Basics on using the SwingRow app

  Using the SwingRow app is simple. Just download it to your iPhone and set up your account. When you are ready to collect data, select Record and then either “Water” or “Erg”. Water sessions give you the option to record configuration information, e.g., boat class, seat, rigging, etc. You can edit this information before or after your row. Then slide the record button to the right. You are now collecting data. It will record data for up to 2 hours…

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The RowBots are coming!

The RowBots are coming! We have received a variety of reactions to the term and idea behind “RowBots”. These reactions tend to distribute along three lines: some like the witty wordplay, some quickly dismiss the concept, and some grasp the idea and ponder the potential. This blog post is for the latter group. Rowers appreciate that rowing is simultaneously simple in concept but exceedingly complex in execution. It is simple in that the gross motions are pretty basic and relatively…

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Rowing 3.0: A new era

We boldly and proudly claim leadership of new era of rowing. We call it Rowing 3.0. Here is how we think about it: Rowing 1.0 (pre 20th century) People rowed primarily as a means of transportation. There wasn’t a lot of subtle precision associated with rowing. You pulled hard. Your “coach” might have carried a whip. Rowing 2.0 (20th century to early 21st century) Coaches followed you around (as best that they could), watched different individuals (as best that they…

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Some added context on HegTech and team

The additional background that informs what we are doing and why… HegTech is a bootstrapped, lean startup. Consistent with our mission statement (“Engineer better athletes”), we tend to apply an engineering mindset to problems and solutions. If more resources were available, HegTech would employ expertise in design, marketing, business, etc. to make a more polished product. We are introducing a 1.0 product and plan to iterate on the product as rapidly as possible. So, we explicitly invite you to share…

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Introducing SwingRow – and re-introducing HegTech

HegTech started 2 years ago with the passion and mission to “engineer better athletes”. We started with rowing because it is a sport we knew well and because we identified several compelling innovation opportunities. We saw and used high tech solutions that are circulating in the elite rowing community but assessed it unusable for 98% of the rowing community. We focused our efforts on changing that. Our startup effort began with some lofty ideas, a proof of concept, and a…

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