayaking is the experience is never quite the same. You have differences in location; traffic in the water and scenery even if you go to the same spots on the regular. There’s nothing quite like being out in that water. It’s a great stress reliever. I’ve always liked the idea of having a coach to help me stay strong in my strokes and get the most out of my time in the water, and with this tracker, I can have that at a much better price.

  2. Gregory

    I am looking to buy a kayak for this summer. I have wanted one for a few years. I decided to buy one last year, but I was overwhelmed with the number of different kayaks for sale. I have been narrowing down the type of Kayak I want and hopefully will make a decision by summertime. Regardless of what type of kayak I get, the Motionize Paddle is something I will buy to add onto my new kayak.

    The Motionize Paddle will help me to improve my paddling and kayaking skills. I have been using Youtube videos to learn the basics and what to look for, but this would be so sweet to have. The virtual coaching is probably best utilized for intermediate kayakers, but will definitely be greatly beneficial to a novice such as myself. Since i am partially buying a Kayak for health reasons, I would also attach my heart rate monitor to the Motionize Paddle. I never ever heard of this product before, but I am so glad I found it. I am guessing my kayak will cost between $800-$1,500, so the Motionize Paddle is an expensive add-on: But it will also allow me to rapidly increase my paddling efficiency which is super-important to a new kayaker such as myself.


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