Connor Baxter by Erik Aeder


The Makai is the first GPS that’s specifically designed for SUP. It measures the Doppler shift in GPS signals to calculate your speed every half-second.

Optimize your stroke without interrupting it

The Makai's big numbers let you see speed, distance and elapsed time at a glance. You can pace yourself and refine your technique, without interrupting your stroke to look at a watch.

Built to survive Maui

Velocitek is based on the North Shore of Maui. The Makai was designed to the specifications of the professional SUP racers who live and train here. The result is a product that can handle extreme conditions.


The Makai’s shape is optimized to minimize drag while deflecting spray away from the screen.

Hit the water.

Like all Velocitek products, the Makai makes sense without a manual. It only has one giant button. We guarantee that you will be able to figure it out in a few minutes.

Check your Stats

The Makai recalls your maximum and average speeds for a session to help you track your progress and evaluate equipment choices

A battery that goes
the distance

A rechargable Lithium Ion battery gives you more than 40 hours of paddling time on a single charge. Plug the included USB cable into any Mac, PC, or smartphone charger to recharge.

Easy mounting

The Makai comes with two low-profile mounting plates so you can conveniently switch it between boards.

Display Modes

Ready Mode

Speed is displayed in real-time. Distance and elapsed time are not displayed.

Race Mode

Speed is displayed in real-time. Distance and elapsed time count up.

Results Mode

Speed flashes back and forth between the maximum and average speeds for the session. Distance and elapsed time are stopped.

Technical Specifications

  • Speed Accuracy: 0.1 mph / 0.16 km/h
  • Speed Units: mph or km/h
  • Display Update Rate: ½ second
  • Water Resistance: 3m / 10 ft (IPX8)
  • Battery Type: Rechargable Li-Ion
  • Battery Life: 40+ hours
  • Dimensions: 4.9” x 3.1” x 1.2” / 13cm x 8cm x 3cm
  • Weight: 6.6oz / 187g
  • Warranty: Two years

Box Contents

  • Makai
  • Two mounting plates with 3M VHB adhesive
  • USB charging cable
  • Extra charging port lid
  • Quick Start Guide