Beth Shergalis got in touch to let us know about a new mobile phone app for rowing and coaches she just published – it’s a pitch meter tool and has some handy features. First be clear, it’s available BOTH in android and apple so no whining, please.
Android – appstore is for US customers only, sorry. It’s called “Pitch Meter Row”
Apple – Search the app store for “Pitch Meter RZ”
Nice features – it has a great carbon fibre background and starts with three buttons – you zero the unit on the central button then start with the left green one – when the unit reads the pitch steadily (it takes a moment to settle on a number) then you ‘lock’ the reading using the yellow right button and can move the phone to see the reading. We also liked the notes which explain how to take each measurement – including careful explanation of the differences between spread and span.
Lastly it allows you to record the readings from a particular boat – great to be able to see what you set your boat up to (I seem to mislay the notes I take…).