Paddlr 4+

Track your paddle adventures‪.‬

Brian Buck

    • 3.0 • 2 Ratings
    • $4.99


Support for Apple Watch Ultra 2 and iPhone 15! Supports kayak, rowing, and now SUP! Stroke count for SUP is not supported but will be available in a future release.

Paddlr is a workout app designed for paddle sports enthusiasts.

Record your paddle sessions while keeping track of stroke count (SPM available only on Apple Watch for kayak and crew paddle type), distance, elapsed time, pace and map route.

Paddle sessions captured on watch will sync to iPhone so your entire history is available even when leaving your iPhone ashore.

Features include:

• With opt-in Health integration, paddle workouts contribute to your daily Activity Rings!

• Track your paddle route on iPhone with pace color-coded maps. Drop flags to mark points of interest.

• Compatible with Strava! Automatically upload new paddle activities to your Strava feed.

• Export routes to GPX (Garmin's open file format) for upload to other mapping / GPS services.

• Monitor kayak and crew stroke count and cadence on Apple Watch. Save workout to view interactive cadence charts.

• Active compass with bearing on Apple Watch.

• Interactive heart rate charts for workouts on Apple Watch.

• Receive in-workout minimum stroke cadence alerts on Apple Watch.

• Sync with iCloud so saved paddle workouts are available across all your devices.

• Get a quick glance at current and hourly weather conditions including wind speed, direction, and gusts. Reports provided by Apple Weather.

• Coming soon! Distance per stroke data points and charting.

Give it a try! We promise to keep the app updated with new features and improvements all driven by the paddle sport community. Please submit a review with any issues, comments and feature requests so we can respond and provide you the best experience using Paddlr.

Happy paddling!

What’s New

Version 2023.4

- Fixes issues running on iOS 17 and watchOS 10

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Bill🛶 ,

‘Heart Rate only supported with Apple watch’

I have an apple watch (Ultra), and heart rate works in the health app, but records nothing in this app and I see the message ‘Heart Rate only supported with Apple watch’.
I wish stroke rate worked for SUP. I’ve tried using Crew, but that does not provide an accurate stroke rate for paddling.
This app did not live up to the description that I based my purchase on.

Developer Response ,

Hello Bill, Sorry to hear about heart rate not logging with Paddlr on your Apple Ultra Watch. I've tried to reproduce this problem but can only conclude health permissions are not set correctly. Try going to Settings->Health->Data Access & Devices->Paddlr on your paired phone and make sure all permissions are turned on including Heart Rate. If this does not solve your problem, please contact us at and we'll open a support ticket.

SUP was added as an activity type only for labeling purposes so it shows up as SUP activity in app History, file export, and uploads to Strava. I should be more clear in app description that SUP is currently not supported for stroke count. Apologize for any confusion. Stroke count for SUP is the most frequently asked feature request and we're actively working on supporting it in a future release.

Pulsating? ,

Turn off pulsing?

I’ve been using this app for a few years now while SUP. All of a sudden my watch is pulsating while using. How do I turn that off? It’s annoying.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for sharing your issue with watch pulsating. I have not heard of this issue nor encountered it with any of my users. By pulsating do you mean haptic vibrations? Any audible sounds? Please send an email to detailing your exact issue. Include Paddlr app version (available at bottom of settings screen on phone), your Apple Watch model and watchOS version, and the exact settings on watch - paddle style, stroke count min cadence alerts, etc. Once I have this information we can start troubleshooting the issue. Thanks, -Brian.

Peter dakine ,

Unable to link my paddles tracked from my Apple Watch

Don’t like bringing my phone since you know. Water. But am unable to link my paddles tracked via my Apple Watch. Lack of options other than pressing the sync button a lot

Developer Response ,

Hello Peter,

Sorry you are having issues using Paddlr. I encourage you to try the latest version (2022.3) with improved paddle session transfer from watch to phone.

All reported issues have been resolved including longer sessions not making it to phone. Transferred sessions automatically show up on History screen when transfers complete - no need for Sync button as that is for iCloud only. Transfers are scheduled for delivery and arrive at phone when conditions are optimal.

The Sync button will be removed in future versions allowing iCloud stored sessions (when turned on in Paddlr Settings) to sync automatically.


App Privacy

The developer, Brian Buck, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

  • Siri

    Get things done within this app using just your voice.

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