"Numbers don't lie. The Makai is like having an on-the-water coach telling me if my technique is making me faster or slower. It lets me see my speed when I paddle, providing instant feedback on my course choice, water currents and actual performance."
"The simplest and most useful GPS system I have ever used."
"The Makai has given me a better understanding of how important it is to maintain proper paddling technique. When I add power and speed up my cadence, it doesn't equal a faster speed unless I can maintain good technique. I've also found the Makai to be helpful during downwind runs; at the end of a glide and I can tell wether or not I need to speed-up to make the next connection."
Bart de Zwart
"Finally a GPS for stand up paddling with all the important data in one clear display. I use it everyday for training and races. It's a personal motivator that keeps you up to speed and is super simple to use.
After winning the 11 City tour 4-times I know how important it is in long distance races to know your speed and distance to the finish. That's why I use the Velocitek Makai."
"I find the information from the Makai very useful. For example, North Shore glides are big, 13 mph to 17 mph and then the no-glide speed goes down to 5-6 mph. On the south side runs, even the big glides are only 10-11mph, but the no glide speeds are way faster at 7 - 9 mph."
"A great training and motivation tool... Its big readout makes it easier to use than looking at my wrist device and it keeps me moving."
"Brilliant! Used it in the Carolina Cup. Clearest and only really readable race speedometer."