Rowing Glossary – this slightly dull-sounding app is actually really helpful if you ae new to the sport and / or going to row abroad where English is spoken differently. £0.59
Record your ergo workouts
there are a host of related apps for this. GoRow – synchs with Concept2 online log £4.99 is a tad pricey, Rowing Stats also links to C2 logbook and is a more affordable £1.19. I like the ‘lifetime meters’ record page. ErgLog £1.19 does much the same with ‘weight adjustment’ but has a ‘challenges’ screen for sharing targets.
Speedcoach Mobile is just that – a speed coach screen to record your on-water sessions. You’d need a good waterproof case for your iPhone or iPod and at £37.99 nobody has reviewed it so maybe they haven’t sold any. The marginally cheaper Strokecoach Mobile is £26.99 and doesnt’ do speed.
Ritmo Time by contrast is a more manageable £11,.99 and seems the equivalent of the strokecoach above. It has a nice Eakins picture too – proving a decent American rower wrote the programme (not).Plus as a bonus there’s Ritmo Time FREE which re-sets after 100 strokes. At least you can see it working.
StrokeWatch is a ratings watch. Rather a lot to spend at £2.39 but it has its uses. and Stroke Rate does the same for £1.79 with rather less nice graphics.
iStroke £11.99 is the one for the coach or coxswain as it does rating, time and distance based on the GPS distance the phone moves. The author has a strong safety sens when writing “It is highly recommended you use a clamshell or other waterproof enclosure in order to prevent damage to the iPhone. Rowing is a water sport.” Gotta love it!
Splits is the one for this at £1.19 it costs but it has great utility when working out your target time / split.
Gone Boating £1.19 enables you to log your location and time when you go out on the water. You record your departure, destination and waypointsand links to Twitter so people know where you are.
Fun to have timewasteers
The Rowing Trivia Quiz £0.59 – gotta take this on training camp with you. iNterval Tunes allows you to mash up your MP3s into a workout with warm up, work session and cool down all for £1.19. You’d need to know the intervals you wanted to work on for each tune in advance. Beats mad Ergo Mania tapes and it got one 5* review.