At NK, we’ve been manufacturing rowing products for more than 30 years. Some of our most recognizable products include, the Cox Box® Mini, a compact and waterproof audio amplifier, the SpeedCoach®, a training tool that gives rowers the accurate speed of their boat instantaneously, and the StrokeCoach® with Surge Rate, a portable device that works in any seat of any boat, without wiring
As a sponsor of Row2k.com’s Olympic coverage, this is not the first time NK products have been used during the Summer Games. In fact, at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, every medal winner had at some point used an NK SpeedCoach® model in their preparation and many even raced with a SpeedCoach®
This year, NK adds another product to the mix for Olympic athletes to use while competing for the gold, the SpeedCoach® GPS. The newest product, only available for pre-order, will released to the public mid-August, but is in the hands of some of the competing Olympians. With its exceptionally crisp screen display, the advantage of this model is that all speed is captured wirelessly through the GPS, eliminating the need for an impeller, a part some believe to add the slightest bit of weight, making all the difference when racing.
As an American manufacturer, we are thrilled our products play a role in the Olympic Games Regatta, we are especially looking forward to the feedback we’ll receive with the SpeedCoach® GPS this year. To show the company’s support of the US Rowing team, NK sent each competing athlete a custom NK Olympic shirt. We even held an Olympic kick off meeting to get the employees pumped up about the Games and go over how our products are used during the Olympics. The team at NK is excited to watch the remainder of the Olympic Games and wishes all competing teams the best of luck.