Makai

Makai

Regular price $339

Dedicated GPS for stand-up paddle boarding. Shows distance, speed and elapsed time. Recalls average and max speeds for a session. Easy to mount on your board, no manual required.

What's Included:

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

Makai
  • 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

Hear It From The Best

Hear It From The Best
Andrea Moller, 7 x Olukai Race Winner

"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."

Andrea Moller, 7 x Olukai Race Winner
Connor Baxter, 2014 World Champion

"The simplest and most useful GPS system I have ever used."

Connor Baxter, 2014 World Champion
Jeremy Riggs, SIC Team Rider & Maliko Master

"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."

Jeremy Riggs, SIC Team Rider & Maliko Master
Bart de Zwart, 4 x Eleven City Tour Winner

"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.

Bart de Zwart, 4 x Eleven City Tour Winner
Ralf Sifford, Maliko Regular & Age Group Dominator

"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."

Ralf Sifford, Maliko Regular & Age Group Dominator
Suzie Cooney, Personal Trainer, Athlete & Author

"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."

Suzie Cooney, Personal Trainer, Athlete & Author
Bob Arnot, 4 x Molokai to Oahu Competitor

"Brilliant! Used it in the Carolina Cup. Clearest and only really readable race speedometer."

Bob Arnot, 4 x Molokai to Oahu Competitor

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FAQs

What speed units options does the Makai have?

The Makai can display speed in KMH or MPH. The Makai does not display speed in Knots (nautical miles per hour).

How do I change the speed and distance units on my Makai?

To change the units on the Makai plug the USB cord to the device and to a wall charger or computer and press the button to switch between kilometers / KmH and miles / MPH.

Does the Makai have track storage?

At this time, the Makai does not have on board GPS data storage which can be downloaded. However, the Makai does store the data from your session and recalls it in Results Mode. At the end of a session, when you press the button on the Makai it enters Results Mode and it displays the max and average speeds, distance traveled, and elapsed time of your session.

To access results mode press the button at the end of your session and the data will come up on the screen.

Many of the elite paddlers and trainers who use the Makai tell us they take this data and put it into a workout journal or spreadsheet to track their progress.