Features

Sonic Active's training tools for rowers combine purpose-built music with advanced analytical tools. Our music is calibrated to the rhythms of different rowing rates and ratios. Our analytical tools measure boat speed, catch & finish accuracy, and hand height movement with leg drive co-ordination. There are also more tools in the pipeline.

  • Rowing has its own unique rhythms, and standard "workout" or chart music simply isn't up to the task. In fact, playing regular songs more often forces rowers to work against the music, potentially decreasing training effectiveness and undoing rhythmic training from other sessions.

    Sonic Active's music is composed specifically for a range of rowing sessions, for use either on the water or on the erg, meaning you get music that fits the rhythms you need to achieve. Our music makes the correct rowing rhythms feel intuitive and natural, helping individuals develop muscle memory, improve timing, and clubs achieve boat-member synchronicity.

    Our rowing tracks vary by stroke rate, power to recovery ratios, and session phases. We're continually adding new tracks to our catalogue, so you'll always have a new challenge to work on!

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  • Achieving proper form and technique are critical to rowing success. On the water, correct technique can mean the difference between gliding across the surface of the water or, at worst, returning to it for a dunking. On an erg machine, proper form increases the effectiveness of your sessions and extends technical water outings to land sessions where issues can be dealt with specifically. Of course, good form helps prevent injuries too.

    Sonic Active's analytic tools provide a number of ways to evaluate your form. On water, our acceleration and boat speed tools tell you how fast your boat is moving, and how efficiently you achieved your pace. Our catch & finish accuracy measurements monitor your stroke precision against your chosen rate whether on the water or on the erg,  and we have a unique tool to see how your hands are coordinating with the leg drive while you practise on the erg; useful for more than just blade control - this reading provides a useful indicator of core strength and correct muscle engagement around the lats along with overall fitness through a longer sessions.

    All of the results are avaialbe for reveiw either on your device, and in time they will also be accessable via your computer through your member area. 

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  • Our complimentary suite of coaching tools to help you manage your teams' workouts directly on your iPhone. Tools like an SPM Counter and Stopwatch give you instant access to key variables about your workout, allowing you to view progress and make adjustments on the fly.

    Coaches can use each team member's workout analytics to assess performance and identify areas for improvement. Is your boat underperforming because one rower is a fraction of a stroke behind the rest? Or perhaps your team has inconsistent hand heights, which suggest an increased focus on core strength training could improve your boat's performance. You can find out all this and more with our coaching tools.

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  • Effective training requires focusing on specific elements of your rowing technique, not just lowering your split times. To really improve, you need to be able to track specific metrics in order to evaluate your progress.

    Track your progress by saving key statistics from the workouts you complete with our app. In addition to recording the distances and split times from your erg's readout via your device's camera, you can view records of your stroke rate accuracy, power to recovery ratios, hand height consistency, and more.

    Your data for each workout will be available in your personal online account, and if you're part of a club membership, your coach will be able to view your results and provide expert feedback. (Please note that club membership and associated features are still in development but will be added as soon as we have tested them and they are ready for release. Thank you for your patience and understanding.)

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