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NOTE that KayakNav V2 will be returning soon

We are planning a new release of this app developed using Swift and using Apple Maps. The map server had to be taken off-line and it was felt that despite the cached maps it should be removed until the new version could be provided. This will be a free upgrade for any existing installations.

Update as at 1 Oct 2021 - a couple of delays whilst QuickFileCompare and QuickServerCheck were released into the Mac app store in Sep 2021.

Update as at 6 Sep 2021 - KayakNav2 is nearing completion. It has been rewritten from the ground up using Swift and SwiftUI. A new UI provides simpler access to settings, routes and results. Results are now stored in Healthkit and any paddling contributes to your health and fitness goals. Apple Maps are now used with a dynamic overlay stuck to the map so that you paddle through your results.

A sneak peek of new version is shown below. The high speed is due to running in fast-forward route simulation mode.

Sneak Peek
Sneak Peek

Please check back soon for updates.

KayakNav is an iOS App written for the iPhone, iPad and iPad mini that provides real-time navigation for kayakers.

Download KayakNav from the Apple App Store again soon

Feature List

  • Navigate Shortest Route.
  • Hands-Free Cached Off-Line Auto Panning, Zooming and Rotating Maps.
  • Selectable Statistics Displayed and Emailed.
  • Auto Start/Finish.
  • Virtual Training Partner.

Overview KayakNav is designed to assist with navigation and training in your Kayak. Just plot your path on GoogleEarth and email yourself the KMZ file. KayakNav will load up the points, optimise the path and calculate all the statistics required to track your paddling.

It provides a virtual training partner to help you maintain pace in both time trials and marathons.

For marathons and long open water treks, provides a coloured compass with optimised path targeting to minimise your total paddle distance and help you get back on course quickly.

We are about to start work on a number of new features, so check back for more news.

See more details, a video walk through and screen shots on Our Facebook Page.

User Manual

KayakNav Manual - Version 2.5 is the current AppStore release.