Setup is easy
Here's how to install Quiske (phone + pod) to your erg or boat.
The Phone goes on the Erg Handle
Concept2, RP3, Waterrower or in fact any erg
The Pod on the Static Erg
Concept2 or other static ergs: Pod on the seat
You can use the ProW seat or alternatively tape the pod to the side of the seat. Just make sure the thinner part of the pod (the blade on the sticker) points forwards toward the foot stretcher.
Check this video for good technique and sample graphs.
The Pod on the RP3 or Dynamic
On dynamic the pod does not go on the seat but on the frame!
Attach the phone to the handle firmly in landscape and the pod to the frame with the thinner part of the pod (the sticker blade) pointing towards the rower.
Check this video for the kind of rowing the Virtual Coach promotes on the RP3.
The Phone in the Boat
Place the phone close to the foot stretcher where you can see the instant feedback
Use a splash proof phone so you don't need to worry about measuring technique in rough waters.
You can attach the phone using e.g. DualLock tape directly to the hull of the boat or to an existing Speedcoach holder or similar.
Mount the phone rigidly and in landscape position with the back of the phone toward the stern.
Alternative phone holders
Lots of alternatives
You need to make sure that the phone is perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the boat but you may tilt the phone in the bow-stern direction to improve visibility.
Good phone holders are provided e.g. by quadlock.
The Pod on the Oar
Strap it on but make sure it points the right way!
Place the pod on the side where the blade is convex, i.e. on the same side as the back of the blade. Make sure the pod lies flat on the oar shaft (there should be no tilting).
The Quiske logo blade should always point toward the rower (so when moving the pod from port to bow side oar you need to flip the pod). During the drive the pod should be on the rower's side pointing towards the boat bow.
The Pod on the Boat Seat
The ProW seatpad by Citius Remex is perfect for holding the pod, just make sure the Quiske logo blade points towards the foot stretcher.
Alternatively the pod can be placed underneath or on the side of the seat, only make sure the blade points towards the stern.
Q & A
Q: How often do I need to charge the Quiske Pod?
A: In normal use it’s enough to charge it once a month. In active use bi-weekly.
Q: How can I check the Pod charging level?
A: After connecting the Pod to the Quiske Rowing app you will see the charging level and even more info. We recommend to have at least 70% charging level before starting.
Q: How long do I need to charge it?
A: Even 10 minutes is enough to get it close 90%. However, we recommend charging it 1-2 hours monthly to get it fully charged.
Q: Quiske Rowing App cannot find my Pod?
A: Most propably the Pod is out of power and needs to be re-charged.
Q: I can connect to my Pod, but it goes directly to steady blue light state and does not send any data or show any graphs?
A: Most probably the issue is in the phone's Bluetooth stack. Please, restart you phone (power off -> power on).
Q: I have restarted my phone and the Pod is fully charged but it still does not work properly. What next?
A: After connecting to the Pod with Quiske Rowing App you can select the Reset function under Info. This resets the Pod. You need to rename the Pod after reset, too.