The Wakeye App
is the newest product from a company out of New Zealand by the same name. Wakeye
specializes in products for water sports enthusiasts to be able to record their time on the water. The app uses a GPS speed to start and stop it’s auto video capture. This is the most unique and useful feature that the app offers. The App changes from a manual to auto mode to allow for either speed controlled recording or for a passenger to control the recording so that you can film coaching from the boat.
I found it easier to set the auto record speed to a slightly slower speed than the boat is set at so that the app will record starting before the skier starts their pullout. Make sure you take note of wether the speed settings are in KPH or MPH it is easy to accidentally switch the two when you are setting up the App for speed controlled recording.
You can utilize the digital zoom in the App to get a closer view of your skiing. I like to keep the top of the back seat in the frame so that I have a reference point for my skiing. One of the apps other unique features is that it stores the video’s inside the App so you do not have to go searching through your phone for your skiing videos. It is simple to export the videos into the Camera Roll if need be. Though you can only do this one video at a time.
If you ski at slower speeds or are using the app for trick and you fall during the run you may experience short video clips between your passes that are stored in the App due to the auto record that will start and stop when you reach the specified speed which can happen when returning to pick up a skier.
With any App I’m sure we will continue to see updates and further development of the current platform. For $.99 I’m calling this app the cheapest investment in your skiing for 2014 that can help with a skiers improvement.
This App is also a great way to capture video to send off for some mobile coaching which many of the top coaches offer as a service.
I suggest using the Coach’s Eye App
for video review. The Wakeye App and Coach’s Eye App paired with the Wakeye tracker is the ultimate paring for video capture and review to increase your performance over the course of the season.