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StrokeWatch Free

iPhone / iPad
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StrokeWatch™ Free is the perfect iPhone or iPod touch application for athletes, coaches, and spectators of the sport of rowing. Now you can try out some of the functionalities of the full version 99¢ paid application available in the App Store.

Whether you are a coach training your crew or just a spectator during a day at a regatta, StrokeWatch™ offers the ability to quickly and easily determine the stroke rate, as well as the average stroke rate, for your boat or crew.

The free version includes a stop watch and is only able to calculate instantaneous and average stroke rate.

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- No ads.
- A stopwatch to mimic exactly the core functionalities of any basic stroke watch on the market today.
- A lap timer that also records average stroke rate for each lap.
- Users can change the default Stroke Base based on their preference. (For example, the stroke rating can be taken by tapping "Stroke" every 2nd, 3rd, or 4th stroke for increased accuracy.)
- Tactile and audio feedback by vibrating the iPhone and playing a sound everytime the “Stroke” button is tapped.*

*Vibrating feature is not supported on the iPod touch or iPad.


To begin, simply tap the green “Start” button or tap the yellow "Stroke" button. The timer will begin running and the time elapsed will be displayed. If you tapped the "Stroke" button first, the clock will start automatically and count the tap as the first stroke.* The "Stroke" button will activate when anywhere below the "Reset" button is tapped. Now, you will never miss a stroke!

To begin calculating the instantaneous stroke rate and average stroke rate, simply tap the yellow “Stroke” button in tune with whatever object your taking the rate from. The iPhone will vibrate and play a sound. The number of strokes will increase by the Stroke Base amount. Because of the math involved in calculating the rate of striking, “Stroke” must be tapped at least two times to be able to display a stroke rate and an average stroke rate. The stroke rate is calculated in strokes per a minute.

When finished, simply tap the red “Stop” button and then tap the white “Reset” button to reset all values to zero. You can also tap “Reset” at any point in time to quickly clear out inaccurate data or previous runs. Tapping "Stop" will also pause the timer and tapping "Start" will simply resume the timer.

Settings and technical support information can be found by simply tapping on the "info" button on the top right corner of the main view.