Getting Started

The following chapters in this documentation are organized as a guide you can follow through chapter by chapter. We will very quickly get you all set-up to use Rowing in Motion on the water with your team and recording and analyzing your first rowing session. We suggest you stick to the order of the chapters as they appear in this guide by simply using the “Next” button at the bottom of each chapter to go to the next chapter.


This is a “dry-dock” guide that will teach you everything you need to know to get started with using RiM For Teams including live-telemetry. “Dry-dock” here means that we will go through the core functions and features of the system in a simulated coaching session on land.

We hope this guide provides a “friction-free” and easy to understand introduction to the RiM System. If at any point you feel this guide could be improved or something needs clarification, we’d love to hear from you. Simply send a mail to and we’ll be glad to help.

What you will learn

When you have completed the guide, you will be ready to use RiM with your team out on the water and now how you can:

  • work with speed, stroke-rate and boat acceleration data on the water
  • collect recorded sessions from your crews for later analysis
  • use live-telemetry on the water
  • record Rowing in Motion Videos

Working through the full guide should take about about 30 minutes when you’re the type of person that does not frequently deal with smartphones, apps and applications. For more experienced users, working through this guide should be significantly faster.

Things you will need

Before we get started, we need three things to complete this guide:

  • Two smartphones (Android 4.0+ / iOS 7+). One for the boat and one for the coach.
  • A WiFi you can connect both smartphones to.
  • Internet access

By the time you want to use RiM out on the water, you will need a few more things. All of these should be easy to acquire at local or online retailers (e.g.

  • A portable WiFi Hotspot
  • A waterproof case for the smartphone in the boat (or use a waterproof phone)
  • Some synthetic velcro (e.g. 3M Dual Lock)

Using live-telemetry is really useful and you will find it much easier to work with your crews when you can both simultaneously look at the same data. If you can live without live-telemetry though, you won’t need a portable WiFi and a second smartphone.

Alright, let’s skip to the next chapter to get started.